Parents & Family: Family Guide

Families and Guests

Family Weekend Schedule

Day One: Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Check-In

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Manley College Center, Upper Concourse
Attendees can pick up pre-registration packets, name badges and event tickets.

Campus Tours

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Manley College Center, Upper Concourse

Stretch your legs after lunch and take pleasure in a walking tour through campus to learn more about your student’s home away from home.

Lunch

11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Manley College Center, Alma Upshaw Dining Hall
Everyone is invited to an all you can eat lunch buffet. Cost for family members is $7. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Student use their meal plan.

Museum of Fine Art Tour
Exhibit: Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities

12 - 1 p.m.
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, First Floor
Each year, Spelman College extends a warm welcome to the families of our students and invites them to experience all that Spelman offers. Join us for a special guided tour of Mickalene Thomas: Mentor, Muses, and Celebrities led by a student Museum Ambassador and her mentor. Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) is perhaps best known for her large-scale elaborate paintings adorned with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics. Combining art historical, political, and pop cultural references, she introduces a complex vision of what it means to be a woman and expands common definitions of beauty.

Market Friday

12 - 5 p.m.
Manley College Center, Lower Concourse & Patio

Welcome Mixer 

5 - 6:30 p.m.
Manley College Center Atrium

Parents and families can mingle with staff and students while enjoying a relaxing evening with food and fun.

Day Two: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

Check-In

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Manley College Center, Upper Concourse
Attendees can pick up pre-registration packets, name badges and event tickets.

President’s Breakfast

9:30 a.m.
Manley College Center, Alma Upshaw Dining Hall
*TICKETED EVENT*

President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., will give a State of the College Address that includes a comprehensive overview of the financial status at Spelman College.

Parents and Family Association Meeting

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium
Families are invited to gather with other members of the Parents Association and learn how to get more involved.

Family  Portraits

12 - 4 p.m.
Manley College Center, Lower Concourse
Take a snapshot of your weekend experience. Stop by the Manley College Center where a professional photographer will capture the special moment with your entire family. Everyone will receive information regarding purchasing their photos.

Speaker Series

12 - 2 p.m.
Camille Olivia Cosby Academic Center
Family Weekend speaker series presents information on a variety of topics such as Transgender Student Taskforce, Sexual Violence Education and Prevention, Personal Safety, Supporting the Whole Student, Upper Classmen Housing Process Changes and FERPA. These sessions will run every 30 minutes.

Keep Calm – Let’s Have Some Fun with Fitness!

1 - 2 p.m.
The Wellness Center at Read Hall (Gymnasium)
Have some fun with fitness in a high-energy fitness class in our state-of-the art Wellness Center. Perfect opportunity for everyone to dance, move and have fun with uplifting, positive music that will get your heart pumping and your feet moving.

Jaguar Jam BBQ

2 - 5 p.m.
Manley College Center, Upper Concourse
*TICKETED EVENT*
Embrace the spirit of the “Jaguar” at this Spelman College Jam session. Enjoy a traditional family-style barbecue, music and fellowship.

Salt City: A Techno Choreopoem by Jessica Care Moore

8 p.m. 
John D. Rockefeller Fine Arts Building, Baldwin Burroughs Theatre
 
"Salt City" is an original music theater work by Detroit poet Jessica Care Moore and directed by Aku Kadogo. Salt City is an Afrofuturistic coming-of-age story of a young woman encountering love, time travel,and gentrification. Receiving a warm reception when first produced at Spelman in 2015 as part of Kadogo’s Visiting Professor Culminating Event, this year's performance is a more fully conceived project that is highly imaginative. Salt City is suitable for families.

Day Three: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

Worship Service

11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sisters Chapel

Guest Speaker - Dr. LaKeesha Walrond, Executive Pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. Culminate your weekend by joining us for a nondenominational service. Our guest speaker will Dr. LaKeesha Walrond, Executive Pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York

Sunday Brunch

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Manley College Center, Alma Upshaw Dining Hall

Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. Family members may purchase tickets at the door for $7 per person. The Spelman student should use her meal plan.

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