Community

August 2014 Can’t Come Soon Enough

An update from Miroslava Detcheva, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the McElvaney Residential Community: The Residential Commons (RC) are opening their doors to all freshmen and sophomores for the first time in SMU history this August (2014). What once seemed like a distant dream, will now become reality in less than six months. If you have been living under a rock and have not heard of the future RC model at SMU, it is going to be “an integrated academic and residential experience” with students welcomed into communities thriving on intellectual exchange and meaningful social engagement. Currently, student leaders, residential staff and faculty have teamed up to create the identity of the eleven Residential Commons. Each community will be defined [...]

2014-02-17T11:05:01+00:00 February 17th, 2014|SMU Faculty in Residence|

Community Starts Here

An update from Tien, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student majoring in advertising and public relations:  To all of our active readers, thank you so much for joining us on our journey towards retiring the current residential system and bringing in Residential Commons. I know for some, this will be a tough change. For others, this is the change they have been waiting for. Nobody really knows how things are going to play out and which traditions are going to stick and which aren't, but it's important to remember that Residential Commons will only work if we all put effort towards making it a legacy. Let's make this a tradition that SMU students, faculty, and alumnae [...]

2014-02-04T13:59:00+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|