Why is Rotunda Special?

As a Rotunda Scholar you will be a part of a community of other similarly focused SMU students, have access to top-notch designated study spaces, be paired with an upperclassman Peer Counselor, an individualized academic counselor, close faculty mentorships, and unique programming opportunities on and off campus.

Rotunda Scholars Thrive on Campus and Beyond.


Exclusive Opportunities

Scholars have access to opportunities such as undergraduate research, campus jobs, internships, engaged learning projects and study abroad experiences.


Exceptional academic prowess

The Rotunda Scholars Program aims to help first-year students achieve early success at SMU by promoting academic achievement

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Peer Mentorship

First-year students in the Rotunda Scholars program are assigned a peer counselor, which is an experience unique to our program.