Residence Life & Student Housing published a brief history of residential life on the Hilltop.
Nick Blair, the residential community director of Morrison-McGinnis Commons was one of the team members who compiled the historical documents to form the history. Blair said, “SMU has such a rich history that is so relevant to the lives and experiences on the Hilltop today. This project was a wonderful opportunity to connect our origin story to our vibrant residential communities we continue today.”
Historical documents chronicle that residential life was established in concert with the construction of Dallas Hall – the iconic academic building built in 1911. Therefore students lived on the Hilltop since the beginning of the university.