As the pandemic continues to disrupt our lives, the SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) is moving forward with an innovative hybrid approach of in-person, self-paced and on-demand graduate education for 2021. As we continue to hope for the best and plan for “less than the best,” we will host the program in-person, respecting social distancing. This will mean each class will be on campus separately. To accommodate a condensed schedule, some classes will be offered only via live streaming and on demand. We will maximize and optimize the time on campus and provide the best “SWGSB Experience” possible under the current circumstances.

When the pandemic allows, the SWGSB/SMU leadership will return to conducting a 100 percent in-person program to provide the engagement for which SWGSB/SMU is known throughout the community banking industry. In the interim, the graduate school will feature both virtual, online learning as well as in-person sessions, as permitted by University and health authorities. See planning schedule below. As indicated, some portions of the curriculum will be self-paced; others will require participants to engage via “live streaming” on the Zoom platform. Those who plan to attend the SWGSB 2021 session entirely online should let us know as soon as possible. We will be happy to discuss the additional requirements and email a list of courses that must be attended via “live streaming.” Our cancellation policy will be flexible, in light of the unknowns. SWGSB/SMU will provide a complete schedule and pertinent details in the coming months.

Please check back here for updates.

Use the Following for Planning Purposes Only.
(This is Not an Official Schedule.)

FRESHMAN SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 30, 2021
10:00 a.m. Residence Halls Open for Check-in
1:00-2:00 p.m. SWGSB Registration
2:00-3:30 p.m. Orientation & Class Meeting
3:45-5:15 p.m. First Class*
Evening at Your Leisure
Monday, May 31 - Thursday, June 3, 2021
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-11:15 a.m. Morning Classes*
11:15-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-5:30 p.m. Afternoon Classes*
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
Friday, June 4, 2021
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-11:15 a.m. Morning Classes*
11:15-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m. Exam Study Time
1:30-3:00 p.m. Freshman Exam

FRESHMAN PROGRAM CONCLUDES AT 3:00 P.M.

*Some classes will be live streamed on Zoom.

JUNIOR SCHEDULE

Sunday, June 6, 2021
10:00 a.m. Residence Halls Open for Check-in
1:00-2:00 p.m. SWGSB Registration
2:00-3:00 p.m. Junior Class Meeting
3:15-4:45 p.m. First Class*
Evening at Your Leisure
Monday, June 7 - Thursday, June 10, 2021
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-11:15 a.m. Morning Classes*
11:15-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-5:30 p.m. Afternoon Classes*
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
Friday, June 11, 2021
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-9:30 a.m. Morning Class*
9:45-11:15 a.m. Junior Exam
11:15-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-2:00 p.m. Afternoon Class*
2:30-3:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony

JUNIOR PROGRAM CONCLUDES AT 3:30 P.M.

*Some classes will be live streamed on Zoom.

SENIOR SCHEDULE

Sunday, June 13, 2021
10:00 a.m. Residence Halls Open for Check-in
1:00-2:00 p.m. SWGSB Registration
2:00-3:00 p.m. Senior Class Meeting
3:15-4:45 p.m. First Class*
Evening at Your Leisure
Monday, June 14 - Thursday, June 17, 2021
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-11:15 a.m. Morning Classes*
11:15-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-5:30 p.m. Afternoon Classes*
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
Friday, June 18, 2021
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-9:30 a.m. Senior Exam
9:45-11:15 a.m. Morning Class*
11:15-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-2:00 p.m. Afternoon Class*
4:00-5:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony & Graduation

SENIOR PROGRAM CONCLUDES AT 5:00 P.M.

*Some classes will be live streamed on Zoom.

Please note: This schedule is subject to change without notice.