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SMU Homecoming, September 23-26, 2015

Full Schedule of Homecoming Events

Wednesday, September 23

9 p.m. Centennial Countdown Concert

SMU Program Council invites alumni, parents, faculty and staff to count down SMU’s 100th birthday in a fun-filled evening of music featuring a musical headliner.

Thursday, September 24

8:30 a.m. Worship Service Services in Perkins Chapel.
10 a.m. Centennial Commemoration Ceremony

A special 100th anniversary celebration for the entire SMU community.

7 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration Honoring 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Bess Fraser Enloe '60, Donald F. Jackson '63 and Billie Ida Williamson '74, and 2015 Emerging Leader Award recipient Michael W. Waters '02, '06, '12. 

Friday, September 25

11:30 a.m. Campaign Volunteers Meeting The campaign's co-chairs invite volunteers to a special meeting to review campaign progress and plan the conclusion of the campaign. By invitation only.
11:30 a.m. Centennial Stampede of Service In celebration of the centennial of the University's opening in 1915, one-hundred SMU students will come together on Friday, September 25, 2015 to participate in service projects at ten local charities. During this "Centennial Stampede of Service" event, SMU students will provide nearly 300 hours of service to the Dallas community.
Afternoon Reunion Weekend Registration Stop by our registration area located in the Meadows Museum to pick up your weekend registration packet containing nametags, tickets and other important information.
Afternoon Campus Walking Tours

Participate in exciting guided tours and in-depth experiences around campus.

Afternoon Campus and Academic Open Houses A variety of activities at SMU's schools will enable alumni once again to experience examples of the University's extraordinary academic offerings.
Afternoon Mustang Mini Reunions 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. More information will be available soon!
2 p.m. The Man in the Red Tie: Professor Harold Jeskey book signing and reception Please join as we celebrate the release of Sterling Moore's new biography, "The Man in the Red Tie: Professor Harold Jeskey." Professor Jeskey taught Chemistry at SMU from 1945 to 1979, he served as the pre-med advisor and later volunteered with the SMU sports information office. Dr. Moore will give some remarks about the book, friends and family will be invited to share memories and a reception will follow.
2 p.m.
3 p.m.
Deason Innovation Gym Want to understand how innovation happens? Come participate in an advised brainstorming session in our unique facility.
2 p.m.
5 p.m.
Harold Clark Simmons Hall Hard Hat Tours The Simmons School will host Hard Hat Tours of the new Harold Clark Simmons Hall. The three story 44,000 sq. ft. facility will be open to guests to view the new home for The Budd Center, Teacher Design Studio and classrooms.
3 p.m. Habito Labyrinth Tutorial Experience Dr. Ruben Habito will explain the theory and practice of the Labyrinth at Perkins School of Theology.
3 p.m. Dedman College Alumni reception with Faculty Dean DiPiero and faculty members of Dedman College welcome Dedman College alumni back to Dallas Hall for an informal reception.
4 p.m. Hunt Leadership Scholars Alumni - Homecoming Reception Join your fellow Hunt Leadership Scholars graduates for a mini-reunion during Homecoming weekend. Refreshments will be served. By invitation only. Ballroom, Hughes Trigg Student Center.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
Meadows School of the Arts Open House The Meadows School of the Arts and Dean Sam Holland invite alumni and friends for an open house in the newly renovated Hamon Arts Library to view a special exhibition featuring fashion design sketches, circa 1933-1942, by Nancy B. Hamon (1918-2011) from the Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers. Please join us for a reception and remarks highlighting exciting school news and updates.
Evening Reunion Class Parties for the classes of '75, '80, '85, '90, '95, '00, '05, and '10

Get ready for an unforgettable evening with classmates and friends. Catch up on old times, share memories and reconnect with one another while enjoying exceptional food, drinks and entertainment. Additional details will be available soon. You won’t want to miss your party!

6 p.m. President’s Associates Reception A reception honoring donors who make gifts totaling $1,000 or more in a single year. By invitation only.
6 p.m.
8 p.m.
Beta Theta Pi - Alumni Reunion All past and present brothers are welcome to join us as we reunite at Ozona's from 6 to 8PM on Friday, September 25th. Please RSVP by September 18th.
6 p.m.
11 p.m.
Law School Reunions Reunions event for law alumni with class years ending in 0 or 5.
8:15 p.m. Pigskin Revue The Pigskin Revue features SMU students in music, dance and comedy acts and the Mustang Band playing new music as well as old favorites from past Revues.

Saturday, September 26

Morning Class of '70 Reunion Brunch and Party Join your classmates for a memorable brunch to kick off a day of Homecoming festivities.
Afternoon Reunion Village on the Boulevard

Join your classmates for a fun-filled experience with food and drinks on Clements Lawn prior to cheering on the Mustangs in Ford Stadium.

1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
SMU-in-Madrid Alumni Mini-Reunion Join former SMU-in-Madrid study abroad students for a reception as we reminisce and reconnect on campus during SMU Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy refreshments and light appetizers. Alumni and their guests are welcome to attend.
3 p.m.
Homecoming Parade and Boulevard View parade floats and other entertainment as they march through campus in celebration of SMU Homecoming. The pregame celebration on The Boulevard includes options for food, beverages, fun children’s activities and SMU gear. And catch the spirit and tradition of Homecoming game day as the cheerleaders and Mustang Band take you from The Boulevard into Ford Stadium.
3 p.m.
Perkins on the Boulevard All members of the Perkins community and friends are invited to watch the Homecoming parade in front of Kirby Hall and enjoy food and fellowship.
3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Meadows Homecoming Picnic Please join us to watch the parade, enjoy great food, beverages, music and dance, see old friends, and visit with the Meadows community.
4 p.m. 
5:45 p.m.
Law School Tailgate Football tailgate party for alumni and guests.
6 p.m. Football Game Cheer on Coach Chad Morris and the Mustangs as they take on James Madison University at Ford Stadium!
Evening 100th Birthday Salute to SMU Immediately following the football game, enjoy a celebratory extravaganza and fireworks display wishing SMU a happy 100th birthday!