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Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation

Information for Faculty

You are invited to join us for the 102nd Opening Convocation to honor the entering students of 2016, on Sunday, August 21.

On the evening of Opening Convocation, the faculty assemble in academic regalia no later than 5:00 p.m. in the Perkins Administration Building. Faculty Marshals will greet you and lead the faculty procession. Retired faculty march at the head of the procession, followed by current and new faculty.  

Academic regalia must be ordered by Monday, August 1. You may send your regalia order to Please include your name, height, weight, degree information, and the institution where your degree was earned. Academic regalia may be picked up from the SMU Bookstore on Wednesday, August 17.

If you plan to attend Opening Convocation, please RSVP here by Monday, August 1.

Please direct all questions regarding Opening Convocation to or call the Division of Enrollment Services at 214-768-3417.