Guests do not need tickets to attend the all-University December Commencement Convocation on December 21, 2013 in Moody Coliseum at 10:00 a.m. Doors to Moody Coliseum open at 8:30 a.m. and guests are encouraged to be seated by 9:45 a.m.
December Commencement Location
3009 Binkley Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75205
For a detailed description of the December Commencement ceremony, please visit the Description of Events page.
Guests with Disabilities
Guests with disabilities should be dropped off on Level 2 of Binkley parking garage, 3105 Binkley Avenue. There is access to Moody Coliseum from the garage. Cars with Handicapped placards may park on Level 2; all other cars must be parked on Levels 3 through 5.
There will be seating available for guests with disabilities in Moody Coliseum. See map below for parking information.
Tickets are not required to attend December Commencement.
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Parking and Access
Those attending December Commencement activities at SMU on Saturday, December 21st, may park in any of the University's parking facilities.
Directions to campus are available at http://www.smu.edu/maps.
No parking will be permitted on Bishop Boulevard.
Laws and regulations that prohibit parking in fire lanes and limit who may use areas reserved for the disabled are strictly enforced.
For parking information for guests with disabilities, please see the Guests with Disabilities segment.
American Airlines is offering a discounted fare for travel to and from Dallas-Fort Worth between December 16 and December 28 for guests attending SMU's December Commencement ceremony. When booking your flight online, enter Promotional Code 23D3BG to obtain a 5% discount. If you need assistance, please call the American Airlines' Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790. Tell the agent that your travel arrangements are for SMU's December Commencement Convocation.
Avis Rent-A-Car is also offering a discount to SMU families and friends. The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number is A906399. Use the AWD number when calling Avis directly at 1-888-757-8878.
Announcements and Invitations
Personalized invitations and announcements may be ordered at the SMU Bookstore or directly from http://www.herffjones.com/college/smu.
These announcements and invitations contain the name and degree of the candidate. For additional information, please call the SMU Bookstore at 214-768-2435.
Where is my Graduate?
Personal photographs may be taken only before and after the December Commencement Convocation.
Arrangements have been made with a professional photographer to take candidates' photographs as they walk across the stage.If you have questions concerning photographs, please contact Flash Photography at 214-443-9393.
There will be a livestream on the internet of December Commencement for guests who are unable to attend the ceremony. The URL where the convocation can be viewed worldwide will be e-mailed to the SMU community prior to the ceremony.