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Dallas Young Alumni

Approximately sixty percent of our Young Alumni live in the Dallas Metroplex.  The Dallas Young Alumni Affinity Group, known as DYA, was formed to connect young graduates through events and meaningful volunteer opportunities. Dallas Young Alumni hosts a variety of social, cultural, career networking, and family events throughout the academic year. Young Alumni include graduates from the classes of 1994-2014. 

Serve and Lead as a Dallas Young Alumni Volunteer

Become a Dallas Young Alumni volunteer and help promote, market, and plan events! Learn more about DYA opportunities.

Dallas Young Alumni Event Calendar

Tuesday, March 31
8 p.m. CT

Dallas Alumni - Meadows at the Meyerson
Join us for the 22nd anniversary of SMU Meadows School of the Arts' annual spring gala, "Meadows at the Meyerson 2015," which directly supports student scholarships. This event will showcase the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler's epic masterpiece Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) with two renowned opera singers- tenor and Meadows faculty member Clifton Forbis and mezzo soprano Michaela Martens. Ticket price includes admission to the third annual Meadows Alumni Champagne & Dessert Reception following the concert. Tickets for Dallas Young Alumni (Classes of 2004-2014) are $50 per person and include a $25 gift to SMU. Tickets for all other alumni are $100 and include a $75 gift to SMU. For sponsorship opportunities and levels, please contact Ellen Jackson via phone, 214.768.4189, or email,

Saturday, April 11, 2015
9 a.m. CT

Dallas Young Alumni (Classes of 1994 - 2014) - Paint a Peruna with DYA
Volunteer with Dallas Young Alumni to paint the University mascot on the wall of Dallas ISD's  Lee A. McShan Jr. Elementary School to help call attention to the importance of higher education. All painting materials will be provided.

Thursday, April 16 - Sunday, April 19, 2015

All Alumni - SMU Founders' Day Weekend
Join us April 16–18, 2015 for the final Founders' Day Weekend of The Second Century Celebration, an opportunity to reconnect with professors, classmates and current students. The weekend offers a wide range of activities on the Hilltop, including the celebration of another great milestone: the 50th anniversary of the Meadows Museum. Find more information about the weekend's activities by visiting the "register" link to the right.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Noon CT

Dallas Young Alumni (Classes of 1994-2014) Spring Football Game
Don't miss the chance to check out your 2015 SMU Football team and new Head Football Coach Chad Morris. Meet the new coaching staff as well as current and former players. There will be inflatables, photos with Peruna, food trucks and much more. Stop by the SMU Alumni Tent in the south end zone to pick up some SMU swag!