Law School Quad (weather permitting)
If inclement weather, then Moody Coliseum.
Note: As the event draws closer, the graduate will need to check email communications regularly in order to confirm start time and/or other essential details regarding the graduation ceremony. An email will be sent out by 2:00 p.m. the day of the ceremony (May 17) if weather moves the event to Moody Coliseum.
A campus map can be found here.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2014. We are proud of your achievements and so pleased to have you join the thousands of outstanding law school alumni whose careers have taken them to all parts of the world. I know that your hard work here will open many doors to a satisfying career which will benefit you as well as the clients and communities you serve. We look forward to seeing you at the hooding ceremony. This is truly one of the most impressive and beautiful ceremonies of any law school. We strongly encourage your family and friends to arrive early as seating is limited. We know all of you will remember this ceremony for many years to come.
Please note that due to the weather, there is a chance that we may need to move the hooding ceremony. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SMU EMAIL OR THE LAW SCHOOL HOMEPAGE REGULARLY THE WEEK OF GRADUATION, AND ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING WHERE THE HOODING CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE!
If we do not move the ceremony, graduates must report to the pit in Underwood Law Library by 5:30 p.m. Note that the ground in the Quad could be soggy; so please select appropriate footwear.
If we are moving the ceremony, graduates will be notified via email with details of where and when to report. The decision to move the ceremony to Moody Coliseum will be made by 2:00 p.m.
Students with family hooders need to first go to Karcher Auditorium in Storey Hall with their family hooder by 5:15 p.m. for a picture. A map of the campus
There will be a reception in Karcher Auditorium in Storey Hall following the ceremony regardless of where the ceremony is held.
For official Graduation Procedures, click here
For a map of the University's commencement ceremonies, click here
The official graduation meeting will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in Karcher Auditorium and 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Karcher Auditorium of Storey Hall. A boxed meal will be available at both graduation meetings. Graduation party details will be e-mailed to all graduating law students. Watch TWEN for details.
SMU main campus graduation ceremonies will take place all day Saturday, May 17, starting with an "All-University Commencement Convocation" at 9:00 a.m. at Moody Coliseum.
Student lineup begins at 7:30 a.m.
and the door will close at 8:50 a.m. NEW LINEUP LOCATION: Basement of Crum Basketball Center (use Bush Avenue entrance).
Law graduates are not required
to attend, but it is strongly encouraged. For information about the convocation ceremony, click here
Ordering Regalia and Announcements
Law students wishing to order academic regalia and announcements, click here
Parking available at law school parking garage at the northeast corner of Hillcrest and Daniel (enter from Daniel), or wherever available. A campus map can be found here
A longstanding tradition of SMU Dedman School of Law has been for a family member to participate in their graduate's ceremony as a "Family Hooder." Family Hooders must
be graduates/alumni of SMU Dedman School of Law and be related to the graduate. Click here
to fill out the family hooder form and for more details.