The 2017-18 School Year Starts at SMU

Videos of welcoming remarks, preparations and events that signal the start of the school year at SMU.

Class of 2021

Welcome to a new year on the Hilltop. Watch remarks by SMU officials, highlights of various events, move-in day and behind-the-scenes preparations  for school's start. In no particular order . . . 

A Night at the Club is a great way to meet other SMU students, think about how you want to get involved, and see the range of opportunities.
SMU welcomed first-year and transfer students to the Hilltop during Opening Convocation 2017.

SMU Reads welcomed "Evicted" author Matthew Desmond to campus to discuss a widespread problem in America.
SMU students were treated to their own personalized poem courtesy of the Typewriter Poet who paid a visit to the campus in support of SMU Reads.

Thousands of students, faculty and townspeople showed up on campus Monday, Aug. 21, the first day of classes, to view the Great American Solar Eclipse.
SMU first-year students ventured out on 22 different area excursions as part of Discover Dallas during Mustang Corral 2017.

During the 103rd Opening Convocation, SMU President R. Gerald Turner addressed the incoming class of 2021. Read the transcript.
Elena D. Hicks, Dean of Undergraduate Admission and Executive Director of Enrollment Services addressed the incoming class during Convocation.

SMU welcomes new students to campus with move-in day Aug. 16.
SMU's first-year students posed for their class of 2021 photo on the Dallas Hall lawn.

Dr. K.C. Mmeje, Vice President for Student Affairs, is excited for SMU students to return to the Hilltop.
A behind-the- scenes look at the preparations for the school year.