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Honors Convocation 2024

Honors Convocation will take place on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 2 p.m. CDT in historic McFarlin Auditorium.

Honors Convocation celebrates the academic excellence achieved by SMU undergraduate students. This ceremony recognizes new honor society inductees, national fellowships, various distinguished scholarships and internships, school and departmental awards, and graduating University Honors Program students. 


Hilltop Excellence Awards 2024

The Hilltop Excellence Awards is SMU's most prestigious awards ceremony, annually recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of students, staff, and faculty at SMU.

Ceremony begins Friday, April 19, 5 PM CDT. 


SMU Baccalaureatte Service 2024

The Baccalaureate Service is a nondenominational religious ceremony held the Friday evening before May Commencement. This small and intimate service features a special sermon for undergraduate candidates and their guests. The service lasts approximately one hour.

Ceremony begins Friday, May 10, 5:30 PM CDT. 


SMU All-University Commencement May 2024

On Saturday morning, the All-University May Commencement assembles degree candidates from all of SMU’s schools and professional programs. The commencement speaker 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. All other students receive individual recognition at their school/department ceremonies. At the conclusion of the ceremony, “Varsity” is played and a prayer is said for the new alumni.

Ceremony begins Saturday, May 11, 8:30 AM CDT. 

Moody Coliseum, SMU Campus 3009 Binkley Avenue Dallas, Texas.


All times listed are Central time.

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