Welcome back, Mustangs

Mustangs make the Hilltop special. Fall 2021 promises to deliver on that truth as students, faculty and staff return to a more traditional campus experience.

Students walking on the quad.

At long last, a full return to campus

Preparations for a safe return to in-person instruction and campus activities continued all summer. An unforgettable fall is beginning to take shape. It’s easy to see why Mustangs keep coming back to this vibrant environment long after they’ve graduated.

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Big on tradition

From the blast we have on the Boulevard during football season to the way we celebrate holidays and high points throughout the year – it’s all part of what’s so great about SMU. We take a lot of pride in our community and our more than 100 years of history.

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Spaces to learn

Collaboration is at the heart of our best work. New buildings and re-imagined spaces alike have been designed as welcoming environments that bring students with different majors and talents together. They share interests, exchange ideas, tackle research or build community, one conversation at a time.

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No place like home

One look at our Residential Commons, and you’ll be hard-pressed to want to live anywhere else. With dedicated support from Faculty in Residence (FiR), Residential Community Directors (RCD) and student leaders, the Commons offer the comfort of safe living environment with the benefits of integrated academic and social experiences.

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We’re just getting started

The excitement surrounding the return to campus is just a small taste of the incredible events happening this fall. Mark your calendars for Family Weekend, Homecoming and Celebration of Lights, and get ready to “Pony Up!” all semester long.

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About SMU

SMU is the nationally ranked global research university in the dynamic city of Dallas. SMU’s alumni, faculty and more than 12,000 students in eight degree-granting schools demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit as they lead change in their professions, communities and the world.

How would you like to visit SMU?

There are two ways to visit SMU’s beautiful campus. We offer in-person daily tour options or virtual visits. Either way you decide to see SMU, we know you will love it here!

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