The Office of the Student Experience

Explore Dallas

The Office of the Student Experience aims to connect new students & their families to the SMU Learning Environment, SMU Spirit, SMU People, SMU Campus, & the SMU Community of Dallas. Students will have an opportunity to explore Dallas during the Discover Dallas portion of Mustang Corral, but Discover Dallas is only a brief snapchat of all our city has to offer. Below, you can find resources to help you explore our vibrant city. Take a look at some of these links to learn more about social, historical, cultural places & events you can find here in your new home.

Big Things Happen Here. - With 12,000 places to eat, 4.6 million people to meet, and endless activities, helps your navigate the Big D and all it has to offer. 

I Live In Dallas -  Check out to hear from Dallas locals about art, music, film, advocacy, theater, dining, teach, festivals, things to do, and more. 

Thrillist: Dallas -  Want to know where to find the best brunch, BBQ, or running trails? Thrillist is always compiling best of Dallas list here: 

Fifty Free Things - Having fun doesn't have to cost a dime. Check out to explore 50 free activities to do in Dallas.

DART - The Dallas Area Rapid Transit is a great way to get around the city and visit all of these exciting places and events.  You can find out more about the DART at their website  Don't forget that you can get a DART pass for only $5 from the Park 'n' Pony office on the first floor of the Expressway Tower.