Grad Fair

Grad Fair is a one-stop shop that helps candidates prepare for graduation. All May 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!

Thursday, February 20 
Blanton Building, 1st floor
10 a.m.– 6 p.m.

Friday, February 21 
Blanton Building, 1st floor
10 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Orders for renting academic regalia must be placed at the Grad Fair or through the Herff Jones website by midnight, April 10

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 or by calling 1-800-BALFOUR. Students may also order rings in person at the Grad Fair on February 20 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and February 21 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) in Blanton 110. 

University Ring Days will be held in the spring. Balfour representatives are on hand to fit and take orders for SMU rings.

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

SMU Ring Ceremony

In light of the University's decision to cancel on-campus gatherings of more than 50 people through the end of April, the ring ceremony has been postponed. You can learn more about SMU’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak at

All questions regarding the ring need to be directed to Balfour at 1-800-BALFOUR (225-3687). Call 214-768-2586 for questions regarding the ceremony.

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