Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Schedule

Stay tuned - new events will be added to this list all year. Visit this site often for additional activities, October 25-28.

7 p.m.

Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration
Join us as we celebrate SMU's 2012 History Makers and recognize the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Jeanne Tower Cox '78, James H. Holmes III, "Blackie" '57, '59, and Paul B. Loyd, Jr. '68, and Emerging Leader recipient Alonso N. Gutierrez '03. This memorable evening includes a seated dinner and award presentation, located on SMU's main quad. To purchase tickets, contact SMU at 214-768-4575.

11:30 a.m. Ernst & Young Management Briefing Series
  • Ernst & Young Gallery, Fincher Buildling, Cox School of Business
  • Speaker: David Cush '75
  • Free
  • RSVP to Andrea Smith
3 – 6:30 p.m. Reunion Weekend Check-in and Registration
Check in for Reunion Weekend activities at Centennial Hall inside Hughes-Trigg Student Center to receive your reunion registration packet containing football and Saturday lunch tickets, Saturday night party nametags, Homecoming HotSpot cards and other important weekend information. Complimentary valet parking is available. Can't make it Friday?  You can check in on Saturday at Reunion Village on the Boulevard or your Saturday night class party.
4 – 5 p.m. Campus Walking Tour
Stop by Centennial Hall inside Hughes-Trigg Student Center to join us for a guided walking tour to see how much has changed since your last trip to the Hilltop. Visit old landmarks and new additions.  Peer inside residence halls and hear about upcoming expansion plans. No time for a guided tour? Pick up a map with instructions on an interactive self-guided tour using your smart phone.
5 – 6 p.m. Reunion Kickoff Celebration
Join us for a lively come-and-go happy hour at Centennial Hall inside Hughes-Trigg Student Center to visit with classmates, enjoy music, door prizes and more. Complimentary valet parking is available. Don't forget to pick up your registration packet while you're here and bypass the lines at Saturday's events.
6:30 p.m. Marilynne Robinson Lecture
  • Hosted by the SMU Department of English
  • Hughes Trigg Student Center Theatre
  • Marilynne Robinson is the author of the bestselling novels Home, Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), Housekeeping, and two books of nonfiction, Mother Country and The Death of Adam. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
  • More information
8:15 p.m. Pigskin Revue
The Pigskin Revue features SMU students in music, dance and comedy acts and the Mustang Band playing new music as well as old favorites from past Revues. For ticket information call 214-SMU-BAND (214-768-2263).
All weekend long Mustang Mini Reunions
Mustang Minis are special reunions for alumni who share a common SMU connection, such as a student organization or academic discipline. Have a group you'd like to get together during Homecoming? Plan a Mustang Mini.
11 a.m. – Noon SMU Centennial Homecoming Parade
View parade floats and other entertainment as they march through campus in celebration of SMU Homecoming. Interested in joining the parade?  Contact the SMU Alumni Relations Office at 214-768-ALUM.
Noon – 2 p.m. Reunion Village on the Boulevard
Enjoy a lunch buffet and drinks, kids’ activities and more on the Boulevard. 
2 p.m. SMU vs. Memphis
Sit with your classmates in Section 220, 221 or 222 in Ford Stadium and cheer on the Mustangs. You will be able to purchase your tickets as part of the reunion weekend registration process.
Various Times Class Reunion Parties
11 a.m. Memorial Worship Service at Perkins Chapel
Join us as we celebrate the lives of classmates we've lost since graduation at this special memorial service inside Perkins Chapel at SMU.
  Additional lectures, exhibits and events will be open to SMU alumni and guests throughout the weekend. Check this site often for updates as they become available or visit our Mini Reunions page. Questions?  Contact SMU Reunion Programs.

Weekend Events

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Campus Tours

Reunion Kickoff Celebration

Pigskin Revue

Homecoming Parade

Reunion Village

SMU Football

Reunion Class Parties

All-University Worship

SMU Family Day

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