Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Alerts

Perkins School of Theology

Perkins updates in response to the spread of COVID-19 will be posted here as they become available.

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Resources For Worship, Preaching and Staying Connected as Community

As our students and alumni/ae navigate continuation of community during these uncertain times, Perkins would like to offer resources for worship, preaching and ongoing spiritual care. 

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The below items are archived communications related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For current student, faculty, and staff information please visit SMU's official website.

SMU Announces New Date for SMU Commencement 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020 
SMU's spring commencement is postponed to Saturday, August 15, 2020. Stay tuned for additional details regarding the Perkins Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements.

Watch the Message from SMU President Turner 


SMU Essential Personnel Status Extended Through April 30

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Following the guidance of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s latest executive order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, SMU will extend its “essential personnel only” status through April 30, allowing most faculty and staff to continue working remotely.

Read the SMU Announcement Here


SMU Classes Move Online Through End of Spring Semester

Friday, March 20, 2020
To align with declarations from federal, state and Dallas County health authorities, SMU is moving all classes online for the remainder of the spring semester.

Read the SMU Announcement Here