Join us for The Inauguration of Dr. Ronald A. Matthews, 10th President of Eastern University.

Sign the Guestbook! 

Leave a message of well wishes for President Matthews. We invite you to add your message even if you cannot attend the ceremony. 

Parking Information

When parking at the church, please follow the signs and parking attendants.

If you have any special needs or require handicap accessible parking, please communicate your requests to Meggin Capers at

Shuttle Buses from Campus

Due to limited parking at the church we are requesting faculty, staff, and students to take the bus shuttle from Eastern's St. Davids campus.

  • The buses will be picking up from lower McInnis lot near the HHC Door.
  • Buses will be departing at the following times:

    Faculty and Delegates 
    Shuttle #1 at 12:45pm
    Shuttle #2  1:15pm

    Staff, Students, and other Guests: 
    Shuttle #1 at 1:45pm
    Shuttle #2  2:00pm

  • After the Ceremony, buses will take folks either directly to the reception at VFMA or return them to campus. Buses will also be running from the reception site back to campus until 7:45 pm.

  • Please reserve your seat on the bus RSVP is not required, but requested to ensure enough vehicles will be provided. 

Livestream Information

If you are unable to join us in person for the ceremony, we invite you to join us via livestream.

There will also be a streaming party in the McInnis Auditorium on our St. Davids campus.

Inauguration Reception

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Mellon Hall of Valley Forge Military Academy 

800 Radnor Street Rd., Wayne, PA 19087

You are invited to a reception immediately following the Inauguration at Mellon Hall of Valley Forge Military Academy, adjacent to Eastern’s St. Davids Campus. The event parking lot is across the street from the St. Davids Golf Club entrance and adjacent to the football field. For GPS, the address is 800 Radnor Street Rd., Wayne, PA 19087. Please walk across the crosswalk and follow the signs to Mellon Hall, just beyond the Chapel.

We look forward to celebrating with you.  Business or business casual attire is requested.

RSVP for the Inauguration

To help us with our planning, please RSVP by March 20.