Calendar Highlights: Dec. 5, 2011

SMU J Term 2012 logoThe end of 2011 (and beginning of 2012) at a glance:

  • Dec. 5: Last day of instruction
  • Dec. 6: Reading day
  • Dec. 7-14: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Saturday or Sunday)
  • Dec. 16: The Guildhall at SMU Cohort 14 Exhibition and Graduation, SMU-in-Plano
  • Dec. 17: Last day of term and official date for conferral of degrees
  • Dec. 17: December Graduation Ceremony, 10 a.m., Moody Coliseum
  • Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 2, 2012: University holidays
  • Jan. 3-12: J Term 2012 at SMU-in-Plano – registration deadline extended through Friday, Dec. 9

Food for Fines continues: The Central University Libraries 2011 Food for Fines drive is on through Friday, Dec. 16. Every donation of a can or package of nonperishable food for the North Texas Food Bank equals a $2 credit toward outstanding library fine assessed from November 2011 onward. The waiver applies to materials from Fondren Library Center, Hamon Arts Library and the ISEM Reading Room and for all SMU faculty, staff and students. Drop off food donations at any of the listed libraries.

Celebration station: President and Mrs. R. Gerald Turner host the 2011 All-University Holiday Party 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, in the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents 'The Night Before Christmas'Dec. 10-11: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents The Night Before Christmas with guest artists Stephen Hanna and Margaret Severin-Hansen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets are $10-40 – find them online at