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Baccalaureate Service 2023

The Baccalaureate Service is a non-denominational religious ceremony held the Friday evening before May Commencement in McFarlin Auditorium. This small and intimate service features a special sermon for undergraduate candidates and their guests. The service lasts approximately one hour. Seating in McFarlin Auditorium is limited; therefore, candidates may request two guest tickets. Extra tickets not requested for Baccalaureate are distributed on the stairs in front of McFarlin Auditorium at 4 p.m. Please see Request Weekend Tickets for more information. The ceremony is simulcast in the Hughes-Trigg Theater.

Livestream will start on May 12 at 5 p.m.



All-University Commencement 2023

On Saturday morning, the All-University May Commencement assembles degree candidates from all of SMU's schools and professional programs. Commencement speakers will offer their congratulations to our newest class of graduates and President Turner will confer degrees. Doctoral students (Ph.D., Ed.D., DE, and DLS) will receive recognition as they cross the stage. At the conclusion of the ceremony, "Varsity" is played and a prayer is said for the new alumni.  Doctoral candidates are recognized by name at this ceremony and all other students receive individual recognition at their school/department ceremonies.

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Livestream will start on May 13 at 9 a.m.


SMU Cox Undergraduate Commencement 2023

Join us for the SMU Cox School Undergraduate Ceremony on Saturday, May 13th in Moody Coliseum at 1 p.m.


SMU Cox Graduate Commencement 2023

Join us for the SMU Cox School Graduate Ceremony on Saturday, May 13th in Moody Coliseum at 3 p.m.


All times listed are Central time.

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