Student Center

About the Student Center

Hughes Trigg ArchesHughes-Trigg Student Center, the focal point for student activities at Southern Methodist University, was conceived through a $10 million donation from Charles and Katharine Hughes-Trigg. The Triggs met and fell in love more than 65 years ago precisely where the Center stands today. The 112,000 square-foot center, which opened in October 1987, features a variety of programs and a range of resources to meet the daily needs of students.

The main level of the Center is highlighted by a two-story glass ceiling atrium. The three story building has a 470-seat theater, a multipurpose ballroom, a 100-seat tiered classroom-style forum, and six meeting rooms. Additionally, guests can enjoy the Pollock Art Gallery, wireless Internet throughout the building, relaxing lounges and several retail operations. Postal services, a notary, and an ATM are only a few of the conveniences offered.

Hungry visitors may choose from one of the many dining options operated by SMU Dining Services. Choices include Chick-fil-A, Subway, Campisi's,Snap Kitchen, Sushic, Steel City Pops, and the Market, which offers convenience store items.

The Center provides cultural, social, and educational programs designed to foster personal growth and enrich the lives of students, faculty and staff. More than a building, Hughes-Trigg is SMU's community center.

For a listing of events taking place in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center check out our Calendar of Events. For any other questions, contact our office at 214-768-4400.