2016 Commencement Activities Planned for Perkins School of Theology

The May 14 Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements will be live-streamed at 2 p.m. CST via webcast at https://www.hpumconline.org/perkins

DALLAS (SMU) – Perkins School of Theology will honor graduating seniors with a variety of events, including Dr. Hugo Magallanes, Associate Professor of Christianity and Cultures, as preacher for the May 14 Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements.

Ninety-three graduates range from ages 23 through 69 and include at least 11 denominations. More facts about current graduates.

Related events and activities include:

Friday, May 13:
• 5 p.m. Senior Class Worship, Perkins Chapel.
• 6:30 p.m. Senior Class Dinner, Great Hall of Highland Park UMC.

Saturday, May 14:

• 9 a.m. Commencement in Moody Coliseum, will feature Richard Templeton, a member of the SMU Board of Trustees and president and CEO of Texas Instruments, and Mary Templeton, a financial analyst and computer scientist, as the commencement speakers.

The event will be live-streamed online at http://www.smu.edu/live

Information about how to obtain tickets for admission will be posted on the SMU website: http://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Registrar/AcademicCeremonies/MayCommencement/Guests/CeremonyInformation/RequestWeekendPasses

• From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Bridwell Library will be open for visits from family, friends and other guests. 
• 2:00 p.m. The Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements, in the sanctuary of Highland Park UMC, features Dr. Hugo Magallanes, Associate Professor of Christianity and Cultures. 

Guests are welcome and no tickets are required. Guests may be seated when the doors open at 1:00 p.m. The event will be live-streamed via webcast at www.hpumconline.org/perkins.

• 3:30 p.m. Reception in the Great Hall of Prothro Hall is free for graduates and their guests, as well as Perkins faculty, staff, and students. The reception begins immediately following the presentation of diplomas during the Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements.

More information about SMU Commencement: http://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Registrar/AcademicCeremonies/MayCommencement.

For a map of the SMU campus, visit www.smu.edu/maps.


Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Ministry, and Doctor of Ministry, as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.