The rain poured down, but spirits were high during SMU’s 2012 Family Weekend celebration Sept. 28-30. Relive “Boardwalk on the Boulevard” from the picnic to the Talent Show to the SMU-TCU game with a video courtesy of SMU News.
This year’s theme is Boardwalk on the Boulevard; President R. Gerald Turner said the theme “reflects the range of activities the students have planned for you to enjoy, from our talent show to Boulevarding before the Mustangs take on TCU.”
Antonea Bastian, Student Foundation’s Family Weekend chair, said, “Families are a very important part of our community, and this weekend is about celebrating them.”
Student Foundation put together a guide for the weekend and below are some of the highlights:
Friday, Sept. 28:
- To kick off the weekend there will be a behind-the-scenes tour of Ford Stadium at 10 and 11 a.m.
- Following the tour there is a family luncheon in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom at noon.
- Families have the chance to Meet the Faculty of each school in their respective buildings at 2 p.m.
- The evening holds two favorite traditions: the Taste of Dallas Dinner at 6 p.m. and the Talent Show at 8 p.m. Tickets to the show are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Saturday, Sept. 29:
- This year’s Family Weekend is happening during the Second Century Celebration, so make sure to stop by the Centennial Hall Open House in the lower level of Hughes-Trigg from 3-6 p.m. for a family photo.
- The annual BBQ on the Boulevard will start at 4 p.m. and kick off all Boulevarding activities.
- As the boulevard winds down, head to Ford Stadium for the football game against TCU, the Battle for the Iron Skillet!
- A Quick Look at The Battle for the Iron Skillet:
- The game starts at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on Fox Sports
- The rivalry dates back to 1915
- SMU won their first game over TCU in 1923
- TCU currently leads the series 44-40-7
- The last time the Mustangs and Horned Frogs met, SMU was victorious with a 40-33 win in overtime
Sunday, Sept. 30: