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Hughes-Trigg Student Center

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, the focal point for student activities at Southern Methodist University, was conceived through a $10 million donation from Charles and Katharine Hughes Trigg. The Triggs met and fell in love more than 65 years ago precisely where the Center stands today. The 112,000 square foot center, which opened in October 1987, features a variety of programs and a range of resources to meet the daily needs of students.

The main level of the Center is highlighted by a two-story glass ceiling atrium. The three story building has a 500-seat theater, a multipurpose ballroom, a 100 seat high-tech forum, and ten meeting rooms. In addition, guests enjoy an art gallery, 24-hour computer lab, wireless Internet throughout the building, relaxing lounges and several retail operations.  Postal services, ATM machine, faxes and ticket sales for Dallas events are only a few of the conveniences offered. In April of 2009, we opened the nation's largest and most sophisticated video game lounge- the M Lounge.

Hungry visitors may choose from one of the many dining options operated by SMU Dining Services. Choices include Chick-fil-A, Subway, Pizza Hut, the Market and Cafe 100, which in addition to coffee offers smoothies, pastries, sandwiches and more.

Fully wheelchair accessible, the Center provides cultural, social, and educational programs designed to foster personal growth and enrich the lives of students, faculty and staff. More than a building, Hughes-Trigg is SMU's community center.

For a listing of events taking place in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center check out our Calendar of Events. For any other questions contact our office at 214-768-4444.


The Hughes-Trigg Student Center is a part of the Division of Student Affairs.