Letter From the FIR
Letter From the President
What it means to be a Crum Bum
THe Great Crumpkin
First Year Declassified
Things to do in Dallas
Food around Campus
ATTIC | JANUARY 2016
Meet the RCD
Meet the RAs
Meet the Council Exec Team
Meet the Peer Academic Leaders
2019 Stampede Team
What is a Stampede Guide
RCD Emily with the Program of the Year award for Crumpkin 2018!
RAs Tutu and Sonia on a photo challenge around campus!
Letter from the Faculty in Residence Dear Crum Residents 2019-20 (Crum Bums!), I am Martin Camp, the Faculty in Residence at Crum. I love my job and having the opportunity to live and enjoy our beautiful Residential Commons. I have been the Faculty in Residence since the building opened in the Fall of 2014. You will most likely see my sitting out front on our patio most mornings with my coffee. Many nights I am out there too. Please feel free to stop by and “sit a spell” as they would say in Tyler, Texas, my home town. I want you to think of my apartment as a home away from home. Each Wednesday we will have an event, called Dean Camp’s Tradition, at my apartment. We will have food (I love to cook) and often a guest speaker. If there are topics you would like to hear about or a favorite food you will be missing after short time eating cafeteria food, please let me know. I will try to accommodate. My office is off the east hallway. I will post office hours or you can always set up a time to talk by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am the Dean of Graduate and International Programs and teach at the law school. If anyone is interested in law or business I am happy to discuss careers. A wise mentor of mine once told me to never forget an old friend and never be afraid to make a new friend. Every year is precious. College will go by very quickly. I want you to have an amazing experience at Crum and develop lifelong friendships.
All the best! Life is good!
Facts about Dean Camp Everyone calls him Dean Camp Dean Camp makes a delicious shrimp scampi for the first Tradition of the year Dean Camp knows essentially everyone song ever written Dean Camp knows people from all over the world and frequently travels abroad Sometimes, his little dog Madonna visits!
Martin L. Camp
Letter from the President Dear fellow Crum Bums, Hi y’all! I’m so grateful that I get to be the one to welcome you to Crum this year. You finally made it! I know the road here wasn’t easy and consisted of very long nights filled with studying. I’m sure you will have your fair share of those nights again but you’ll also have some many amazing days and nights in between. Starting your first year of college can be scary. Especially if you were anything like me shy and the only one from your high school going here, but look where I ended up. Luckily, you got put into the best commons (as unbiased as I can be) to make you feel at home. Crum is way more than just place to lay your head down at night. It’s a community of people that are all rooting for you. Some of your best friends will be made in this building. Even some of your favorite memories will be made in this building. While it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll have a great time living in Crum, there is one more thing to make it even better. Being involved! Commons council is the best way to make sure that your time in Crum is valued. It’s a group of student leaders that plan and produces programs for the CRUMmunity (cheesy, I know). You can also join one of our many intramural teams and help us get the victory in Commons Cup, because it’s about time for the cup to come back to where it belongs. Crum is a place where you can’t turn the corner without seeing a smiling face. It’s a place where you can always feel welcomed and included. I’ll strive to make Crum not only a home for me but also a home for you. My door is always open if you want to chat or if you have a concern, so don’t be afraid to just know. I’m so excited to meet y’all in the Fall.
Fun Facts about Scotlin She knows every line in the movie Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging. Her favorite meal is tacos and rice. She's allergic to all things with fur (but plays with them anyways).
What it means to be a Crum Bum Lauren Horton This is it. You’re standing at the door. Through the double glass doors, you see the big wooden crest bearing the word “Crum.” Your parents are by your side, bags in hand. The first thing you see is a living room. This isn’t like the other commons; this furniture is arranged in a welcoming atmosphere, and look, people are already there! They greet you readily; you’ve just made some new friends! This is Crum: warm and welcoming, it’s as much a home as the place your parents live. These are Crum Bums: your family! Crum
Tradition and Crumpkin, but most importantly, they come back for their Crum family. How
active and make new friends!
There are several ways to get involved. Commons Council plans the events for Crum, helping to maintain Crum and crummunity. Some of the few things Council does is plan and run Crumpkin, brainstorm new ideas for building crummunity, and organize teams for Commons Cup and Intramurals. Then in the spring you can apply for RA. Residential Assistants live in your commons, 2 per floor (except on first and fifth) and are your goto’s
health and success in your commons.Or, you don’t have to join any one group to be active!
you’re not in any group in the commons, there are still so many ways to interact with your fellow Crum Bums, like watch parties and game nights and Dean Camp’s Tradition. Crum Bums are all about crummunity. You may find other ways to be involved, but you’ll never
here, there are dragons and these dragons are family.
