Vincent Price will be inaugurated as Duke's 10th President in a campus-wide celebration on Thursday.

Price's inauguration will take place on Abele Quad Thursday at 5 p.m., in front of the Duke Chapel. On Wednesday evening, Duke students can also attend PricePalooza, a student-organized carnival held on East Campus to celebrate Price. 

The inauguration ceremony is expected to draw more than 3,000 guests. Michael Schoenfeld said speakers will include University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Luke Powery, dean of the Duke Chapel. 

Schoenfeld added that Price will give a "very good and powerful speech." 

"President Price wanted to have a peaceful, elegant and meaningful inauguration and then get back to work," Schoenfeld said. 

The inauguration ceremony will follow several different events Thursday, according to a Duke Today release. Delegates from 75 other educational institutions, including 17 schools in North Carolina, and other academic organizations. will also be on campus Thursday. They will attend a luncheon at noon before Price and other prominent professors convene a faculty symposium in the Griffith Theater in the Bryan Center at 1 p.m. 

The professors plan to explore how elite research universities promote public deliberation, said Peter Feaver, the MC of the symposium and professor of political science. 

After the inauguration ceremony, students, faculty and other guests can attend a catered reception at the Brodhead Center. Larry Moneta, vice-president for student affairs, wrote in an email to students that the Brodhead Center will be closed all day Thursday to prepare for the reception. 

On Wednesday evening, PricePalooza will take over East Campus. The carnival will feature ferris wheel rides, free food, music and performances by multiple Duke dance groups and will only be open to members of the Duke community. Students over the age of 21 may pre-register for wristbands, while people who want to ride the ferris wheel must sign waivers beforehand.

Moneta added that students may be able to spot Price around campus on Wednesday and Thursday.

"Please join me in welcoming President Vincent Price as Duke's 10th president...and maybe grab a selfie with him when you see him!" Moneta wrote.