Grad Fair

Grad Fair is a one-stop shop that helps candidates prepare for graduation. All December candidates are encouraged to stop by for answers to your ceremony questions, order your SMU regalia and class ring, and have a professional photos taken in cap and gown.

Save the date!

Friday, October 25
Blanton Building, 1st floor
9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Orders for renting academic regalia must be placed at the Grad Fair or through the Herff Jones website by midnight, November 8.



Personalized announcements containing the name and degree of the candidate may be ordered through Herff Jones.

You will have an opportunity to purchase a diploma preservation frame from the Michael Sutter Company after commencement. Each diploma preservation frame order will include a second, complimentary diploma. Please visit Michael Sutter to view the variety of frames available.



The SMU Ring is a tangible and recognizable symbol of pride in SMU and its history. It is a link with classmates, friends, and alumni spread all over the world, as well as a reminder of accomplishments and experiences during college years. Students wear the ring with the seal facing them until the granting of degrees at Commencement. After graduation the ring is worn with the seal facing outward to symbolize that the graduate is now ready to face the world!

The SMU Ring can be viewed and purchased online at Balfour, or by calling 1-800-BALFOUR. Students may also order rings in person at Hughes-Trigg Student Center on Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

SMU's Ring Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 18.

For more information, please contact Mindy Rowland-Hess, 214-768-4741.



FLASH Photography will be at the Grad Fair taking professional cap and gown photos and head shots. Regalia is provided.