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SMU
Dedman School of Law
Commencement/Hooding
May 17, 2014
Graduation Meeting Agenda
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General Information
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University Commencement
Law School Hooding Ceremony
Surveys
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Student Affairs
Career Services
-- Graduate Employment Survey
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Public Service Hours Due April 25
Financial Aid
Graduation Reception & Ballots
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Austin Stevenson
General Information
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Order of the Coif
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University Commencement
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Evening Friday May 16th
Morning Saturday May 17th
Law School Hooding
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Evening Saturday May 17th
Order of Coif
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Top 10%
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When: Friday May 16th at 6:00 pm.
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Where: Karcher Auditorium, Storey Hall
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May bring family and guests
Will be notified via email
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University Commencement
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When:
Saturday May 17th at 9:00 am
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Where:
Moody Coliseum
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Admission: NO TICKETS needed for
graduates or guests – GUESTS LIMITED TO 4
contact Rebekah Bell 84177 or
[email protected]
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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
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Website:
 http://www.smu.edu/registrar
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e-mail [email protected]
 Or call (214) 768-3417
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Law School Hooding
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When: Saturday May 17th, 2014
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6:30 pm to approximately 8:30 pm.
Refreshments afterwards in Karcher
Where: Law School Quad
Simulcast in Walsh classroom
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Inclement Weather Location:
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Moody Coliseum – SMU Campus
Check your email May 17th for information
The Dean will make the call around 1 p.m.
Law School Hooding
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Graduation Requirements/Contingencies
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No tickets needed for hooding ceremony
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Exams
Public Service Requirement (deadline April 25)
Pay all tickets, library fines, fees
First come-first serve seating
Simulcast sites will be available
Speakers
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Valedictorian (will be notified by Dean Camp after class
ranks are computed)
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 (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!
Graduation Regalia & Attire
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Cap and Gown (Should have already ordered)
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Honors Chords will be distributed to students in Underwood
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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)
(3 chords for Summa; 2 chords for Magna; 1 chord for Cum)
Other Graduate/Professional Degree Hoods
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Students may wear additional hoods from other graduate or professional degree
programs
Attire: Dress comfortablyRemember it will be outdoors in late May! Dress appropriately!
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Men - do wear slacks and nice shoes
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Ladies, caution on wearing high heels. You may sink in the lawn or trip going up and
down stairs.
Law School Alumni Family Hooders
Who May Serve? Family Hooders
Must be graduates of SMU Dedman School of Law.
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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
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Complete Family Hooder form at
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Or email Rebekah Bell at [email protected]
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A letter will be sent out with further instructions to
student and family hooders.
http://www.law.smu.edu/Registrar/Graduation-Procedures.aspx
“Family Hooders”
After the graduation ceremony:
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YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to return your rented
robe and hood to the correct place!
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Return robes and hoods after graduation
To vendor on campus or
To SMU Bookstore
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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!
Law School Hooding
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If unable to attend graduation ceremony,
let Registrar’s Office know
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Your diploma will be mailed to you
Surveys
Student Affairs
Career Services –
Graduate Employment Survey
Class of 2013
Class of 2013
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Questions?
Graduation Reception
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When: Friday, May 16th
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Time: 8 – 10 p.m.
2014 Grads and Family
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Location: Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue
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Who:
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All December 2013, May 2014, and
August 2014 graduates - 3L’s, 4E’s and LLM’s
Graduates, their partners and parents are welcome to attend. Each will
receive two drinks tickets. After that, cash bar is available.
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All non-graduating students are welcome to attend
Cash Bar will be available
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Cost: Free - but you must have a ticket to attend.
Graduation Reception
Ticket
Sales
Attire: Cocktail Attire or
Dressy Casual
Graduation Ballots
 Explanation
of Process
 Don M. Smart Teaching Award (J.D. students)
 Vote
for only ONE professor
 Faculty
Hooders
 J.D’s
vote on FOUR hooders
 LLM’s vote on TWO hooders
 John
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E. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship
(J.D. students)
 Vote
 All
on TWO students
winners will be announced at graduation
Graduation
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Remember to watch e-mail between now
and graduation
Expect updates
E-mail Austin Stevenson with any questions
at [email protected]
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