Housing and Dining Options


Jan Term 2024

January 2 - January 12, 2024

  • Eligibility: Must be living in residential commons during 2023/2024 school year.
  • Apply to stay on campus: Through housing portalContact housing@smu.edu with questions.
  • Costs & move-in days: No additional residential costs assessed.*
    Commons open before classes start for enrolled students.

    *Additional dining costs are assessed.

May Term 2024

May 9 – 23, 2024

  • Eligibility: Must be living in residential commons in Spring 2024, space permitting.
  • Apply to stay on campus: Through housing portalContact housing@smu.edu with questions.
  • Costs & move-in days: See RLSH MayTerm Housing for more information.

June - July 2024

Session dates:

June Session (Summer 1): June 3 – June 2, 2024

July Session (Summer 2): July 8 – August 6, 2024

11-day sessions
June A: June 3 – June 17, 2024
June B: June 18 – July 2, 2024
July A: July 8 – July 22, 2024
July B: July 23 – August 6, 2024

Combined Session (Summer 3): June 3 – August 6, 2024

  • Eligibility: Open to any registered student, space permitting.
  • Apply to stay on campus: Through housing portal. If you did not live on campus during 2023/2024 school year, contact housing@smu.edu or 214-768-2407.
  • Costs & move-in days: See RLSH Summer Housing for more information.


SMU offers a limited range of dining options in intersessions. For Jan Term and May Term, dining is available principally in retail locations. In June and July, dining commons as well as retail options are available.

All resident students are required by University policy to subscribe to a meal plan. Other students may choose to subscribe to meal plans or purchase Flex Dollars to be used in dining, retail, or convenience store locations on campus.

Further information: 
For hours, locations, and rates, see SMU dining.

Comments and complaints:
Phone: 214-768-2367
Email: dining@smu.edu
Dietitian Email: dietitian@smu.edu