December Commencement Convocation

December Graduation

Information for Faculty



Faculty Breakfast

Prior to the ceremony there will be a Faculty Breakfast in the Miller Champions Club in newly-renovated Moody Coliseum at 8:45 a.m. The Champions Club is located inside the new wing of Moody on Binkley Avenue. The faculty should assemble in academic dress no later than 9:45 a.m. in the Champions Club.

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If you have questions regarding the Faculty Breakfast, please email ceremonies@smu.edu or call 214-768-3417.


Faculty Procession

Retired and current faculty will assemble in academic dress no later than 9:45 a.m. in the Miller Champions Club in Moody Coliseum (new wing on Binkley Avenue). The faculty will process together to Moody Coliseum, led by the retired faculty. The procession begins moving at 9:50 a.m. The Faculty remains standing until the President takes his seat. With respect to the removal or replacement of mortarboards, follow the lead of the President. After the Benediction, the Platform Party will lead the recessional, followed by the Faculty in a single-file line. If you have questions regarding the Faculty Procession, please email ceremonies@smu.edu or call 214-768-3417.


Faculty Regalia

To process your order, the SMU Bookstore will need the following information:

  • Complete Name
  • Weight
  • Height (with shoes)
  • Cap Size
  • Degree
  • Name of school where degree was earned
  • City and State of school
  • Phone number where you can be reached
  • Department on campus

You may transmit the above information via phone, fax, email, or in person at the bookstore. If you call the bookstore, any clerk can assist you. If you email or fax the request, please put “To the attention of Commencement Regalia” on your request.

214-768-2435 (phone)
214-768-3350 (fax)
tm526@bncollege.com (email)

You may also order online at www.herffjones.com/college/graduation.

If you have specific questions or concerns about your regalia, please call the SMU Bookstore.  Orders for academic regalia must be placed by November 14th.  Items may be picked up from the bookstore beginning on December 13th.