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An Inside Look at SMU

Friday, October 4 from 11am-3pm around SMU Campus

11am-1pm: Academics

SMU Meadows School of the Arts: Enjoy Baldo’s ice cream and coffee, student performances, raffle prizes, and meeting the faculty! A free event open to all Meadows students and their families. Advance online registration is preferred by Friday, September 27. RSVP today.

Simmons School of Education and Human Development: Meet the Simmons Faculty! 11am-12pm, Annette Simmons Hall 144

Dedman College: Come meet the Dean and Dedman College Faculty, and learn more about your student's college. 11am-12pm, Dallas Hall Rotunda

Cox School of Business: A faculty panel offers information on what the Cox Business School offers undergrads, majors, minors, academic requirements, and career opportunities. 11:30-12:30pm, Crum Auditorium in Collins Executive Building

Lyle School of Engineering: We cordially invite all Lyle family members and guests to attend lunch in the engineering quad. This is a great time to meet your student's professors and learn more about Lyle. Experience the community and spirit that our students enjoy each day as members of the Lyle School of Engineering! Advanced registration is preferred by October 1st. Register here.

Meadows Museum: Open house and free admission from 11am-1pm!

Get to Know SMU Intersessions, SMU Abroad, and SMU-in-Taos: Come to an open house to learn more about our programs. Learn how these opportunities can enhance degree progress and add an unforgettable January, Summer, or semester to the SMU experience. 11am-1pm, Laura Lee Blanton 108, 110, 112

1-3pm: Student Affairs

Dedman Center for Lifetime Fitness:Join the Recreational Sports Department from 1-3pm to view our facilities, climb the rock wall, take a dip in The Falls or attend a Zumba class in Studio 3 (1-2 pm)! Don’t forget to stop by the yearbook table to pick-up or purchase the newest Rotunda yearbook, Dedman Rec. Center.

Hegi Family Career Development Center: Stop in the Hegi Family Career Development Center to meet our team, check out our space, and learn about the diverse resources and programs we offer to students. 1-2pm, Hegi Career Center, Hughes-Trigg Student Center Suite 200

Dean of Students Office: Stop by Hughes-Trigg Student Center suite 302 to play carnival games and eat a few treats! 1-3pm, Hughes-Trigg Student Center Suite 302

Dr. Bob Smith Health Center: Join the staff at the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center for our fall semester open house! Come enjoy free food, giveaways, and tours of the health center to learn about all the great resources that are available! 2-3pm, Dr. Bob Smith Health Center

Fraternity and Sorority Meet & Greet

Come and enjoy an afternoon snack with staff and student leaders from the fraternity and sorority community. This come and go reception will provide the opportunity to meet current leaders in the community and learn more about the student fraternal experience. Pop on in and say hi! 2-3pm, Harold Simmons 101D

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Big iDeas Pitch Competition

Friday, October 4 from 1-3pm in the Collins Executive Center, room 200

All students are encouraged to compete, and win $1000 dollars to seed fund their idea. For more information contactBigiDeas@SMU.edu.

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Hilltop Welcome

Friday, October 4 from 3-5pm in the Mack Ballroom in Umphrey Lee

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and live music, meet SMU leaders and administrators, and hear remarks from SMU President R. Gerald Turner. Sponsored in part by SMU Mothers' and Dads' Clubs. Cash bar available

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Home Away From Home

Friday, October 4 from 5-6pm in the Residential Commons

Meet Commons leadership including students, faculty, and staff, and explore your student's home at SMU!

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Family Weekend Fish Fry

Friday, October 4 from 6-9pm in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Varsity

Join the Association of Black Students and the National Pan-Hellenic Council during Family Weekend for free food, games, and fun! Enjoy freshly-made fried fish by the Jennifer "JJ" Jones! This event is the perfect opportunity for families to meet and enjoy the SMU experience with faculty, staff, and students.

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Movie on the Lawn

Friday, October 4 from 9-11pm on Dallas Hall Lawn

Featuring Monsters University. Snacks, drinks, and seating provided.


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SMU Football vs. Tulsa

Saturday, October 5 kickoff at 5:30pm at Ford Stadium

Join us as we cheer on the Mustangs against Tulsa! Tickets are required for family members - students are admitted to the game with their student ID. Buy tickets here.


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Asian Council Brunch

Sunday, October 6 from 9-11am in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms

Join Asian Council during Family Weekend for breakfast and fun the entire family can enjoy!

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Familia Luncheon

Sunday, October 6 from 1-3pm in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms

Join us as we celebrate familia weekend with a luncheon and fun for the entire family!