THE COMMONS SYSTEM
The Commons System at SMU was established in 2014.
This system is based off of the Oxford University Residential College System which has been established for nearly 1,000 years.
This system of residential learning aims to build a community among students of all ages (freshman through graduate students can live in the commons) and faculty by providing a place to "know and be known" while pursuing the world's biggest questions.
The Commons serves as a central hub, a "home base" to connect with other students to explore clubs, study groups, intramurals, and more.
There is a special connection between residents that cannot be found elsewhere. Imagine that your commons is like your ‘House’ in your very own Hogwarts.
Each commons has its own crest, motto, feasts, and traditions.
The Commons System has a central governing body known as The Housing Unification Board (HUB). It is a consortium of every Commons' President and a few executive members.
Students are elected and appointed to serve their commons through their individual Commons Council.