Commencement to honor the class of 2014


Every year, first-year students stand in the shape of their graduation year. (Courtesy of SMU)

The 99th annual Commencement ceremony will honor the achievements of over 2,100 students May 17. The ceremony will take place in the renovated Moody Coliseum at 9 a.m.

Seating is limited, but anyone can watch a livestream of the ceremony at

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will be the featured speaker at the Commencement. Elected in 2011, Rawlings has organized a campaign against domestic violence, introduced a development plan for south Dallas, and has taken a leading role in the United States Conference of Mayors.

Diploma presentation will be held at individual schools. The Baccalaureate Service will be held at 8 p.m. May 16 in McFarlin Auditorium. It will also be broadcast live.

Participate in SMU’s “Tag, You’re It: Social Media Contest” to have a chance to win two Southwest Airlines vouchers and other prizes. To enter, post on Twitter, Instagram or the SMU Facebook page with the hashtag #SMU2014 by May 31.

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