A Letter to the Class of 2026

2022-04-25T11:42:29-05:00 Apr 25, 2022|Academics, Ambassadors, Campus Life, General, Spirit and Traditions|

To the incoming Class of 2026, Welcome! Welcome to the place that will be your home for the next 4 years, but will stay in your heart for a lifetime. Welcome to the place that just might challenge you to your limits, but those challenges will shape you into the world-changer we know you are. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What I Miss Most About SMU

2020-03-27T12:07:28-05:00 Mar 27, 2020|Ambassadors, Campus Life, General, Life Around Dallas, Uncategorized|

Hey guys, I'm Zac from San Diego,CA majoring in Finance and Corporate Communication & Public Affairs. College students across the country are struggling with the reality that their time on campus has been cut short. I know for me; it has been hard to walk away from the friendships that I have made here, especially [...]

My Favorite Dining Hall Hacks

2017-11-29T08:27:09-06:00 Sep 22, 2017|Campus Life, General, Residence Life and Student Housing|

I have been on an SMU meal plan for the past three years and I can genuinely say there are some undeniable perks involved with eating on campus. First and foremost, there is absolutely no required cooking. SMU offers all the home cooked meals a student could want in both dining hall locations, Umphrey Lee [...]

Training for a Dallas Marathon – Staying Active at SMU

2016-10-07T09:55:42-05:00 Oct 5, 2016|Campus Life, General|

I’ve always prioritized living a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Whether its playing lacrosse in the Spring or training at the gym in the off-season, I love to sweat it out and keep my body active. This summer however, I decided to switch my routine up and begin training for the BMW Dallas Marathon. In July, I [...]

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