Founders' Day Weekend

Founders' Day Weekend

Founders' Day Weekend

April 6-9, 2017

Come back to the Hilltop for another exciting Founders’ Day weekend. Reconnect with friends over festivities that celebrate the unbridled spirit of SMU. Highlights include alumni events, music and a community extravaganza of art and football.

Full Weekend Schedule

Thursday, April 6

10:30 a.m. Golden Mustangs Reunion This spring we will once again kick off Founders’ Day Weekend with Golden Mustangs Day, Thursday April 6, 2017. This special reunion brings alumni from the classes of 1966 and earlier to campus for activities that include lunch and a guided tour of the newly renovated Central University Libraries.
6 p.m. Dedman School of Law
Distinguished Alumni Awards
SMU Dedman School of Law celebrates 30 years of distinguished alumni and honors the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards recipients!
6 p.m. President's Scholars Alumni
Spring Dance Concert
Join current and former President’s Scholars for the SMU Meadows School of the Arts annual Spring Dance Concert. Enjoy a preshow explanatory lecture by a Meadows faculty member and a postconcert reception. Tickets are $10 and include appetizers and the first round of drinks at the post-show Happy Hour event. 7:20 p.m. - Lecture in the atrium, Owen Arts Center, SMU Meadows School of the Arts. 8 p.m. - Concert. 9 p.m. - Post-show reception, The Front Room Tavern.
8 p.m. Spring Dance Concert The Spring Dance Concert features a diverse mix of modern, jazz and ballet works at the Bob Hope Theatre - Owen Arts Center.

Friday, April 7

8 a.m. Alumni Board Meeting  
10 a.m. Parent Leadership Council Spring Meeting  
11 a.m. 2017 Jerry LeVias Golf Classic Join Coach Morris and the SMU Football Staff for the Jerry LeVias Golf Classic and Mustang Football Banquet and Auction! These exciting events support the SMU Football Excellence Fund.
Noon Founders' Day Special Luncheon A Special Luncheon honoring the University’s leading supporters and previewing SMU’s next era of achievement.
1 p.m. Perunapalooza Perunapalooza ignites SMU as the university's Springtime festival to celebrate Peruna's Birthday! Students will be able to enjoy free games, free rides, and free activities while helping themselves to a variety of carnival-inspired free food.
8 p.m. Sing Song
On Demand
A musical theatre competition featuring student performances based on your favorite TV shows.
8 p.m. Spring Dance Concert The Spring Dance Concert features a diverse mix of modern, jazz and ballet works at the Bob Hope Theatre - Owen Arts Center.

Saturday, April 8

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. George W. Bush
Presidential Center
Visit the George W. Bush Presidential Center and explore the 15-acre Native Park and see the new exhibit, Portraits of Courage. Native Park Tours will be held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
9:30 a.m. Pony Preview Day  
10 a.m. Meadows Museum
Open House
Visitors of all ages can explore the artist’s process from drawing to painting and printmaking through our special exhibition of the works of Jusepe de Ribera.
11:30 a.m. Mustang Fan Fair/Pre-Spring Football Game Activities  
1 p.m. Spring Mustang Football Game Meet your 2017 SMU Mustang Football team, Head Football Coach Chad Morris and his coaching staff at the SMU Football Spring Game. Gates open at noon, with inflatables, photos with Peruna, food trucks and much more.
3 p.m. Luck of the Loydians  
3:30 p.m. SMU Ring Ceremony  
8 p.m. Spring Dance Concert The Spring Dance Concert features a diverse mix of modern, jazz and ballet works at the Bob Hope Theatre - Owen Arts Center.

Sunday, April 9

2:00 p.m. Spring Dance Concert The Spring Dance Concert features a diverse mix of modern, jazz and ballet works at the Bob Hope Theatre - Owen Arts Center.
2:00 p.m. Emeriti Faculty Reception