First fall-term courses in Taos begin in 2009

Taos, New Mexico mountaintop

In 2009, for the first time, SMU’s 300-acre campus near Taos, New Mexico will be open for fall-term classes.

The SMU-in-Taos program has offered summer education since 1973, but the rustic campus dormitories were impractical for use during colder weather. New construction, recent renovations and technological improvements will now allow students and faculty to live there comfortably during the fall and winter.

The fall program is open to students with a minimum 3.30 G.P.A. who will be sophomores in Fall 2009. Applications received by March 15 will be given priority, but they will be accepted through April 17.

SMU-in-Taos Executive Director Mike Adler says Taos Scholars will get a very personal education experience, combined with the lessons that the Taos community can offer through its unique history.

“These students will come back as leaders, with a greater appreciation of their academic life,” Adler says. “What we do so well in the summer, we can do even better in the fall.”

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