The HOPE Banquet (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) is an opportunity for students from all residential communities to celebrate faculty excellence and involvement in the student experience at SMU. Residence Life and Student Housing believes it is important to highlight those professors who have gone above and beyond in their role. Nominations from students and student leaders living on-campus are encouraged during the fall semester. In early spring RLSH hosts a banquet to honor all nominated professors and award the HOPE Professor of the Year. It is a celebrated event year after year!