Margaret Spellings The inauguration of the UNiversity of NOrth Carolina's 18th President

Inauguration Day

The inauguration of Margaret Spellings, 18th president of the University of North Carolina, will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 10:00 am, in Chapel Hill, NC.

Join us to learn more about Margaret and her vision for the UNC system.

Inauguration Ceremony

The inauguration ceremony will be held at Memorial Hall, a historic theater located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

You must present a ticket to attend the ceremony. Tickets and additional event details will be mailed upon receipt of your RSVP.

Accommodations and Travel

A block of rooms has been secured for the inauguration event at each of the following Chapel Hill hotels. Please contact the hotel of your choice by phone to secure a reservation by mentioning the "Inauguration of Margaret Spellings" room block.

The Franklin Hotel | (919) 900-0596

The Carolina Inn | (919) 918-2716

The Siena Hotel | (919) 918-2539

The Aloft Hotel | (919) 442-2773

Hampton Inn Carrboro | (919) 313-1389

Hampton Inn Chapel Hill | (919) 403-8700

Holiday Inn Express | (919) 489-7555


Shuttles will be available to transport guests from off-site parking to Memorial Hall on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus. Parking and shuttle information will be provided to all attendees prior to the event.

Shuttle service begins at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. at the designated parking lot.

"We have the chance to make a tremendous difference in the lives of thousands of North Carolinians who can benefit from broader opportunities."

Margaret Spellings

Margaret Spellings is president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. Nationally known as an education thought leader and public policy expert, she previously served as president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas; U.S. Secretary of Education; and White House Domestic Policy Advisor for President George W. Bush. She also has served as president and CEO of Margaret Spellings & Company, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and as senior advisor to then-Governor Bush of Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Houston.


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