Events

SMU Homecoming, October 24-27, 2013

Full Schedule of Homecoming Events

Thursday, October 24

7 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration Celebrate Joseph M. (Jody) Grant ’60, Jeanne Roach Johnson ’54, Peggy Higgins Sewell ’72, Emerging Leader Recipient Brittany Merrill Underwood ’07 and honor several of SMU’s history makers. This memorable evening on campus includes a seated dinner and ceremony. Purchase tickets online or call 1-800-766-ALUM.
9 p.m. Diamond M Club mixer
  • Blue Mesa
  • 7700 W. Northwest Highway
  • Appetizer buffet free for active Diamond M Club members, $15/person for non-members
  • Drinks not included
  • RSVP at diamondmclub.org

Friday, October 25

11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Reunion Weekend Kickoff Events Reunion Year Alumni: Check in at our welcome area inside Blanton Student Services Building to receive your reunion registration packet containing your nametags, tickets and other important weekend information. Then, kick off your weekend with our official welcome reception.
11:30 a.m.
Diamond M Club lunch
  • Campisi's
  • 5610 E. Mockingbird Lane
  • Attendees pay their own way
  • RSVP at diamondmclub.org
Throughout the weekend Museums, Libraries and Exhibitions

Explore library treasures, world-class art, presidential artifacts and interactive exhibits

Throughout the weekend Special Activities

Participate in exciting events showcasing SMU faculty and student resources

1:30 p.m.
Impact Experiences
Join us for these fascinating first-hand experiences showcasing SMU’s Kitt Investing and Trading Center at the Cox School of Business, DeGoyler Library, the new Residential Commons design and the new Mustang Band Hall.
4:30 p.m. Animated Fun with William Joyce ’81 Join this year’s parade grand marshal William Joyce ’81, SMU’s very own Academy Award-winning filmmaker, bestselling author and children’s illustrator, for a special viewing of his film “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.”
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Program Council Alumni Reunion Join Program Council for their Homecoming Reunion from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Student Activities and Multicultural Student Affairs Office on the 3rd floor of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Meet current and past PC members.  Hors d’oeuvres will be provided.  No rsvp required, but for more information, please email programcouncil@smu.edu.
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Student Senate  mini-reunion
SMU’s Student Senate is sponsoring a mini-reunion in the Student Activities and Multicultural Student Affairs (SAMSA) office in Hughes-Trigg Student Center. All Student Senate alumni are welcome to attend, visit with current Student Senate members and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments. For additional information and to RSVP, please contact Jared McCluskey, current Student Senate member at jmccluskey@smu.edu.
6 p.m. President’s Associates Reception

Honoring donors who make gifts totaling $1,000 or more in a single year

7 p.m. Women's Center Reunion We are celebrating 40 years! Come join us at Hughes-Trigg at 7 p.m. All are welcome, and especially those involved in programming for Women and LGBT students, Women’s interest Network, Spectrum, GLBSO, Women in Science and Engineering, Women’s Symposium, and YWCA. For more information, contact Valerie Erwin at verwin@smu.edu.
8:15 p.m. Pigskin Revue Hosted by the Mustang Band, the Pigskin Revue features SMU students in music, dance and comedy acts. Don’t miss this tradition featuring new music and old favorites from past Revues at McFarlin Auditorium. For ticket information, call 214-SMU-BAND.
After Pigskin Revue Diamond M Club reception

Saturday, October 26

11 a.m. Homecoming Parade View parade floats and other entertainment as they march through campus in celebration of SMU Homecoming.
11 a.m. The Boulevard The pregame celebration on The Boulevard includes new options for food, beverages, fun children’s activities and SMU gear. There’s something for SMU fans of all ages!
11 a.m. Alumni Tailgate
Join the Mustang Club and the Office of Alumni Relations in Mustang Alley, the best spot on the Boulevard. Catering provided by Mi Cocina, proud sponsor of SMU Athletics. Register here.
11 a.m. Red, Blue, and You Former Student Leader Brunch
  • Across from the Health Center and in front of Virginia Snider Hall
  • We invite you to bring your family and friends to reconnect with alumni, meet today's student leaders and enjoy our pre-game food and refreshments.
  • Sponsored by SMU Student Affairs and student leaders of The Union. RSVP is not required for this event.
  • Questions? Call 214-768-4656.
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Meadows School of the Arts Homecoming Picnic 
  • Owen Arts Center
  • Please join us to watch the parade; enjoy great food, beverages, music and dance; see old friends; and visit with the Meadows community.
  • To RSVP, please contact Ellen Schlachter Jackson at eschlachte@smu.edu or 214-768-4189.
Noon Diamond M Club lunch
2 p.m. SMU vs. Temple Catch the spirit and tradition of Homecoming game day as the cheerleaders and Mustang Band take you from The Boulevard into Ford Stadium, where Coach June Jones will lead the Mustangs in an exciting contest against Temple.
Throughout the weekend Mustang Mini Reunions Reunion Year Alumni: Mustang Mini Reunions are alumni-driven gatherings aimed at reuniting alumni who shared a special connection while at SMU. No group is too large or too small.
Evening Reunion Parties

Reunion Year Alumni: Get ready for an unforgettable evening out with classmates and friends. Catch up on old times, share memories and reconnect with one another at some of Dallas’ elite venues featuring exceptional food, drinks and entertainment. You won’t want to miss your party!

Sunday, October 27

11 a.m. All-University Worship Join the entire SMU community and guest preacher Richie Butler ’93 at this special service to culminate Reunion Weekend and remember lost classmates.

Noon – 5 p.m.
SMU Day at the Perot Museum Join Peruna, the SMU spirit squad and fellow alumni as you explore the museum with discount admission and get an insider’s look at SMU’s important contributions to the exhibits.
2 – 3:30 p.m. Garden Dedication Ceremony Garden Dedication Ceremony honoring the Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council communities