"SMU: It's a State of Mind"

Join the fun at "SMU: It's a State of Mind," the theme of this year's Family Weekend on September 16-18.

Family at SMU Family Weekend

Family at SMU Family WeekendSMU families will celebrate in Texas style during Family Weekend 2011. Set for September 16-18, the weekend has a theme of "SMU: It's a State of Mind."

"The Texas theme really works with everything we have planned, from the Dads' Club barbecue to Cowboys Stadium tours," says junior John Angle, chair of the Student Foundation committee that is coordinating the events.

The weekend also includes a luncheon co-sponsored by the Mothers' Club, departmental open houses, a student talent show and tailgating on the Boulevard before the game against Northwestern State at Ford Stadium.

"Family Weekend is one of my favorite traditions," says Angle, who is an accounting major at Cox School of Business and a history major, with a Spanish minor, in Dedman College. "It's a chance for students to introduce their families to their professors, friends and SMU spirit, and for families to make great memories together."

This is an exciting year at SMU as we continue our multi-year Second Century Celebration, commemorating the University’s founding in 1911 and its opening in 1915. We hope you’ll have time to visit Centennial Hall, an interactive exhibit in Hughes-Trigg Student Center that celebrates students’ and professors’ achievements, Hilltop history and the University’s future.

Family Weekend Schedule

(From the Family Weekend Guide; HTSC=Hughes-Trigg Student Center)

Friday, September 16, 2011  Attend Classes with Your Student All Day!

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ticket Pickup HTSC Crossing
9 and 10 a.m. Behind the Scenes Tours of Ford Stadium Loyd All-Sports Stadium Center
11 a.m. – Noon Education Abroad Session HTSC Theater
11 a.m. – Noon Mothers’ Club Reception HTSC Pre-Function Area
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Family Luncheon HTSC Ballroom HTSC Ballroom
1 p.m. OPERA Free for All: New Faces & Old Friends Bob Hope Theater Lobby
1 – 2:30 p.m. Admissions Reception and Panel HTSC Forum
2 – 3 p.m. Meet the Faculty:
  • Cox School of Business
  • Dedman College
  • Lyle School of Engineering
  • Meadows School of the Arts

Crum Auditorium
Dallas Hall
Caruth Building
Owen Fine Arts Center

2 – 3 p.m. Hegi Family Career Center Open House HTSC Room 200
3 p.m.  Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tours  Cowboys Stadium
5 – 7 p.m. ABS/NPHC Annual Fish Fry HTSC Varsity
6 – 7:30 p.m. Taste of Dallas Dinner HTSC Ballroom
8 – 9:30 p.m. 36th Annual Talent Show McFarlin Auditorium

10 – 11:30 p.m.

IFC/Panhellenic Open Houses

Select IFC Fraternity Houses

Saturday, September 17, 2011 Explore Dallas in the Morning!

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ticket Pickup HTSC Mane Desk
10 – 11 a.m. Panhellenic Sorority Potential
New Member Parent Tea
HTSC Ballroom
11 a.m. HerStory: A Celebration of the Arts Meadows Taubman Auditorium
2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Meadows Museum Guided Tours Meadows Museum

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Boulevard Barbeque

Clements Lawn

7 p.m. SMU vs. Northwestern State Football Game Ford Stadium

Sunday, September 18, 2011 Meadows Museum is Open All Afternoon!

9 – 10 a.m. Catholic Mass Perkins Chapel
11 a.m. – Noon All University Worship Perkins Chapel
Noon – 2 p.m. CHAS Familia Luncheon HTSC Ballroom
2 p.m. SMU Centennial Ring Ceremony McFarlin Auditorium
6 – 8 p.m. Asian Council Family Celebration HTSC Ballroom

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