Everyone has a commons affiliation
All entering first-year students receive assignment to one of 11 Residential Commons.
Students remain affiliated with their Residential Commons during their time at SMU (and beyond). SMU makes every effort to represent the diversity of the entire undergraduate community within every Residential Commons. In this sense, each college is a microcosm of the larger student population.
First-year commuters and transfer students who do not live in a Residential Commons affiliate with Boaz Commons or Ware Commons, respectively—every undergraduate student belongs to a Residential Commons.