SMU family members from around the Metroplex and across the country will join their students in celebrating a beloved Hilltop tradition Sept. 23-25, 2016. SMU Family Weekend is coordinated by the Student Foundation‘s Family Weekend Committee.
Student research, creativity and innovation will be on display during the Fall 2016 Engaged Learning Symposium and Big iDeas Pitch Contest, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum. Engaged Learning Fellows show their work 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Pitch Contest teams will hold forth from 2-5 p.m. for the opportunity to win $1,000 in seed money for their projects.
Limited quantities of Boulevard BBQ tickets will be on sale at the Friday event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the Clements Hall South Lawn. Faculty and staff members can claim four free football tickets for the 7 p.m. Battle for the Iron Skillet against TCU at the Ford Stadium ticket window with SMU ID. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 214-768-GAME or by visiting the Athletic Department website.
Giving back: In keeping with this year’s “Home in the Heart of Texas” theme, the SMU Student Foundation is partnering with Family Gateway, an organization that provides transitional housing and services for homeless families with children in Dallas County. Collection boxes for household items are available in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center and other locations.
Parking: On Friday, Sept. 23, Game Day parking is in effect. Please watch your e-mail on Thursday morning and plan to move your car if you usually park near Ford Stadium. Refer to www.smu.edu/athletics for a parking map.
Due to high demand for tickets to the SMU-Texas A&M football game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, SMU Athletics will distribute faculty and staff tickets next week instead of on game day.
Faculty and staff members can pick up SMU-TAMU tickets at the main Athletics Ticket Office near Gate 3 at Ford Stadium Tuesday, Sept. 2-Friday, Sept. 5. Tickets will be distributed between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. or until all tickets have been claimed. Faculty/staff tickets must be picked up early for this game. There will be no game-day distribution.
SMU faculty and staff members with a valid University ID may receive up to two (2) complimentary tickets. In addition, each person can claim additional tickets for one (1) other faculty or staff member by bringing his or her University ID.
If a faculty or staff member would like to purchase additional tickets, he or she may do so when picking up complimentary tickets.
Reserved seats are limited, and all seats are subject to availability. When all reserved seats are allocated, standing-room-only tickets will be issued until the allotment is exhausted.
SMU Athletics has reminded the University community that the resale of complimentary tickets is prohibited and may result in the loss of ticket privileges for the rest of the academic year.
Faculty/staff tickets will be available on game day for all other 2014-15 SMU football home games. They can be claimed at the SMU Faculty/Staff Entrance at Gate 6. To view the entire 2014 football schedule, click here.