Crum Lore Justin Scott
In the Southeast Quad of a red and blue college; in a red, white, and blue state; in a red, white and blue country; on a blue and green planet orbiting a yellow sun, there is a blue and gold commons. Crum Commons was established in 2014 with the formation of SMU’s Residential Commons System.
What began as a
building named in honor of the generosity of Gary and Sylvie Crum has swiftly grown into a community for living, learning, and writing magazines for incoming Crum Bums.
The Dragon Hoarding the gold that represents our secondary color is the Crum Dragon.
mythical beast represents our vision, ferocity in competition, and our territorial nature towards our lesser quad-mate (Armstrong). We chose our mythical patron from Dean Camp’s children’s book “Why Alligators Don’t Have Wings,” which we proudly
integrity needed to navigate life in college and beyond. Boat wheels also makes us think of the blue oceans our primary color matches. The Candle shines on the purpose
remind us of the wisdom of our Faculty in Residence. The Pillar with a star is the
totally to brag), but this place is pretty successful.
The Motto “Reverence for light and truth.”
Besides sounding more official than “Crum’s
the best. Sorry to the rest,” our Commons Motto was chosen because of its ties to Professor Olin D. Wanamaker’s “The Southern Methodist University Ode.”
is a call to values we ought to seek in a university education and a reminder to what we strive for in our community.
of Crum Drawn by Sophia Salinas
What'sÂ Inside 5 Floors 3 Stairwells 1 Elevator Kitchenette 3 Study lounges Recording Studio Game Room
So, you’re tired of eating at Arnold, huh? Don’t get me wrong, the food isn’t bad, but you’re
To the tune of "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof
cooking. And on top of that, Chick-fil-A and the other food places on campus are a trek and a half away. Now you’re left with the question, what do you eat? Well, you’re in just the right commons.
serves every plate with a smile. From pies to corned beef and cabbage, Dean Camp does it all. Not only is there amazing food, it’s on opportunity to get to know your fellow Crum Bums and the faculty here at SMU. Each week, there is a featured guest who will speak about their job and will answer any questions that anyone may have before and after. It’s great for networking and finding out what’s going on around campus,
intended studies. Aside from the Wednesday night traditions, the wonderful RA’s and Crum Council members will make
night, and everyone is welcome to a plate or two! And if you ask for chocolate chips, they will more than gladly add some in for you. Just be sure to ask nicely. There might even be a movie or a show playing on the tv in the living room,
crew and have a great time!
homey feeling that everyone feels as soon as they walk in, and you just know, that Crum
this commons, we don’t let our residents go hungry.
The Great Crumpkin
Christmas has Santa Claus. Easter has the Easter bunny. Halloween, well, it’s a bit trickier. Werewolves, witches, ghosts, and ghouls! Out of all the creatures, which
Great Crumpkin? Why, The Great Crumpkin is the biggest event of the year! There are
raffles! Come for the food! Come for the laughs! Many students come for the arts and crafts! The Great Crumpkin is a night to celebrate with good friends and make even more. The night is filled with lights and music. Stop by the main stage to watch
Crumpkin Film Festival! Last but not least, don’t forget to pickup your exclusive Great Crumpkin t-shirt. The design changes every year, and you won’t want to miss
October. All you have to do is walk out of your door and it’s right there in front of you!
For Crum We Fight! Commons Cup
There is one way to unequivocally show your spirit for Crum Commons. That is to
Goblet of Fire sans the sad ending (I won't spoil).
The commons at the end of
the year with the most points wins Commons Cup and gets to house the trophy in their commons throughout the next year. Now, there are many ways to win Commons Cup points.
Beach Volleyball Volleyball
The best and most frequent way to win
played throughout the year in the
Not the sporty type?
Commons Intramural League.
doesn't mean you have to miss out on
The Great Crumpkin
the fun. There are so many other ways
Homecoming Quiz Bowl
prize every time).
Crum Commons was the first to take the trophy home in 2014, and we have yet to get it back. But this year...
We're bringing home the cup 9
bY the Crum President
Academics Host more class and study oriented events
Spirit and Community Focus on developing even more Crum spirit and pride
Cleanliness and Sustainability Encourage clean and eco-friendly living habits
Health Promotion Create an environment for positive healthy habits
...And They W Hi Heidy, there's a incoming CrumBum who wants to know what it's like living with a roommate. It's kind of like living with a sibling right? Hey Lauren! Yeah, it is! We laugh at each other's jokes and like the same things. We have also learned how to compromise when we don't agree on things. It's pretty nice really. What are your thoughts about sharing things? Well, we share the fridge since we're only allowed to have one in the room so that's easy. Also, even though somethings are "public use" we still ask for permission to use it just to remain respectful.
