Convocation

Busy weekend in store for SMU’s Class of 2017

SMU Rotunda Passage 2012, photo by Clayton T. Smith

SMU Rotunda Passage 2012. Photo: Clayton T. Smith

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 26 for SMU’s 2013-14 academic year, and new students will have a busy weekend making themselves at home on the Hilltop. Highlights of activities for the Class of 2017, at a glance:

Saturday, Aug. 24

  • 4 p.m. Class photo – Dallas Hall lawn (wear white Mustang Corral T-shirts)
  • 8 p.m. “Night at the Club” student involvement fair and social event – Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

Sunday, Aug. 25

  • 1 p.m. Common Reading discussion, The Other Wes Moore – residence halls and other locations
  • 4:45 p.m. Rotunda Passage – Dallas Hall (student line-up at west side, faculty line-up at Perkins Administration Building)
  • 5:30 p.m. Opening Convocation with speaker Gillian McCombs, dean and director, Central University Libraries – McFarlin Auditorium

Tune In: SMU celebrates with the Class of 2015

SMU President R. Gerald Turner welcomed SMU’s centennial Class of 2015 with a bit of University history and a timely reminder about its motto. Click the YouTube screen to watch his address in full.

> Read a transcript of President Turner’s 2011 Convocation address
> SMU welcomes the Class of 2015 in a new video video
> See the making of the Class of 2015 group photo video
> Find a roundup of coverage of the new school year at SMU News

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