December Rotunda Recessional
Saturday, December 19, 2020
9-11:30 a.m. & 3-4 p.m.
We are excited to announce that SMU will celebrate December Commencement with graduates and their families on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Please save the date, and for those needing to travel to Dallas for the ceremony, plan to arrive the day before.
We are currently planning an outdoor ceremony in Ford Stadium at 1 p.m. for all students and their guests. This location will allow students to bring several guests. Pending weather and the football schedule, our backup option will be two ceremonies in Moody Coliseum one for undergraduate students at 9:00 a.m. and one for graduate students at 2:00 p.m. This location would limit guests to two per student.
We will be watching the weather carefully in the days leading up to Commencement, which may prompt the decision to move indoors. Also, we anticipate hosting the football championship game, which will be held on December 19. Given the pandemic and our football team's record, there is a possibility this game would result in a conflict for space with Commencement.
Regardless of the final location, we are planning for a safe and healthy environment to celebrate this important achievement by our graduating students. We will also offer a virtual option for families who are unable to join in person. Commencement is one of the most cherished traditions at SMU. We look forward to sharing more details about this event as we get closer to December.