The Baccalaureate Service will take place on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium.
Guest tickets are required for admittance to the main Baccalaureate Service ceremony for undergraduate degree candidates held in McFarlin Auditorium. All undergraduate candidates are entitled to two tickets for their guests. Tickets are not required for the simulcast of the Baccalaureate Service in the Theater of Hughes-Trigg Student Center.
Additional tickets for the Baccalaureate Service in McFarlin Auditorium are not available. We ticket the Baccalaureate Service to assure that each undergraduate candidate can have at least two guests in attendance to this religious service which is intended to be a small and intimate ceremony for candidates and their guests.
Please see Tickets page for details on how students may make requests for their two Baccalaureate tickets.
Please see the Description of Events page to learn more about the Rotunda Recessional that takes place after the Baccalaureate Service.
6405 Boaz Lane
Dallas, Texas 75275
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer Street
Dallas, Texas 75275
Guests With Tickets
Doors to McFarlin Auditorium open at 6:45 p.m. Early arrival is advised. All ticketed seats are released at 7:30 p.m. At approximately 7:35 p.m. non-ticketed guests in the queue waiting for available seats will be permitted to choose a seat among those that are vacant.
Guests without Tickets
Guests without tickets may wait in a queue for any seats in McFarlin that may become available. The queue line will be formed beginning at 6:45 p.m. on the sidewalk at the southeast corner of the front steps to McFarlin. In the event of rain, the queue will be formed in the lower lobby of McFarlin. At approximately 7:35 p.m. non-ticked guest in the queue waiting for available seats will be permitted to choose a seat among those that are vacant. The seats will be issued based upon those who arrived fist in line.
Additionally, a live simulcast of the Baccalaureate Service will be offered in the Theatre of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Guests without a ticket may attend the simulcast; a shuttle cart will be running a route between the McFarlin Auditorium and Hughes-Trigg. Elderly guests or guests with children often choose to attend the simulcast due to the ease of entering and exiting the building for the Rotunda Recessional.
Guests with Disabilities
Guests with disabilities can park in the lot located on the northwest side of McFarlin Auditorium facing Hillcrest Avenue. Entrance to this lot is from McFarlin Boulevard. You may enter McFarlin Auditorium using the ramp on the southeast side of the building, off of McFarlin Boulevard. Ushers will be available for assistance. Guests' current state-issued disabled parking placard and license plates are needed to park in this area. Additional parking passes are not needed.
For more information regarding guests with disabilities please contact 214-768-3417.
Guests do not need tickets to attend the all-University Commencement Convocation ceremony that will be held on May 18, 2013 on the Historic Main Quadrangle at 9:00 a.m.
Student line-up locations open at 7:30 a.m. and guests are encouraged to be seated by 8:45 a.m.
Commencement Convocation Location
Historic Main Quadrangle
3225 University Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75275
SMU's May Commencement Convocation 2013 will be
a historic occasion, to be held on the Historic
Main Quadrangle for the first time in over fifty
years. In the event of heavy rain, the ceremony
will be relocated to McFarlin Auditorium for
candidates, faculty and administration only. All
interested parties will be notified on our
website and will be encouraged to watch the
smu.edu/live. If rain is in the forecast,
please check our website at 6:00 a.m. on May 18,
2013 for an official announcement.
For a detailed description of the Commencement Convocation ceremony, please visit the Description of Events page.