Security and Parking


Guest and Candidate Security Screening and Prohibited Items

Security screening is required for all guests entering Moody Coliseum and for all candidates entering the student lineup locations in Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports and Crum Basketball Center. Guests and candidates are screened with a hand wand or metal detector; all bags are checked.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, animals (except service animals), backpacks, banners, binocular cases, briefcases, camera bags, cans, cinch bags, computer bags, coolers, diaper bags, fanny packs, firearms, flags, glass items, guns, inflated balloons, knives of any size and type, laser pointers, luggage, noisemakers, purses larger than a small clutch, radios, seat cushions with zippers, pockets or compartments, selfie sticks, signs, stun guns, throwing objects, umbrellas (unless threat of rain or raining), and weapons.  No outside food or drink is permitted into Moody Coliseum. 

For guests, all bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and may not exceed 12 X 6 X 12 inches.  Bags may be one-gallon clear plastic resealable storage bags.  Small clutch purses with or without straps, no larger than 8.5 X 5.5 inches, are permitted.  The clutch does not have to be clear and may be carried separately or within an approved plastic bag.  Items that are medically necessary are evaluated individually. 

Candidates are not allowed to bring clear bags, food or drinks into Moody, Dedman Center and Crum Center.  A small clutch is permissible.  


Candidates and guests attending Commencement activities at SMU on Friday and Saturday, December 20 and 21, 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:

 PDF Parking Map  SMU Parking Services