Presidential inauguration

The Saint Martin's Abbey, Board of Trustees and Saint Martin's community requests the honor of your presence at the inauguration of President Jennifer Bonds-Raacke, Ph.D., as the 11th president of Saint Martin's University.

President Bonds-Raacke

Presidential Inauguration
Saturday, October 8, 2022
11 a.m. Inauguration ceremony and mass
Reception to follow

Saint Martin's University
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA

Below is the RSVP form for the presidential inauguration ceremony and mass, including an option for making a gift to the President's Excellence Fund in honor of Dr. Bonds-Raacke. Gifts to this fund will support her first year priorities and beyond. If you have questions, please email

Travel information

Nearest airports

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158
Approximately 46 miles from the Saint Martin’s campus

Portland International Airport (PDX)
7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218
Approximately 117 miles from the Saint Martin’s campus


Ramada by Wyndham Olympia
4520 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98516
Approximately 1 mile from the Saint Martin’s campus

Call 360-459-8866 and request the rate for the “Saint Martin’s Presidential Inauguration”
Event rate: $99.75 plus tax / night