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Presidential Investiture

Investiture Ceremony

St. John’s University celebrates the investiture of Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. Ph.D., as its 18th President on Friday, September 24, 2021. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John’s looks forward to this significant event in the University's history.

Update for attendees regarding COVID-19:

St. John's University requires that all visitors to campus be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, regardless of vaccination status, the University requires that all attendees wear masks inside campus buildings. Fully vaccinated persons may choose to remove their masks only when outdoors. Please provide a valid photo ID and proof of vaccination for entry.

Investiture Ceremony Livestream

Friday, September 24, 2021
3:00 p.m. ~ Carnesecca Arena


Solemnity of St. Vincent de Paul Mass celebrating the Investiture of Rev. Shanley, O.P.

Monday, September 27, 2021
12:15 p.m. ~ St. Thomas More Church
Watch the Livestream


Photo Gallery 

Click here for Investiture Ceremony photos.

Click here for Investiture Reception photos.