SMU is seeking gifts to the Residential Commons Fund to offset capital expenses for the ambitious project that has transformed the living-and-learning experience on the Hilltop. Six existing residence halls were renovated to become Residential Commons as part of the new campus-wide Residential Commons model launched in 2014. Five new Residential Commons buildings, a dining commons and a parking center also were constructed as part of a nine-acre, $146 million capital project – the largest in SMU’s history.


Residential Commons provide an experience that integrates SMU’s extraordinary academic offerings with the University’s vibrant campus life. Each Residential Commons facility provides campus accommodations for first- and second-year students and also provides an apartment for Faculty in Residence.

Gifts to the Residential Commons Fund support these strong and engaged residential communities on campus. Major gift commitments to the Fund will be acknowledged with a named space within one of the Residential Commons facilities. For more information about Residential Commons naming opportunities, please contact Pam Conlin at 214-768-3738 or