Founders' Day Weekend

Founders' Day Weekend: April 20 – 22, 2018

Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the George W. Bush Presidential Center by joining us on the Hilltop for Founders' Day weekend, April 20 – 22, 2018! Reconnect with friends and commemorate the impact of one of the University's unique assets. Highlights include alumni events, music, community events, and an evening with Jeff Bezos, Chairman and CEO of Amazon, featured speaker during the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Forum on Leadership.

Friday, April 20

5 p.m. President’s Associates Reception For donors who give $1,000 or more to SMU for current use in a single fiscal year. By invitation only.
6:30 p.m. Jeff Bezos Conversation Jeff Bezos, Chairman and CEO of Amazon, will be the featured speaker during the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Forum on Leadership. Learn more.
8 p.m. Sing Song Superheroes Enjoy this musical theatre student competition featuring your favorite comic book characters! Free admission.

Saturday, April 21

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Featuring special exhibit First Ladies: Style of Influence. Ticket required (advance purchase recommended).
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Family Day at the Meadows Museum Visitors of all ages can explore the sculptures and works on paper of Eduardo Chillida. Activities will include hands-on 2-D and 3-D art projects, and sensory approaches engaging visitors through sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Enjoy special entertainment, activities, refreshments, and more! Free admission.