The Inauguration of
Ruth J. Simmons
Prairie View A&M University: A compelling legacy, a bright future

Information for Delegates

We are honored to welcome delegates from various colleges, universities, and learned societies to Prairie View A&M University on Friday, April 20, 2018 for this historic occasion. If you are the designated delegate representing your academic institution or learned society, please RSVP no later than April 2, 2018.

Delegate RSVP


Event parking areas will be available to guests. Security personnel will direct parking. Complementary shuttle service will be available for the handicap parking areas. Guest are welcome to use spaces identified for visitors, faculty, and/or staff.

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Delegate Check In

Delegates may check-in at either of the following locations:

  • Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria (2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston Texas 77056)
  • William J. “Billy” Nicks, Sr. Building (“Baby Dome” 700 University Drive, Prairie View, Texas 77446)

Academic Attire (Regalia)

Delegates are asked to provide their own regalia. A secure room in the William J. “Billy” Nicks, Sr. Building (Baby Dome) will be available for robing and for storing of personal belongings during the ceremony.

Proclamations and Tributes

All proclamations and other tributes are to be submitted by April 2, 2018 to Dr. Joahanne Thomas-Smith at ejthomas-smith@pvamu.edu or by phone at (936) 261-2217.

Items sent by U.S Mail should be sent to:

Prairie View A&M University
University Events
Office of the President
P.O. Box 519, M.S. 1001, Suite 202
Prairie View, Texas 77446


Delegates will receive assigned processional location upon check-in. Processional line up will begin at 1:00pm. For more information, please contact delegates coordinator, Dr. James A. Wilson, Jr., at jjwilson@pvamu.edu or by phone at (936) 261-5216.


A block of rooms has been reserved for April 16, 2018 – April 24, 2018 at:

Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

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