The University of Massachusetts is inaugurating its new president, who was previously president of Towson University.
The ceremony will include a procession of academic leaders from across the country and an academic address from William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland.
Gov. Deval Patrick and UMass Board of Trustees Chairman James Karam are scheduled to present Caret with the official symbols of office. Caret will deliver an inaugural address.
The event is being funded with private donations and no public money will be spent.