Bush Presidential Center Groundbreaking logoSMU students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a moment of history: the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the southwest corner of SMU Boulevard and North Central Expressway (the Center’s future home).

A limited number of seats in the ceremonial tent may become available just before 10:30 a.m. for interested SMU community members. Seats in the tent will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis to current University students, faculty and staff. Eligible members of the SMU community may line up at the northwest corner of Binkley Avenue and Dublin Street beginning at 8 a.m. Nov. 16, subject to the following guidelines:

  • Bring your valid SMU ID.
  • Small purses, wallets, cameras, cell phones and keys are permitted. No large purses, backpacks, bags or video cameras are allowed.
  • Business attire is appropriate. Commemorative T-shirts will be distributed for those who wish to wear them.

Individuals not seated in the tent will be directed to the all-University celebration at the Mustang Mall in front of Moody Coliseum, where light refreshments and a live simulcast of the groundbreaking ceremony will be provided. Commemorative T-shirts will be distributed to all guests at the Mustang Mall. The festivities begin at 8 a.m.; the groundbreaking ceremony broadcast begins at 10:30 a.m. (In the event of rain, the celebration will be held at Moody Coliseum.)

All community members will have the opportunity to watch a live webcast of the groundbreaking ceremony. Register online at georgewbushcenter.com.

> Learn more from SMU’s Bush Presidential Center information site