SMU welcomes prospective students during Spring 2015 visits

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SMU welcomes prospective students during Spring 2015 visits

Students on the Laura Bush Promenade at SMU

Prospective SMU undergraduates from around the nation are visiting the Hilltop throughout March and April 2015. They include visitors in the University’s “Destination SMU” events for accepted prospective students, as well as potential President’s and Hunt Leadership Scholars.

SMU President R. Gerald Turner stressed the importance of these visits, as the University welcomes “the most academically competitive applicant pool in our history,” in an e-mail to faculty and staff members dated Wednesday, March 18. Typically, more than 75 percent of accepted students who visit campus will select SMU based on the quality of their experience as visitors, he added

“Take a moment to say ‘hello’ when you see visitors on campus,” Turner wrote. He reminded faculty, staff and current students to look for visitors carrying the distinctive red SMU drawstring backpacks provided by the University, which make prospective students easy to identify among the campus population.

“Our remarkable campus and the collegiate experience you help to create are central to our recruitment success,” Turner added. “Every point of contact can make a difference in a student’s decision to choose SMU … when admitted students experience for themselves that the beauty of our campus is enriched by the warmth of our community.”

Visitation programs for admitted students continue until the Friday, May 1 admission deposit deadline.

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March 23, 2015|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

SMU prepares for Spring 2013 prospective-student visits

Students on the Laura Bush Promenade at SMU

Prospective SMU undergraduates from around the nation are visiting the Hilltop throughout March and April 2013. They include visitors in the University’s “Destination SMU” events for accepted prospective students, as well as potential President’s and Hunt Scholars.

“Our students, faculty and staff are an especially important part of this process, sharing firsthand perspectives on academic programs, campus life and opportunities beyond campus,” wrote SMU President R. Gerald Turner in a campuswide e-mail dated Friday, March 22. He reminded faculty, staff and current students to look for visitors carrying the distinctive red SMU drawstring backpacks provided by the University, which make prospective students easy to identify among the campus population.

“As you may know, more than 75 percent of prospective students who visit campus select SMU based on the quality of those visits,” Turner added. “Every point of contact is critical in helping these students gain a sense of the collegiate experience at SMU, whether you are welcoming visitors to your classes or helping them find their way to a campus destination.”

Visitation programs for admitted students continue until the Wednesday, May 1 admission deposit deadline.

Visit SMU Undergraduate Admission online

March 22, 2013|Calendar Highlights, News|

SMU prepares for 2012 prospective-student visits in March and April

SMU students gathered at the Bishop Boulevard gateway marker

Prospective SMU undergraduates from around the nation will visit the Hilltop beginning Thursday, March 1, 2012, and throughout March and April. SMU President R. Gerald Turner shared the upcoming schedule of “Destination SMU” events for accepted prospective students – as well as visitation day for prospective President’s and Hunt Scholars – in a campuswide e-mail dated March 1:


In the days and weeks ahead SMU will be visited by groups of admitted students and their families, representing the most academically accomplished applicants in SMU’s history. You can play a major role in making our visitors feel welcome and in representing the quality of the educational experience they will enjoy if they decide to attend SMU.

Visitation programs for admitted students begin today and continue through April. Program dates include:

  • March 1-2
  • March 29-30
  • April 9
  • April 12-13
  • April 16
  • April 23

Scholarship interview day for Hunt and President’s Scholars candidates will be Friday, March 23. In addition, the Office of Admission is offering daily visits to prospective students and their families who make arrangements in advance.

As you know, more than 75 percent of prospective students who visit campus select SMU based on the quality of those visits. Every point of contact is critical in helping these students gain a sense of the collegiate experience at SMU, whether you are welcoming visitors to your classes or helping them find their way to a campus destination. Many of the student visitors will be carrying red backpacks we have provided them, so it will be easy to identify them among our campus population. To these visitors, each of us will be the face of SMU, representing the character and values of the University.

Thank you for the important role you play in our recruitment effort. Together, we can continue the University’s rise in academic quality as we attract and retain increasingly high-achieving students to benefit from the outstanding programs of our University.


> Visit SMU Undergraduate Admission online

March 1, 2012|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

SMU welcomes visiting prospective students in March and April 2011

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Prospective SMU undergraduates from around the nation will visit the Hilltop during March and April 2011. SMU President R. Gerald Turner shared the upcoming schedule of “Destination SMU” events for accepted prospective students – as well as visitation day for prospective President’s and Hunt Scholars – in a campuswide e-mail March 2, 2011:


In the days and weeks ahead SMU will be visited by groups of accepted prospective students and their families, representing the most academically gifted applicants in SMU’s history. You can play a major role in making our visitors feel welcome and in representing the quality of the educational experience they will enjoy if they decide to attend SMU.

Visitation programs will occur March 3-4, March 31-April 1 and April 7-8. Scholarship interview day for prospective Hunt and President’s Scholars will be March 25. In addition, the Office of Admission is offering daily visits to prospective students and their families who make arrangements in advance.

As you know, more than 75 percent of prospective students who visit campus select SMU based on the quality of those visits. Every point of contact is critical in helping these students gain a sense of the collegiate experience at SMU, whether you are welcoming visitors to your classes or helping them find their way to a campus destination. Many of the student visitors will be carrying red backpacks we have provided them, so it will be easy to identify them among our campus population. To these visitors, each of us will be the face of SMU, representing the character and values of the University.

Thank you for the important role you play in our recruitment effort. Together, we can continue the University’s rise in academic quality as we attract and retain increasingly high-achieving students to benefit from the outstanding programs of our University.


March 2, 2011|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|
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