Dear Members of the University Community:
As you know, Homecoming and Family Weekend are among the most popular fall events for SMU alumni, families and our University community. We are excited to announce that the dates for these events have been determined, now that the fall football schedule has been finalized. These events always take on added vitality when timed to coincide with activities on The Boulevard and at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
The Homecoming 2009 game, against Rice University, and other festivities will take place Saturday, November 7. Family Weekend has been scheduled for November 14, including the traditional family barbecue on The Boulevard before the Mustangs take on UTEP.
Although Family Weekend will occur somewhat later in the semester than is typical, the dates for both Homecoming and Family Weekend are compatible with other planned University activities and should be attractive to the alumni, parents and friends we will welcome to campus.
Please mark these dates on your calendar and look for more information as planning continues.
Brad E. Cheves
Vice President for Development and External Affairs
Lori S. White
Vice President for Student Affairs