There’s something about food that is special and at the heart of favored memories and traditions. As we gather with friends and family during this holiday season, we reflect upon the past year, sharing memories that bring joy, laughter and gratitude. With so much to be thankful for, why not celebrate by making something to share with those we love.
One of SMU's most beloved annual holiday traditions since 1977, Celebration of Lights brings together students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community for a festive evening culminating in the spectacular lighting of the main quad Christmas tree. Check out the live stream starting at 6:30 pm, Monday, November 28, 2022.
SMU and Dallas – where you can go all in on you
Unleash your potential in a vibrant community that uniquely positions you for limitless opportunities. The optimistic outlook of Dallas is at the heart of SMU, and our enterprising spirit has helped shape Dallas into a global gateway for people of all backgrounds who want to change the world.
SMU’s vibrant campus lies in the heart of Dallas.
With Dallas as your classroom, get excited about how far you can go when you go all in!
Campus Tour with Students Ian and Abby
Join SMU Admission Ambassadors Ian Perkins-Smith and Abby Johnson as they tour the SMU campus. Featured tour stops include the Boulevard, Gerald J. Ford Stadium, the Laura Lee Blanton Building, Dallas Hall and Fondren Library. Pony Up!
You Belong Here
See why applying to SMU is the first step in making your college experience one that defines your future success.
SMU ranked in the “Best National Universities” in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges”.
3 out of 4
3 out of every 4 undergraduate students receive scholarships and/or financial aid. With plenty of financial aid options available, 72% of students graduate without any student debt at all.
The Dallas area was named best big city for jobs by Forbes. SMU integrates internships and experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom so that you build experience before applying for a job.
A $5 million gift from SMU alumni Jennifer Gelety Flanagan ’82 and Martin (Marty) L. Flanagan ’82 will strengthen SMU Athletics by supporting the Garry Weber End Zone Complex to expand and improve Gerald J. Ford Stadium. The University is scheduled to break ground on the new complex on December 2, 2022.
SMU alumnus, philanthropist and visionary sports leader Clark Hunt ’87 will be the featured speaker at SMU’s December Commencement Convocation on Saturday, December 17.
Suku Nair, a leader in computer science and engineering who has been teaching and researching at SMU for more than 30 years, has been named inaugural vice provost for research and chief innovation officer at the University. He assumes the position Dec. 1 after serving as associate provost for research ad interim since June.
A $5 million gift from entrepreneurs Elisabeth Martin Armstrong ’82 and William D. Armstrong ’82 will further the academic and research excellence of the SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences by endowing the school’s dean position, renaming it the Elisabeth Martin Armstrong Dean. Through their gift, the Armstrongs will support Dedman College’s future-focused leadership and strategic vision in perpetuity.
Join SMU to celebrate the 2022 holiday season with all our favorite holiday festivities. Hear SMU’s President R. Gerald Turner reads the Christmas Story and musical performances by members of the student body. Free food, beautiful lights and a live reindeer are all part of the fun. Sponsored annually by the Student Foundation. Learn more.
MOVIES WITH THE MEADOWS | Salvador Dalí: In Search of Immortality (NR, 2018), directed by David Pujol
Movies with the Meadows pairs scholar and screen; these in-person film screenings are followed by a short talk in the museum’s auditorium. This new documentary takes viewers on a journey through the life and work of Salvador Dalí and his longtime muse and collaborator, Gala. This film uses archival footage, images, and documents to examine Salvador Dalí himself, his relationship with Gala, his mind-blowing creations, and his surrealist life philosophies, bringing us closer to an artist who managed to create a character that itself could be considered a work of art. Learn more.