April 17, 2017

When Mustangs gather on the Hilltop, memorable moments and countless pony ears follow as you’ll see in these photo and video highlights of Founders’ Day Weekend 2017, April 6–9.

The spirited celebration of all things SMU included the Golden Mustangs Reunion; Sing Song, the “On Demand” edition, an evening of musical performances based on favorite TV shows; Community Day activities at the Meadows Museum and George W. Bush Presidential Center; and the SMU Ring Ceremony, a once-in-a-lifetime tradition for students who have completed 60 or more academic hours.

A high point of the weekend was the Mustang Football Fan Fest and Spring Game at Ford Stadium. Before the kick off, alumni took to the field for a friendly flag game, while kids enjoyed meeting student-athletes and coaches and “test driving” award-winning videogames from SMU Guildhall. There’s already a lot of excitement surrounding our team, and the players didn’t disappoint, as the Offense edged the Defense, 24-21, on the final play of the scrimmage.

When Mustangs come together, great things happen, a point driven home by President Turner on Founders’ Day when he announced the theme for SMU’s next era of accomplishment: Pony Power – Strengthening the Stampede.

Make plans now to come home to the Hilltop next April for Founders’ Day Weekend 2018. Pony Up!