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May Commencement Convocation

May Commencement Convocation

Baccalaureate & Commencement Passes Required

Procedures for guest passes and security screening 

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Candidate Instructions

Procedures related to assembly locations and security screening 

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May Graduation Survey*

Complete your Graduation Survey before May 11th. Check your mailbox for an email with your personal link to the survey. Questions / can't find your email link - contact graduationsurvey@smu.edu.
* All degree candidates except Law.

Watch Ceremony

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Baccalaureate Service
8:00 PM Friday, May 13th
Commencement
9:00 AM Saturday, May 14th

Campus Events Map

Plan your visit to the SMU campus for Commencement Weekend held May 13-14, 2016.

Regalia

Pre-ordered regalia will be available for pickup at the SMU Bookstore beginning May 7.

2016 Classic Europe Graduation Tour

SMU offers this great travel opportunity to celebrate your college success with an unforgettable journey through Europe. 

SMU: Unbridled Vision

This stunning picture book showcases SMU’s beautiful campus.

One Hundred Years on the Hilltop

The Centennial History of Southern Methodist University
 


Message from the President and Provost

On behalf of the Southern Methodist University community, we invite you to attend SMU's 101st annual Commencement Weekend, May 13 and 14, 2016. 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 2016! We extend our warmest wishes as you celebrate this joyous occasion.

Sincerely,

R. Gerald Turner
President

Steven C. Currall
Provost