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Southwest Minnesota State University welcomes delegates to march in the Processional and Recessional at Inauguration.

Delegates are members of administration, faculty, alumnus/alumna, or friend of the University appointed to represent an academic institution.

Potential delegates are encouraged to contact the office of the president at their institution for appointment and information about required regalia.

Once officially appointed, email your appointment confirmation/letter to along with the following information:

Delegate’s Name
Institution Representing
Date Institution Founded
Delegate’s Title
Delegate's Email

Delegates will participate in the academic Processional in full academic regalia. Delegates are responsible for bringing their own regalia.

Delegates will receive final instructions during dignitary robing in the SMSU Conference Center Lower Level at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020. Delegates will be walking in the Processional by the year their institution was founded (oldest to newest). Our staff will be on hand to assist you.

For overnight lodging on Thursday, April 2 or Friday, April 3, please visit the lodging page.

For other questions, email

Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya joins SMSU as its 10th President. He officially began his duties on July 1, 2019.

The President's Inauguration is planned for Friday, April 3, 2020.

Information about the inauguration will be posted here.

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