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Connect Here.

Get Involved

Residence Life & Student Housing (RLSH) provides a complete residential college experience that serves as a converging point for one-of-a-kind living and learning opportunities in dynamic Dallas.

We bring together partners from all over campus and Dallas to help us offer unique opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and SMU departments to get involved in life on campus. Explore opportunities for you to get involved with life on the Hilltop.

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Undergraduate Students

For undergraduates, getting involved in the activities and events within RLSH is the best way to experience the Hilltop. Additionally, involved students tend to do better in school, complete their degrees at a higher rate, and develop skills for life beyond college. Learn more about opportunities for undergraduate students.

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Graduate Students

Graduate students matter to life on the Hilltop. RLSH not only provides housing for graduate students, but also funds a number of professional development experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. Start small, and grow your involvement with us. Explore opportunities for graduate students.
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Living on campus provides residents with a built-in support system of faculty members, staff members, and seasoned students. We are always looking for faculty to invest in students through a variety of formal and informal commitment levels. Learn more about how faculty can enhance residential life at SMU.


We cannot do it alone. RLSH empowers a wide range of committed, professional staff on campus to support residents every day of their Mustang experience. Learn more about avenues to get involved in residential life as an RLSH staff member at SMU.

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Dallas Community

Take advantage of living in a large, metropolitan city with a rich arts and music scene, major sports programs, and a thriving business environment. Residence Life & Student Housing (RLSH) sponsors unique programs throughout the academic year for residents to engage with their city. Our programs are designed to assist students with career preparation, community engagement opportunities, and unique field experiences in the city of Dallas.

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SMU Departments and Units

RLSH knows firsthand the importance of collaborating with academic and student affairs units to promote the success of our students. Take a look at our current powerful partnerships or propose a new collaboration.