Resources and Involvement Opportunities


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
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 board SMU 12twenty
  • 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

 Volunteer Interest Form

  • 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