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Discover Dallas

Discover Dallas is a series of excursions into the Dallas Community intended to introduce students to the vibrant community in which they will live and study for the next four years.

In addition to introducing new students to the City of Dallas, another important goal for the Discover Dallas program is for students to interact with SMU faculty through civic engagement and the application of academic disciplines in the community.

Discover Dallas excursions take place during Mustang Corral in August. Faculty interested in participating with Discover Dallas may contact Student Transitions & Orientation at

"Students and faculty learn from one another — the grace of the dancer, the inventiveness of the engineer, the determination of the athlete, the language skills of the orator, the expressiveness of the poet. I want to be a part of that."

Rita Kirk, Faculty-in-Residence
Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility
Professor of Communication Studies
Meadows School of the Arts