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Decorum and Attire

Decorum and Attire

SMU's May Commencement Convocation is a true milestone in the lives of our candidates, their guests and the SMU Community at large. Excitement, joy and enthusiasm are expected and welcomed!

We ask, however, that all graduates and guests respect the importance and dignity of this occasion. Please remain seated throughout the ceremony and do not bring items that might disrupt the ceremony, such as air horns or banners. Cell phones and other electronic devices should be silenced.

Guests should dress with comfort in mind as the ceremony is held inside Moody Coliseum and the temperature is generally cool.  Men traditionally wear pants and sport coats or suits.  Women typically wear dress slacks and blouses or dresses.