Service House

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Community | Acceptance | Character



The SMU Service House (SMUSH) is a 28-student residence hall dedicated to service and social change. SMUSH is supported through Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH) and Social Change and Intercultural Engagement (SCIE). The purpose of SMUSH is to develop and nurture a community focused on cooperative responsibility, experiential education, and social action in order to promote self-awareness and community understanding.

Get a sense of the community

Get a feel for all that Service House has to offer by scrolling through the photo gallery or viewing the video. If you prefer, check it out for yourself by visiting campus, or take an online 360°room tour.

We've got a lot to offer


Fully furnished rooms

  • Furniture (two of each per double room): desk, chair, full-size bed, dresser
  • Wired and wireless internet
  • Electricity
  • Free on-site washer/dryer
  • Water, sewer, recycling, and trash
  • ADA-compliant rooms available

Convenient location

  • Easy access to Hughes-Trigg Student Center
  • Walk or bike to class
  • Nearby parking on Dyer Ct.

Community design

  • TV lounge
  • Community kitchen
  • Community events and socials
  • Resident Assistants (RAs)
  • House council
  • Courtyard

An academically-oriented environment

  • Educational programs
  • Community service and engagement opportunities

Worry-free features

  • Professional, on-site maintenance24-hour, on-call staff
  • Card-controlled building access
  • Security escorts
  • Roommate matching available
  • Adjacent bicycle racks

Building facts

 Community abbreviations  SMUSH
 Building capacity  28
 Year built  Unknown
 Residential area  North
 Physical address  3041 Dyer Ct.
 Room types  Double
 Gender  Co-ed by gender by room


Room and furniture dimensions

Square footage ranges
  • Suite bath rooms: 130 - 240 sq.ft.
  • Community bath rooms: 160 - 240 sq.ft.
Furniture dimensions
  • Desk: 2'6" H x 4" W x 2' D
  • Dresser: 2'6" H x 2'6" W x 2' D
  • Bed: 80" L x 36" W (XL Length Twin)
  • Window: 4'10" H x 3'2" W

What you can expect

Faculty Dinner

House & Faculty Dinners

One thing to know about SMUSH is that we love food! Each week a pair of roommates plans and cooks a meal for the whole house. We believe there is something special about cooking dinner for your fellow housemates and these meals are some of the most anticipated weekly events for residents. Twice a semester, our Faculty Initiatives Committee invites a SMU faculty member to dinner at the Service House. Each professor leads an informal discussion around their area of expertise where SMUSHies get to critically engage with the pressing issues of today.



Each semester, SMUSHies plan a Club SMUSH. In the Fall, Club SMUSH is known for its good music, dancing, and wild themes. Each year residents dream up a new theme and invite all of campus to come see what the Service House is all about. In the Spring, residents plan a relaxing brunch the weekend before the start of finals where all SMU students can come to destress and unwind before the end of the year.

Live, learn, achieve—together

Get to know the Residential Community Director of SMUSH.

Elissa Moody

Elissa Moody

Residential Community Director

Elissa Moody has been the RCD for SMUSH since July 2023 and she also serves as the Advisor for the Housing Unification Board.