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Family Weekend 2016: Home in the Heart of Texas

SMU family members from across the country are invited to join their students in celebrating a longtime Hilltop tradition Sept. 23-25. Family Weekend is coordinated by the Student Foundation‘s Family Weekend Committee. Find the full schedule here. Registration for several events has closed. However, … Continue reading

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SMU climbs to 56 in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ rankings

SMU rose to its highest ranking among the nation’s universities in the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, released online Tuesday, September 13. Among 220 institutions classified as national universities, SMU ranks 56, up from 61 … Continue reading

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Tune in: It all starts at Mustang Corral!

SMU welcomed new students to the Hilltop in August with five days of learning, bonding and exploring their new home. Throughout the week, University reporters and photographers captured the Class of 2020 at Mustang Corral and in the Discover Dallas … Continue reading

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A Mustang welcome to the Class of 2020!

SMU welcomes new students to campus Wednesday, August 17, at Mustang Corral 2016, a five-day University orientation for first-year and transfer students. It begins on move-in day, Wednesday, Aug. 17, and ends with the close of Opening Convocation on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Dr. Bob Smith Health Center opens Monday, August 8

SMU is pleased to announce that the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center, located at 6211 Bishop Boulevard, will open to begin serving students Monday, August 8. The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center’s physicians, registered nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists and … Continue reading

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SMU remains weapons-free under ‘campus carry’ law

SMU prohibits the possession of any dangerous weapon (either openly or in a concealed manner), or facsimiles of dangerous weapons such as water guns or toy guns and knives, on all University property, athletic venues, passenger transportation vehicles and any … Continue reading

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A message to the SMU community from President Turner

The following message was sent to the SMU community from President R. Gerald Turner on July 8: We are all shocked and discomforted by the events of last evening in downtown Dallas. Although these terrible outcomes did not occur on … Continue reading

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Summer send-off parties for new SMU families

At 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. Parties are planned in cities from San Francisco to Kansas City to New … Continue reading

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Incoming students and SMU community to read ‘Just Mercy’

Incoming SMU students will examine tough questions about justice, equality and poverty in their first college reading assignment — attorney Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy (Random House, 2014). Students will read the book as part of the University’s Common Reading … Continue reading

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College grads, take heart: You’re entering a strong job market

The following is from the May 23, 2016, edition of The Dallas Morning News. Regina James, an associate director at SMU’s Hegi Family Career Development Center, and Bernard Weinstein, an economist and associate director of the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU’s Cox School … Continue reading

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