Alumni can make new memories of the Hilltop during SMU’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend November 8-10, 2007. The Homecoming parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, followed by a free picnic on the Boulevard and the football game against Rice in Ford Stadium.
SMU’s campus has been the site of numerous memorable occasions – and with the reopening of its historic and newly renovated Faculty Club, University alumni now can make Hilltop memories with their own special events.
Founded in 1921 as a social club for male faculty members to enjoy games of pool and bridge, the SMU Faculty Club merged with the Women’s Faculty Club in 1963. Remodeled and redecorated in 2006, the club provides an inviting setting for University programs and activities as well as private social and business events.
Jim Caswell (’63, ’66, ’70), vice president for student affairs, visited with DJ Pierce (’03) at the reception for former student leaders during Homecoming weekend. He is retiring after serving SMU for 48 years in numerous capacities.
The first AFI Dallas International Film Festival held this spring included a substantial contingent of SMU students, faculty and alumni, as well as numerous screenings and master classes held on campus. Opening the master classes was screenwriter Jim Hart (’69), who spoke on his newest movie, “The Last Mimzy.”