Retired and current faculty assemble in academic dress no later than 5:10 p.m. on the third floor of McFarlin Auditorium. The faculty process together, led by the faculty marshal and retired faculty. The procession begins moving at 5:30 p.m. and the faculty follow the student procession into the auditorium. The Platform Party follows the faculty in the procession and ascends the stage. The faculty remain standing until the President takes his seat. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Platform Party leads the recessional, followed by the faculty in a single-file line until reaching the sidewalk outside the building. A reception after the ceremony takes place on the Historic Main Quadrangle.
If you have questions regarding the faculty procession, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-768-3417.
Academic regalia may be rented through the SMU Bookstore. To process your order, please provide the following information:
- Last Name
- First Name
- Height (with shoes)
- Cap Size
- Name of school where degree was earned
- City and State of school
- Phone number where you can be reached
- Department on campus
You may submit the above information via phone, fax, email, or in person at the SMU Bookstore. If you call the Bookstore, any clerk can assist you. If you email or fax the request, please put “To the attention of Honors Convocation Regalia” on your request.
To ensure that regalia arrives in time, please place your order by March 30.
If you have specific questions or concerns about your regalia, please call the SMU Bookstore.
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