Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation

Instructions for Students

Instructions for Departmental Awardees & Fellowship Recipients

Arrival & Line-Up

Please report to the first floor of Dallas Hall by 4:45 p.m. on April 21, 2014.  The academic procession from Dallas Hall to McFarlin Auditorium will begin at 5:25 p.m. The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. and should last a little over an hour. In case of inclement weather, please report to the Mezzanine of McFarlin Auditorium.

If you are marching with Dedman College, you will line up in the west wing; if you are marching with Cox, Meadows, Lyle or University Awards you will line up in the east wing. Staff proctors will line you up in the order in which you are to cross the stage. 

You will be handed an index card listing the award you are to receive. Please do not lose this card as it will be handed to the announcer as you cross the stage during the ceremony.

The March

During the march, as you approach the stage, you will hand your index card to the lector; he will read your name and the award you are receiving and keep the card.  You will then receive congratulations from the Provost, President, Dean and Trustee representative.  Note: If you are receiving more than one departmental award, the other award(s) will also be listed on the index card and the announcer will read the second/third award while you are on the stage.

You will receive a certificate and lapel pin to commemorate the occasion after you cross the stage. Please return to your seat after leaving the stage.

The Reception

A reception for you and your guests immediately follows the ceremony on the Historic Main Quadrangle. 

SMU does not provide a location, nor is responsible for backpacks, purses, or other personal belongings during the ceremony. Please do not bring those items or leave them with your guests.

Instructions for Honor Society Inductees & University Honors Program Members

Arrival & Line-Up

Please report to the basement of McFarlin Auditorium by 4:45 p.m. on April 21, 2014. The academic procession will begin at 5:25 p.m. The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. and should last a little over an hour.

School proctors will line you up in the appropriate location and in the order in which you are to cross the stage.

The March

Upon crossing the stage, you will then receive recognition and congratulations from the Provost, President, Dean and Trustee representative. You will be given a lapel pin to commemorate the occasion. Please return to your seat after leaving the stage.

The Reception

A reception for you and your guests immediately follows the ceremony on the Historic Main Quadrangle. 

SMU does not provide a location, nor is responsible for backpacks, purses, or other personal belongings during the ceremony. Please do not bring those items or leave them with your guests.

Please direct all questions regarding Honors Day to ceremonies@smu.edu or (214) 768-2037.