Inauguration Details

President Montague Inauguration Banner

Friday, September 7, 2018

2 p.m. | Athletics Facility Gymnasium

Tompkins Cortland Community College officially inaugurates Orinthia T. Montague, Ph.D., as its fourth president on Friday, September 7, 2018. The ceremony will include members of the Tompkins Cortland Community College family, officials from the State University of New York, colleagues from other institutions of higher learning, and members of the greater Tompkins and Cortland communities. Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony and be part of this historic event. 

The ceremony will also be streamed live online and archived.


Academic Procession

For those marching in the Academic Procession, robing will begin at 1 p.m. in the Robert W. Space Board Room (room 215g) in the Main Building. The line-up of the processional will begin outside the Board Room at 1:30 p.m. College staff will provide assistance with robing and direction for the line-up.

Inauguration Ceremony

The Inauguration Ceremony will take place in the gymnasium in the Athletics Facility on the College's main campus in Dryden. Parking is available in any of the lots, with Lot 5 providing the closest spaces to the Athletics Facility. When entering the Athletics Facility from the parking lots, the gymnasium will be on your left, immediately after entering the building. If coming to the Athletics Facility from the Main Building, turn left into the atrium after crossing the bridge and the gym will be on the right. 


At the conclusion of the inauguration ceremony and after the recessional, a reception will be held in the Forum (room 163 in the Main Building). Everyone is invited to the reception. Staff will be on hand to help direct people to the Forum.


Please view our campus map and directions page for more detailed travel information. The ceremony is being held on our Main Campus in Dryden.

Hotel Information

The Best Western Plus Finger Lakes Inn and Suites is less than 10 minutes from campus, located at 3175 Finger Lakes Drive East, Cortland. The hotel can be reached at 607.756.2233.

The Hotel Ithaca is located in downtwon Ithaca at 222 South Cayuga Street, directly across the street from the College's culinary arts center and restaurant, Coltivare. Hotel Ithaca can be reached at 607.272.1000.

There are additional wonderful accommodations throughout Cortland and Tompkins Counties, many in close proximity to the College. The Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Visit Ithaca provide excellent online resources for finding accommodations in the area.