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Presidential Inauguration

Frances Bronet

Twelfth President of Pratt Institute

October 29–November 2, 2018

Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn and Manhattan Campuses

Pratt Institute’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, and trustees joined for a dynamic week of events and celebrations as we inaugurated the twelfth president of Pratt Institute, Frances Bronet, a distinguished educator and leader at the forefront of interdisciplinary learning.

Watch a video of the Inauguration Ceremony. View a Facebook photo album of the Inauguration events. Download a copy of the Inauguration Ceremony program.

Below is a listing of the week's events:

Tuesday, October 2–Monday, November 5
From the Archive . . . 
Small exhibition of ephemera, objects, and publications related to past inaugurations from the Pratt Institute Archives, including a digital display with a timeline and presidential portraits.  
Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn Campus, 1st Floor Project Room
Open to the public.*

Pre-Inauguration Event
Friday, October 26, 6–7 PM
Halloween Student Costume Contest 
Judged by President Frances Bronet
Student Union
200 Willoughby Avenue
Pratt Brooklyn Campus
Open to the Pratt community.

Monday, October 29, 6:30 PM
New Models for Education
President Frances Bronet in Conversation with Cathy N. Davidson
A President’s Lecture Series Event
Higgins Hall Auditorium
61 St. James Place

Pratt Brooklyn Campus
Open to the public.*

Tuesday, October 30, 6 PM
Inauguration Reception and Gallery Exhibition
John Ashbery: The Construction of Fiction
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, Second Floor
Pratt Manhattan Campus
Open to the public.*

Wednesday, October 31, 12–2 PM
Ice Cream Social
Student Union
Pratt Brooklyn Campus
Open to Pratt students.

Friday, November 2, 11 AM
Inauguration Ceremony
Memorial Hall Auditorium
200 Willoughby Avenue
Pratt Brooklyn Campus
Luncheon to follow
Open to the public.*

*These events are free and open to the public. 

Learn more about President Frances Bronet.

Access to Pratt Programs and Activities

Not all buildings and spaces on Pratt's historic campus are readily accessible. However, Pratt strives to make all programs, services and activities accessible, and will provide assistance to accommodate any individuals with disabilities. Security personnel, located at booths at 200 Willoughby Avenue and other campus locations, are available for assistance. Additional accessibility resources are available at