Andrew Stonebarger

Assistant Director of Admission (and)
Group Visit Coordinator

Year I Joined the Office of Admission: 2020

Favorite thing about SMU: The Residential Commons! Living on Campus at SMU is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Each Residential Common has its own unique atmosphere and traditions. From Mo-Mac and Cheese to the annual Water Balloon Battle between Armstrong and Crum, every Residential Common is filled with great activities and traditions that help students feel right at home. 

Favorite place on campus: My favorite spot on campus is Dallas Hall, beyond the gorgeous architecture and the famous university seal, Dallas Hall has a few hidden surprises. When you visit SMU, see if you can find the secret apartment in Dallas Hall for one of the best views on the Hilltop.

Favorite place in Dallas: I love driving over and spending my afternoon at White Rock Lake Park. One of the best parts of Dallas is good weather all year long. So, why not enjoy it? With loads of outdoor activities and greenery to enjoy, White Rock Lake Park is a little slice of nature in the big bustling city.

Favorite restaurant near campus: When you come to campus a trip to Kuby’s Sausage House is a must. The food is incredible and the staff treats you like family when you walk in the door. If you go for lunch be sure to order the Wurst teller!

What I recommend during your stay in Dallas: Take a trip over to the Dallas Arts District. Located in the heart of Dallas, the Arts District is home to tons of attractions and things to do for the whole family. While you’re there, be sure to check out my personal favorite, the Giant Eyeball.