Of course! It was a little awkward at first living with someone new. Because our personalities are so different. But we've gotten closer with time and it's not awkward at all anymore. It also helped that we set rules from the beginning so we could know when we were overstepping. We also communicated when things were bothering us. Communication is definitely key!
Heidy Cortez & Lauren Horton
ere Roommates Oh yeah, definitely! It's great having a roommate you can laugh, cry, rant, and hang out with but if that's not the case that's totally fine. It's not the end of the world. I would say to just get involved in on campus. Of course! There are so many organizations on campus so you're bound to find one that you like. But definitely talk to each other. Just remember to try to work it out. You can't solve anything if you don't talk. If that doesn't work, don't worry. You can talk to your RA or Emily and they can help you guys come to an agreement. Living with a roommate is all about the art of compromise. Learn to do it and everything will be great.
Donâ€™t let the freedom get to your head. You will hear this constantly, but college is the time where you get to be on your own and really solidify the fact that you are indeed a young adult. No one is going to follow you around and make sure you go to your scheduled classes or go to bed at a reasonable hour, And for many, this is where the slip-ups arise. Learn to prioritize your time and focus on the end goal in mind, which is to graduate and go onto the next stepping stone that you have set up for yourself. They say college is the best time of your life, but no one wants to be here longer than they have to. So do yourself a favor and exercise your freedoms in a healthy manner.
All first years to do is really burst your personal bubble and dip your foot into something new. College is all about exploring and expanding your skills and knowledge. If you only stick to things that you know and are comfortable with, you will never find yourself in the ideal environment to grow as an individual. You should not be coming out of colloge as the same individual you were in high school. These four years are set aside for you to mess up, grow, learn, and connect with others from all backgrounds. 15
Tip #3 Connect with your professors. Professors are the gateway to knowledge, opportunities, and so much more. Donâ€™t be another fly on the wall in your classes, take the time to introduce yourself to your professors and interact with them during their office hours. I promise they donâ€™t bite, just think of them as your own personal compass that you will need on this windy trail know as college.
Get plugged in on campus. It can be anything from a gamer club or Program Council. SMU has over 100 clubs and organizations that are bound to spark a interest. Having something you enjoy doing outside of the classroom is a key element in improving your college experience. No matter how much chilling in your dorm room and bingewatching TV series sounds appealing, spending time around people who enjoy the same things as you is such a healthy alternative.
Things to Do
Dallas Summer Musicals
Smell the roses
Sing along to a
musical at DSM in
flowers) at this
beautiful garden of the lake.
Enjoy the free art exhibits or check out a special one at a discounted price.
Klyde Warren Park
Make a day of it and
Watch the Dallas
grab lunch from the food trucks after the museum.
Dallas Museum of Art
Symphony Orchestra .
In Dallas to escape cabin fever The Sixth Floor Museum
Dallas Farmers Market
Experience a part of presidential history at Dealy Plaza.
Open year round with indoor and outdoor vendors. Great way to get local goods!
BrushÂ up on your fun facts at this science museum.
Free Tickets to the Symphony
Free Dart Pass
All students will receive DSO cards for free admission to concerts.
All students receive DART Passes for easy transportation.
U M S Student Perks
Food Around Campus Scotlin Francis Eating in the dining halls can get redundant. Arnold one day and Umph the next. And
sometimes, it's just not enough. However, lucky for us our campus is in the middle of the city. We are surrounded by just about anything you could be in the mood for.
Edith's French Cafe Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant POKE O Front Room Tavern Digg's Taco Shop Bubbas Sushi Kyoto Chick Fil A Pizza Hut Jimmy Johns Baldo's Ice Cream Chop Shop Burger House Below 40 Poke House I Heart Yogurt
Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. Amore
Food From Gailee
Old Chicago Pizza Taproom
Half Shells Oyster Bar & Grill
Kuby's Sausage House
Zoes Kitchen Peggy Sue BBQ Short Stop Food to Go
East Hampton Sandwich Co. Unleavened Fresh Kitchen Dive Coastal Cuisine Nektar Juice Bar Yummilicous
La Madeline's Roly Poly Sandwiches Starbucks Pokey O's Ice Cream Goff's Hamburgers
All within Walking
Twisted Root Burger Co Sushifork of Dallas Torchy's Tacos Sumo Shack Bangkok at Greenville
Good Eats What to eat when you don't eat meat Heidy Cortez It’s Texas. There’s meat everywhere. And guess what... there’s a lot of pork... and your religion doesn’t allow you to eat it. So, what do you do when you’re trying to keep kosher or halal on campus? Keeping religious dietary practices is all fine and dandy when you’re living at home and you know where to go to get some good kosher or halal meals, but what about when you go to college? It’s hard even when you stay in
qualms about it. So, what do you do? Where do you go? What can you eat? Here are a few tips for kosher/halal eating on campus. First, avoid the meat at all costs. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so in my humble opinion, it’s best to stick to vegetarian eating. However, if you’re looking to get some type of protein, I would recommend eating fish, because it is a very neutral meat. Both Arnold and Umphrey Lee, which is so lovingly called Umph or Lee by the students, both have healthy food stations that have a good selection of vegetarian foods every day.
