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SMU 50-Year Reunion

SMU 50-Year Reunion

Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 13 (Casual attire for Friday’s events)

9 a.m.  Reunion Check-In

Please check in before 2 p.m. at Meadows Museum. Complimentary parking is available in the Meadows Museum parking garage. All tours depart from this location.

9:30 a.m.  Residential Commons and Student Experience Tour

Tour the transformation in student housing that brings live-in faculty and staff members, resident assistants and other student leaders together to create communities of support through an integrated academic and residential experience. This area includes five Residential Commons, a state-of-the-art dining commons, Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports and the new Mustang Band Hall, intramural fields and more.

10:30 a.m.  SMU Tennis Center Tour

View the new 45,000-square-foot tennis complex, which opened in February 2015. With six outdoor courts, six indoor courts, a viewing terrace, a training center, meeting and fitness rooms, athletics offices and more, this premiere venue provides a competition-level facility for practice, training and tournament play.                              

11:30 a.m.  Optional Light Lunch Provided Between Tours inside Meadows Museum           

12:30 p.m.  Meadows Museum Tour

Participate in a docent-guided tour of the Museum’s exceptional permanent collection of Spanish masterpieces as well as an exciting upcoming exhibit to be announced in the spring.      

1:30 p.m.  Campus Bus Tour

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.                   

7 p.m.       Friday Night Kickoff Reception at the home of classmate Gerald J. Ford ’66, ’69 and Kelli Ford 

Join classmates and friends for a memorable kickoff to reunion weekend.

Saturday, May 14 (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.       

9  a.m.      The 101st Annual SMU Commencement Ceremony

The must-attend 50-year reunion tradition.  Celebrate with SMU’s graduating class of 2016 as your class is recognized by the entire University community in this official 90-minute ceremony at Moody Coliseum. Golden Mustang medallions will be provided to attendees. Seating is available for spouses and guests.                

Noon        Celebrate ’66 Class Luncheon at the George W. Bush Institute

Following SMU’s Commencement Ceremony, enjoy a seated lunch where special Golden Mustangs pins will be presented to symbolize your induction into the esteemed group of individuals celebrating more than 50 years as alumni. Business casual attire. Self-parking available.                     

7 p.m.      Class of ’66 Reunion Dinner and Dance

The weekend culminates with this memorable party at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, featuring entertainment, a dinner buffet and complimentary valet parking. Business casual attire, tie optional.