SMU Mothers and Dads Club

SMU Mothers and Dads Club logo, red circle with blue outer circle, SMU log in blue, red mustang, white letters


It is our pleasure to welcome you as new or returning members of the SMU family!

2024-2025 marks the 98th year that the SMU Mothers Club has had the privilege of serving the students and parents of the SMU community. The SMU Dads Club has a long-standing tradition of involvement as well. Our goal is to foster a spirit of community on the Hilltop, serving as a link between parents, families, and the University. We provide support for students, families, faculty and staff and promote parent and family involvement. Through annual events and by serving as goodwill ambassadors, the Mothers and Dads Club strives to make everyone feel at home at SMU.

Outstanding Senior Awards Spring 2023, two students holding awards standing in front of silver backdrop with red, blue, and silver balloons

Awards and Grants

Each year we award grants to student organizations and recognize outstanding seniors during the Outstanding Senior Awards. Learn how you help support and honor SMU students.

Homecoming 2017 Mothers' Club Float


Learn about the history of the Mothers and Dads Club and their long-standing purpose of supporting all students at SMU.

Involvement Opportunities

  • Move-In Thirst Aid Stations (August)
  • Welcome Social (August)
  • Student Foundation Family Weekend - Welcome to the Hilltop Reception (September)
  • Student Foundation Family Weekend - Night on the Lawn (September)
  • Student Foundation Homecoming (October)
  • Student Foundation Homecoming Parade Volunteers (October)
  • Veterans Luncheon (November)
  • Student Foundation Celebration of Lights (November or December)
  • Stampede Meet and Greet (January)
  • Mothers Annual Tea (March)
  • Outstanding Senior Awards Luncheon (April)
  • Student Foundation Pizza with Peruna (May)
  • General Club Events
  • Boulevard (Fall)
  • Career Fairs (Fall and Spring)
  • Stampede Meet and Greet
  • The Shop
  • Grant Committee
  • Fundraising
  • Good Cheer Committee
  • Give to the Mothers and Dads Club Special Project Fund
  • Follow them on Facebook and Instagram

Volunteer Interest Form Recent Club Updates and Volunteer Recognition

Our Goals

  • Provide information to parents and families about the resources available on campus through regular email updates related to campus and club events
  • Promote parent and family participation in campus events and activities
  • Celebrate SMU traditions
  • Provide opportunities for parents/families to meet faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Sponsor campus events and activities that enhance the experiences of both students and their families throughout the academic year 
  • Support students through Endowed Scholarship Funds

Your donation and participation enables us to provide ongoing communication between parents, to support our endowed scholarship funds, and to sponsor important activities benefitting students and their families throughout the year.

Donate to Our Gift Campaign Today!

Mothers' and Dads' Club at Celebration of Excellence 2023

Fostering a spirit of community on the Hilltop