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Class of 1979

SMU Reunions

Weekend Schedule

Thursday, November 13

7 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration

Celebrate Mary Brinegar ’69, Frank M. Dunlevy ’71, John Frank Harper ’68, Emerging Leader Recipient Alexandra Dillard Lucie ’05 and honor several of SMU’s history makers. This memorable evening on campus includes a seated dinner and ceremony. To purchase tickets contact SMU at (800) 766-ALUM.

Friday, November 14

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Check-In and Packet Pick-Up

Reunion-year alumni are welcome to check in at our welcome area inside Meadows Museum to receive your reunion registration packet containing your nametags, tickets and other important weekend information. Tours will depart from this location.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. George W. Bush Presidential Center Admission Enjoy discounted group admission to see the Museum that highlights critical events and issues from the Administration of President George W. Bush and acts as the repository for domestic and foreign Presidential gifts as well as other donated artifacts relating to the life and career of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush. To purchase tickets directly from the center, please visit
11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Mustang Showcases Participate in interactives experience presented by faculty members from a sampling of SMU’s schools and units.
Noon Lunch at the New Arnold Residential Dining Commons Think you remember college cafeterias? Think again. Pre-purchase lunch Friday and experience SMU’s newest dining facility for yourself. The Fresh Food Company (FFco) offers all-you-care-to-eat dining in a modern setting where food is prepared right in front of you. Dine on cuisine from the brick-fired ovens, our 260 degree Mongolian-style grill and more.
2:30 p.m. Campus Walking Tours See how much has changed since your last trip to the Hilltop with our guided campus walking tour led by current SMU students.
7:30 p.m. 35-year Reunion Party
  • Saint Ann
  • Heavy Appetizers and Drinks
  • Dressy Casual attire
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • $40 per person

Saturday, November 15

Time TBD SMU Homecoming Parade View parade floats and other entertainment as they march through campus in celebration of SMU Homecoming.
Time TBD Reunion Village on the Boulevard Enjoy food and drinks on the Boulevard in a special tent for your class on Clements Lawn by Hughes-Trigg Student Center.
Time TBD Football: SMU vs. USF Sit with your classmates in Sections 220, 221 or 222 of Ford Stadium to cheer on the Mustangs! The classes with the highest participation and dollar totals will be recognized by Dr. Turner during the game.

Sunday, November 16

11 a.m. Memorial Worship Service in Perkins Chapel Join the entire SMU community at this special service to culminate Reunion Weekend and remember lost classmates.