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Keep an eye on each page of the Admitted Students Website for important information and reminders.

Visiting Campus

We believe that the best way to experience SMU is to visit our beautiful campus.  If you are unable to attend one of the Admitted Student Events, we encourage you to contact the Admissions Office to arrange an individual campus visit. You are welcome to schedule an appointment with a member of the admissions staff, take a guided tour, and/or visit a first-year law school class. Please contact us at 214-768-2550 or lawadmit@smu.edu to schedule any of these activities.

Some hotels near SMU offer discounted rates to SMU visitors. Be sure to ask for special SMU rates when you book your reservation. Click here for a list of hotels near SMU. 

Admitted Students Facebook Page

If you are on Facebook, please ask to join the SMU Dedman Law 2018-19 Admitted Students page we set up for you. Click on “Ask to Join Group” and one of the page administrators will add you.  This is a great way to connect with your new classmates.  We will also post reminders and important dates on this page. If your name on Facebook is different than your name on your SMU application, please ask to join the group, then email lawadmit@smu.edu and let us know your Facebook alias.

Special Information for Transfer Students

Transferring and Visiting Students: please join the SMU Dedman Law Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 transfer/visitor admitted students group where you will find reminders and information specific to your transition to SMU.

Campus Services

The SMU Bookstore is located at 3060 Mockingbird Lane, on the southeast corner of campus. Barnes & Noble offers a wide selection of products and services, including the ability to purchase textbooks online and to sell used textbooks.

Click for a campus map: Campus Map

Students have access to one of the premier fitness facilities in Dallas at the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports. The facility is designed for recreational sports, wellness, and intramural activities. Recreational facilities include a state-of-the-art weight room; a fitness facility featuring individual flat screen televisions; racquetball, basketball, badminton, volleyball and sand volleyball courts; exercise studios; indoor soccer area; 25 meter indoor pool; outdoor fountain pool; indoor jogging track; and climbing center with rock-climbing wall. A snack bar, a full-service Starbucks, and a computer center are also located inside the Dedman Center.

The University's health facilities are located in the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center at SMU. This convenient, economical medical clinic offers outpatient medical services, specialty clinics, pharmacy, and lab/X-ray facilities. The Health Center is accredited by the Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. Student insurance is also available.

The Hughes-Trigg Student Center has restaurants, an ATM, a post office, a market, and other conveniences.

Information about student ID cards and parking on campus is available through the Parking and ID Card Services Office

All students with disabilities - including physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and others - are served by Disability Accommodations and Success Strategies. DASS helps students utilize resources they may need and helps them work with professors and staff in obtaining appropriate and reasonable accommodations. Admitted students with disabilities should contact DASS as soon as possible to get acquainted and file the necessary documentation. 

The SMU Preschool and Child Care Center is a fully-licensed center open throughout the year to students, faculty, and staff. Children ages one month through five years are accepted, subject to space availability. Hours of operation are 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fees are adjusted to the age of the child. For more information, contact the Director of the SMU Preschool and Child Care Center at 214-768-2278.

SMU offers a comprehensive array of psychological services, including counseling, assessment, crisis intervention, outreach, and consultation.  SMU Counseling Services and smu Psychiatric Services take a proactive position to facilitate healthy student development and maintain and enhance students' psychological and emotional well-being. 

Meal plans are available from SMU Dining Services.

Office of Career Services (OCS)

The Office of Career Services is designed to aid you in your job search throughout law school. From November of your first year, you will be assigned an individual counselor who will be your resource for advice on résumé drafting, interviewing, and much more. OCS also provides students with a broad array of substantive programs discussing different practice areas, skill-building, and much more. OCS also brings legal employers on campus throughout the year and during our specific on-campus interviewing (OCI) periods to speak with students about clerkships. Click here for a list of the legal employers who participated in OCI in 2016.

George W. Bush Presidential Center

The SMU community welcomed the George W. Bush Presidential Center to campus in April 2013. To learn more about the Center and the George W. Bush Institute, please click here