Happy Holidays from SMU

The University wishes you the very best of the holiday season.

SMU closes out 2017 wishing you the happiest of holidays with scenes from the Celebration of Lights, the December Commencement ceremony and fans at the bowl game. 


Scenes and Video from the 2017 Celebration of Lights

Celebration of Lights 2017

SMU launches the holiday season with its annual lighting ceremony. The ceremony features student musicians performing songs of the season, SMU President R. Gerald Turner reading the Christmas story from the New Testament and the lighting of the SMU Christmas tree. The celebration ends with participants bathed in the light of the candles they hold as they sing "Silent Night."


Scenes and Video from the December Commencement

Fall Commencement 2017

Watch the keynote address by Kenneth A Hersh, president and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.


The complete December Commencement ceremony.


Scenes from the DXL Frisco Bowl

2017 Bowl Game
Mustang fans turned out to watch SMU play Louisiana Tech on Dec. 20.