Students showing spirit during Stampede Kickoff

It Starts With A Stampede

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.


Stampede is packed with experiences to help you connect to SMU!
More information and the schedule for Stampede will be posted during the summer.

Save the date for Stampede 2024

August 21-25


students yelling for fun during stampede kickoff in moody coliseum
students sitting in circle outside on grass talking and having fun
five students in blue shirts playing jenga on picnic table in football stadium at night