August 19, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
All new first-year and transfer students are invited and encouraged to attend SMU’s 104th Opening Convocation. At this event, students are formally welcomed to the SMU community in a ceremony dating back to 1915, in the very first days of the University. Highlights of the ceremony include faculty in full academic regalia and the presentation of the new class of students to the President, SMU administrators and professors. Our convocation speaker will offer enriching words to set students on their new path of academic discovery.