President R. Gerald Turner will deliver the opening address, “World Changers Shaped Here,” at SMU’s 103rd Opening Convocation. The ceremony beings at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 in McFarlin Auditorium.

The entire Convocation will be streamed over the internet via smu.edu/live beginning at 4:30 p.m. Click or tap the screen below to watch. The broadcast begins one hour before the ceremony starts.

SMU Board of Trustees Chair Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 , Faculty Senate President Paul Krueger and Student Body President David Shirzad will also give remarks. The Meadows Convocation Chorus, directed by Pamela Elrod Huffman, will provide music, accompanied by Sarah England.

> Download a PDF of the 103rd SMU Opening Convocation program