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May Commencement Convocation

May Commencement Convocation

May Graduation Candidates*

Complete your Graduation Survey before May 13th. Give SMU valuable feedback and earn a free graduation t-shirt. Check your mailbox for an email with your personal link to the survey. If you have questions or can't find your email link contact
* All degree candidates except Law, Theology and Graduate Business.

Commencement Tickets

Due to limited seating at Commencement Convocation, and in consideration of all the candidates, each graduation candidate is asked to limit guests to no more than 4 attending in Moody Coliseum. Saving seats is not permitted. Mobility impaired seating is limited. Simulcasts for overflow guests are: live streamed at, Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports, Crum Auditorium- Collins Exec Bldg; and outdoor screen- Mustang Plaza.

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Baccalaureate Service
8:00 PM Friday, May 15th
9:00 AM Saturday, May 16th

Campus Events Map

Plan your visit to the SMU campus for Commencement Weekend held May 15-16, 2015.


Pre-ordered regalia will be available for pickup at the SMU Bookstore beginning May 9.

Senior Graduation Europe Tour

SMU is offering this great travel opportunity to celebrate your college successes with an unforgettable journey through Europe. Visit London, Paris, Milan and Rome.

Message from the President and Provost

On behalf of the Southern Methodist University community, we invite you to attend SMU's one-hundredth annual Commencement Weekend, May 15 and 16, 2015. The activities that make up Commencement Weekend showcase some of the University's best traditions and are designed to recognize the pride we all feel in our students' accomplishments.

The Baccalaureate Service on Friday evening enables graduating seniors and their guests to worship together. Later, as these seniors march through the Rotunda of Dallas Hall for the tradition known as Rotunda Recessional, they mark the end of their undergraduate years and the beginning of their lifelong association with SMU as alumni.

On Saturday morning, the University Commencement Convocation assembles degree candidates from all of SMU's schools and professional programs. Moody Coliseum becomes transformed by the pageantry of students and faculty in academic regalia marching behind the colorful banners of their respective schools, accompanied by music and applause from their families.

The personal attention so important to SMU takes center stage at ceremonies later in the day, when schools and departments individually recognize each graduate.

The spirit of community combined with our celebration of the individual is what makes SMU's Commencement a special time. We hope you will join us in May as we pay tribute to the members of the SMU Class of 2015! We extend our warmest wishes as you celebrate this joyous occasion.


R.Gerald Turner

Paul W. Ludden