SMU History PictureThe rotunda ceiling of Dallas Hall - then and now.

SMU History

SMU reflects the vision of its founders – the leaders who imagined a distinguished university emerging from the spirit of Dallas. Our students and faculty benefit from the national opportunities and international reach afforded by SMU’s quality and reputation.

Explore an interactive timeline of key milestones in the University’s history by clicking here.

You will also find a link for the SMU timeline in the Helpful Links section.