Parking and Access

Candidates and guests attending Commencement activities at SMU on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, may park in any of the University's parking facilities:

  • Binkley Parking Center
    Located at the corner of Binkley Avenue and Ownby Drive
  • Mustang Parking Center
    Located off Bush Avenue by the Residential Commons
  • Moody Parking Center
    Located at Airline Road and SMU Boulevard
  • Airline Parking Center
    Located at Airline Road and Daniel Avenue
  • Meadows Parking Center
    Located between Bishop Blvd and Ownby Drive
  • U Lot
    Located at Airline Road and University Blvd

Maps showing the location of parking lots and campus buildings, and directions to campus are available here:


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No parking will be permitted on Bishop Boulevard. Laws and regulations that prohibit parking in fire lanes and limit who may use areas reserved for the disabled are strictly enforced. Please allow extra time to find parking.

Guests with Mobility Impairments

Please note that mobility-impaired seating is limited on a first come, first served basis. Guests seated in the mobility-impaired seating area are allowed one attendant/family member to accompany them. 

Baccalaureate Service

Guests with mobility impairment may park in the lot located on the northwest side of McFarlin Auditorium facing Hillcrest Avenue. Space is limited. Entrance to this lot is from McFarlin Boulevard. You may enter McFarlin Auditorium using the ramp on the southeast side of the building, off of McFarlin Boulevard. Ushers will be available for assistance. Guests' current state-issued disabled parking placard and license plates are needed to park in this area. Additional parking passes are not needed.

Commencement Convocation
Guests with mobility impairment may park on the second level of Binkley Garage located at the corner of Binkley Avenue and Ownby Drive.  Space is limited.  To park on this level, a current state-issued disabled parking placard and/or license plate are needed.  Otherwise, guests may be dropped off on this level and cars are directed to park on the upper levels of Binkley. 

Please contact 214-768-3417 or with questions regarding guests with mobility or sensory impairments.