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1 SMU Dedman School of Law Commencement/Hooding May 17, 2014

2 Graduation Meeting Agenda General Information University Commencement Law School Hooding Ceremony Surveys Student Affairs Career Services -- Graduate Employment Survey Public Service Hours Due April 25 Financial Aid Graduation Reception & Ballots Austin Stevenson

3 General Information Order of the Coif Evening Friday May 16 th University Commencement Morning Saturday May 17 th Law School Hooding Evening Saturday May 17 th

4 Order of Coif Top 10% When: Friday May 16 th at 6:00 pm. Where: Karcher Auditorium, Storey Hall May bring family and guests Will be notified via

5 University Commencement When: Saturday May 17 th at 9:00 am Where: Moody Coliseum Admission: NO TICKETS needed for graduates or guests – GUESTS LIMITED TO 4 contact Rebekah Bell or

6 University Commencement Procedure : Line up with Law School Students – signs will be posted Law 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 students Must wear graduation regalia No tickets necessary-Limited to 4 guests Website : Or Or call (214)

7 Law School Hooding When: Saturday May 17 th, :30 pm to approximately 8:30 pm. Refreshments afterwards in Karcher Where: Law School Quad Simulcast in Walsh classroom Inclement Weather Location: Moody Coliseum – SMU Campus Check your May 17 th for information The Dean will make the call around 1 p.m. 7

8 Law School Hooding Graduation Requirements/Contingencies Exams Public Service Requirement (deadline April 25) Pay all tickets, library fines, fees No tickets needed for hooding ceremony First come-first serve seating Simulcast sites will be available Speakers Valedictorian (will be notified by Dean Camp after class ranks are computed)

9 Hooding Ceremony Logistics 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Check-in at Underwood Law Library Walsh: LL.M. candidates (International and Tax), Juris Doctor A - J, Honor Guard, Valedictorian Hillcrest: Juris Doctor K - Z Cards 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 (JDs) or Dean Camp (LLMs) 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!

10 Graduation Regalia & Attire Cap and Gown (Should have already ordered) Please pick up after May 12 th. For those who have not ordered, its 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 Hoods Students may wear additional hoods from other graduate or professional degree programs Attire: Dress comfortably- Remember it will be outdoors in late May! Dress appropriately! Men - do wear slacks and nice shoes Ladies, caution on wearing high heels. You may sink in the lawn or trip going up and down stairs.

11 Law School Alumni Family Hooders Who May Serve? Family Hooders Must be graduates of SMU Dedman School of Law. Husband Wife Mother Father Sister Brother Sister or Brother-In Law Mother-In-Law Father-In-Law Uncle Aunt Child Cousin Grandparent Step Mother Step Father Step Brother Step Sister Complete Family Hooder form at Family Hooders Or Rebekah Bell at A letter will be sent out with further instructions to student and family hooders.

12 After the graduation ceremony: YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to return your rented robe and hood to the correct place! Return robes and hoods after graduation To vendor on campus or To SMU Bookstore Open until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday Open until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday $10 per day late fee will be applied on Monday morning!

13 Law School Hooding If unable to attend graduation ceremony, let Registrars Office know Your diploma will be mailed to you

14 Surveys Student Affairs Career Services – Graduate Employment Survey

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20 Graduation Reception When: Friday, May 16th Time: 8 – 10 p.m Grads and Family Location: Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue Who: All December 2013, May 2014, and August 2014 graduates - 3Ls, 4Es and LLMs Graduates, 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 attend Cash Bar will be available Cost: Free - but you must have a ticket to attend.

21 Graduation Reception Ticket Sales Attire: Cocktail Attire or Dressy Casual

22 Graduation Ballots Explanation of Process Don M. Smart Teaching Award (J.D. students) Vote for only ONE professor Faculty Hooders J.Ds vote on FOUR hooders LLMs vote on TWO hooders John E. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship (J.D. students) Vote on TWO students All winners will be announced at graduation

23 Graduation Remember to watch between now and graduation Expect updates Austin Stevenson with any questions at


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