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Homecoming 2010

Schedule of Events

For events for current students coordinated by Student Foundation, visit the Student Foundation website.

Monday, October 18



Craig James Tour

  • 7 – 8 p.m.
  • Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom
  • Nationally recognized college football analyst and business leader will hold an interactive conversation with Dallas-area college students
  • For more information, visit
Thursday, October 21


2010 Distinguished Alumni Award Celebration

  • Fairmont Hotel, downtown Dallas
  • For recipient and event details, please visit our website.
  • For more information or to order tickets, please contact SMU Alumni Relations at 214-768-2586.
  • Please RSVP to
Friday, October 22


Earl Stewart Lady Mustangs and Reunion Invitational Golf Tournament

  • Dallas Athletic Club
  • Ladies and Men’s Divisions
  • Four player teams with scramble format, using handicaps
  • All alumni and friends are invited to participate.
  • Please register online.


Screening of the documentary film “Operation Babylift”

  • 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Greer Garson Screening Room, 3531, Owens Art Center
  • Produced by 2010 Emerging Leader Award Recipient Tammy Nguyen Lee ‘00
  • For more information or to RSVP, contact or 214-768-2129


Reunion Weekend Kickoff Celebration

  • 6:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Hall of Champions, Ford Stadium on SMU campus
  • Food, drinks and live music
  • For more information or to RSVP, please contact or 214-768-9327.


Multicultural Former Student Leaders Reception and Open House

  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • SAMSA Suite, third floor, Hughes-Trigg Student Center
  • Free
  • In an effort to celebrate cultural diversity at SMU, this event lets Multicultural Former Student Leaders reconnect with each other and with current student leaders.
  • Special guests: President R. Gerald Turner and Dr. Lori S. White, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • For more information and to RSVP, please visit


Screening of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

  • Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater
  • Free
  • Introductory comments and Q&A after the screening led by Dennis Simon, professor of political science; Martha Satz, assistant professor of English, and Rick Halperin, director of Embrey Human Rights program
  • Sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries
  • For more information, call 214-768-4397
Saturday, October 23


Perkins School of Theology Brunch

  • Brunch in front of Kirby Hall and a rock concert. (Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.)
  • Call 214-768-3688 for registration information.


Perkins School of Theology Bridwell Exhibit

  • "Heresy and Error”: The Ecclesiastical Censorship of Books, 1400-1800, opens in the Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries.
  • The labyrinth is available for contemplative walks.


Meadows Museum


Meadows Museum Special Exhibit

  • "Breaking New Ground: Presenting the George W. Bush Presidential Center"
  • Preview some of the historic holdings eventually to be featured at the museum of the Bush Center
  • Exhibit continues through February 6, 2011
  • Free and open to the public


Red, Blue and You Brunch

  • 10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • The Flagpole (Rain site: Hughes Trigg Student Center)
  • Free
  • The Division of Student Affairs invites all former student leaders to begin Homecoming Saturday with us. Get a prime spot to view the parade and get fired up for the big game! Bring your family and friends to reconnect, meet today’s student leaders and enjoy pregame food and refreshments.
  • For more information, please contact Ashley Stone at 214-768-4656.


Homecoming Parade

  • Parade route down Hillcrest Avenue and Bishop Boulevard
  • Featuring Grand Marshal Jack Ingram '93
  • Bring your family and join your classmates to watch the parade, featuring SMU floats and neighborhood bands.


Jack Ingram '93 Live in Concert

  • The quad outside Dallas Hall
  • Free concert


Alumni Homecoming Tent

  • Flagpole on Bishop Boulevard
  • $5 per person, children 6 and under free
  • Alumni and their guests are invited to stop by the alumni tent for food, family fun and festivities.
  • For more information, email


Additional Homecoming Tents

  • The Quad A, HAA, CHAS, and ABS tents are located on the northeast section of the Boulevard between Clements Hall and the Cox School of Business.


Homecoming Game: SMU vs. Houston

  • Ford Stadium
  • Call 214-SMU-GAME or visit for tickets.
  • Let's make it a "Blue Out." Fill the Ford with a sea of blue — wear blue to the game and drown out the Houston fans!


Carbon-Neutral Football Game and Shoe Drive

  • Help SMU win the EPA's 2010 Game Day Challenge. Mustangs can beat colleges competing around the nation by tossing every aluminum can, plastic bottle and paper product in the bins provided. Even the Homecoming parade floats will be recycled after the game.
  • The Shoe Bank will give the shoes you donate in good condition to those in need in Dallas and Haiti. Unwearable shoes will be broken down and turned into athletic turf. Shoe receptacles for donations will be placed on the Boulevard and outside the gates to Ford Stadium.
  • For more information, visit


Reunion Parties

  • The following classes are celebrating their reunions during Homecoming this year. Please click on a class year for more information.
  • 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005
  • For more information, please contact SMU Reunion Programs at 1-800-766-4371 or


eighth blackbird performance

  • Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center
  • Free
  • The 2009-2010 Meadows-prize winning ensemble, eighth blackbird, is equally at home playing viola and flute, or kazoos and reverberating gongs, or opening a piano and playing on the strings and frame with toothpicks, credit cards and dish brushes. The Grammy-winning group creates high quality new music experiences that are unique, entertaining and relevant to all audiences.
  • For more information, call 214-768-1951
Sunday, October 24


All-University Homecoming Worship

  • Perkins Chapel