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2020 Admitted Student Visit Day: Friday, March 6

Congratulations on your admission to SMU! 

If you're still trying to figure out where to complete your Ph.D. program, we encourage you to come to our Admitted Student Day on March 6, 2020, to meet your future professors, potential colleagues, and learn more about the campus community and what resources are available to our graduate students. This event is open to any student who has been admitted to one of our Ph.D. programs for Fall 2020. See below for a schedule of events and details. 



How to Get to SMU:

Event Registration Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Forum (Ground Floor)

General Schedule


Full 2020 Schedule with Departmental Events

9:30 AM  



 Hughes-Trigg Forum  

Check in at the front tables.
Light Refreshments will be provided. 

10:00 AM   Welcome from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies;
Graduate Student Panel and Q&A  
Hughes-Trigg Forum   Introduction from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, followed by panel of current and graduated doctoral students
11:15 AM    Career Services Information Session Hughes-Trigg Forum   Presentation provided by the Hegi Family Career Development Center
11:45 AM   Overview of Professional Development Opportunities at SMU  Hughes-Trigg Forum  

Presentation provided by Office of Research and Graduate Studies

12:00 PM   Lunch Hughes-Trigg Forum   Catered Lunch Provided

1:00 PM -
4:00 PM

   Department Programming Various locations on campus   Description of events TBD
2:30 PM   Campus Tour  Meet in front of Dallas Hall   Take a tour of our beautiful campus and learn more about the history of SMU

4:00 PM -
6:00 PM

  Trivia Night Happy Hour  Room TBD   SMU's Office of Research and Graduate Studies hosts a social event each month specifically for graduate students. Join us for this month's trivia night and meet with current students.



Although this event is free, we do ask that students register by Friday, February 28th, so we can plan accordingly. Please click below to follow the steps to RSVP. Be sure to indicate any dietary restrictions with your RSVP form, as lunch and refreshments will be provided. 


Click here to register!


If you have any questions about the event, please contact Stevie Otto, Director of Graduate Recruitment, for assistance. You are also welcome to contact your department if you have any specific questions about who will be in attendance that day.