2018 Commencement Activities Planned for Perkins School of Theology
The May 19 Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements will be live-streamed at 2 p.m. CST via webcast at hpumconline.org/perkins
DALLAS (SMU) – Perkins School of Theology will honor graduating seniors with a variety of events, including Bishop Cynthia Harvey, a Perkins alumna (M.Div. ’99) and episcopal leader of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, as preacher for the May 19 Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements.
Seventy-five students are scheduled to receive their SMU diplomas from Perkins (14 December graduates, 55 May graduates and 6 summer graduates.)
Related events and activities include:
Friday, May 18:
Senior Class Worship - 5 p.m.
- Senior Class Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
Great Hall of Highland Park UMC (3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205).
- Baccalaureate Service - 7:50 p.m.
Perkins Dean Craig C. Hill will preach at the service, which provides an opportunity for University undergraduate seniors to worship with their guests.
Saturday, May 19:
University Commencement - 9 a.m.
Featuring Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, as the commencement speaker.
The event will be live-streamed online at smu.edu/live
Information about how to obtain tickets for admission will be posted on the SMU website here.
- Bridwell Library - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open for visits from family, friends and other guests.
The Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements - 2 p.m.
Highland Park UMC Sancutary
Featuring Bishop Cynthia Harvey, a Perkins alumna (M.Div. ’99) and episcopal leader of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. (Pictured right.)
Guests are welcome and no tickets are required. Guests may be seated when the doors open at 1 p.m.
The event will be live-streamed via webcast at hpumconline.org/perkins.
- Reception - 3:30 p.m.
Great Hall of Prothro Hall
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.
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, Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Pastoral Music, as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.