The support of alumni, parents and friends throughout the United States has been a crucial factor in SMU’s continuing rise as a top educational institution. As the SMU Calendar demonstrates, the University is committed to engaging SMU’s extended family in the Dallas area, across the country and around the world through alumni gatherings and events highlighting campaign success.

These various events enable alumni and others to stay in touch, share memories of the Hilltop and re-engage in the life of the University. Because those constituents most closely connected to the University are most likely to support it, the gatherings also are intended to encourage giving to The Second Century Campaign, which is having a transformative impact on SMU, its students and faculty.

As the calendar year draws to a close, those who care about SMU’s future have an opportunity to help the University reach and exceed the campaign’s participation goals  with a gift to the University. In addition, donors may be able to benefit from tax advantages for charitable giving before the end of the calendar year. If you have not made your yearly gift, please consider providing support for SMU before December 31 by visiting