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December Commencement Convocation

December Graduation

Message from President Turner and Provost

R. Gerald Turner, President

R. Gerald Turner, President

Harold W. Stanley, Interim Provost

Harold W. Stanley, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost ad interim 

We invite you to participate in this year's December Commencement, a time of celebration as the SMU community gathers to recognize our students' accomplishments.

December Commencement will be a memorable occasion for you and your family. The University assembles degree candidates from all of SMU's seven schools. Students and faculty in academic regalia march with their respective schools, accompanied by music and applause from proud families. The personal attention so important to SMU takes center stage as each graduate is individually recognized and Moody Coliseum becomes transformed by the pageantry.

December Commencement is Saturday, December 19, at 10:00 a.m. in Moody Coliseum. The ceremony is expected to last approximately two hours. Guests do not need tickets to attend the ceremony. Complimentary parking will be available throughout the campus for families and friends.

The spirit of community combined with our celebration of the individual is what makes SMU's December Commencement Convocation a most joyous time. We hope that you will join us on December 19, 2015 as we pay tribute to the achievements and potential of the graduating students of 2015!


R. Gerald Turner

Harold W. Stanley
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost ad interim