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Upper-Division Housing (UDH)

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The UDH Community includes: Thomas House, Martin House, Moore House, Perkins House, Smith House, and 3050 SMU Blvd. 


Living in Upper-Division Housing is truly a unique experience at SMU. The UDH community offers a wide variety of opportunities such as single rooms, private and shared kitchens, and a community of full of others looking to get to know their neighbors while furthering their own sense of independence.

Ariauna Johnson, fourth-year student

What you can expect

Students by fire enjoying smores

Adulting Bingo

Adulting Bingo is a fun and interactive way to engage in a variety of topics that focus on life skills that range from exploring the city of Dallas to financial literacy. Participants learn skills and reflect on the experiences. This series of programs is designed to prepare our community for life after SMU.

Block Out the Stress

Upper Division housing is proud to plan and host the yearly signature event, Block Out the Stress.The UDH Community Council spends all year brainstorming activities, food, and giveaways to ensure everyone who attends can take a break from the stress of finals in the spring and enjoy an afternoon with friends. Typical activities include food trucks, swag, giveaways, and games. 

Cooking Crew - Nontraditional Thanksgiving

Once a semester, the UDH Cooking Crew organizes a community wide dinner open to all. The crew purchases supplies for residents to make their own family favorite meals to be shared at the end of the day at a community wide potluck. Anyone with a passion for cooking or baking is encouraged to join, no prior experience necessary!

Get a sense of the community

Get a feel for all that Upper-Division Housing has to offer by scrolling through the photo gallery or viewing the video. If you prefer, check it out for yourself by visiting campus, or take an online 360°room tour.

Explore each residential community


We've got a lot to offer

Fully furnished rooms

  • Furniture (two of each per double room): desk, chair, bed, dresser
  • Community bathrooms
  • Wired and wireless internet
  • Electricity
  • A complementary on-site washer/dryer
  • Water, sewer, recycling, and trash

Convenient location

  • Centered in SMU's fraternity community 
  • Walk or bike to class
  • Nearby parking on Dyer Ct.
  • Easy access to Hughes-Trigg Student Center

Community design

  • TV lounge 
  • Dinning space with community refrigerator 
  • Outdoor seating & basketball hoop
  • Community events and socials
  • Resident assistant

An academic-oriented environment

  • Multiple study nooks 
  • Peer Academic Leaders (PALs), Honors Mentors, and Student Wellness Champions
  • Educational programs

Worry-free features

  • Professional, on-site maintenance
  • 24-hour, on-call staff
  • Card-controlled access
  • Security escorts
  • Roommate matching available

Room and furniture dimensions

  • Desk: 30" H x 29.5" W x 24.5" D
  • Dresser: 30" H x 29.5" W x 24.5" D
  • Bed: 80" L x 35" W (XL Length Twin)
  • Window: 55"H x 30" W; 18"  from ground

Building facts

 Community abbreviations 3050
 Building capacity 22
 Year built Unknown
 Residential area Upper Division Housing
 Physical address 3050 SMU Blvd.
 Room types Double
 Gender Male

 

Sample floor plans

 

3050 SMU BLVD Room floorplan

Community bath double room

We've got a lot to offer

Fully furnished apartments

  • Furniture: desk, chair, full-size bed, dresser, and couch
  • Kitchen appliances: refrigerator, stove-top, dishwasher, oven
  • Two bathrooms per apartment with full shower/tub
  • Wired and wireless internet
  • Electricity
  • Free on-site washer/dryer
  • Water, sewer, recycling, and trash
  • ADA-compliant rooms available

Convenient location

  • Walk or bike to class
  • Nearby parking in Airline garage
  • Easy access to Hughes-Trigg Student Center

Community design

  • TV lounge
  • Community kitchen
  • Community events and socials
  • Resident assistants
  • Community council

An academic-oriented environment

  • 24-hour group study rooms and nooks
  • Peer Academic Leaders (PALs), Honors Mentors, and Student Wellness Champions
  • Educational programs

Worry-free features

  • Professional, on-site maintenance
  • 24-hour, on-call staff
  • Card-controlled access
  • Security escorts
  • Roommate matching available
  • Nearby bike racks

Building facts

 Community abbreviations UDH
 Building capacity 72
 Year built 2020
 Residential area Upper Division Housing
 Physical address 3130 Daniel Ave
 Room types Apartment
 Gender  Co-ed by gender by apartment

 

Sample floor plans

 

 

Private bath single room apartment 

 Apartment Bedroom

Backyard

Community Kitchen

Exterior

Family Room

Apartment Kitchen

Apartment Bathroom

 

Living in Thomas...

