Category Archives: Founders’ Day

Founders’ Day Weekend Highlights

April 15-17 The first annual Founders’ Day Weekend will commemorate the University’s founding a century ago. Highlights are listed below. For a complete listing of events, please visit

President’s Message

A century ago, an extraordinary group of church and civic leaders founded a university on the Texas prairie. Today, SMU stands as a testament to the founders’ vision, a great international university with top students and faculty and world-class facilities.

Campaign Activity: 2009-10 Timeline

The second year of The Second Century Campaign’s public phase was filled with events and celebrations marking campaign progress in Dallas, around the United States and internationally. Here is a timeline featuring some of the year’s most significant developments.