SMU to celebrate 92nd Commencement

Southern Methodist University will observe its 92nd commencement weekend Friday and Saturday (May 18-19, 2007) with traditions and ceremonies as the University pays special tribute to the more than 1,950 graduates who will receive diplomas and offers special recognition to three honorary degree recipients. The weekend events include:

  • The Honorary Degree Symposia. Business executive and civic leader William T. Solomon will be featured at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Georges Auditorium of the Trammell Crow Building. Author and professor Marsh Terry will be featured at 2 p.m. Friday in DeGolyer Library. Both are honorary degree recipients. (More about the Symposia.)
  • Baccalaureate, a religious service with a special sermon for the graduation candidates and their guests, will be at 8 p.m. Friday in McFarlin Auditorium.
  • Rotunda Recessional, which welcomes graduates into their new life as alumni, will follow the baccalaureate service.
  • The All-University Commencement Convocation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Moody Coliseum. Distinguished television journalist and commentator Bill Moyers will give the address. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees will be conferred upon Moyers, Solomon and Terry. (Read more about the three honorary degree recipients.)
  • Individual schools and departments will present diplomas in separate ceremonies Saturday afternoon and evening. (Check out the schedule.)
  • Celebrate the Class of 2007. This website includes a roundup of where graduates are going, their wit and wisdom, their gifts to SMU, and a slide show.

Read more about Commencement Weekend.

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