Homecoming’s Top Perks

2015-10-29T14:55:43-05:00 Sep 30, 2015|Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions, Student Organizations, Uncategorized|

Homecoming is an exciting time at SMU, and this year was no exception. Southern Methodist University was founded in 1911 and opened for 1915. This Homecoming was the 100th birthday of SMU and the faculty and students filled the entire week with fun activities to celebrate 100 years. Every Homecoming, organizations pair together and participate [...]

A Whole New Era for SMU

2015-10-29T15:01:18-05:00 Sep 16, 2015|Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions|

This year campus feels different. Yes, the improvements being made on campus are hard to miss, and so are the changes to the menu in Arnold, but the real difference is the student body's renewed confidence in our football program. The past few years haven't exactly been the best for our team, but it's already [...]

Sing Song

2015-03-02T14:48:55-06:00 Mar 26, 2015|Ambassadors, Campus Life, Spirit and Traditions|

I could not act, sing, or dance even if my life depended on it. Before college the only musical role I ever played was a pig that just oinked in the background when I was in elementary school. That was the extent of my acting career. After being at SMU for a year and a [...]

The Magic of Pony Ears

2015-02-13T13:13:08-06:00 Jan 12, 2015|Spirit and Traditions|

By Elishah Ramos If you have had the opportunity to spend time on campus, you may or may not have experienced seeing pony ears. Like many other Texas schools, we too have a hand sign, and although it may not be a claw or some horns, we have pony ears. Essentially, to make pony ears, [...]

Building Spirit at the RC Olympics

2014-09-17T13:39:44-05:00 Sep 8, 2014|Spirit and Traditions|

By Alex Hibbard Earlier this month SMU had its first annual RC Olympics, and I was lucky enough to attend. I was participating in the Olympics for the McElvaney Residential Commons.  The event started at 3:00 as all of the Commons gathered at Prescott Field.  The open ceremony was full of games, guest speakers, and chants.  [...]

Celebrating the Season

2012-11-09T17:22:06-06:00 Nov 11, 2012|Spirit and Traditions|

By Liz Dubret and Billy Hightower As we were on our way to work today, we noticed the Christmas lights were being put up for the Annual SMU Celebration of Lights! One of our most popular and well attended SMU traditions occurs at the beginning of December to kick off exams. At this function, everyone [...]

Homecoming: Hawaiian Style

2012-10-31T21:08:57-05:00 Nov 1, 2012|Spirit and Traditions|

By Amie I always tell prospective students to visit SMU on a football weekend if they are ever in limbo about the SMU experience. This homecoming weekend put that statement into action because the entire SMU campus was full with pride. Homecoming weekend is huge in many aspects, but for student organizations it means hard [...]

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