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Directions to SMU


 
SMU is located in the heart of Dallas in University Park–a traditional residential neighborhood just five miles north of downtown. It is bound by U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway) to the east, Hillcrest Avenue to the west, Mockingbird Lane to the south and Daniel Avenue to the north.
In addition to the general directions below, please note the specific parking instructions that follow. For exact directions to SMU, you may wish to use an online map service such as Google Maps.

General Directions

From:  U.S. 75 | Dallas N. Tollway | Denton | Waco | IH-30 | D/FW Internat'l Airport | Love Field Airport

From U.S. Highway 75 (N. Central Expressway)

  • Traveling from the north, take the Lovers Lane/University Boulevard/SMU Boulevard Exit. Continue on the service road to SMU Boulevard. Turn right (west) onto campus. Moody Parking Garage is at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road.
  • Traveling from the south, take the Mockingbird Lane/SMU Boulevard Exit. Continue on the service road to SMU Boulevard. Turn left (west). Moody Parking Garage is at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road.
From Dallas North Tollway

  • Exit Mockingbird Lane and proceed east past Hillcrest Avenue to Bishop Boulevard. Turn left (north) onto the campus. Proceed north 300 feet to Schlegel Street. Turn right to access the Meadows Museum Parking Garage.
From Denton

  • Traveling south on IH-35E, exit east on IH-635 (LBJ Freeway). Proceed to U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway) and exit south toward downtown. Proceed about five miles and take the Lovers Lane/University Boulevard/SMU Boulevard Exit. Continue on the service road to SMU Boulevard. Turn right (west) onto campus. Moody Parking Garage is at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road.
From Waco

  • Traveling north on IH-35E, exit east on the Woodall Rogers Freeway just north of downtown Dallas. Proceed east for a few miles and then exit north to U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway). Proceed north for about five miles and take the Mockingbird Lane/SMU Boulevard Exit. Continue on the service road to SMU Boulevard and turn left (west) onto campus. Moody Parking Garage is at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road.
From IH-30

  • Traveling from either direction, exit north to U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway); the sign indicates “Sherman.” Proceed north for about five miles and take the Mockingbird Lane/SMU Boulevard Exit. Continue on the service road to SMU Boulevard and turn left (west) onto campus. Moody Parking Garage is at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road.
From D/FW International Airport

  • Take the North Exit from the airport to IH-635 (LBJ Freeway). Proceed to U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway) and exit south toward downtown. Proceed about five miles and take the Lovers Lane/University Boulevard/SMU Boulevard Exit. Continue on the service road to SMU Boulevard. Turn right (west) onto campus. Moody Parking Garage is at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road.
From Dallas Love Field (15 minutes from campus)

  • Exit left (east) from the airport to Mockingbird Lane. Go east on Mockingbird. Cross Lemmon Avenue, Inwood Road, Dallas North Tollway, Preston Road, Hillcrest Avenue, Bishop Boulevard and Ownby Drive. Turn left (north) onto Airline Road to enter the campus, and go to Dublin Street. Turn left (north) onto Dublin Street. Turn left (west) onto SMU Boulevard. There is a visitor’s parking garage located at the intersection of Airline Road and SMU Boulevard across from the Laura Lee Blanton Student Services Building.

Specific Directions

For General Events and Campus Visits

  • Use the Moody Parking Center at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road. The garage is located at 3063 SMU Blvd., less than half a mile from U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway).
  • The Binkley Parking Center also is available to visitors. From the SMU Boulevard campus entrance, proceed west to the first stop-sign intersection at Airline Rd.  Turn left (south) to Binkley Ave. The entrance is to the immediate left.
For Athletic Events Other Than Football and for non-athletic events at Moody Coliseum and Miller Events Center
  • Use the Moody Parking Center at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road. The garage is located at 3063 SMU Boulevard, less than half a mile from U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway). From the SMU Boulevard campus entrance, proceed east to the first stop-sign intersection at Bush Ave. Continue west bound the entrance is on the left.  
For Football Games
  • Season ticket holders have assigned parking in color-coded areas that can be accessed best from the SMU Boulevard campus entrance. Other ticket holders should use DART  to get to Mockingbird Station, just east of U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway) and take the shuttle to the stadium. Please visit http://www.smumustangs.com/parking/ 
For Events at Meadows Museum, Meadows School of the Arts or Perkins School of Theology
  • Use the Meadows Parking Center, located at 5900 Bishop Boulevard. From the Bishop Boulevard campus entrance off Mockingbird Lane, proceed north 300 feet to Schlegel Street. Turn right to access the parking garage.  

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