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SMU 50-Year Reunion

SMU 50-Year Reunion

Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 15, 2015 (Casual attire for Friday's events)

9 a.m. Reunion Check-in
Please check in before 2 p.m. at Heritage Hall inside the Loyd All Sports Center. Complimentary parking is available in the Meadows Museum Parking Center. All tours depart from the Loyd All Sports Center.

10 a.m. Residential Commons Tour
Tour SMU's newest Residential Commons, which has transformed student housing campus-wide by providing an integrated academic and residential experience. The Residential Commons brings together live-in faculty, staff members, resident assistants and other student leaders to create communities of support. Each student has a close-knit, living-and-learning environment in which a rich intellectual, social and community life can flourish.

10:45 a.m. Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports Tour
Come view this recently expanded and renovated state-of-the-art facility, which includes the Hub of SMU Spirit - the Mustang Band - as well as basketball and volleyball courts, an outdoor lounge pool, a cafe, a climbing wall and an indoor track.

Optional Box Lunches Available at 11:30 a.m. inside Heritage hall

12:30 p.m. Meadows Museum Tour
In honor of its 50-year anniversary celebration, the Meadows Museum is bringing exceptional collections never before seen in the United States. Come view "The Abello Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters," one of the top private collections in Spain. The exhibition features approximately 70 highlights from the collection, including works by Francis Bacon, Canaletto, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Edgar Degas, Francisco Goya, El Greco, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso. For more information, please visit

1:30 p.m. Campus Bus Tour
You will not believe how much campush as changed - even in the last few years! Ride down memory lane on a guided bus tour showcasing campus landmarks and new additions.

2:30 p.m. George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Admission
Visit this extraordinary, historic new resource for students, scholars and the public, replete with interactive technology, engaging exhibits and other fascinating features. Please note: all visitors must pass through security prior to entering the museum.

5 - 7 p.m. Welcome Reception at Café 43
Join us to kick off reunion weekend the right way with a special reception just for class of 1965 alumni and guests at Cafe 43, inside the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. While there, experience a special welcome by student leaders and staff featuring Vice President for Development and External Affairs Brad Cheves and SMU's incoming student body president.


Saturday, May 16 (Business casual attire for Saturday's event)

8 a.m. Commencement Check-in and Regalia Distribution
To participate in SMU's Commencement ceremony, please arrive by 8 a.m. Parking details will be provided with your registration confirmation. Please note that this year pre-registration is required to participate.

9 a.m. The 100th Annual SMU Commencement Ceremony
The must-attend 50-year reunion tradition. Celebrate with SMU’s Centennial Class of 2015 as your class is recognized by the entire University community in this official ceremony in the newly rennovated Moody Coliseum. Golden Mustang medallions will be provided to participants of this 90-minute ceremony. Standard regalia will be provided, or you are welcome to bring and wear your own. Seating is available for spouses and guests in Moody Coliseum. However, guest registration is required.

Noon Celebrate ’65 Class Luncheon at Dallas Country Club
Enjoy a plated lunch at the recently rennovated Dallas Country Club. Special Golden Mustang pins are presented at this event to symbolize your induction into this esteemed group celebrating more than 50 years as alumni. We also will honor in a moving tribute classmates who have passed on since graduation.

7 p.m. Class of ’65 Reunion Dinner and Dance
The weekend culminates with a memorable party just for you and your classmates planned by your reunion committee at the Hilton Dallas/Park Cities hotel. Help us create the party's playlist by emailing your song choices to Enjoy complimentary valey parking, an amazing buffet and drinks in this beautiful venue. The dinner dance will be the perfect culmination of a weekend of reminiscing and reconnecting with classmates and friends. Valet is provided. Business casual attire.