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Caring for the whole Mustang

The beginning of a new season is a great time to focus on yourself. At SMU, we prioritize your mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Take advantage of these resources to find what works best for you.

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Mental health is just as important as physical well-being for Mustangs. SMU has a number of mental health apps and self-help resources available to students to help you cope with the stresses of academic life.

Jump to mind

Yoga on the lawn


Moving your body can be a great way to manage stress. Plus, finding new activities can be a great way to meet people from all corners of campus.

Jump to body

Student receiving guidance


College is a great time to explore what you believe, and we’ve got the resources for you to find your spiritual home on the Hilltop.

Jump to spirit


Students talking on campus

On-campus resources

When you need to check in with yourself, SMU offers in-person and virtual SMU Counseling, on-demand video appointments through SMU Teletherapy by AcademicLiveCare, a Campus Well blog written for students, by students and substance abuse and recovery resources. See how grads like Stuyvie Coleman ’21 are working to support fellow Mustangs.

Take Advantage


Getting outside

Whether you’re grabbing a coffee at the Starbucks in Fondren Library or camping out with a good book under a tree on the Boulevard, use the interactive map to find your next favorite spot, or venture off campus for some fresh air on Katy Trail. Sometimes, you’ll even catch support animals hanging around campus during finals week or the beloved pets of our Faculty in Residence.

find your spot


Yoga on the lawn

Dedman Center

Take advantage of intramural sports, group fitness, personal training, SMU Outdoor Adventures, club sports and state-of-the-art aquatics at the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports.

Join in

Dr. Bob Smith Health Center

When you’re feeling under the weather, the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center is your on-campus resource center for flu shots, COVID-19 vaccinations, well or sick appointments, pharmacy services and more.

Take care


Chapel service

Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life

When you need spiritual guidance, care and connection, find this office in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. A variety of faiths and traditions are represented, and Spiritual Life mentors are on hand to offer a listening ear for students.

Find connection

Thriving campus ministries

SMU offers more than 20 religious life partners, representing Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu traditions. If you don’t see your faith represented, the chaplain’s office is always available to discuss starting something new.

Get involved

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