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FALL 2014
 
 AUGUST
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 20, Wed.              

 Assigned times

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

 Residence Halls

 21, Thurs.

   Students leave for Mustang Corral

 
 23, Sat.

 1:00 pm

 Corralers return to SMU

 
   Assigned times

 Move in day for those who did not attend Corral (room #'s given at ck in)

 
   3:00 - 4:00 pm

 New President's Scholars Welcome Reception

 Palmer Conference Room- Caruth Hall/Lyle Quad

   4:00 - 5:00 pm

 First Year Class  Picture

 Dallas Hall

   7:00 pm

 Night at the Club

 Moody

 24, Sun.

 4:45 pm line-up    

 Rotunda Passage and Opening Convocation

 Dallas Hall/McFarlin Auditorium

 25, Mon.

   CLASSES BEGIN

 
 26, Tues.   

 6:00 - 8:00 pm

 New President's Scholars Dinner

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

 27, Wed.

 1:00 - 6:00 pm

 President's Scholar Portraits

 First come first served/ business casual  dress

 Perkins Administration Bldg., Room 311

 29, Fri.

 10:00 am

 Leave for SMU-in-Taos!!!!

 Meet the bus at the Flagpole on SMU Boulevard


SEPTEMBER 
 Date

 Time

 Event

     Location 
 1, Mon.                  

 7:00 pm            

 Return to campus from  SMU-in-Taos Retreat

 

 3, Wed.

 5:30 pm

 First Year PSs to the A-LEC 

 Ford Stadium/Loyd All-Sports Center, room 217

 29, Mon.

 8:00 pm

 The  Willis M. Tate Lecture Series - Linda and Mitch Hart:
Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, David Gergen


 McFarlin Auditorium


 OCTOBER
 Date

Time  Event   Location

 13 - 14, Mon.-  Tues.
   FALL BREAK

 
 21, Tues.

 8:00 pm

 The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series- Tolleson Family:
Peter Thiel

 McFarlin Auditorium

 22, Wed.

 4:30 - 5:30 pm

 Annual President's Scholar Reception

 Home of President and Mrs. R. Gerald Turner

 25, Sat.

 3:00 - 4:00 pm

 President’s Scholar Family Weekend Reception

 Ernest Young Gallery, Fincher Bldg.


 NOVEMBER
 Date

Time   Event

Location 
 11, Tues.

 8:00 pm

 The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series - Omni Hotels: David Brooks

 McFarlin Auditorium

 15, Sat.

 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Main Quad Fountain

 26-28, Wed.-Fri.        

 

 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
 

 DECEMBER
 Date

 Time

 Event

 Location

 2, Tues.

 8:00 pm

 The  Willis M. Tate Lecture Series - Platon

 McFarlin Auditorium

 7, Sun.

 4:30 am - 6:30 pm     

 PS Holiday Party

 Lawyer's Inn

 8, Mon.

   Last Day of Instruction

 
 9 - 10, Tues.-Wed.

   Reading Days

 
 11 - 17, Thurs.-Wed.   

   Exams (No exams scheduled for Sunday)

 
 18, Thurs.

 10:00 am

 Residence Commons close for Winter Break

 McFarlin Auditorium

 20, Sat.
   December Graduation   

WINTER BREAK     December 18 - January 15

First Day of Class for Spring Term is Friday, January 16

Designated as Mandatory

SPRING 2015

 JANUARY
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 5-14, Mon.-Wed.   
 

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

 9:00 am
 Residence Halls Open

 
 16, Fri.

 

 First Day of Class for Spring Semester

 
 19, Mon.
 

 Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday
 
 25, Fri.
 

 Last Day to Add/Drop and Change Meal Plan

 
 27, Tues.
 4 - 5:30 pm

 President’s Scholars Usher Student Forum

 Hughes-Trigg Ballrooms

   8:00 pm

  The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series:
 Robin Roberts, co-anchor, ABC News’ “Good Morning America”

 McFarlin Auditorium


 29, Thurs.

 12:00 - 1:00 pm

 Luncheon for Blanton Scholars

Home of Margaret McDermott

 FEBRUARY
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 13, Fri.                   

 12:00 - 1:30 pm   

 Senior President’s Scholar Luncheon

 Hughes-Trigg Ballroom West

 24, Tues.
 8:00 pm
 The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series:
 Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer
 McFarlin Auditorium
 MARCH
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 7-15, Sat.-Sun.   
 

 SPRING BREAK


 13, Fri.

 
 President’s Scholar Early Interviews

 Perkins Administration Building
 17, Tues.

 8:30 - 9:30 am        
 Breakfast for Interviewers

 TBA
 19, Thurs.

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

 Umphrey Lee-Mack Ballroom
 20, 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
 21, Sat.
 12-2:00 pm
  Final Committee Selection Meeting
 Perkins Administration Building, Room 311
 24, Tues.

 8:00 pm

 The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series:
 Michio Kaku, Theoretical physicist
 McFarlin Auditorium


 APRIL
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 3, Fri.

 

 Good Friday-University Holiday

 

 13, Mon.             
 5:30 pm         
 Honors Convocation

 McFarlin Auditorium


 MAY
 Date

 Time

 Event

Location 
 4, Mon.

 

 Last day of instruction



 5, Tues.

 8:00 pm

 The Willis M. Tate Lecture Series:
 Nate Silver, Statisticain and founder
 of FIveThirtyEight


 McFarlin Auditorium

 

  
 Reading Day
 
 6-12, Wed.-Tues.   

 
 Exams  (No exams on Sunday)


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


 15, Fri.

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

 TBA
 
 Baccalaureate

 
 16, Sat.
 
 Commencement
 
 


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