Inauguration Events

TMU Night at the Reds

September 20, 7 p.m.
Great American Ball Park
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Reds vs. Mets with President Chillo throwing out the first pitch! Discount tickets in a reserved section for TMU alumni and friends available. Win or lose, stay after the game for Friday night fireworks!

Inauguration Mass

September 22, 10 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

Diocesan Mass designated to pray for the official installation of President Chillo as the fifteenth president of Thomas More University. Special section designated for TMU guests.

Inaugural Mass

September 25, noon
Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel
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The Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, Bishop of Covington and Chancellor celebrates Mass in honor of the inauguration of Joseph L. Chillo.
Open to the entire community with limited seating.

Installation Ceremony

September 25, 3 p.m.
Connor Convocation Center
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Official installation of Joseph L. Chillo by The Most Reverend Roger J. Foys and Chair of the Board of Trustees Judith A. Marlowe ’69, Ph.D.
All are welcome to celebrate this joyous day.


September 25, Immediately following the Installation
Chapel Lawn
Rain Site: Steigerwald Hall

Twenty-Fourth Annual Bishop William A. Hughes Awards Dinner

September 26, 6 p.m.
Drees Pavilion, Devou Park
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This year’s award celebration honors The Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, D.D., for the significant contributions he has made to Catholic higher education.

Pig Roast

September 29, 5 – 8 p.m.
TMU Campus
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Enjoy a pork-flavored dinner as students, alumni, and friends of TMU wrap up a week of fun surrounding the installation of President Chillo. Family-friendly atmosphere with food, music, and games.