The UDM Board of Trustees invite you to
celebrate the Inauguration of
Antoine M. Garibaldi Ph.D.,
25th UDM President

In a ceremony filled with tradition harkening back to the year of the University’s founding in 1877, Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. was inaugurated as the 25th president of University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) on Friday, April 13 in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus. Delegates from more than 65 colleges and universities around the country, civic officials, business leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends were on campus to mark the special occasion as he was formally installed as president.

Inauguration Day - Friday, April 13


Inauguration Mass

10:30 a.m.
Gesu Church
17180 Oak Street
Detroit, MI 48221

More than 412 individuals  attended the Inauguration Mass, April 13 at Gesu Church to pray with UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. on his tenure as UDM's 25th president. Read More >



12 noon
UDM McNichols Campus
Student Center

More than 310 delegates, dignitaries and guests, 300 UDM faculty, staff and alumni; and 600 UDM students attended a complementary luncheon as part of the Inauguration Day festivities. Read More >


Installation Ceremony

1:45 p.m.
UDM McNichols Campus
Calihan Hall

Approximately 800 individuals attended the Installation ceremony of UDM's 25th President, Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D., April 13, 2012. Read More >


Inauguration Gala

6 p.m.
The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel
1114 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

Approximately 430 guests attended the Inauguration Gala at the Westin Book Cadilac Hotel in downtown Detroit, April 13. Read More >

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