Southwestern University

The University in Your Backyard

Living in a college town provides charm and opportunity for local residents. Join us on the Southwestern University campus to enjoy the benefits of lifelong learning, social events, and beautiful spaces. View opportunities below!


Southwestern University campus

 Gather on the Southwestern campus (campus map)

  • Enjoy an Athletic game or match and cheer on the Pirates. View the schedule of upcoming Athletic events. Southwestern charges a small ticket price for all home football games. All other Southwestern athletic home games and matches are free of charge.
  • Attend a theatre or musical performance or visit our art gallery. Southwestern’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts publishes a schedule of events throughout the academic year. View the Sarofim calendar.
  • Join us for a public lecture. View our campus events calendar for upcoming speaking events.
  • Gather friends and family for an all-you-can eat Sunday brunch buffet, served from 10:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m., in the Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center. Brunch is $15 per adult and $10.75 for children ages 3-12. 
  • Dive into the past during a visit to Southwestern’s Special Collections. Special Collections, located in the A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, is home to a phenomenal archive of historical records, documents, rare books, manuscripts and other fascinating materials. Special Collections is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Join our Southwestern University Email Distribution List

Southwestern sends a monthly newsletter to residents of the local community. The email includes information regarding upcoming campus events and the latest Southwestern news. Click here to ensure that your email address is on our email distribution list. 

Learn More about Southwestern’s History

While Southwestern University’s history dates back to 1840, Southwestern first moved to Georgetown in 1873 enrolling only 32 students taught by three faculty members. Today, we continue the tradition of higher education with an enrollment of more than 1,500 students and nearly 500 employees. Learn more about how Williamson County residents petitioned for Southwestern to join them in Georgetown.


Looking to become more engaged with Southwestern? Please contact Megan Frisque at or 512-863-1584 for additional information.