President Folse Inauguration Events & Groundbreakings

April 21st: 11:15 am - 2:00 pm @ Ripon College Campus

Join us for a day of celebration as we prepare for exciting updates to the Ripon College campus and inauguration of Ripon College’s 14th president, Dr. Victoria N. Folse.

  • 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Science Center Groundbreaking Ceremony: Participate in the official groundbreaking ceremony as we usher in the launch of the new Ripon College science center.
  • 12 – 1 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2 p.m. | Red Hawks Stadium Groundbreaking Ceremony: Celebrate the groundbreaking of the first on-campus stadium.

View the full schedule of events for inauguration week and learn more at

Upcoming Events


Chamber Music & Jazz Series: Lenard Simpson Quartet

C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts: Demmer Recital Hall
Originally hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lenard Simpson is a saxophonist, composer and educator with a musicianship and unique sound celebrated as “profound soulfulness combined with a sparkling intelligence and curiosity” (Billy Childs). Regularly recognized as a rising star among his…[...]

Ripon College Choir Concert

C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts: Demmer Recital Hall
Ripon College choirs will perform on Sunday, February 18.[...]

Florida Presidential Reception

All alumni, parents and friends of Ripon College are invited to gather with President Folse in Florida this February. An annual tradition, this reception will be an opportunity for you to visit with Vickie as she provides remarks about the…[...]

Chamber Music & Jazz Series: Brandi Berry Benson & Stephanie Hunt

C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts: Demmer Recital Hall
Baroque violinist and Bluegrass fiddler Brandi Berry Benson’s “four-string acrobatics” and “indispensable skill” (TimeOut Chicago) have been praised as “bright,” “lively," “pleasing” (Hyde Park Herald) “alert [and] outstanding” (Chicago Classical Review). In this program, violin will be met with the…[...]