Category Archives: Founders’ Day

Save the Date: Founders’ Day Weekend

Join the SMU community as the University marks its second annual Founders’ Day Weekend April 20-21, 2012, with a variety of events for alumni, parents and friends. Held each year on the third Friday in April, Founders’ Day is an

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Save the Date: Founders’ Day 2012

Make plans now to attend SMU’s second annual Founders’ Day, April 20, 2012. The day, which commemorates the filing of the University’s charter, will feature a variety of events and activities, including Inside SMU, an afternoon of stimulating classes for

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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.

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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.