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Visit Meadows School of the Arts

In-person and virtual options available

Ready to learn more about Meadows School of the Arts? Get your questions answered and see where you will study, research, rehearse, perform, and collaborate as a Meadows student!

In-person Visit

For in-person visits, we recommend you sign up for the SMU Daily Visit. The SMU Daily Visit allows guests to select our Meadows Information Session & Tour, an SMU Admission Information Session, an SMU Campus Tour, a session from one of the other academic schools at SMU, or any combination thereof.

Meadows offers in-person info sessions and tours on most weekdays that the university is open:

  • In-person, on-campus Fall 2021: MWF at 1 pm; T-Th at 12 noon CST

Register here for SMU Daily Visit including Meadows Info Session & Tour

Virtual Visit

 Meadows also offers a virtual option that includes an information session and guided virtual tour.

  • Virtual via Zoom, Fall 2021: Thursdays at 4 pm CST

Register here for a Virtual Meadows Visits

Recorded Information Session

While you await your visit day, check out our 7-minute recorded Meadows info session below with Director of Meadows Undergraduate Admission Ryan Cole. You can also see Meadows 360-degree views of our performing venues, studio spaces and classrooms. We can’t wait to tell you more!

Class Observations

If you are a high school junior or senior, or a transfer studentyou can request to observe a Meadows class. Be sure to submit your request at least two weeks prior to the date you wish to visit, and we will get back with you soon with more details.

Meadows Admission Events and Fairs

Get all the details about Meadows curriculum, outstanding resources, internships, opportunities and more during our virtual, major-specific Meadows Close-Up events in September; the in-person, on-campus Meadows Spotlight day in October; and additional information events and fairs for high school and transfer students interested in performing, visual, and communication arts.

Close-Up Series – September 2021

Prospective students from all over the U.S. and abroad gather online via Zoom to talk with faculty and current students about Meadows majors. This is a great opportunity to hear from the faculty and students about the major of your choice! Your questions are welcome and encouraged. Register for any of our close-ups here.

Meadows Spotlight, Monday, October 18, 2021, 8am-1pm CT

High school juniors, seniors and transfer students to join us on campus for an in-depth look at the SMU Meadows School of the Arts! Hear from current students, sit in on a class, chat with faculty, learn about the admission process and more! Guests also have the opportunity to learn more about SMU in general and take a tour of the campus in the afternoon. Register today!

College Fairs at SMU and across the country

Browse the best colleges that specialize in performing, visual, and communication arts and talk with school reps. SMU Meadows will be at a select number of college fairs. Be sure to check back soon for additional events!

Art: National Portfolio Day, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, 1:30-5:30pm Central Time

Meadows hosts an in-person National Portfolio Day at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on the SMU campus! Visit with Meadows and with 25 other colleges from across the U.S. Meadows will also participate in several virtual portfolio reviews. Learn more about the event and how to register

Music Roundtable Fairs

  • Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, 4-6pm Eastern Time
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, 9-11am Eastern Time
  • Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, 8-10pm Eastern Time
  • Virtual college fair featuring many different performing arts college programs.
  • More information on the events here.

Oberlin College Fair, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

Join Meadows and several other arts schools from across the country for a college fair at Oberlin Conservatory

Registration information here.

NACAC Arts Fair, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

Go to https://www.nacacnet.org/ to register.

More events: SMU overall

The University presents SMU Mustang Days, Springfest, Academic Spotlights and other events to equip prospective students and their families with everything they want to know about applications, scholarships, residential life, student clubs and associations and more. See all the SMU admission events here!

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Questions? Contact us, we’re always happy to talk with you about SMU Meadows School of the Arts!

meadowsadmission@smu.edu / 214-768-3217

The Meadows Office of Admission and Financial Aid is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time. If you get our voicemail and let us know how we can help you. Thanks, and we look forward to talking with you!

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