Delegates

Milligan College welcomes delegates to march in the processional and recessional at inauguration. Delegates are members of administration, faculty or an alumnus/alumna appointed to represent an academic institution. If your institution will not be represented, please send official greetings. These will be displayed in the lobby of Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts.

Delegate inquiries should be directed to Debbie Harbin at dharbin@milligan.edu or 423.461.8720.

Schedule

Delegate Luncheon
Mary Sword Commons near Derthick Hall
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Robing & Line-Up
Seeger Memorial Chapel (Walker Auditorium, lower level)
1:15 p.m.

Installation Ceremony
Seeger Memorial Chapel
2:00 p.m.

Register

Potential delegates are encouraged to contact the office of the president or provost at their institution for permission and additional information. Once officially appointed, please register by calling 423.461.8710 or email inauguration@milligan.edu by October 10.

Regalia & Robing

Academic regalia is required of all delegates participating in the processional. Delegates are asked to provide their own regalia.

Delegates should report to Seeger Chapel (Walker Auditorium on the lower level) for robing and line-up at 1:15 p.m. We ask that everyone be ready for line-up no later than 1:30 p.m. The ceremony begins promptly at 2 p.m.

Delegates will be ordered during the processional by charter year of their institution (oldest to most recent). Our staff will be on hand to assist you.

Arrival, Parking & Shuttle Service

When you enter campus, follow the signs for delegates. You will be directed first to Seeger Chapel, where your regalia will be checked in and delivered to the robing area in Walker Auditorium.

Delegates are asked to park in the Lower Fieldhouse parking lot (Lot K on the campus map). A shuttle will take guests to the luncheon, ceremony, and then return them to their vehicles.

Delegate Luncheon

Delegates and spouses are invited to the delegate lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the lawn at the Mary Sword Commons near Derthick Hall. There is no formal program for this event. After lunch, delegates will be shuttled back to Seeger Chapel to retrieve your regalia and prepare for robing and line-up at 1:15 p.m.

  • (Note: If you are running short on time and cannot make it to lunch, you may proceed directly to Seeger Chapel for robing and line-up. We ask that everyone be ready for line-up by 1:15 p.m.)

Ceremony

The ceremony will start promptly at 2 p.m. and is expected to last until 4 p.m. Delegates will participate in the formal processional and will be seated in the front center section of the auditorium. Delegate spouses may be seated in any of the non-reserved areas of the auditorium. Following the ceremony conclusion and recessional, you will be escorted back to Walker Auditorium to change out of your regalia. A shuttle will also be available to take you back to your parking area.

Driving Directions

Milligan College is located in Northeast Tennessee near Johnson City, two hours northeast of Knoxville, TN, and one hour north of Asheville, NC.

GPS Location: Milligan College Drive, Elizabethton, TN

From Roanoke, VA
Take I-81 South, then exit 57 to Johnson City (I-26 East, formerly I-181).Take Exit 24 to Elizabethton (Hwy. 67 East), turn right, go 100 yards, exit right onto Milligan Hwy., go approximately three miles, campus entrance is on the right.

From Knoxville, TN
Take I-40 East, then I-81 North, exit 57 to Johnson City (I-26 East, formerly I-181). Take Exit 24 to Elizabethton (Hwy. 67 East), turn right, go 100 yards, exit right onto Milligan Hwy., go approximately three miles, campus entrance is on the right.

From Asheville, NC
Take I-26 West (formerly, 23 N and I-181). Take Exit 24 to Elizabethton (Hwy. 67 East), turn right, go 100 yards, exit right onto Milligan Hwy., go approximately three miles, campus entrance is on the right.

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Accommodations

Doubletree Hotel
211 Mockingbird Lane, Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 929-2000
Ask for the Milligan rate

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