Information for Students

Welcome to SMU! New first-year and transfer students are invited to attend Rotunda Passage and Opening Convocation on Sunday, August 23.

Opening Convocation starts at the conclusion of the Rotunda Processional and lasts approximately one hour. Detailed instructions about the ceremony will be updated shortly.

Appropriate attire for Opening Convocation is summer business casual. Comfortable walking shoes are strongly encouraged.

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

Students with impaired mobility are asked to contact for special arrangements prior to Opening Convocation.