December Commencement Convocation

December Graduation

Description of Events

On Saturday morning, the all-University December Commencement ceremony assembles degree candidates from all of SMU's schools and professional programs. Moody Coliseum becomes transformed by the pageantry.

Students and faculty in academic regalia march accompanied by music and applause from proud families. Our Commencement speakers provide words of timeless wisdom. The personal attention so important to SMU takes center stage at this ceremony where each graduate walks across the stage and is individually recognized.

December Commencement is a formal ceremony in which graduation candidates, faculty and other University guests wear academic regalia and formally process into Moody Coliseum. Doctoral candidates are hooded, the President confers degrees and a formal address is delivered. The ceremony lasts approximately two hours. Guests do not need tickets.

Guests, for more information please go to Guest Information.

Students, for more information and ceremony instructions, please go to Candidate Information.