McElvaney Commons is located at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Central to campus, McElvaney is home to approximately 250 interesting and unique McResidents. McElvaney Commons is one of 11 Residential Commons on the Southern Methodist University campus. Being a part of the Residential Commons System means that the Faculty in Residence, Residential Community Director, Resident Assistants, Peer Leaders and Commons Council work hard to make McElvaney Commons a home for every resident.

McElvaney Commons is a community of friends, family, and life long learners. Here we live by the motto of Ubuntu which in Bantu means "I am, because of who we all are." By joining McElvaney Commons you are joining a great community where you are never far from a friend. McElvaney is your home away from home where you will grow as a person and create memories that will last a lifetime!

I loved living in McElvaney because of the inclusive and extremely friendly community!


McElvaney Commons is one of eleven Residential Commons at SMU. At SMU, we are transforming the residential life model for students through our Residential Commons program, which integrates the academic, residential and social experience. Living in one of 11 on-campus Residential Commons during your time at SMU, you'll find it's easier to make friends and transition smoothly to university life in a supportive environment.




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