Inauguration Day

Inauguration Day is Friday, January 20. Since 1901 the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has been responsible for the planning and execution of the swearing-in ceremonies and the luncheon for the Inauguration of the President of the United States at the U.S. Capitol.  For more information visit

The Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony will be at 11:30 EST (8:30am PST) and will be live-streamed in ESB 15 via White House Live. Other ways to watch are listed below:

  • NBC starting at 10 a.m. ET. Their livestream will be available on, but also on their YouTube channel, Roku, FireTV, and AppleTV.  
  • CBSN starting at 7 a.m. ET.
  • FOX and their app starting at 11 a.m. ET. In order to watch, however, you do need to log in with your TV provider.
  • Twitter – in partnership with PBS NewsHour, Twitter will livestream Inauguration Day with coverage running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and is accessible to anyone, regardless of whether or not you have a Twitter account.  
  • YouTube - Various news outlets have partnered with for inauguration livestreaming. Telemundo, Bloomberg Politics, C-SPANABC, the Washington Post, and also the White House will all air coverage on their respective YouTube channels.
  • USA Today starting at 9:30am ET with 360-degree, virtual-reality coverage of the inauguration for their “VRtually There” show using multiple VR camera angles that will be positioned along the inaugural parade route and at both the Capitol and the National Mall.
  • Politico
  • Democracy Now! starting at 8 a.m. ET.


If you or anyone you know feels isolated or fearful of judgement, please consider visiting the Resiliency Room in ESB 9. On January 20, this space will be a safe zone for student concerns regarding the Presidential Inauguration.