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Spring 2021 Graduation

May 15, 2021

SMU Commencement Ceremony Details

Saturday, May 15th
8-9:30am CDT
Ford Stadium, 
SMU Dallas Campus (Parking Map)

Also live-streamed at smu.edu/live

The All-University Commencement will assemble degree candidates from all of SMU's schools and professional programs in Ford Stadium. Here, SMU graduates will be officially recognized and President Turner will confer degrees.

Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble, will be this year's featured speaker.

A simulcast location will be available on campus in Crum Auditorium. 

This year's event will provide social distancing measures both in staging and seating. Masks will be required per SMU Covid-19 protocols. 

Learn more about Commencement

Tickets:

Candidate and guest tickets are required. Tickets will be available online in early May and more information will be forthcoming on how to request your candidate and guest tickets. At this time, each candidate who is attending the ceremony is guaranteed a minimum of four guest tickets. If anything changes and SMU can safely increase this amount with the status of COVID-19 and CDC guidelines in mind, the university will post an update to the Commencement webpage. SMU kindly requests that you do not ask for extra tickets above the minimum four at this time. Thank you again for your continued patience and understanding during the ongoing pandemic.

Graduating students will continue to be contacted directly with important detailed information, including arrival instructions, ordering their diploma, tickets, regalia, and more. 

Location and Parking:

Ford Stadium is located at 5801 Bush Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205. All campus lots and garages will be available for your use that day.

 

 


 

SMU Guildhall Cohort 29 Degree Recognition Ceremony

Saturday, May 15th
11am-1pm CDT / Doors open at 10am following all-University Commencement
McFarlin Auditorium, 
SMU Dallas Campus (Parking Map)

Commonly referred to as our "reception", the invitation-only ticketed academic program degree recognition ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate as a cohort and honor each graduate as they walk across the stage.

The SMU Guildhall ceremony will follow Commencement and will include addresses by SMU Guildhall Director Gary Brubaker and a cohort-selected student speaker; a recognition of this year's Honors Awards recipients; and a socially-distanced processional in which each Cohort 29 graduate will be recognized as they individually cross the stage and take a portrait to commemorate the occasion.

This year's event will provide social distancing measures both in staging and seating. Masks will be required per SMU Covid-19 protocols. Students, faculty and staff will be provided a mask by SMU.

Tickets:

Candidate and guest tickets are required. Each graduating student is allowed 5 tickets: 1 for themselves and 4 for guests. The deadline to order tickets is April 15.

Location and Parking:

McFarlin Auditorium is located at 6405 Boaz Lane, Suite 101, Dallas, TX 75205. All campus lots and garages will be available for your use that day.