Each year the Tate Lecture Series raises more than $800,000 for academic scholarships and student programs at SMU, including the President's Scholars Program. The next generation of academically gifted world changers receive full-tuition scholarships and opportunities to study abroad. Click here to learn more about the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series Endowed President’s Scholars Fund.
SMU extends heartfelt thanks to our generous title sponsors for supporting the Tate Lecture Series and the President’s Scholars Program.
- Anita and Truman Arnold
- Ebby Halliday Companies
- Linda and Mitch Hart
- Jones Day
- Omni Hotels
- The Tolleson Family
Location and Time
The 2015-16 season ticket renewal period ends on Friday, June 5. Requests for upgrades, additional tickets and/or any changes to subscriptions from current patrons will be considered based on seniority in July. You can renew online with your user name and password, fill out the form and return it to the Tate office or call us at 214-768-8283.
Single Event Tickets
Purchase tickets online to individual lectures or call the Tate office at 214-768-8283.
SMU reserves the right to substitute speakers or to rearrange the order of the lectures without notice. Subscriptions are nonrefundable.
The Tate Lecture Series maintains an extensive waiting list for patrons interested in Tate season tickets. Requests for season tickets from new patrons will be placed on a waiting list and considered in the order in which they are received. To be added to the waiting list, complete your request online, download a form, or call the Tate office at 214-768-8283.