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Celebration of Lights 2023

Join SMU's Student Foundation for this year’s Celebration of Lights as we celebrate the 2023 holiday season with all our favorite holiday festivities. Early in the night, hear from SMU’s President, R. Gerald Turner, as he reads the Christmas Story and hear musical performances by members of the student body. Experience Dallas Hall Lawn as we light the Christmas tree and surrounding landscape. Enjoy free food, pet live reindeer, and take part in many other holiday festivities.

We cannot wait to put on this year’s Celebration of Lights and hope to see you there or online! Monday, November 27 2023 at 7 PM CST. 

SMU Commencement - December 2023

On Saturday morning, the All-University Commencement will assemble 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. Candidates will cross the stage and have their names announced. At the conclusion of the ceremony, "Varsity" is played and a prayer is said for the new alumni.

Ceremony begins Saturday, December 16 2023 at 9 AM CST. 


All times listed are Central time.

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