graduation in zion

WebAR Virtual recessional for SMU’s graduates.

Since many graduating students would not be attending Commencement in person due to COVID-19, SMU brought on Groove Jones to create an augmented reality experience that allow students and their families to step onto the campus and enter Dallas Hall through a digital Rotunda Recessional.

After passing through the archway, they find themselves standing in front of historic Dallas Hall as the sun is setting, allowing a beautiful view of the campus quadrangle.

The experience is accompanied by an audio recording of SMU President R. Gerald Turner, who welcomes the user to the virtual Rotunda Recessional.