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
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 to the Historic
Main Quadrangle objects that might present
danger or disrupt the ceremony, such as air
horns, picnic blankets, lawn chairs or coolers.
Cell phones and other electronic devices should
be silenced. Smoking and animals other than
certified assistance animals are not permitted.
Finally, all seating will be on the soft, plush
lawn and many seats will be in the sun. It is
recommended that guests dress appropriately for
this outdoor event; flats, low or wide heels for
women and breathable clothing in the event of
warm weather is suggested.