Category Archives: Campus Experience

Building for the Future: Centennial Master Plan expands on founders’ vision

Even as the University’s founders crafted the master plan for the campus in 1912 they envisioned a place that would evolve with the times. When asked when SMU would be completed, Robert S. Hyer, the University’s founding president, replied, “After

Giving to honor others: An SMU tradition continues

Since its founding, SMU has had a proud tradition of naming facilities and endowments for faculty positions, awards and scholarships to honor professors, family members and others. SMU’s first building, the iconic Dallas hall, was named to honor the citizens

Family Weekend

Students and their families enjoyed Family Weekend 2011, presented by Student Foundation September 16-18. Festivities included tours of Ford Stadium and Meadows Museum, panel sessions on topics like SMU Abroad and Greek life, opportunities to hear from SMU faculty and

Seeking a New Home for ‘Hub of SMU Spirit’

New Mustang Band Hall to be located in Dedman Center With rich and storied traditions, the Mustang Band is a source of inspiration and pride for the entire SMU family, delighting spectators across the nation with memorable and creative performances.

Momentous Progress: Campaign transforming southeast section of campus

Thanks to support for The Second Century Campaign, SMU’s centennial commemoration period continues to be marked by extraordinary progress that is being felt across the University. This includes a number of projects that are transforming the southeast section of campus

Armstrongs Fund New Student Housing

Elisabeth Martin Armstrong ’82 and William D. Armstrong ’82 have provided the first lead gift of $5 million toward the construction of SMU’s new Residential Commons complex, a grouping of five residential facilities and a dining hall, designed to expand

Residential Commons Provides Funding Opportunities

The Residential Commons complex will fulfill a key University priority by enabling additional students to live on campus in a tightly knit learning community that includes faculty and their families. It also will enable SMU to implement a new requirement

President’s Message

As we celebrate the centennials of SMU’s founding and opening, it’s appropriate that we should be making history as well. For instance, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke to SMU and high school students as part of the Hart Global

Fall Hilltop Highlights

Campaign Q&A: Richard Ware ’68

Richard Ware is co-chair of The Second Century Campaign Steering Committee for Campus and Student Life, served for two terms on SMU’s Board of Trustees and has been a member of many University boards and committees for three decades. He