Parents and guests of incoming first-year or transfer students are invited to attend Opening Convocation on August 20, 2023 in McFarlin Auditorium. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony.
Doors to McFarlin open at 12:45 p.m. Guests are encouraged to be seated by 1:00 p.m. to see their students process into the auditorium. Families and guests unable to attend Opening Convocation may watch the livestream of the ceremony at smu.edu/live.
Parking is free and available in Daniel, Airline, and Meadows Parking Centers near McFarlin Auditorium.
Guests with Impairments
Mobility-impaired seating is limited. Guests seated in the mobility-impaired seating area are allowed one attendant to accompany them. Please contact 214-768-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding guests with mobility or sensory impairments.
Guests with limited mobility attending Opening Convocation may park behind McFarlin Auditorium in the M Lot. To park in this location, a current state-issued disabled parking placard and/or license plate is needed. Otherwise, guests may be dropped off on the south side of McFarlin Auditorium on Boaz Lane. Drivers can then park in Daniel, Airline, or Meadows Parking Centers near McFarlin Auditorium.