New York, New York: SMU Men’s Basketball is in the NIT Final 4

The Mustangs topped Cal 67-65 to go to the NIT Final 4 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on April 1. Read more from SMU Athletics.

Parents are invited to join alumni at watch parties around the country, beginning at 6 p.m. Central time unless otherwise noted:

  • Austin: Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, 509-A Rio Grande St. RSVP to austin@smualumni.smu.edu
  • Dallas: The Barley House, 5612 SMU Blvd. between Central Expressway and Greenville Ave.
  • Houston: J. Black’s, 110 S Heights Blvd. RSVP to houston@smualumni.smu.edu
  • Boston: Champion’s Boston, 110 Huntington Ave (7 p.m. Eastern). RSVP to jlwalker@smu.edu
  • Chicago: Benchmark (2nd Floor), 1510 N Wells St. RSVP to jlwalker@smu.edu
  • San Francisco: Taps Social House and Kitchen, 1516 Broadway (4 p.m. Pacific time). Complimentary appetizers available. RSVP to sanfrancisco@smualumni.smu.edu
  • Milwaukee area: Camp Bar, 4044 North Oakland Ave., in Shorewood (starting at 5:30 p.m. Central time). RSVP to jlwalker@smu.edu
  • Washington, D.C.: Buffalo Billiards in Dupont Circle, 1330 19th St. NW (7 p.m. Eastern time). RSVP to jlwalker@smu.edu

  • Watch a video of SMU’s victory over the Cal Bears and advancement to the NIT Final 4. video
  • See a slideshow of the Mustangs’ victories over UC Irvine, LSU and Cal. slide show
March 28, 2014|News, Photo and Video Gallery|

Moody Magic Is Back

The SMU Men’s and Women’s basketball teams played their first games in the renovated Moody Coliseum on Jan. 4, 2014. Moody and the new Miller Event Center opened with formal ceremonites at the December Commencement Convocation on Dec. 21, 2013. The Men’s Basketball team won their first victory there against UConn on Jan. 4, 74-65. The Women’s first victory came against Memphis on Jan. 7, 80-75.

January 31, 2014|News, Photo and Video Gallery|

Scenes from Celebration of Lights 2013

SMU’s annual Celebration of Lights on December 2 kicked off the holiday season with the lighting of more than 100,000 decorative lights, luminarias lining the sidewalks, musicians performing songs of the season, and SMU President R. Gerald Turner reading the Christmas story from the New Testament.

December 17, 2013|News, Photo and Video Gallery|

A Monday Celebration of Lights Kicks Off 2013 Holiday Season

SMU holiday lights at night on the Main Quad

The holiday season goes into high gear at SMU with a rare weekday observance of one of the University’s most beloved annual traditions. Celebration of Lights 2013 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, on the Main Quad.

UPDATE: Watch a slide show from Celebration of Lights 2013. slide show

The celebration features than 100,000 decorative lights, luminarias lining the sidewalks, musicians performing songs of the season, and SMU President R. Gerald Turner reading the Christmas story from the New Testament. Refreshments will be served. Check out slideshows and video of past Celebration of Lights ceremonies, courtesy of SMU News. Photos

Other highly anticipated holiday events:

• On Thursday, Dec. 5, SMU’s Perkins School of Theology celebrates its Advent/Christmas Worship Service  at 4 and 8 p.m. in Perkins Chapel with the theme “…A child shall lead.” Admission is free; food and cash donations for the North Texas Food Bank will be accepted in the chapel narthex at the entrance.

• The Guildhall at SMU hosts its Winter Exhibition on Friday, Dec. 20, at SMU-in-Plano. Graduating students in art creation, level design, production and programming will show their work, and attendees will have the opportunity to play games designed by students in multiple cohorts.

• The University celebrates its 2013 December Graduation Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, in Moody Coliseum. Guests do not need tickets to attend; doors to Moody Coliseum open at 8:30 a.m., and guests are encouraged to be seated by 9:45 a.m. Learn more about the ceremony, including information for guests.

December 2, 2013|News, Photo and Video Gallery|

Scenes from SMU Homecoming 2013

SMU’s 2013 Homecoming weekend Oct. 24-27 brought thousands of friends and alumni to campus for reunions, football, a parade and various other activities, as well as the announcement of a $1 billion goal for the Second Century Campaign at the Volunteer Summit.

November 13, 2013|News, Photo and Video Gallery|

Family Weekend 2013: The Video Highlights

At Family Weekend 2013 Oct. 4-6, SMU families celebrated longtime Hilltop traditions. With a theme of “SMU: Where Dreams Come True,” the weekend included Residential Commons tours, a luncheon sponsored by the Mothers’ Club and Student Foundation, and a Dads’ Club brunch and Boulevarding before the Mustangs took on Rutgers.

October 14, 2013|News, Photo and Video Gallery|
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