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.

Read the latest SMU updates here.



Resources For Worship, Preaching and Staying Connected as Community

Monday, June 8, 2020
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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Event Postponements and Cancellations

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Because of the University’s restriction of all on-campus gatherings with 50 persons or more through the end of April, Perkins has postponed or cancelled several upcoming events.

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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.

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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.

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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


Building Hours and Closures

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, access to Kirby Hall, Selecman Hall, Prothro Hall, and Perkins Chapel is closed to the public and only available by SMU ID card. This decision was made to protect the limited staff present in the buildings and the properties themselves.

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