Celebrating Commencement 2009

Commencement 2008 banner line-up

SMU observes its 94th Commencement May 15-16 with events for students, faculty, alumni and the entire community.

Former First Lady and current SMU Trustee Laura Bush (’68) will speak at the all-University ceremony at 9:30 a.m. May 16 in Moody Coliseum. The University expects to award nearly 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

Some major events at a glance:

May 15-16 – Class of 1959 golden reunion
May 15 – Honorary Degree Symposia honoring Harold W. Attridge, Arthur Mitchell and Alexander McCall Smith
May 15 – Baccalaureate and Rotunda Recessional
May 16 – Faculty Breakfast and Distinguished University Citizen Awards presentation
May 16 – All-University Commencement
May 16 – School diploma presentations

Find more information at the Registrar’s Commencement 2009 website.

Read more about Laura Bush
Find times and locations for the 2009 Honorary Degree Symposia
Get a preview of the University’s new academic regalia