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President's Scholars Program

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FALL 2016
 
 AUGUST
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 17, Wed.                   

 Assigned times

Corralers move into dorms
(room #'s given at ck-in)

Residence Halls

 18, Thurs.

  Discover Dallas and Camp Corral

 
 19, Fri.



Camp Corral and Candlelight

 
 20, Sat.

 
Find Your Classes, Sexual Violence Prevention Assembly,
Class Photo, A Night at the Club, and Corral After Hours
 
 20, Sat.

 Assigned times

Move in day for those who did not attend Corral
(room #'s given at check-in)
 
 20, Sat.  3:00 - 4:00 pm
New President's Scholars Welcome Reception
Mack Ballroom

 21, Sun.

 4:45 pm line-up    

Rotunda Passage and Opening Convocation

Dallas Hall/McFarlin Auditorium

 22, Mon.

  CLASSES BEGIN

 
 24, Wed.

 1:00 - 6:00 pm

President's Scholar Portraits
 
Perkins Admin 311

 25, Thurs.   

 6:00 - 8:00 pm

First Year Supper with Advisors

Off-Campus
 31, Thurs.  5:30 - 7:00 pm

First Year A-LEC Visit

Loyd All-Sports Center

 

SEPTEMBER 
 Date  Time  Event                                                                               
Location                                     
 2, Fri.                         

 10:30 am

Leave for SMU-in-Taos Retreat!

 
 3, Sat.                     

 6:00 pm         

SMU Football - SMU vs. UNT

@ UNT

 5, Mon.                  
 5:30 pm               

Return to campus from  SMU-in-Taos Retreat

 
 10, Sat.

 2:30 pm
SMU Football - SMU vs. Baylor @ Baylor

 16, Fri.

 1:00 - 3:30 pm   

North Texas Food Bank Service Project

N. Texas Food Bank

 17, Sat.

 6:00 pm

SMU Football - SMU vs. Liberty
Ford Stadium

 20, Tues.

 8:00 pm

The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series
Tom Brokaw, Doris Kearns Goodwin,
David Gergen

McFarlin Auditorium

 23, Fri. 

 7:00 pm

Family Weekend PS Boulevard Tent
Main Quad Fountain
 23, Fri.  7:00 pm

SMU Football - SMU vs.TCU

Ford Stadium

 

 OCTOBER
 Date                         

Time  Event                                                                                     
 Location

 1, Sat.                 

 TBA            

SMU Football - SMU vs.Temple

@ Temple
 7, Fri.                 

 TBA            

SMU Football - SMU vs.Tulsa

@ Tulsa

10-11,
 
Mon.- Tues.
  FALL BREAK

 
 13, Thurs.

 8:00 pm

The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series: Bryan Stevenson

McFarlin Auditorium

 18, Tues.

4:30 - 5:30 pm  

Dr. and Mrs. R. Gerald Turner Reception
Turner Home

 22, Sat.                 

 TBA            

SMU Football - SMU vs. Houston

Ford Stadium
 29, Sat.                 

 TBA            

SMU Football - SMU vs.Tulane

@ Tulane

 

 NOVEMBER
 Date                        

Time
 Event                                                                          

Location 
 1, Tues.               

 8:00 pm        
The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series:  Scott Kelly     
McFarlin Auditorium     

 5, Sat.       
 TBA

SMU Football - SMU vs. Memphis
Ford Stadium
 5, Sat.     
 TBA Homecoming PS Boulevard Tent

Main Quad Fountain

 12, Sat.               

 TBA                
SMU Football - SMU vs. East Carolina      

@ East Carolina         

 19, Sat.       
 TBA

SMU Football - SMU vs. USF
Ford Stadium
 23, Wed.               

                     No Classes      

          

 24-25,
 
Thurs.-Fri.  
 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
 
 26, Sat.               

 TBA                      
SMU Football - SMU vs. Navy     

Ford Stadium         

 29, Tues.   
 8:00 pm

The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series:  David Leonhardt

McFarlin Auditorium

 

 DECEMBER
 Date                       

 Time                      
 Event                                                                  
                                                                   

 Location

 4, Sun.

 5:00 - 7:00 pm    

PS Holiday Party

Home of  PS Advisors J. Cook & Kathleen Hugley-Cook

 5, Mon.

      Last Day of Instruction



 6 - 7,
 
Tues.-Wed.
  Reading Days

 
 8 - 14,
 
Thurs.-Wed.
   Final Exams (No exams scheduled for Sunday)

 
 15, Thurs.

 10:00 am

 Residence Commons close for Winter Break

 

 17, Sat.
   December Graduation   


WINTER BREAK     December 15 - January 8

First Day of Class for Spring Term is Monday, January 9, 2017

Designated as Mandatory


SPRING 2017

 JANUARY
 Date            

 Time                  

 Event

Location 
 16, Mon.   
 

Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday

 23, Mon.

 

First Day of Class for Spring Semester

 
 27, Fri.
 

Last Day to Add/Drop and Change Meal Plan   

 
 31, Tues.
 8:00 pm   

The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series
Angela Duckworth:Grit: The Power of Passion
and Perserverance

McFarlin Auditorium



 FEBRUARY
 Date                 

Time                        

 Event                                                                        
Location
 15, Thurs.

 12:00 - 1:30 pm Senior President’s Scholar Luncheon

Perkins Administration 311
 26, Sun.
 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Robert S. Hyer Induction Dinner       
Umphrey Lee-Mack Ballroom


 MARCH
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location
7, Tues. 8:00 pm

The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series:
The Ebby Halliday Companies Lecture
Brandon Stanton: Author of Humans
of New York

 McFarlin Auditorium
11-19,
 Sat.-Sun.           
 

SPRING BREAK


 17, Fri.

 
President’s Scholar Early Interviews

Perkins Administration Building
 21, Tues.

 8:30 - 9:30 am         
Breakfast for Interviewers

Umphrey Lee-Mack Ballroom
 23, Thurs.

 7:00 - 9:00 pm  
Welcome Reception for Prospective Students                 

Umphrey Lee-Mack Ballroom
 24, Fri.
 
SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEW DAY
Campus
 
 6:00 pm
Reception prior to Interview Day Dinner
Prefunction Area/Hughes-Trigg
 
 6:30 pm
Scholarship Interview Day Dinner
Hughes-Trigg Ballrooms
   8:30 pm Alumni Reception (Pres. Scholar Alumni Only)                                       
TBA
 19, Sat.
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Final Committee Selection Meeting
Perkins Administration Building, Room 311

 APRIL
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 4, Tues.      
8:00 pm             

The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series:
Indra Nooyi:Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo

 McFarlin Auditorium
 14, Fri.    Good Friday-All University Holiday                       
 
 17, Mon.  5:30 pm  Honors Convocation 

 21, Fri.   
                    Founder's Day                                            
Campus


 MAY
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 2, Tues.

8:00 pm              

The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series:
Alan Alda: Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner              
McFarlin Auditorium

 8, Mon.

 

 Last day of instruction



 9, Tues.

  
Reading Day
 

 10-16,
Wed.-Tues.           

 
Exams  (No exams on Sunday)


 
 17, Wed.
 1:00 pm
Residential Commons close for
non-graduating students


 19, Fri.

3:00 - 4:00pm       
Senior President’s Scholar Reception

Jones Great Hall
 
Baccalaureate

 
 20, Sat.
 
Commencement