Lodging and Directions

Please visit our Lodging webpage for information on lodging in the surrounding area. Directions to the MECC campus are available online on our Maps & Directions website.


Delegates and special guests arriving on campus for the ceremony should park in Parking Lot E. A map of the campus is available on our Maps & Directions website.

Delegate Check-In

An MECC host will greet you in the lobby of Phillips Taylor Hall and will direct you to the robing area.

Delegates: please plan to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.


Delegates are asked to provide their own regalia and are required to wear regalia if they are processing. If you do not have regalia, please contact your institution for assistance.  During the ceremony, delegates may leave personal belongings in the designated room. This room will be secured during the ceremony.


Please join us for a reception immediately following the ceremony in the Slemp Commons.

Inaugural Concert/Home Craft Days

In case you would like to extend your visit, an Inaugural Concert will be held beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Goodloe Center. A celebration of traditional mountain music featuring Wayne Henderson & Helen White, John McCutcheon, Joe Newberry & Mike Compton

Concert Reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Slemp Commons.

If you need further information or have questions, please contact Peggy Gibson by phone at 276.523.7490 or email inauguration2018@mecc.edu.