Finding Community in Your Commons

2021-10-08T15:49:56-05:00 Oct 8, 2021|Academics, Ambassadors, Campus Life, General, Residence Life and Student Housing, Spirit and Traditions, Student Organizations|

Move-in day can be scary. While the air is filled with the excitement of new opportunities and experiences, moving to a new location at such a pivotal point in our lives can feel like walking on a high-beam without a safety net below. On move-in day, most college students are moving away from their friends, [...]

Where to Eat in Dallas (On & Off Campus)

2021-09-16T15:24:04-05:00 Sep 16, 2021|Ambassadors, Campus Life, General, Life Around Dallas, Residence Life and Student Housing|

One aspect of college that I never realized would be so pivotal and meaningful to me was food. As I made the trek from California to Texas, I mainly thought of the heat, the cowboy hats, and the southern accents that would truly affect my location experience. It wasn't until I stepped into the Dallas [...]

Boulevarding Essentials

2021-09-02T09:48:26-05:00 Sep 2, 2021|Ambassadors, Athletics, Campus Life, General, Spirit and Traditions|

Hello, party people! My name is Palmer Beldy, and I am a senior studying Creative Advertising and Public Relations. But, more importantly, I am a member of the only grade to have experienced a normal Boulevard. EVER. “What is a Boulevard?” you might ask. Well, I am happy to tell you that it is one [...]

Class of 2025 Stampede Recap

2021-09-01T11:16:22-05:00 Sep 1, 2021|Ambassadors, Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions, Student Organizations|

The incoming class of SMU was welcomed to the Hilltop through the Stampede experience. The three scopes of the programming are the Residential Commons, SMU, and Dallas. Stampede guides, such as myself, were trained to interact with and lead a crew of twenty to thirty first-year students throughout the weekend. This blog post will recap [...]

Advice for High School Seniors from an Student Ambassador

2021-05-20T15:48:01-05:00 May 20, 2021|Academics, Ambassadors, General|

My name is Austin Foster, and I am a sophomore majoring in Finance with a concentration in Alternative Asset Management, Political Science, and Public Policy. I am originally from Arlington, Texas—about a 30-minute drive from campus. I am writing today to share two pieces of advice as you work on deciding what the next four [...]

Dear Future Transfer Students!

2021-05-05T16:48:32-05:00 May 5, 2021|Ambassadors, Campus Life, Meadows School of the Arts, Student Organizations, Transferring to SMU|

Rain spattered against the concrete and puddles splashed under my feet as I ran across Dallas Hall Lawn. My black umbrella towered above my head to protect the soft brown curls flowing from my hair that I had worked so hard on earlier that morning. My shoes, on the other hand, were a different story. [...]

Campus Resources

2021-03-11T11:51:46-06:00 Mar 11, 2021|Uncategorized|

I was raised in Arkansas, a state with many natural resources. Still, however, I was blown away by the multitude of resources at SMU. “The Natural State” better watch out! It has some stiff competition! When considering resources at SMU, the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center (ALEC) is the first that comes to mind. The ALEC [...]

Internships at SMU

2021-03-04T16:45:52-06:00 Mar 4, 2021|Academics, Ambassadors|

Internships. The word itself sounds daunting and scary, but don’t worry SMU has your back! Even given the unprecedented times of living in a pandemic, SMU has everything to prepare you for success: the Hegi Career Center, easy-to-access resources like free Linkedin Learning courses, amazing professors, Peer Academic Leaders in each commons, Hegi Career Leaders [...]

Getting Around Dallas!

2021-02-26T08:41:54-06:00 Feb 26, 2021|Ambassadors, Life Around Dallas, Texas, Travel|

The fact that Dallas is our backyard is one of the best parts of being at SMU! This city has everything: exciting sports, tantalizing eateries, electrifying concerts, adventurous trails, captivating museums, and more! But figuring out how to travel to these events and places seems to be an insurmountable hurdle for SMU students…or is it? [...]

My Favorite Class at SMU

2021-02-10T14:32:57-06:00 Feb 10, 2021|Academics, Ambassadors, Cox Business School|

My name is Austin Foster, and I am a Sophomore Majoring in Finance and Political Science here at Southern Methodist University. One of the things I really love about the SMU campus is our small class sizes (average of 22 Students) and the unique personalities of each of our professors. The combination of these two [...]

How It Started vs. How It’s Going

2021-02-08T09:23:35-06:00 Feb 8, 2021|Ambassadors, Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions, Student Organizations|

Looking back on the fall semester of my senior year, I can honestly say that I have never been more proud to be a Mustang. Though changes have been thrown at this University left and right, SMU has remained committed to providing the best student experience possible. One of the main ways I have seen [...]

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