Presentation on theme: "SMU Dedman School of Law Commencement/Hooding"— Presentation transcript:
1SMU Dedman School of Law Commencement/Hooding May 17, 2014
2Graduation Meeting Agenda General InformationUniversity CommencementLaw School Hooding CeremonySurveysStudent AffairsCareer Services-- Graduate Employment SurveyPublic Service Hours Due April 25Financial AidGraduation Reception & BallotsAustin Stevenson
3General Information Order of the Coif University Commencement Evening Friday May 16thUniversity CommencementMorning Saturday May 17thLaw School HoodingEvening Saturday May 17th
4Order of Coif Top 10% When: Friday May 16th at 6:00 pm. Where: Karcher Auditorium, Storey HallMay bring family and guestsWill be notified via
5University Commencement When: Saturday May 17th at 9:00 amWhere: Moody ColiseumAdmission: NO TICKETS needed for graduates or guests – GUESTS LIMITED TO 4contact Rebekah Bell or
6University Commencement Procedure:Line up with Law School Students – signs will be postedLaw students assemble in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports at 8:15 am. Student procession will begin at 8:55 am. Faculty Marshals and Proctors will direct studentsMust wear graduation regaliaNo tickets necessary-Limited to 4 guestsWebsite:OrOr call (214)
7Law School Hooding When: Saturday May 17th, 2014 6:30 pm to approximately 8:30 pm.Refreshments afterwards in KarcherWhere: Law School QuadSimulcast in Walsh classroomInclement Weather Location:Moody Coliseum – SMU CampusCheck your May 17th for informationThe Dean will make the call around 1 p.m.
8Law School Hooding Graduation Requirements/Contingencies ExamsPublic Service Requirement (deadline April 25)Pay all tickets, library fines, feesNo tickets needed for hooding ceremonyFirst come-first serve seatingSimulcast sites will be availableSpeakersValedictorian (will be notified by Dean Camp after class ranks are computed)
9Hooding Ceremony Logistics 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Check-in at Underwood Law LibraryWalsh: LL.M. candidates (International and Tax),Juris Doctor A - J, Honor Guard, ValedictorianHillcrest: Juris Doctor K - ZCards with candidate names will be laid, by degree, in alphabetical order on the desks in Hillcrest and Walsh.Find the card with your name and assigned number; this will be your place in line to process.Check your name on the card and make corrections; you will hand this card to SBA President (JD’s) or Dean Camp (LLM’s) when you are receiving your degree. Your name will be announced from this card. 5:30 - 6:00 Receive instructions on holding and presenting hood and information about the processional.6:00 - 6:15 Candidates will process in the numerical order designated on their card.You will be guided every step of the way by staff!
10Graduation Regalia & Attire Cap and Gown (Should have already ordered)Please pick up after May 12th.For those who have not ordered, it’s on a first come, first serve basis at the bookstore.BEFORE GRADUATION make sure your cap and gown fit and are pressed (or hung in advance to remove wrinkles)Honors Chords will be distributed to students in Underwood(3 chords for Summa; 2 chords for Magna; 1 chord for Cum)Other Graduate/Professional Degree HoodsStudents may wear additional hoods from other graduate or professional degree programsAttire: Dress comfortably-Remember it will be outdoors in late May! Dress appropriately!Men - do wear slacks and nice shoesLadies, caution on wearing high heels. You may sink in the lawn or trip going up and down stairs.
11Law School Alumni Family Hooders Who May Serve? Family HoodersMust be graduates of SMU Dedman School of Law. Husband ∙ Wife ∙ Mother ∙ Father ∙ Sister ∙ Brother ∙Sister or Brother-In Law ∙ Mother-In-Law ∙ Father-In-LawUncle ∙ Aunt ∙ Child ∙ Cousin ∙ GrandparentStep Mother ∙ Step Father ∙ Step Brother ∙ Step SisterComplete Family Hooder form at “Family Hooders”Or Rebekah Bell atA letter will be sent out with further instructions to student and family hooders.
12After the graduation ceremony: YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to return your rented robe and hood to the correct place!Return robes and hoods after graduationTo vendor on campus orTo SMU BookstoreOpen until 10:00 p.m. on SaturdayOpen until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday$10 per day late fee will be applied on Monday morning!
13Law School HoodingIf unable to attend graduation ceremony, let Registrar’s Office knowYour diploma will be mailed to you
14SurveysStudent Affairs Career Services – Graduate Employment Survey
20Graduation Reception When: Friday, May 16th Time: 8 – 10 p.m. 2014 Grads and FamilyLocation: Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross AvenueWho:All December 2013, May 2014, andAugust 2014 graduates - 3L’s, 4E’s and LLM’sGraduates, their partners and parents are welcome to attend. Each will receive two drinks tickets. After that, cash bar is available.All non-graduating students are welcome to attendCash Bar will be availableCost: Free - but you must have a ticket to attend.
21Graduation Reception Ticket Sales Attire: Cocktail Attire or Dressy Casual
22Graduation Ballots Explanation of Process Don M. Smart Teaching Award (J.D. students)Vote for only ONE professorFaculty HoodersJ.D’s vote on FOUR hoodersLLM’s vote on TWO hoodersJohn E. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship(J.D. students)Vote on TWO studentsAll winners will be announced at graduationDean Camp will read the Kennedy award
23Graduation Remember to watch e-mail between now and graduation Expect updatesAustin Stevenson with any questions at