Programs and Services


Mustang Family Workshops

Join the SMU Parent and Family Programs office as we host a new virtual series called Mustang Family Workshops! These workshops will include expert panelists from around the Hilltop as they share insight and best practices for supporting your student in all areas of their life. Be sure to register in advance for each workshop. Log into the SMU Parent and Family Experience Portal to register!

  • Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. CST – Hazing Awareness with Guest Speaker Evelyn Piazza
    • Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m.  CST – Wellness and All Things Spring Break
    • Hosted by Wellbeing Education
  • Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.  CST – Know Before They Go - Summer Internships and Jobs
    • Hosted by the Hegi Family Career Development Center

Contact with any questions you may have. We look forward to having you join us!

Parents and Students at Family Weekend 2023 in front of marquee sign "Greetings from the Hilltop"

Family Weekend

Looking for information on Family Weekend? Family Weekend occurs annually in the fall. The date is determined and announced at the same time as the fall football schedule. More information will be relayed via the SMU Parent and Family Experience Portal and newsletter. Be sure to sign up and stay up-to-date on our biggest family extravaganza of the year!

Involvement Opportunities

  • Attend Family Weekend in the Fall and Founders’ Day in the Spring
  • Post job vacancies and internships on SMU’s job search app “Handshake”
  • Volunteer as an “information resource” for students seeking information about various careers
  • Attend or Host a Send-Off Party for new Mustangs
  • Participant in events hosted by SMU in your area
  • Join the Mustang Club
  • Buy tickets and attend men’s and women’s athletic events
  • Attend events at the Meadows School of the Arts (Symphony, Theatre, Gallery Shows, Recitals, Dance performances, etc.)

Mothers' and Dads' Club Involvement Opportunities

  • Move-In Week Thirst-Aid Station
  • The Boulevard on a home football game-day
  • Family Weekend
  • Celebration of Lights
  • Hegi Career Development Center Career Fair
  • The Shop – our on-campus food pantry
  • The annual Mother’s Tea
  • Peruna Palooza
  • Campus beautification projects
  • Serve on a committee
  • Give to the Mothers’ and Dads’ Club Special Project Fund
  • Follow them on Facebook and Instagram

Resource Links

We consider parents and family members to be a vital part of the SMU Family, and we salute your support and involvement in your student’s success. Below are some offices that will continue to partner with you in your student’s success. Just click the links below!

Academic Advising

Office of the Dean of Students

  • Student Conduct, Student Advocacy  Support
  • Caring Community Connections

Dr. Bob Smith Health Center

  • Health and Counseling Services

FERPA/Educational Record Release

Hegi Family Career Development Center

Office of Wellbeing Education

Parking and ID Services

Residence Life and Student Housing

SMU Dining

Student Financial Services

  • Financial Aid, University BURSAR, SMUpay

Student Academic Success Programs

  • Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies, tutoring, academic counseling, First-Generation Initiative