October 4-6, 2019

Pre-registration for Family Weekend events has closed, but all are welcome to join at our events! Registration is not required.


Cheer on the Mustangs at the football game vs. Tulsa! Tickets are required - click here to buy tickets directly from SMU Athletics.

 For questions about football tickets, contact Calleagh Darby at / (214) 768-4886. 

Click here to get a more detailed description of Family Weekend!



On this SMU Family Weekend website, you will find all of the necessary information regarding the weekend schedule, event registration, football tickets, and more. It will be a great guide as you navigate through such an exciting weekend. You don't want to miss out on the events that we have planned!

We are so excited to host a variety of events that promote our campus community as well as provide opportunities for you to enjoy being in the city of Dallas. Please check out our detailed schedule of the weekend where you will find descriptions and details for each event. At the top of this page you will see a link to the Dallas Guidebook, which has many recommendations on the restaurant and entertainment “hot spots” around the city.

Families traveling from out of town for Family Weekend should plan to arrive on Thursday, October 3, as the weekend kicks-off on the morning of Friday, October 4, with An Inside Look at SMU followed by the Hilltop Welcome and many more exciting events. We can’t wait to share our traditions and love for SMU with everyone on Family Weekend.  

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hilltop on the weekend of October 4-6, 2019 because there is no place like “Sweet Home SMU”!

Pony Up!

Sophie Pasternak

2019 Family Weekend COMMITTEE


The Student Foundation Family Weekend Committee is responsible for planning an exciting weekend for students and their families. The weekend includes a sneak-peek at SMU academics and student life, a movie on Dallas Hall, and Gameday Programming on Mustang Mall and the Boulevard! 

Family Weekend Chair - Sophie Pasternak

Boulevard Coordinator - Brytin Staab

Boulevard Coordinator - Hannah Mikhail

Programming Coordinator - Lizzy Shumway

Programming Coordinator - Emily Abdalla

University Coordinator - Eliana Abraham

Vice President of Programming - Dylan Beams