Residential Commons

Orientation Leader Hannah Ali, a junior double majoring in Markets & Culture and Religious Studies, is here to share a sneak peek of her favorite aspects of residential living on campus. Read below to get a taste of what living on campus at SMU will look like! As the summer winds down, move in day … More Residential Commons

Eating in Dallas

Orientation Leader Zien Lin is here to share some of his favorite places to eat in Dallas to get you excited for your new home! Zien is a junior from Dallas, TX double majoring in Finance and Economics and knows all of the best restaurants around. Being the major the metropolis that it is, Dallas … More Eating in Dallas

What to Know about AARO

AARO sessions are right around the corner! To tell you all about what to expect, prepare for, wear, and look forward to is one of our Orientation Leaders, Erika Olson. Erika is a junior from Freemont, CA studying Finance with a minor in Education and can’t wait to welcome you to the Hilltop this summer! … More What to Know about AARO

Welcome New Mustangs!

Welcome to Southern Methodist University’s New Student Orientation blog. Throughout the summer, we will be posting information about AARO (Academic Advising, Registration and Orientation) and Mustang Corral, as well as more information about being a new student and living in Dallas! Stay tuned to learn all about SMU Orientation, but first go check us out … More Welcome New Mustangs!

Hidden Gems of SMU

Hey New Mustangs! Now that you’ve settled into your new routine at SMU, Raj Suppiah, one of our Orientation leaders from Edmond, Oklahoma, is here to tell you all about the hidden gems of campus! We promise, you don’t want to miss this! Hidden Gems of SMU As a current student at SMU, I discover … More Hidden Gems of SMU


Taylor Vinson, one of our Orientation Leaders from Flower Mound, Texas is a sophomore business management major in the Cox School of Business. She is also pursuing an arts management minor in the Meadows School of the Arts! Taylor wants to share with you why you need to get pumped for Mustang Corral!  Five Reasons Why … More #ItAllStartsAtCorral