SMU 50-Year Reunion

SMU 50-Year Reunion

Weekend Schedule

FRIDAY, MAY 18

REUNION CHECK-IN 9:30 A.M.
Please check in before 2 p.m. at the Loyd All-Sports Center.  Complimentary parking is available in the Meadows Parking Center.  All tours depart from this location.

The Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium Tour 10:15 A.M.

Lyle East Campus Labs Tour11:20 A.M.

OPTIONAL LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED BETWEEN TOURS- INSIDE HERITAGE HALL 12:15 P.M.

HAROLD CLARK SIMMONS HALL 3-D INTERACTIVE TOUR 1:15 P.M.
Come and see what “Avatar” is all about. View this 40,000-square-foot facility that houses a teaching design lab, student assessment lab, classrooms,
the Department of Teaching and Learning, and the Budd Center for the Involvement of Communities in Education. Join us as Teaching Lab Director Tony Cuevas engages the group in the Virtual Reality classroom.

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES TOUR 2:15 P.M.
Tour the new Central University Libraries renovation, including the dramatic restoration of the Fondren Foundation Centennial Reading Room, Hillcrest Foundation Exhibit Hall, Caren H. Prothro Learning Commons and Collaborative Commons, complete with a Starbucks café.

RESIDENTIAL COMMONS TOUR 3 P.M.
See the transformation in student housing that brings live-in faculty and staff members, resident assistants and other student leaders together to create communities of support through an integrated academic and residential experience.

MEADOWS MUSEUM TOUR 4:15 P.M.
Participate in a docent-guided tour of the Meadows Museum’s exceptional permanent collection of Spanish masterpieces and enjoy an exciting new exhibit:  “Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida”

PRESIDENTIAL WELCOME AT THE MEADOWS MUSEUM 5 P.M.
A special welcome by President R. Gerald Turner, including a check presentation.

REUNION WEEKEND KICKOFF RECEPTION AT THE MEADOWS MUSEUM 5: 15 P.M.
Join classmates and friends for a memorable kickoff to reunion weekend.

SATURDAY, MAY 19

COMMENCEMENT CHECK-IN AND REGALIA DISTRIBUTION 8 A.M.
To participate in SMU’s Commencement ceremony, please arrive by 8 a.m. Parking details will be provided with your registration confirmation.

THE 103RD ANNUAL SMU COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 9 A.M.
The must-attend 50-year reunion tradition. Celebrate with SMU’s graduating Class of 2018 as your class is recognized by the University community in this official 90-minute ceremony at Moody Coliseum. Golden Mustang regalia and commemorative stoles will be provided to attendees. Commemorative stoles also may be purchased as a keepsake. Seating is available for spouses and guests.

CELEBRATE ’68 CLASS LUNCHEON AT THE GEORGE W. BUSH INSTITUTE 11:30 A.M.
Following SMU’s Commencement ceremony, enjoy a seated lunch where special Golden Mustang pins will be presented to symbolize your induction into this esteemed group of individuals celebrating more than 50 years as alumni.
Business casual attire. Complimentary self parking available.

CLASS OF ’68 REUNION DINNER AND DANCE AT [Location] [time]
The weekend culminates with this memorable party featuring entertainment, a dinner buffet and complimentary valet parking.