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Student Life / Counseling

Senior Counseling

Seniors are in the process of fulfilling their journey through the Profile of the Graduate. Seniors explore their relation to others on Community Days, weekly serve others on Wednesday service days, select a spiritual retreat to attend, and prepare for the transition to the world beyond Jesuit. Senior counselors assist students and parents in this year of growth and change. Senior guidance classes, weekly class-level meetings and individual conferences all provide opportunity for interaction with the senior student. Senior counselors aim to help guide the senior in areas of education and growth.

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Graduation Practice: Saturday, May 27

8 a.m.
SMU McFarlin Auditorium

Seniors will receive their caps and gowns during graduation practice. Practice can take anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours, depending on cooperation and prompt morning arrival. Dress for the morning practice is casual. Note that practice will not begin until each graduating senior is present. The graduation caps and gowns may be taken home between practice and the ceremony. This is a good time to take family photos with seniors in their graduation gown, as the gowns must be returned on stage immediately following the ceremony. Seniors may keep their caps and tassels.
Please contact Jack Fitzsimmons at ext. 412 for further information.

Graduation Ceremony: Saturday, May 27

4 p.m.
SMU McFarlin Auditorium

The timeline for the graduation ceremony is as follows:

3:15 p.m. Seniors arrive and repmt to Mcfarlin Auditorium.
3:15 p.m. Doors to Mcfarlin Auditorium open for seating of ticketed audience.
4 p.m. Graduation ceremony begins promptly and lasts approximately two hours and fifteen minutes.

Student attire for graduation is dark slacks, white shirt, tie, and dark polished shoes or boots. No facial hair, earrings, nose rings, other visible piercings, or sunglasses are allowed.


All vehicles parking on SMU's campus for graduation will be charged a $7 parking fee. Please log on to smu.edu, then type in "parking" in the search box to see SMU's campus map and parking. Note that McFarlin Auditorium is located near the northwest corner of the campus at McFarlin Road and Hillcrest.

Final Note: The Jesuit Graduation is a formal ceremony which reflects the religious identity of the school. As such, balloons, air horns, cheers, rowdy behavior, and the like are not allowed. Please show respect for Jesuit and our graduates and abide by this request.

Please contact Jack Fitzsimmons at ext. 412 for further information.