Family members from across the nation will “follow the clues to SMU” for Family Weekend 2014, Oct. 24-26.
Sponsored by Student Foundation and organized by the Family Weekend committee, the three-day event is devoted to SMU students and their families. For more than 40 years, this tradition has offered parents the chance to take a glimpse into their son’s or daughter’s life on campus.
Dozens of activities are planned for family members visiting campus during the highly anticipated event. Student Foundation has compiled a schedule for the weekend. Below are the highlights:
Friday, Oct. 24:
- Attend a Class: Family members are encouraged to attend classes with their student.
- Ticket Pickup: Family members can pick up their tickets at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Crossing from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. After 4 p.m., tickets can be picked up at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Mane Desk.
- Engaged Learning Symposium: Stop by this come-and-go event to see student presentations from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Engaged Learning will also host an open house from 2-4 p.m. at the Office of Engaged Learning, G13 Clements Hall.
- Family Luncheon: Co-sponsored by Student Foundation and the SMU Mothers’ Club, the family luncheon will take place at noon in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom.
- Meet the Faculty: From 2-3 p.m. family members can meet Cox School of Business faculty in the Collins Center; Dedman College faculty in the Dallas Hall Rotunda; Lyle School of Engineering faculty in Caruth Hall; Meadows School of the Arts faculty in the Taubman Atrium; and Simmons School of Education and Human Development faculty in 144 Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall.
- Hegi Family Career Development Center Open House: Stop by the Hegi Family Career Development Center from 2-3 p.m. to meet career counselors and discuss career planning.
- SMU Abroad Open House: Visit the SMU International Center to meet study-abroad advising staff and discuss study-abroad program options from 2-4 p.m. in the Blanton Student Services Building.
- Interterms and SMU-in-Taos Joint Open House: Learn more about summer and winter courses, as well as SMU-in-Taos, from 2-4 p.m. in 338 Blanton Student Services Building.
- Panhellenic Sorority Potential New Member Parent Info Session: Families of women interested in going through Panhellenic sorority recruitment are invited to learn more about the process from 3-4 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom.
- My Home Away From Home: Tour your student’s Residential Commons with SMU Residential Life and Student Housing from 4-5 p.m.
- Fish Fry: The Association of Black Students and National Pan-Hellenic Council invite families to their annual Fish Fry from 5-7 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Varsity.
- Taste of Dallas Dinner: The 8th annual Taste of Dallas Dinner begins at 6 p.m. at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.
- Talent Show: The 39th Annual Talent Show follows dinner at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. Tickets to the show are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Saturday, Oct. 25
- Ticket Pickup: Family members can pick up their tickets from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Mane Desk.
- Meadows Museum Guided Tours: Featuring masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Miró and Picasso, guided tours of Meadows Museum are available to family members from 2-3 p.m.
- Boulevard Brunch: The annual Boulevard Brunch will take place before the game on the Clements Hall South Lawn from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
- SMU vs. Memphis: As the Boulevard winds down, family members can head to Ford Stadium for the football game against Memphis. Kickoff is at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 26
- College Hispanic American Students Familia Luncheon: Featuing lunch and entertainment, the College Hispanic American Students Familia Luncheon will start at noon in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.
- Asian Council Parents’ Dinner: Featuring dinner and entertainment, the Asian Council Parents’ Dinner will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.