Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation

Information for Faculty

You are invited to join us for the Ninety-Ninth Opening Convocation to honor the entering students of 2013, on Sunday, August 25.

On the evening of Convocation, the faculty will assemble in academic regalia no later than 5:00 p.m. in the lobby of Perkins Administration. At approximately 5:20 p.m. the faculty will leave the lobby of Perkins Administration and enter McFarlin Auditorium to be seated by faculty marshals. Retired faculty march at the head of the procession followed by current and new faculty.

If you need academic regalia for the ceremony, it will be provided by the SMU Bookstore, compliments of the Office of the Provost. Regalia must be ordered by Friday, August 16. You may send your regalia order to Please include your name, height, weight, degree information and institution where degree was earned. Academic regalia may be picked up from the SMU Bookstore the week prior to the ceremony.

If you plan to attend Opening Convocation, please RSVP here by Friday, August 16.

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