Message from President Turner

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 seven schools. Students and faculty in academic regalia march with their respective schools, accompanied by music and applause from proud families. The personal attention so important to SMU takes center stage as each graduate is individually recognized and Moody Coliseum becomes transformed by the pageantry.

December Commencement is Saturday, December 21 at 9:30 a.m. in Moody Coliseum. The ceremony is expected to last approximately two hours. Guests do not need tickets to attend the ceremony. 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 Convocation a most joyous time. We hope that you will join us on December 21 at 9:30 a.m. as we pay tribute to the achievements and potential of the graduating students of 2019!


R. Gerald Turner

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