Year I Joined the Office of Admission: 2015
Favorite thing about SMU: I love SMU’s location! Dallas provides our students with so many opportunities to develop professionally but it also gives them an exciting place to complete their undergraduate college experience. With SMU being so close to downtown and walking distance from so many fun destinations, the students get the best of both worlds. You can work hard in class or at your internship during the day and wind down at a sporting event or concert by night!
Favorite place on campus: Meadows School of the Arts is definitely one of my favorite spots on campus because there’s always something going on. The students are so talented and it is great to support them by attending a play, dance performance, symphony or exhibit. Just walking through the building at any time of the day you’ll get glances of students’ work through art decorating the lobby, walking past the music rehearsal rooms, theatre students rehearsing in the basement, students sketching by the fountains and so much more!
Favorite place in Dallas: Texas Discovery Gardens are a hidden gem in our wonderful city. There are 7.5 acres of organic botanical gardens and a two story butterfly house with hundreds of free-flying butterflies! You can have picnics out on the gardens, witness a butterfly release, and explore the different exhibits and event spaces. It’s one of the only attractions left in fair park that is open all year long and definitely worth checking out.
Favorite restaurant near campus: Food From Galilee in Snider Plaza is an absolute must! It’s a small Mediterranean restaurant walking distance from campus and a great source for delicious gyros. However, since we are in Texas, Tex-Mex is also something to check out and for that, Bandito’s Tex-Mex or Chuy’s are the way to go!
What I recommend during your stay in Dallas: I recommend you visit the Continental Avenue Bridge, a walking bridge that runs parallel to the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge (Dallas’ newest bridge). Walking down the Continental Avenue Bridge gives you the perfect picturesque view of the Dallas skyline, the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge, and the Trinity River. Plus after you’re done taking pictures and enjoying the breathtaking view of the city, you can cross the street to Trinity Groves and choose from a variety of restaurants to grab a bite.