Campus News Blog: It’s Official. We Really Do Have A Beautiful Campus

November 30, 2009 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Sam Todd

One of the biggest selling points for prospective students at SMU is its picturesque campus. When I came to visit my senior year of high school, I remember how beautiful the campus was, and how there were flowers, bushes, perfectly green grass or trees providing much needed shade on almost every square inch I walked past during the tour. It was definitely one thing that brought me to SMU, and I still love walking to class everyday through our school’s pristine grounds.

In the past, it’s just been the general opinion of the students and visitors to SMU, but has never had a ranking or award to certify its beauty. But now, after the Professional Grounds Management Society awarded SMU with it’s highest honor, the Grand Award, we can now say for sure that we have one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country.

The society gives yearly awards to businesses, schools and public buildings who have outstanding grounds, and for the people in the professional grounds keeping industry, it’s the best of the best. Everyone always says that it’s almost if the landscapers at SMU are replanting every flower on campus on a daily basis, as we see them everyday walking to and from class, and although they might not really replant everything day after day, their hard work really has paid off.

But the landscape management team’s goal of planting 10,000 red tulip bulbs that will pop up in the spring is no small task.

Congratulations to the staff, who we should all thank for making even the most academically challenging days a little brighter.