President Obama and Vice President Biden were each sworn into office Sunday. Biden’s official swearing-in took place at 8:15 a.m. at the Naval Observatory. President Obama’s Official swearing-in took place in the White House Blue Room at 11:55 a.m.
Historically, Inaugural ceremonies are not held on a Sunday because courts and other public institutions are not open. So in accordance with the requirements of the United States Constitution, President Obama and Vice President Biden were officially sworn in Sunday, Jan. 20.
The following is the schedule for today's ceremonial swearing-in, parade and ball:
MONDAY, JAN. 21
Location: Capitol Hill
Start Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
On Monday, the President and Vice President will be sworn in the traditional ceremonial swearing in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol that is open to the public. Here is what to look for:
- Musical Selections: The United States Marine Band
- Musical Selections: PS 22, Staten Island, NY, and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tenn.
- Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
- Invocation: Myrlie Evers-Williams
- Musical Selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
- Oath of Office Administered to Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.: By Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
- Musical Selection: James Taylor
- Oath of Office Administered to President Barack H. Obama: By the Chief Justice of the United States, The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.
- Inaugural Address: The President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama
- Musical Selection: Kelly Clarkson
- Poem: Richard Blanco
- Benediction: To Be Announced
- The National Anthem: Beyoncé
Location: Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue
Estimated Start Time: 2:35 p.m. ET
President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden will participate in the Inaugural Parade following the public swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol. This year’s parade features participants, floats and vehicles representing more than 58 groups.
Location: Washington Convention Center
Doors open: 6 p.m. ET
The Official Inaugural Ball is by invitation only, and will include performances by Alicia Keys, Black Violin, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, fun., members of the Glee cast, John Legend, Katy Perry, Maná, Smokey Robinson, Soundgarden, Stevie Wonder and Usher. There will also be a Commander in Chief's Ball for members of the Armed Forces, with performances by Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Chris Cornell, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson and Marc Anthony. Watch the event live online at www.pentagonchannel.mil.