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Residential Commons brings new era to SMU

May 21, 2014

SMU’s new Residential Commons complex, dedicated May 9, 2014, will enable first-year and sophomore students to live on campus. The $146 million complex is the largest capital project in SMU’s history, part of a larger initiative to enhance students’ living-learning experience.


May 9 announcement

SMU dedicates new Residential Commons complex

Residential Commons donors groupDALLAS (SMU) – SMU dedicated its new Residential Commons complex May 9, enabling all first-year and sophomore students to live on campus and launching the Residential Commons model campus-wide.

The $146 million complex is the largest capital project in SMU’s history, part of a larger initiative to enhance students’ living-learning experience, starting in fall 2014.

New facilities for the nine-acre Commons complex include five residence halls – Armstrong Commons, Kathy Crow Commons, Crum Commons, Loyd Commons and Ware Commons – as well as the Anita and Truman Arnold Dining Commons and the 800-space Mustang Parking Center. The complex will provide campus housing for an additional 1,250 SMU students, enabling nearly 2,750 students to live on campus.

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Get the inside scoop from the Residential Commons bloggers

Student RC Leadership Corps
Residential Commons bloggers
From Meaghan: It’s a pretty big buzzword on campus these days. But how does it relate to the Residential Commons? I’ve talked before about how the Residential Commons will bring diversity to students, but not a whole lot about what we, as a diverse population, can bring to SMU. We as students come from all walks of life, with all different backgrounds, and we have the amazing opportunity to share our stories with our fellow residents. A Residential Commons is a mini-SMU, a small example of the wide range of diversity on this campus.  >>>
Faculty in Residence
Residential Commons bloggers
From Dr. Mark Kerins: Big news this week is that we now have a full complement of four Faculty Affiliates (FAs) on board for the fall, which was the last piece of our team to come together. I’m really pumped about the people we have: not only are they great faculty whom I think our students will love having involved with MoMac, but they come from disciplines all across the university, so hopefully all our residents can find some common interests with at least one of them. >>>

Residential Commons Facts

Facts and figures — and a few surprises — about SMU's new residential facilities. Read more.

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