Photo Gallery


Trinity College Samba Ensemble leads the Procession

International flags ​

Joanne Berger-Sweeney makes her way up the aisle

Associate Professor of Music Eric Galm, director of the Samba Ensemble, and Joanne Berger-Sweeney

Cornelia Parsons Thornburgh '80, Chair of the Board of Trustees, welcomes everyone to the Inauguration

"America the Beautiful" performed by Trinity students

Davis Kim '15, accompanies the singers on piano

Governor Dannel P. Malloy offers greetings from the State of Connecticut

Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra offers greetings from the City of Hartford

Jean M. Walshe '83, President of the National Alumni Association, with greetings from the Alumni

Kevin McMahon, Secretary of the Faculty and John R. Reitemeyer Professor of Political Science, delivers greetings from the faculty


Brian A. Murdock P'11, '11, '14, '17, with greetings from the Parents


Mandi Haines, Senior Associate DIrector of Admissions, offers greetings on behalf of the Exempt Staff

Nelida Perez, Gift Recording & Data Maintenance Specialist representing the Non-Exempt Staff

Joshua Frank '16, President of the Student Government Association, offers greetings from the students

Lawrence Bacow, President Emeritus, Tufts University, with greetings from the Academy

Kathleen McCartney, President, Smith College, with greetings from the Academy

Lee Pelton, President, Emerson College, with greetings from the Academy

James Fenton, Poet, reading "Those Whom We Admire"

Diana Chapman Walsh, President Emerita, Wellesley College, presents President Joanne Berger-Sweeney

Cornelia Thornburgh '80, presents Joanne Berger-Sweeney with the symbols of the office of the President of Trinity College. Here she accepts the Mace and declares, "It's heavy, everyone."

And the key to the College, signifying the physical properties of the institution that are in her care

Presentation of the Book, which every Trinity student touches upon graduation

Finally the Presidential Collar is placed upon Joanne Berger-Sweeney

President Joanne Berger-Sweeney receives a standing ovation upon her Investiture as the 22nd President of Trinity College.


President Joanne Berger-Sweeney delivers her Inaugural Address. Read the Address.


John McDonald, Professor of Music, Tufts University, performs an original composition he wrote for President Berger-Sweeney's Inauguration, entitled, "Something Bold To Start With, Op. 541, No. 66"

Carolyn Wilkins, Professor of Ensembles, Berklee Collge of Music, accompanied by John Voigt on the double bass, perform "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

The Right Reverend Ian T. Douglas, Bishop Diocesan of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, delivers the Benediction


"'Neath the Elms"


The Shondaa Steppers perform at Inauguration just before the Recessional

President Joanne Berger-Sweeney is joined by her husband Urs Berger as the Recessional heads down the aisle