“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
With those words, the President-elect will take the oath of office on January 20, 2017, to formally become the 45th President of the United States. See the nine events that commonly take place on Inauguration Day.
Find updates on the inaugural wreath laying ceremony, welcome concert, parade, balls, and national prayer service. Learn about the swearing-in ceremonies, as well as the military’s involvement in the inauguration events.
Plan Your Trip
If you would like to order tickets for the 58th Presidential Inauguration swearing-in ceremony, contact the office of your Senator or Representative. Tickets for each of the inaugural events will also be available online.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the country will visit Washington, DC, to take part in this historic event. The District of Columbia offers information on lodging, transportation, security measures, and street closures.