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Opening Convocation 2013 included advice
and encouragement to the Class of 2017

September 19, 2013

SMU celebrated its 99th annual Opening Convocation on August 25, 2013, formally welcoming the Class of 2017 with advice and encouragement for making the semesters that lie ahead a rich and rewarding experience.

Highlights of the ceremony included the faculty in full academic regalia and the formal presentation of the new class of students. The principal address was given by Gillian McCombs, dean and director of Central University Libraries at SMU. President Turner closed the ceremony with a charge to the incoming class. Following are videos of the principal address, the challenge and highlights of the day.

Principal Address by Dean McCombs

Charge by President Turner

Highlights of Opening Convocation


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