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Ceremony and Ticket Information

Baccalaureate Service, McFarlin Auditorium

The Baccalaureate Service, for undergraduate degree candidates, will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. Guests with tickets must be in their seats by 7:45 p.m. Doors to McFarlin open at 6:45 p.m.   

Guest tickets are required for admittance to the Baccalaureate 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.

Extra tickets that are not picked up for Baccalaureate will be distributed on the stairs in front of McFarlin Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. 

** Check here after May 3rd for ticketing information updates **  Please see Ticket Information 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.

Main Ceremony
McFarlin Auditorium
6405 Boaz Lane
Dallas, Texas 75205
214-768-3417

Simulcast Location
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer Street
Dallas, Texas 75205
214-768-3417

 

Guests With Tickets
Doors to McFarlin Auditorium open at 6:45 p.m. Early arrival is advised. Guests with tickets must be in their seats by 7:45 p.m.  

Guests without Tickets
Extra tickets that are not picked up for Baccalaureate will be distributed on the stairs in front of McFarlin Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

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 run between 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 Mobility Impairments
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.

Commencement Convocation

The morning May Commencement Convocation in Moody Coliseum has limited guest seating. Tickets are required for all guests. Each graduation candidate can request up to 4 general admission guest tickets. Seating is first come, and is not guaranteed. Saving seats is not permitted. Security screening, bag checks and list of prohibited items will be in place.

Overflow guests are invited to attend the simulcast of the Commencement Convocation in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports, Crum Auditorium or on the outdoor screen on Bolin (Mustang) Plaza. The ceremony is also live streamed on the internet at smu.edu/live.

Please note that mobility impaired seating is limited. The Commencement Convocation is a lengthy and formal event not suitable for infants or young children.  

** Check here after May 3rd for ticketing, security screening and prohibited items information updates **  Please see Ticket Information page for details on how candidates may make requests for Commencement guest tickets.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and guests are encouraged to be seated by 8:45 a.m.

See http://www.smu.edu/AboutSMU/Maps for maps and directions.

Commencement Convocation Location

Moody Coliseum
3009 Binkley Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75205

Commencement Convocation Simulcasts

Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports
6000 Bush Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

Crum Auditorium
Collins Executive Building
3150 Binkley Ave.
Dallas, Texas  75205

Outdoor Screen
Mustang Plaza
3009 Binkley Ave.
Dallas, TX 75205

Live streamed on the internet at smu.edu/live.

For a detailed description of the Commencement Convocation ceremony, please visit the Description of Events page.