December Commencement Convocation

December Graduation

Information for Faculty

Faculty Breakfast and RSVP.

Prior to the ceremony there will be a Faculty Breakfast in the Miller Champions Club in Moody Coliseum at 8:45 a.m. The faculty should assemble in academic dress no later than 9:40 a.m. in the Miller Champions Club.

Click here to RSVP

The deadline to RSVP is Friday, December 1, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.

 In order to attend the ceremony, faculty must RSVP. 

Security Screening and Prohibited Items

All Faculty are screened with a hand wand; all bags are checked. 

Do not bring any of the following prohibited items, including but not limited to, animals (except licensed service animals), backpacks, binocular cases, briefcases, camera bags, cans, cinch bags, computer bags, coolers, diaper bags, fanny packs, firearms, flags, glass items, guns, inflated balloons, knives of any size and type, laser pointers, luggage, noisemakers, purses larger than a small clutch, radios, seat cushions with zippers, pockets or compartments, selfie sticks, signs, stun guns, throwing objects, umbrellas (unless threat of rain or raining), and weapons. 

All bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and may not exceed 12 X 6 X12 inches.  Bags may be one-gallon clear plastic resealable storage bags.  Small clutch purses with or without straps, no larger than 8.5 X 5.5 inches, are permitted.  The clutch does not have to be clear and may be carried separately or within an approved plastic bag.  Items that are medically necessary are evaluated individually.   

Faculty Procession and RSVP

Retired and current faculty will assemble in academic dress no later than 9:40 a.m. in the Miller Champions Club in Moody Coliseum. The faculty will process together to Moody Coliseum, led by the retired faculty. The procession begins moving at approximately 10:05 a.m. Faculty remain standing until the President takes his seat. After Varsity, the Platform Party will lead the recessional, followed by the faculty in a single-file line. In order to attend the ceremony, faculty must RSVP.  See RSVP link above.     

Faculty Regalia

If you need academic regalia, please contact your department administrator to determine the ordering process.  To ensure that regalia arrives in time, orders must be placed by November 21st. After this date, the bookstore will supply faculty with in-stock SMU regalia.  Faculty are encouraged to check with their department's rental policies.  To process your order they will need the following information:      

  • Complete Name
  • Weight
  • Height 
  • Cap Size
  • Degree
  • Name of school where degree was earned
  • City and State of school
  • Phone number where you can be reached
  • Department on campus

Departments may transmit the above information via phone, fax, email or in person at the Bookstore. If you call the Bookstore, any clerk can assist you.  If you e-mail or  fax the request, please put “To the attention of Commencement Regalia” on your request.

214-768-2435 (phone)
214-768-3350 (fax)

Items may be picked up from the bookstore beginning December 9th.