Scenes from SMU's spring 2017 Commencement weekend

Scenes from the weekend in which SMU awarded more than 1,600 degrees in ceremonies.

Commencement Weekend 2017

SMU awarded more than 1,600 degrees at its University-wide Commencement ceremony on May 20. The University’s individual schools and departments hosted diploma ceremonies throughout the day, some of which were captured in the slide show that follows.

Photos from the various ceremonies:

Commencement 2017
(Photos by Hillsman Jackson, Guy Rogers, Allison Slomowitz, Kim Leeson, Kevin Gaddis, Jeff McWhorter, and Brandon Wade)


Commencement address featuring NIH Director Francis S. Collins


Baccalaureate service featuring the Rev. Larry James, CEO of CitySpace


Commencement ceremony


The SMU Class of 2017 Photo