Message from President Turner

December Commencement Weekend is on December 16th (Rotunda Recessional) and 17th (Commencement), 2022. The information below was for 2021. The University is in the process of finalizing details for the December 2022 weekend. Please check back on October 1st for updates.
R. Gerald Turner, President

R. Gerald Turner, President


We invite you to participate in this year's December Commencement, a time of celebration as the SMU community gathers to recognize our students' accomplishments.

December Commencement will be a memorable occasion for you and your family. The University assembles degree candidates from all of SMU's eight schools. The personal attention so important to SMU takes center stage as each graduate is individually recognized.

December Commencement is Saturday, December 17. Complimentary parking will be available throughout the campus for families and friends.

The spirit of community combined with our celebration of the individual is what makes SMU's December Commencement a most joyous time. We hope that you will join us on December 17 as we pay tribute to the achievements and potential of the graduating students of 2022!


R. Gerald Turner

You will always have a home on the Hilltop. Share your happiest graduation moments with us using #SMUGrad!