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December Commencement Convocation

December Graduation

Description of Events

Grad Fair

The Grad Fair is a one-stop shop that lasts for two days in order to help candidates prepare for graduation.  The fair will take place on Thursday, October 16 (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Friday, October 17 (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in the Laura Lee Blanton Building, Room 110.  The following representatives will be available at the Grad Fair: SMU Academic Ceremonies, Balfour, Herff Jones, Student Media Company, Young Alumni and Flash Photography.  For more information, click here.

December Commencement Convocation

On Saturday morning, the all-University December Commencement Convocation assembles degree candidates from all of SMU's schools and professional programs. The ceremony takes place in Moody Coliseum at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Students and faculty, dressed in academic regalia, enter the coliseum to grand processional music.  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 and 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.