As SMU concludes the celebration of its centennial in 2015, the
University is seeking major gift commitments to support the $17 million
renovation of Fondren Library. The following naming opportunities
are remaining and an ideal way to support the renovation while honoring
a current or former student, influential faculty member or SMU legacy
family. Gifts may be paid over a period of up to five years.
|Collaborative Commons and Starbucks®
This expansive space is accessed directly from the main quad
and the Laura Bush Promenade. It provides areas for individual and
group study, interactive technology and informal gathering. The
Starbucks® will serve as a convenient and attractive amenity that will
draw students, faculty and staff from across the campus.
The Foyer will be a gracious and inspiring space that will
welcome thousands of library guests each year and serve as a venue for
special events. The Foyer provides primary access to the grand public
rooms on the main level and to research areas on the third floor.
|Additional Funding Opportunities
|Office of Information Technology (OIT) Help Desk
|Librarian Offices (2)
Fondren Foundation Centennial Reading Room
In honor of SMU’s centennial celebration, the University has
commissioned custom-designed, handcrafted Moser tables and chairs to
reestablish Fondren Centennial Reading Room as one of the campus'
signature spaces. You can be a part of this final project of The Second
Century Celebration by
naming a furniture piece in the Fondren Foundation Centennial Reading Room.
A plaque mounted on each named table or chair will recognize the donor
or honor a current or former student, influential faculty member or SMU
|Large Table (7 available)
|Lounge Chair (3 available)
|Reading Chair (53 available)