Umphrey Lee dining hall also serves veggie burgers. Both dining halls have salad bars to build your own salads as well. Other options include cheese pizza, fries, and pasta,
wonderful Tex-Mex area where you can ask for no meat to be placed in your food, which is great, especially if you don’t eat meat with cheese. Fellow student Eman Haque states, “I eat lots of fish, order out, and bring food from home like grilled chicken to add to salads and such, but I know that’s not convenient for everyone." Arnold
placed in your food, which is great, especially if you don’t eat meat with cheese. Fellow student Eman Haque states, “I eat lots of fish, order out, and bring food from home like grilled chicken to add to salads and such, but I know that’s not convenient for everyone.”
Time to Move In August 22 Scotlin Francis
It's time! You get to After you park your car,
unpack and get settled.
head to the Crum
You'll need to inspect you
Classroom. Be sure to
room for any damages
have a photo ID with you!
before you unpack -
You'll be officially
that's super important!
checked in to your SMU
Make sure to check how
Home and receive you
to hang your items on the
SMU ID and other
walls so you don't rip any
paint off (pro-tip: no command strips).
ID & Room Check-In
sroom. Check-ins in the clas
Step 3 Unpack!
Step 2 Bin Pick Up As you are picking up your ID, your family will likely be getting you a
r Student Movers all fo you!
pin. Wonderful volunteers will help you load your items from your car and help you get them to your new room in Crum.
lots of heavy lifting!
Opening Week August 22 - August 25 Scotlin Francis
Day one! Move-in day. You'll be busy moving your items in and getting settled. Make sure you check out the Mom's and Dad's Club cookout. Around 9:30pm, be back in Crum to crush
Round up Group
You'll get to know everything about
Armstrong in the
legendary water balloon
during your AARO
You'll get to know
This when you'll finally
get to commiserate your
Stampede during your
beginning here at SMU.
As a commons you will pass through the front of Dallas Hall into the Rotunda and around the seal.
Water balloon Fight! ROTUNDA PASSAGE 22
Residential Community Director WelCRUM Kilburg
Director (RCD). As the RCD, it's my job to make sure Crum is up and running and to support you throughout your time at SMU and beyond. I
Administration from Louisiana State University.
I have a husband, Kyle, and we have a little dog named
walking around campus in the evenings. Violet is super
space so be ready for all the kisses! In our free time,
First Floor RA
Second Floor RA
Second Floor RA
Senior Tutu missed picture day!
Third Floor RA
Third Floor RA
Fourth Floor RA
Fourth Floor RA
Fifth Floor RA
We are currently
searching for someone to fill this!
Want to beCRUM part of Council?
Sign up during Night at the Crum
Common Council Executive Team
Peer Academic Leader (PAL) Honors Mentor Nicole Parmalee Sophomore
Peer Leaders Peer leaders are students who are educated to help you in specific areas. Our Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) can help you with all things academic from
specifically connects our honors students to the SMU Honors Program and each others. Our Wellness Champions focus on health and wellness.
S T A M P E D E G U I D E S
What is a
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noticed corners red
Crum and are now excited to welcome the new class of Crum Bums. These are the people who are going to help
Discover Dallas Trip
Crum, but someone who will also help facilitate
students and create exciting and longlasting memories for your first-year at SMU.
Stampede Guides '18 Discover Dallas
Southern Methodist University. Stampede Guides are the best people to
during your first few days here. Their job is to make sure that you're feeling included and having fun.
around the corner!
Crum Af liates Staff Crum Bums Erica Zamora
Director of the Office of Social Change and Intercultural Engagement
Residence Life and Student Housing Administrative Coordinator
Executive Director of Student Involvement
Outdoor Adventures Senior CoordinatorÂ Department of RecreationalÂ Sports
Layout and Design Scotlin Francis Sophia Salinas Ellie Pace
Supervisor Emily Kilburg
Writers Riley Magnone Heidy Cortez Lauren Horton Abena Marfo Scotlin Francis
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