sendoff-chicago-11.jpg Summer send-off parties in or near your hometown are a great place for new SMU parents to meet fellow parents and for your incoming student to make friends before the school year begins.

Here is a schedule of locations and dates this summer. If you would like more information about any of the parties, please contact Kate Moreland in the Office of Parent Giving at 214-768-4737 or

Atlanta area: Hosted by Debi and Fred Akers, 6-8 p.m. July 28
Chicago area: Hosted by Kelly and David Hackett, 6-8 p.m. July 13
Dallas area: Hosted by SMU, 6:30-8:30 p.m. August 4
Denver area: Hosted by Missy ’83 and John Eliot, 6 p.m. August 11
Fort Worth area: Hosted by Mara and Bill Berenson, 6-8 p.m. August 11
Houston area: Hosted by SMU, 6-8 p.m. August 10
Kansas City area: Hosted by Ellen and Michael Merriman, 6-8 p.m. August 11
Los Angeles area: Hosted by Patty and Dave Parker and Connie and Kirk Campbell, 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 31
Nashville area, Tennessee: Hosted by Jane and John Griggs, 3-5 p.m. July 17
New Canaan area, Connecticut: Hosted by Loren and Susan Boston and Jeff and Liz Schmidt, 4-6 p.m. August 4
New Orleans area: Hosted by Mary and Robert Lupo, 6-8 p.m. July 28
Orange County, California: Hosted by Marion and Roger Palley, 6:30-8:30 p.m. August 8
Saint Louis area: Hosted by Penny and Bill Broderick, 7-9 p.m. August 10
San Diego area: Hosted by Susan and David Allred, 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 27
San Francisco area: Hosted by Cindy and Dave Lazares, 2-4 p.m. August 7
Scottsdale/Phoenix area, Arizona: Hosted by Nicole and Bill Bidwill, 7-9 p.m. August 9