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2019 Admitted Student Visit Day: Friday, March 29th

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 29, 2019, 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 2019. 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


Click here to download a PDF version of our day's schedule. 

9:30 AM  



 Hughes-Trigg Forum  

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

10:00 AM   Welcome from Dean of Graduate Studies
Graduate Student Panel and Q&A  
Hughes-Trigg Forum   Introduction from Dr. James Quick, Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Vice President of Research; 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
12:00 PM   Grants/Fellowship Information Session   Hughes-Trigg Forum  

Presentation given by Rachel Ball-Phillips, Ph.D.
Director of National Student Fellowships and President's Scholars

12:30 PM   Lunch Hughes-Trigg Forum   Catered Lunch Provided

1:30 PM -
5:00 PM

   Department Programming Various locations on campus   Click on the red button above and scroll to pg. 2 of the document to see information about specific department events.
3:00 PM   Campus Tour  Meet in front of Dallas Hall   Take a tour of our beautiful campus and learn more about the history of SMU

4:30 PM -
6:00 PM

  Graduate Student Happy Hour/ Reception  Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall Rm. 144   SMU's Office of Research and Graduate Studies hosts a social event each month specifically for graduate students. Join us for this month's happy hour and meet with current students.



Although this event is free, we do ask that students register by Friday, March 22nd, 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. 

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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.