 

 

 

 

 

   

We've got a lot to offer

Fully furnished apartments

  • Furniture: desk, chair, full-size murphy bed, table
  • Private in-apartment kitchenette appliances: microwave, stove-top, oven, refrigerator (please note: size of fridge varies among rooms, and we are unable to take requests)
  • Private in-apartment bathroom with full shower/tub
  • Wired and wireless internet
  • Electricity
  • Free on-site washer/dryer
  • Water, sewer, recycling, and trash

Convenient location

  • Walk or bike to class
  • Nearby parking in Hillcrest Parking garage
  • Easy access to Umphrey Lee Dining Hall 

Community design

  • TV lounge
  • Community events and socials
  • Resident assistants

An academic-oriented environment

  • Peer Academic Leaders (PALs), Honors Mentors, and Student Wellness Champions
  • Educational programs

Worry-free features

  • Professional, on-site maintenance
  • 24-hour, on-call staff
  • Security escorts
  • Nearby bike racks
  • Drink vending machine 

Building facts

Community abbreviations UDH
Building capacity 42
Year built 1951
Residential area Upper Division Housing
Physical address 5912 Hillcrest Avenue
Room types Apartment
Gender Co-ed building

Building namesake 

Paul E. Martin was a bishop in the North Texas Conference and alum of SMU. Later he became a trustee of the institution.

 

Sample floor plans

 

Martin House Floorplan

 

Private bath with kitchenette single room apartment


We've got a lot to offer

Fully furnished apartments

  • Furniture (two of each per double room): desk, chair, bed, dresser, kitchen table and chairs
  • Kitchen appliances: refrigerator, stove-top, dishwasher, oven
  • Private, in-apartment bathrooms with a full shower/tub
  • Wired and wireless internet
  • Electricity
  • Free on-site washer/dryer
  • Water, sewer, recycling, and trash
  • ADA-compliant rooms available
  • Vending machines

Convenient location

  • Walk or bike to class
  • Nearby parking in Hillcrest Parking Center
  • Easy access to Umphrey Lee Dining Commons

 

Room and furniture dimensions

Square footage ranges

  • Typical square footage is 378 square feet.

Furniture dimensions

  • Desk: 30" H x 48" W x 24.5" D
  • Dresser: 30" H x 29.5" W x 24.5" D
  • Bed: 78" L x 32" W (XL Length Twin)
  • Window: 48"H x 42" W; 28"  from ground

Building facts

 Community abbreviations MOOR
 Building capacity 118
 Year built 1959
 Residential area Upper Division Housing
 Physical address 5808 Hillcrest Ave.
 Room types Apartments
 Gender Co-ed by gender by room

 

Building namesake

Moore House was built in 1959. John M. Moore was a bishop in the Methodist church until 1948. He also served on SMU's Board of Trustees from 1932 to 1938.

 

Sample floor plans

 

Private bath double room


We've got a lot to offer

Fully furnished rooms

  • Furniture (two of each per double room): desk, chair, bed, dresser, nightstand
  • Wired and wireless internet
  • Electricity
  • Free on-site washer/dryer
  • Water, sewer, recycling, and trash

Convenient location

  • Walk or bike to class
  • Nearby parking in Hillcrest Parking Center
  • Easy access to Umphrey Lee Dining Commons

Community design

  • TV lounge
  • Community kitchen
  • Community bathrooms
  • Ice machine
  • Community events and socials
  • RAs
  • Community Council

An academic-oriented environment

  • 24-hour group study room
  • Peer Academic Leaders (PALs), Honors Mentors, and Student Wellness Champions
  • Library
  • Educational programs

