Visit the Hilltop for the third annual Founders’ Day Weekend, April 18-20, this year featuring a historic, expanded celebration as the SMU family welcomes the George W. Bush Presidential Center to campus.
Events kick off Thursday with the Golden Mustangs Reunion for alumni classes from 1962 and earlier. Friday features a full day of events beginning with the spring meeting of the Parent Leadership Council.
SMU officially welcomes the Bush Presidential Center during a late morning centennial celebration on the University’s historic main quadrangle. Because of the high level of interest in the event, those wishing to attend are asked to register, and may do so at smu.edu/foundersday.
Picnic with the Profs is followed by Inside SMU, an afternoon of short classes with SMU’s distinguished professors. President R. Gerald Turner provides an insider’s perspective on the past year and plans for the future at the annual President’s Briefing later in the day. The President’s Associates Reception, which follows the briefing, honors donors who make gifts of $1,000 in a single year.
Friday evening caps off with a choice of two musical performances: Sing Song, a musical theatre competition that features mini-musicals created and performed by students; or a performance by the Meadows Wind Ensemble.
Mustang Fan Fair, a special SMU Mustang football practice on Saturday, includes autographs, kids’ activities and the opportunity to have a photograph with Peruna. Also Saturday, the Meadows Museum welcomes visitors to an open house.
For more information, please visit smu.edu/foundersday.