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Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation

Instructions for Students

Arrival & Line-Up

Please report at 4:30 pm on April 13, 2015 to the McFarlin Auditorium lobby. You will receive an index card listing your honors recognition. Please do not lose this card as it is handed to the announcer as you cross the stage during the ceremony.

Your index card indicates a location in McFarlin where you are to line up for the ceremony.  Please report to this area no later than 4:45 p.m. Staff proctors line you up in the order in which you are to cross the stage.  The academic procession begins at 5:15 p.m. The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. and should last a little over an hour.

The March

During the march, as you approach the stage, hand your index card to the lector; they will read your name and the recognition(s) 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 honor or award, the other award(s) are also listed on the index card and the announcer will read the second/third award while you are on the stage.

You will receive mementos 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 to store, 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 or (214) 768-3417.