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Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation

Information for Faculty

You are invited to join us for the 100th Opening Convocation to honor the entering students of 2014, on Sunday, August 24.

On the evening of Opening Convocation, the faculty assemble in academic regalia no later than 5:00 p.m. in the Miller Champions Club in the Miller Event Center inside Moody Coliseum.  Please enter the Miller Champions Club through the Miller Event Center entrance facing Binkley Avenue.  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.  

If you need academic regalia for the ceremony, it is provided by the SMU Bookstore, compliments of the Office of the Provost. Regalia must be ordered by Friday, August 8. 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 the week prior to the ceremony.

If you plan to attend Opening Convocation, please RSVP here by Friday, August 8.

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