SMU observes its 96th Commencement May 13-14 with events for students, faculty, alumni and the entire community.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas will speak at the all-University ceremony at 9:30 a.m. May 14 in Moody Coliseum. The University expects to award undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees to more than 2,100 students.
Some major events at a glance:
May 12 – Honorary Degree Symposium on the Constitutional Court of South Africa honoring Justice Pius Nkonzo Langa, 5 p.m., 201 Florence Hall, Law Quad
May 13 – Class of 2011 Group Photo, 6:30 p.m., Main Quad (full academic regalia)
May 13-14 – Class of 1961 Golden Reunion, various times and locations
May 13 – Baccalaureate followed by Rotunda Recessional, 8 p.m., McFarlin Auditorium
May 14 – Faculty Breakfast and Distinguished University Citizen Awards presentation
May 14 – All-University Commencement, 9:30 a.m., Moody Coliseum
May 14 – Commencement Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., RFoC @ Lee, Umphrey Lee Center
May 14 – School diploma presentations, various times and locations
> RSVP online for the Faculty Breakfast and Processional
> Learn more about Sen. John Cornyn
> Find highlights from the SMU visit of the Dalai Lama, 2011 honorary Doctor of Humane Letters recipient
> Visit the Registrar’s May Commencement homepage at smu.edu/commencement
(Above, the school standard bearers from SMU Commencement 2010. Photo by Jake Dean.)