Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation

Information for Students

Welcome to SMU! New First-year and transfer students will begin to line up on the west side of Dallas Hall at 4:45 p.m., on Sunday, August 25.

The Rotunda Processional, led by Faculty and Alumni Marshals, will begin at 5:15 pm.

Opening Convocation, held in McFarlin Auditorium, will begin at the conclusion of the Rotunda Processional and will last approximately one hour.

Appropriate attire for Opening Convocation is business casual.

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

Impaired mobility: Please contact for special arrangements prior to Opening Convocation.