Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Everything You Need to Know About the SMU Office of Undergraduate Admission and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please use this page as a resource. This page will be updated regularly. For university-wide updates, visit

Daily Visits
As of March 16, 2020, all SMU Undergraduate Admission recruitment events including daily tours and information sessions are currently suspended. Visit our Virtual Campus Experience page for many resources.

Admitted Student Receptions
As of March 13, 2020, SMU has suspended all non-essential University-sponsored or sanctioned domestic travel. Unfortunately, we have cancelled the upcoming receptions:

March 17 – Bay Area Admitted Student Reception 
March 18 - Orange County Admitted Student Reception 
March 19 - Los Angeles Admitted Student Reception 

March 25 - Desoto Admitted Student Reception
March 28 – Atlanta Admitted Student Reception 

March 31 - Black Alumni Admitted Student Reception
April 1 - McKinney Admitted Student Reception
April 2 – St. Louis Admitted Student Reception 
April 4 - Boston Admitted Student Reception
April 5 – Tri-State Admitted Student Reception 
April 5 – Chicago Admitted Student Reception 
April 6 – D.C. Admitted Student Reception 
April 6 - Austin Admitted Student Reception
April 7 – North Houston Admitted Student Reception 
April 7 – San Antonio Admitted Student Reception 
April 8 – Houston Admitted Student Reception

On-Campus Admitted Student Events
SMU has postponed all campus events, including:

Destination SMU - March 23, March 30, April 20
Admitted Student Days - April 3, April 13, April 17, April 24
Multicultural Fly-In - March 22-23

Transfer Application and Admission
The priority deadlines for submitting your transfer application are June 1 for a Summer 2020 entry and the priority scholarship deadline is May 1 for a Fall 2020 entry, with a final deadline of August 1. 

If you have difficulty submitting the required materials by the published deadline, please contact your SMU admission counselor. We will be as flexible as possible regarding our deadlines, and we will work with you to help you complete your application. It is important to know that transfer admission decisions are released on a rolling basis (this began in early March), and will continue until the transfer class is full. Please don't hesitate to reach out; we are here to help.

College Fairs
All NACAC college fairs have been cancelled. Many other fairs throughout the U.S. have been cancelled as well. If you have signed up for a fair, please check with the organizers of the fair directly.

How can we learn more about SMU if we are not visiting?
Visit our Virtual Campus Experience page for many resources.

How long will these restrictions be in place?
The SMU Office of Undergraduate Admission will consistently reassess the situation and provide updates as we go. Stay tuned to this blog and to your email as we'll keep you updated as fully as we are able to.