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SMU-in-Taos Undergraduate Terms 

 

Discover SMU-in-Taos, SMU's beautiful 423-acre camps in Taos, NM.

This mountain oasis provides the perfect complement to SMU’s main campus in Dallas, TX. Undergraduate courses are offered during the summer and winter breaks. These short terms allow students to get ahead or stay on track for graduation. A wide variety of classes from Art to Engineering and Business to Science allow students of nearly every discipline to attend. Small class sizes, engaging faculty and a “classroom without walls” philosophy encourage experiential learning, deep dives into subject matter and tight bonds with faculty and classmates. Field trips are common and often include sites such as museums, Native American pueblos, local non-profits, historic churches, artist workshops, sustainable homes and many more. Adventurous learners will loves this blend of natural beauty, local culture and academic pursuits.  This video was created by SMU film faculty and students during summer 2016.  The wonderful music was generously donated by local musician, Brent Berry.

Video Credit: Troy Perkins, Summer 2016, https://youtu.be/pRhqtW4GCc4. 
Music Credit: "Mesa Mariposa" from the album "Fire Fly" by Brent Berry, http://www.brentberrymusic.net/. 



2019 TERM DATES

 

JANUARY
3-4 credits

Dec 4, Tues: Pre-Departure Orientation in Dallas, 5 pm 
January 4, Fri: Travel/Arrival of students enrolled in KNW 2199 and PRW 2135, 4-6 pm. **Only students enrolled in PRW or KNW are allowed to arrive on January 5.**
January 6, Sun: Travel/Arrival of all other students, 2-6 pm.
January 7, Mon: First day of classes. 
January 16, Wed: Last day of classes, including exams.
January 17, Thurs: Departure of students, by 10 am.

 

MAY
3-4 credits

April 27, Sat: RA Training *Only students who have been invited must attend.*
April 30,
Tues: Pre-Departure Orientation in Dallas, 5:30 pm
May 15
Wed: Travel/Arrival of students, 4-6 pm.
May 16, Thurs: First day of classes. 
May 31, Fri: Last day of classes, including exams.
June 1, Sat: Departure of students, by 10 am.

 

JUNE (Regular Session)
3-4 credits

April 27, Sat: RA Training*Only students who have been invited must attend.*
April 30, 
Tues: Pre-Departure Orientation in Dallas, 5:30 pm
June 4, 
Tues: Travel/Arrival of students, 4-6 pm.
June 5, Wed: First day of classes. 
June 20, Thurs: Last day of classes, including exams.
June 21, Fri: Departure of students, by 10 am.

 

JUNE (Field Session)
3-8 credits **Some students may be allowed to enroll in 8 credit hours with prior approval from their professor.**

April 27, Sat: RA Training *Only students who have been invited must attend.*
April 30, 
Tues: Pre-Departure Orientation in Dallas, 5:30 pm
June 4, Tues: Travel/Arrival of students, 4-6 pm.
June 5, Wed: First day of classes. 
July 2, Tues: Last day of classes, including exams 
July 3, Wed: Departure of students, by 10 am

 

AUGUST
3-4 credits

April 27, Sat: RA Training *Only students who have been invited must attend.*

May 1, Wed: Pre-Departure Orientation in Dallas, 5:30 pm
August 6,
 Tues: Travel/Arrival of students, 4-6 pm.
August 7,
Wed: First day of classes
August 22, Thurs: Last day of classes, including exams.
August 23, Fri: Departure of students, by 10 am.