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Life in the Residential Commons

Make the SMU Life Your Own

Your interactions and learning experiences outside class are an important part of the whole college experience. To this end, each Commons has a team of faculty and staff who work together to create a community with an academic focus and social opportunities. The team includes a live-in faculty member (called a Faculty-in-Residence or FiR), a Residential Community Director (RCD), as well as Resident Assistants (RAs) and Commons Council members.

Faculty in Residence Journals

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Student Leadership Corps Journals

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"I step outside my room, walk along the Boulevard and see new and familiar faces – there are so many opportunities for building relationships and connections at SMU."

Charlie Albright ‘16