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Hilltop Scholars Program

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Calendar of Events

We will have events planned such as mini-lectures by outstanding SMU professors, book discussion groups, social events, and film screenings.

As a Hilltop Scholar, you have access to special academic and cultural events on campus that will enhance your experience here at SMU.

2017-2018

August 20: 
Welcome Brunch for all Hilltop Scholars Students 
10:00 – 11:30am
Scholars’ Den

August 28: 
Hilltop Scholars Mandatory Night of Fun
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Hughes Trigg Ballroom
 – Introduces students to SMU and Dallas community service organizations and non-profit agencies, including Reading Partners, New Horizons, Brighter Bites
Organized with Community Engagement and Leadership Center (CEL)

August 29: 
Planning Meeting with HSP Mentors 
5:30 – 6:30pm 
Scholars’ Den Conference Room (G11)

HSP Partnership with Human Rights Program
8:00 - 9:00pm 
HSP students are invited to Rick Halperin’s Human Rights Class to learn more about SMU and Dallas Community human rights events and organizations

September 4-8
HSP Volunteer opportunity with Preston Hollow Elementary School Kindergarten testing

September 5
Planning Meeting with HSP Mentors
5:45 – 6:45 pm
Scholar’s Den Conference Room (G11)

September 7
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Meeting: Team Foundation Experiential
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholar’s Den

HSP DISC 1313 Movie and Dinner Night: The Truman Show
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Scholar’s Den

September 12
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Meeting: Coaching Session I (Section I)
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholar’s Den

HSP Partnership with Human Rights Program:
5:00 – 6:00 pm 
Scholar’s Den
- Information session about Human Rights events and upcoming trips

September 13
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Meeting: Coaching Session I (Section 2)
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholar’s Den

September 19
HSP Partnership with Human Rights Program: Volunteers for 9th Annual Peacemakers Luncheon;
11:30 -  1:00 pm 
DoubleTree Hotel, Dallas 

Planning Meeting with HSP Mentors
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den Conference Room (G11)

September 26
HSP Family Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Dr. Amsel’s house

September 28
HSP Partnership with Crum Commons: Meeting to coordinate HSP service and leadership events
5:30 – 6:30 pm

October 2
HSP DISC 1312 Movie and Dinner Night: The Matrix
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

October 3
Planning Meeting with HSP Mentors
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Scholars’ Den Conference Room (G11)

October 10
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Meeting: Coaching Session II (Section I)
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholar’s Den

October 11
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Meeting: Coaching Session II (Section 2)
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholar’s Den

HSP DISC 1313 Movie and Dinner Night: Do the Right Thing
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Scholar’s Den

October 17
HSP Advising Session with Maria Crouch: Prepare for Spring 2018
5:00 – 6:00
Scholar's Den

October 20
HSP Partnership with Human Rights Program: Journey of Life Event 
All day

October 24
UHP Information Session for HSP
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholar’s Den

Planning Meeting with HSP Mentors
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Scholar’s Den Conference Room (G11)

October 24 & 25
HSP PRW Service Project with Dallas Children’s Hospital
3:00 – 5:00 pm

October 28
HSP Loyd Feeds the City Lead@SMU Service Project
3:30 – 5:30 pm

November 7
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Meeting: Coaching Session III (Section I)
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

November 8
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Meeting: Coaching Session III (Section 2)
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

November 9
HSP Film and Food Event and Canned Food Drive for North Texas Food Bank
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Fondren Science #123

November 12
HSP Preparing Thanksgiving Food bags  for Dallas homeless
3:00 – 4:30 pm 
Kathy Crow Commons

November 19
Planning Meeting with HSP Mentors
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den Conference Room (G11)

November 28
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Final Presentations
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

December 6
HSP Study Break and End of Semester Celebration: Pancake Breakfast and Movie
10:30am – 12:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

January 23
Lead@SMU Introduction to Program/Team Foundation Experience
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

January 31
DISC 2305 Syllabus Review for HSP students new to UHP ENGL/DISC 2306
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

February 8
HSP DISC 1313 Movie and Dinner Night: The Truman Show
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

February 13
Planning Meeting with HSP Mentors
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den Conference Room (G11)

HSP Family Dinner and Alternative Breaks Information Session
Organized with Community Engagement and Leadership Center
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Scholars’ Den

February 14
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Meeting: Coaching Session I
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

February 26
Destination SMU! Meeting with prospective Hilltop Scholar students and parents

March 6
HSP DISC 1313 Movie and Dinner Night: Office Space
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

March 19
Destination SMU! Meeting with prospective Hilltop Scholar students and parents

March 21
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Meeting: Coaching Session II
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

March 23
Hunt Scholars Interview Day – HSP Information Session
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Scholars’ Den

March 26
Destination SMU! Meeting with prospective Hilltop Scholar students and parents

March 29
Planning Meeting with HSP Mentors
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den Conference Room (G11)

April 4
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Meeting: Coaching Session III
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

April 5: 
Hilltop Scholars/University Honors Program Information Session for students who have completed DISC 1313
5:00 – 6:00
Scholars’ Den Conference Room (G11)

April 4
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Meeting: Coaching Session III
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den

April 9
Destination SMU! Meeting with prospective Hilltop Scholar students and parents

April 25
Lead@SMU Leadership Program Final Presentations
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Scholars’ Den Conference Room (G11)


Information Session with Rachel Ball-Phillips for students to learn about undergraduate fellowship and scholarship opportunities
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Scholars’ Den


April 26
Planning Meeting with HSP Mentors
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Scholars’ Den Conference Room (G11)

Hilltop Scholar Seifey Mohammad's TEDxSMU Talk: The Essence of Infinity
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Hughes-Trigg Commons Main Floor Auditorium

May 1: 
Planning Meeting with HSP Mentors – prepare for final celebration
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Scholars’ Den Conference Room (G11)

May 2-18:
Annual Donation Drive: All donations benefiting The Family Place, organized by Mona El-Gharby
Residential Commons

May 8: 
HSP Study Break and End of the Year Celebration: Massages! Breakfast!
10:30am – 12:00pm
Scholars’ Den