May Commencement

Commemorate your accomplishments during SMU’s May Commencement events May 12–13, 2023.

SMU is returning the tradition of All-University Commencement to Moody Coliseum for 2023. This spirited weekend will include many activities and events for you and your family to celebrate your hard work and inaugurate your future success.

  • Baccalaureate and Rotunda Recessional will take place in McFarlin Auditorium on Friday, May 12, beginning at 5 p.m.
  • The main All-University Commencement ceremony will be in Moody Coliseum on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
  • Individual school and college degree recognition ceremonies will be on May 12 and May 13 at various times and locations across campus. Find your events.

Important information for the All-University Commencement

  • The All-University Commencement on Saturday morning, May 13, returns to Moody Coliseum.
  • Degree candidates may request up to two (2) tickets for guests.
  • Doctoral candidates being hooded on stage may request up to four (4) tickets for guests.
  • Guests on campus without tickets can view graduation from the official viewing ceremony taking place at the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports. 
  • Out-of-town family and friends can also watch the ceremony via a live stream at

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