Worry-free features

  • Professional, on-site maintenance
  • 24-hour, on-call staff
  • Card-controlled access
  • Security escorts
  • Roommate matching available
  • Nearby bike racks

Room and furniture dimensions

Square footage ranges

  • Typical square footage is 243 for a double room

  • Typical square footage is 110-151 for a single room

Furniture dimensions

  • Desk: 25" H x 30" W x 23" D
  • Desk Storage Unit: 25"H x 16.543 W x 23" D
  • Dresser: 43" H x 28" W x 23" D
  • Bed: 79" L x 35" W (XL Length Twin)
  • Window: 51"H x 29" W

Building facts

 Community abbreviations PERK
 Building capacity 85
 Year built 1951
 Residential area Upper Division Housing
 Physical address 6004 Hillcrest Ave.
 Room types Single, double
 Gender Co-ed by gender by room

 

Building namesake

The Perkins family has been extremely generous to SMU. In addition to Perkins Hall, you'll find Perkins Chapel, Perkins Administration Building, and Perkins School of Theology.

 

Sample floor plans

 

Smith Perkins Double

 

 

Community bath double room

 

Smith Perkins Single

 

 

Community bath single room


We've got a lot to offer

Fully furnished rooms

  • Furniture (two of each per double room): desk, chair, bed, dresser, nightstand
  • Internet
  • Electricity
  • Free on-site washer/dryer
  • Water, sewer, recycling, and trash

Convenient location

  • Walk or bike to class
  • Nearby parking in Mustang garage
  • Easy access to Arnold Dining Commons

Community design

  • TV lounge
  • Community kitchens
  • Community bathrooms
  • Ice machine
  • Community events and socials
  • RAs
  • Community Council

An academic-oriented environment

  • 24-hour group study room
  • Peer Academic Leaders (PALs), Honors Mentors, and Student Wellness Champions
  • Educational programs

Worry-free features

  • Professional, on-site maintenance
  • 24-hour, on-call staff
  • Card-controlled access
  • Security escorts
  • Roommate matching available
  • Nearby bike racks

Room and furniture dimensions

Square footage ranges

  • Typical square footage is 243 for a double room

  • Typical square footage is 110-151 for a single room

Furniture dimensions

  • Desk: 25" H x 30" W x 23" D
  • Desk Storage Unit: 25"H x 16.543 W x 23" D
  • Dresser: 43" H x 28" W x 23" D
  • Bed: 79" L x 35" W (XL Length Twin)
  • Window: 51"H x 29" W

Building facts

 Community abbreviations SMIT
 Building capacity 85
 Year built 1951
 Residential area Upper Division Housing
 Physical address 6020 Hillcrest Ave.
 Room types Single, double
 Gender Co-ed by gender by room

 

Building namesake

A. Frank Smith was one of the founding ministers of University Park United Methodist Church and the chairman of the SMU Board of Trustees from 1936to 1960

 

Sample floor plan

Smith Perkins Double

 

 

Community bath double room

 

 

 

Smith Perkins Single

 

 

 

Community bath single room

 

 


Live, learn, achieve—together

Get to know the staff and student leaders of Upper-Division Housing.


 

Luis Robles, M.Ed. (he/him/his)

Residential Community Director

Luis is from Florence, TX and earned a Masters of Education from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Howard Payne University. He has a passion for upper division students and helping them spring board into adulthood. He is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan and enjoys playing video games or watching sports with friends.

 

Tobi Imam (She/her/hers)

Assistant Residential Community Director

Tobi is originally from Lagos, Nigeria who has since lived in Kansas, Nebraska and Houston, Texas. She earned her Bachelors in civil engineering from the University of Kansas. She is passionate about helping college students transition into the workplace. Tobi loves to experience different cultures through food and is currently eating her way around the world in Texas.

 

Matt Austin (He/him/his)

Assistant Residential Community Director

Matt is from Amarillo, Texas. He earned a Bachelor's of Science from Texas A&M University, and is currently working on a Master's in Higher Education from SMU. When he isn't working or in class, he enjoys watching football, basketball, Formula 1, and reading comic books.