Information for Faculty

You are invited to the 106th Opening Convocation to honor the entering students of 2020, on Sunday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Highlights of this year's ceremony include a message from SMU President R. Gerald Turner, a convocation address from SMU Provost Elizabeth G. Loboa, and the presentation to Dr. Turner of the new class of students by Dean of Admission Elena Hicks.

Faculty are invited to attend Opening Convocation in person in McFarlin Auditorium. There will not be the traditional procession of faculty in full academic regalia. Seating will be socially distanced. Please be seated by 5:15 p.m. Regalia is optional. For in person viewing in McFarlin, please RSVP by 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 21.

Faculty may also view the live-stream of the ceremony from the comfort of their home or office.

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