SMU celebrates the grand opening of Café 100

Café 100 opens in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center as part of SMU's Second Century Celebration.

Steaming Cup of Coffee

DALLAS (SMU) – On Thursday, SMU celebrated the grand opening of the new Café 100 at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center as part of the Second Century Celebration .

Cafe 100 opens in SMU's Hughes-Trigg Student Center
Watch a slide show from the opening. camera
SMU President R. Gerald Turner; Student Body President Jake Torres; student representatives Andrew Conwell, Derek Hubbard and Elise McDonald; and SMU mascot Peruna hosted the grand opening.

Café 100, formerly Java City, will feature Starbucks coffee, which, during the celebration, will be served in complimentary Café 100 mugs. Beverages and food samples will be available throughout the day.

“The student body is very excited to participate in the opening of Café 100,” Torres said. “It is an incredible time to be a student at SMU as the University begins its Centennial Celebration, and we look forward to many other events celebrating the University's history.”

During the grand opening celebration, Starbucks coffee will be served by celebrity baristas including Vice President of Student Affairs Lori White, Men’s Basketball Coach Matt Doherty and Women’s Basketball Coach Rhonda Rompola. Additional celebrity baristas will be serving coffee throughout the day.

SMU’s Second Century Celebration commemorates the 100th anniversary of the University’s founding and opening. January 1, 2011, was designated as the start of the celebration period, running through 2015. SMU was founded in 1911 and opened in 1915.

For more information regarding the Second Century Celebration, visit

See a gallery of photos from the grand opening.

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