Stampede is the ultimate student-only experience designed to welcome all new Mustangs to the Hilltop. Students beginning classes for the first time in the spring semester will attend a January Stampede and students starting classes for the first time either in the summer or fall semesters will attend Stampede in August.

During Stampede you will have opportunity to make new friends, learn our amazing traditions, explore campus, meet and learn about SMU from current students, prepare for your classes, take part in exciting games and activities, be challenged to expand your worldview and more! 


students in Crum Commons yelling for fun during stampede kickoff in moody coliseum

August 21-25

Stampede is packed with experiences to help you connect to SMU! Download the full schedule below.
*Event details subject to change

Note: Move-in occurs on August 21 or 22 (dependent on assigned move-in time from Residence Life and Student Housing)