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President's Scholars Program

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FALL 2015
 
 AUGUST
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 19, Wed.                   

 Assigned times

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

Residence Halls

 20, Thurs.

  Students leave for Mustang Corral

 
 21, Fri.

 Evening

Corralers return to SMU

 
 22, Sat.

 Assigned times

Move in day for those who did notattend Corral
(room #'s given at ck in)
 
   9:30 am
First Year Class  Picture
Dallas Hall

   3:00 - 4:00 pm

New President's Scholars Welcome Reception

 

 23, Sun.

 4:45 pm line-up    

Rotunda Passage and Opening Convocation

Dallas Hall/McFarlin Auditorium

 24, Mon.

  CLASSES BEGIN

 
 25, Tues.   

 6:00 - 8:00 pm

New President's Scholars Dinner with Advisors
Home of J. Cook & Kathleen Hugley-Cook
 
 26, Wed.

 1:00 - 6:00 pm

President's Scholar Portraits
 
 


SEPTEMBER 
 Date

 Time

 Event

     Location 
 2, Wed.                     

5:30 - 7:30 pm         

First Year PSs to the A-LEC 

Ford Stadium/Loyd All-Sports Center, room 217

 4, Fri.

 8:00 am

Leave for SMU-in-Taos Retreat!

 
 7, Mon.                  

 7:00 pm               

Return to campus from  SMU-in-Taos Retreat

 

 9, Wed

5:30 - 7:30 pm
First Year Study Abroad Meeting Hughes-Trigg

 26, Sat.

1:00 - 6:00 pm   

President’s Scholars Homecoming Boulevard Tent   
 for SMU vs. James Madison football game.

TBA

 30, Wed.

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Pres. Scholars Usher Student Forum
HughesTrigg Ballroom

 

 8:00 pm

The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series
Richard Haass, Condoleezza Rice,
David Gergen

McFarlin Auditorium


 OCTOBER
 Date

Time  Event   Location

 5, Mon.                 

4:30 - 6:00 pm            

Annual President's Scholar Reception

Home of President and Mrs. R. Gerald Turner

 12 - 13,
Mon.-Tues. 
  FALL BREAK

 
 20, Tues.

 8:00 pm

The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series: Robert Edsel

McFarlin Auditorium

 31, Sat.

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Family Weekend President’s Scholar Boulevard Tent

NW lawn of Dallas Hall


 NOVEMBER
 Date

Time 
 Event

Location 
 10, Tues.               

8:00 pm                      
The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series:  Shankar Vedantam      

 McFarlin Auditorium         

 25-27,
 
Wed.-Fri.       
 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
 

 DECEMBER
 Date

 Time

 Event

 Location

 1, Tues.                

 8:00 pm                     

The  Willis M. Tate Lecture Series: Ken Burns       

McFarlin Auditorium

 6, Sun.

4:30 - 6:30 pm     

PS Holiday Party

Lawyers Inn - Law School Quad

 7, Mon.

  Last Day of Instruction

 
 8 - 9,
 
Tues.-Wed.

  Reading Days

 
 10 - 16,
 
Thurs.-Wed.   

   Exams (No exams scheduled for Sunday)

 
 17, Thurs.

 10:00 am

 Residence Commons close for Winter Break

 

 19, Sat.
   December Graduation   


WINTER BREAK     December 17 - January 14

First Day of Class for Spring Term is Friday, January 15

Designated as Mandatory



SPRING 2016

 JANUARY
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 4-13,                   
 
Mon.-Wed.   
 

Jan Term
SMU-in-Plano or  SMU-in-Taos
 12, Sun.

9:00 am                      
Residence Halls Open

 
 15, Fri.

 

First Day of Class for Spring Semester

 
 18, Mon.
 

Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday
 
 22, Fri.
 

Last Day to Add/Drop and Change Meal Plan   

 
 26, Tues.
 8:00 pm   

The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series
Sarah Kay: Spoken-word poet
McFarlin Auditorium


 29, Thurs.

12:00 - 1:00 pm   

Luncheon for Blanton Scholars

Home of Margaret McDermott


 FEBRUARY
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 12, Fri.               

 12:00 - 1:30 pm          

Senior President’s Scholar Luncheon

Hughes-Trigg Ballroom West

 23, Tues.
 8:00 pm
The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series
Rob Lowe: Actor and best-selling author         
McFarlin Auditorium

 MARCH
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 5-13,
 Sat.-Sun.              
 

SPRING BREAK


 11, Fri.

 
President’s Scholar Early Interviews

Perkins Administration Building
 15, Tues.

 8:30 - 9:30 am                             
Breakfast for Interviewers

TBA
 17, Thurs.

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

Umphrey Lee-Mack Ballroom
 18, 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
 25, Fri.

 

Good Friday-All University Holiday

 

 29, Tues.       

 8:00 pm

The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series:
Keith Alexander, Former Director of National Security Kevin Mandia, President of FireEye Security
McFarlin Auditorium


 APRIL
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 15, Fri.    
                   

Founder's Day                                      


Campus


 MAY
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 2, Mon.               

 8:00 pm              

The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series:
James Carvilles, Democratic Political Strategist Karl Rove, Republican Political Consultant
McFarlin Auditorium

 2, Mon.

 

 Last day of instruction



 3, Tues.

  
Reading Day
 

 4-10, Wed.-Tues.       
  

 
Exams  (No exams on Sunday)


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


 13, Fri.

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

TBA
 
Baccalaureate

 
 14, Sat.
 
Commencement