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Travel & Parking

AARO Students and Families: Please DO NOT make travel arrangements until you have registered for orientation and received a confirmation email for your AARO session.


Parking for AARO

You will be mailed a parking pass in early June that you will need to display on your rearview mirror during AARO. When you arrive at SMU for AARO, please park in the Binkley Parking Center on level two or above. Enter the garage through the visitor lane from Binkley Avenue.  Enter the access code 1709  on the keypad to gain entry to the garage.  It will not be necessary to take a visitor's entry ticket when using the keypad.  Upon exiting, use the visitor lane keypad to enter the access code 1709, then press enter.  You do not need to use the pay station to exit.   

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Ground Transportation in Dallas

Several methods of transportation are available from D/FW Airport or Love Field to the SMU campus and selected hotels.

Super Shuttle

DFW: Super Shuttle offers transportation to and from D/FW Airport for $32.00 one way for the first passenger and $10.00 for each additional passenger.

Love Field: Super Shuttle also offers transportation to and from Love Field for $23.00 one way for the first passenger and $10.00 for each additional passenger.

For shuttle information and scheduling, call toll-free 1-800-258-3826. D/FW area call 817-329-2000, or

Yellow Checker Shuttle

DFW: Offers transportation to and from D/FW Airport for $21/person. 

Love Field: Transportation to and from Love Field is approximately $21/person.

For more information, call 214-841-1900.


DFW: The cost is approximately $60 one way from D/FW Airport, 45 minutes.

Love Field: A taxi trip from Love Field costs approximately $12, 15 minutes.

Car Rental

Avis Rent A Car Systems, Inc. has guaranteed the best possible car rental rates for SMU AARO and Mustang Corral participants. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-331-1600 (refer to Avis Worldwide discount number A906399), or by visiting

Air Travel Discounts

SMU has negotiated with American Airlines, the official carrier for participants of AARO and Mustang Corral, to help you secure the least expensive fare to Dallas. American is offering discounted fares valid for travel within the United States. The special rates are available only through the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790 for individual reservations. You must indicate that you are attending Southern Methodist University Orientation and ask specifically for our assigned discount code. This discount code is 2564DM (Not available for January AARO).  Meeting Services will confirm the lowest applicable fare, providing tariff rules are met. Fare contracted is base fare only. Any applicable taxes, fees, and charges are the responsibility of the passenger.

AARO students and families--Please make sure travel arrangements allow your participation in the entire two day AARO schedule.