April 2021 News Perspective Online

2021 Graduation

Perkins students who graduated in December 2019, May 2020 or August 2020 are invited to participate in the May 2021 graduation ceremonies, which take place May 14-15 on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The deadline to RSVP to participate is April 16.

Because the 2020 commencement ceremony was deferred until August 2020, and many graduates from the 2019-20 academic year were unable to attend in August 2020, Perkins and Southern Methodist University have extended the invitation to these graduates to attend the events for May 2021.

The dates for the events are:

Friday, May 14 at 4 p.m.

Perkins School of Theology, “A Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements”

Moody Coliseum

Saturday, May 15 at 8 a.m.

All University Commencement

Ford Stadium

Distancing protocols established by the University will be in effect.  The events will also be live streamed for those graduates and guests who cannot attend in person.

Graduating Perkins who wish return to participate in person for either or both ceremonies should submit an RSVP by email to Alyssa Parrish at, indicating which event they plan to attend (or if they will attend both events).  Please copy Joe Monroy on the RSVP email at  The deadline to submit an RSVP is Friday, April 16.

Information about commencement will be updated on the University’s commencement web page.  Those who RSVP will receive more information about both events as the details become available, including information about obtaining tickets for invited guests.  Returning graduates must acquire regalia in order to attend either event.  The deadline to order regalia is Monday, April 19, 2021.

For additional information, including a link to order regalia, click here.