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Academic Ceremony Vendors

AB Student Services

AB Student Services provides the official Honors Day Convocation engraved, brass medallion. These medallions are given to the students honored by their department of record. AB Student Services can be reached at (817)430-3555.

American Airlines

American Airlines provides the families of SMU graduation candidates a discount air travel code for May Commencement and December Graduation. Visit the May Commencement and December Graduation pages for more details.

Avis

Avis provides the families of SMU graduation candidates a discount travel code for May Commencement and December Graduation. Visit the May Commencement and December Graduation pages for more details.

Barnes and Noble: SMU Bookstore

The Barnes and Noble SMU Bookstore provides Academic Ceremonies with regalia for SMU’s Honorary Degrees, Trustees to the University, and other dignitaries who are a part of the Platform Party during each of the five academic ceremonies held throughout the year.  They are the official distributor of Southern Methodist University’s custom regalia.

Buell Design

Buell Design is the creative force behind the layout of the Opening Convocation, December Graduation, Baccalaureate and May Commencement programs.

Buses by Bill

Buses by Bill provides Academic Ceremonies with shuttle service for the Platform Party at May Commencement.

Crossroads Audio Inc.

Crossroads Audio provides SMU with audio services during December Graduation and several ceremonies during May Commencement Weekend.  Crossroads Audio helps transform Moody Coliseum from a basketball stadium to a true graduation venue.

D&L Entertainment Services

D&L Entertainment Services provides ushering services to Academic Ceremonies during , December Graduation, Baccalaureate and May Commencement in both McFarlin Auditorium and Moody Coliseum.

Floral Arts Studio

Floral Arts Studio creates breathtaking floral arrangements for Opening Convocation, December Graduation, Honors Day Convocation, Baccalaureate and May Commencement.

Flash Photography

Flash Photography is the preferred photographer for Academic Ceremonies.  Flash photographs candidates at our Graduation Fairs, December Graduation, Honors Day Convocation, several of the May Diploma Ceremonies, and all Doctoral candidates who participate in May Commencement Convocation.

Herff Jones

Herff Jones is the preferred provider of graduation announcements and invitations, and created SMU’s custom academic regalia.  This regalia, designed specifically for SMU, was inaugurated in May 2009, and is now worn by all graduates during academic ceremonies each May and December.

Imperial Brass

The Imperial Brass provides beautiful processional music and fanfares during Opening Convocation, December Graduation, Honors Day Convocation, Baccalaureate and May Commencement.

McIlhenny Banners

McIlhenny Banners creates all Academic Ceremonies gonfalons and flags.

Michael Sutter

Michael Sutter is the Registrar’s Office official provider of diplomas. Michael Sutter also offers preservation frames to SMU graduates.

Paradigm, Inc.

Paradigm, Inc. is the Registrar’s Office official provider of diploma covers.

Six Seconds Media [email]

Six Seconds Media provides the audio and visual for the simulcast for December Graduation and May Commencement.

Sound Mind Events

Sound Mind Events provides and installs the December Graduation and May Commencement stage.

Stage Crews Unlimited

Stage Crews Unlimited prepares the stage and provides sound support in McFarlin Auditorium during Opening Convocation, Honors Day Convocation and Baccalaureate.

Texas Balloon Arches

Texas Balloon Arches provides colorful balloon columns for Opening Convocation and Honors Day Convocation.

Future Ceremony Dates

2014 Events


Honors Convocation
Monday, April 21, 2014
McFarlin Auditorium
5:30 p.m.

Baccalaureate Service
Friday, May 16, 2014
McFarlin Auditorium
8:00 p.m.

May Commencement 
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Moody Coliseum

Opening Convocation
Sunday, August 24, 2014
5:30 p.m.

December Commencement 
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Moody Coliseum
10:00 a.m.