sendoff-chicago-11.jpgAt send-off parties across the country this summer, incoming SMU students and their parents can connect with fellow SMU families who live in or near their hometowns.

Here is a schedule of party locations and dates; more will be announced in coming weeks. 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 Rick and Joan Smith, 2-5 p.m. August 4
  • Chicago area: Hosted by Dave and Stacy Purcell, 6-8 p.m. August 7
  • Dallas area: Hosted by Steve and Lisa Provost, 6:30-8:30 p.m. August 7
  • Denver area: Hosted by Katie and Scott Schoelzel, 6-9 p.m. August 8
  • Fort Worth area: Hosted by Stephen and Nenetta Tatum, 6-8 p.m. July 31
  • Greenwich, Connecticut: Hosted by Karin and Doug Waggoner, 7-10 p.m. June 18
  • Houston area: Hosted by Todd and Heidi Binet, 6-8 p.m. August 15
  • Kansas City area: Hosted by Tom and Stephanie Seigfreid and Edward and Laura Fitzgibbons, 6-8 p.m. July 23
  • Los Angeles area: Hosted by Debbie and Hunt Barnett, Sue Kohl, Denise and Mike DeSantis, DeeDee and Pat Ramsey, and Marilee and Bob Skoro, 3-6 p.m. July 28
  • Miami area: Hosted by Sandra and Victor Fuller, 6 p.m. August 9
  • Minneapolis area: Hosted by Tom and Cheri Kamp, 6:30 p.m. July 23
  • New Orleans area: Hosted by Jeffrey and Kathryn Scurlock, 6-8 p.m. August 9
  • Orange County: Hosted by Susan and John Cox, 6-8 p.m. August 1
  • Oregon and Washington state: Hosted by Brooke and Lane Webster, 3-5 p.m. August 3
  • Phoenix/Scottsdale area: Hosted by Nicole and William Bidwill, 7 p.m. August 8
  • San Diego area: Hosted by Clare Redlinger, 6-8 p.m. July 30
  • San Francisco area: Hosted by Jim and Rhonda Peters, 6-8 p.m. July 31
  • St. Louis area: Hosted by Paul and Sheri Diemer, 6-8 p.m. July 24
  • Tampa area: Hosted by Charlotte and Derek Embody, 7 p.m. June 5
  • Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., area: Hosted by Lisa and David Nelson, 6 p.m. July 18

More information for new SMU parents: