Parents & Family: Family Weekend

Families and Guests

Family Weekend Schedule

Day One: Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

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 will use her meal plan.

Museum of Fine Art Tour
Exhibit: Black Chronicles II

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, First Floor

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will present Black Chronicles II, an exhibition which explores the Black presence in late 19th century Victorian Britain through the prism of studio portraiture. Curated by Renée Mussai and Mark Sealy of London-based arts agency Autograph ABP, the stunning mix of rare and mostly never-seen images depicts both ordinary and prominent citizens—including artists, dignitaries, servicemen and women, missionaries, students, performers and international royalty—captured in portraits by professional photographers.

Market Friday

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

Wellness Center Tour

12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Wellness Center at Read Hall (Gymnasium)

Workshops

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium

2 p.m. | 2017 Housing Selection Process
This session is designed to provide information on the 2017 Housing Selection Process for
students, parents and families.

3 p.m. | Understanding the Financial Aid Process
This workshop is being offered to help students, parents and families prepare for the upcoming financial aid processing cycle.

4 p.m. | Spelman Women Serve
A choice to change the world begins with service in our own community. Civic engagement, academic excellence, and leadership development are the core pillars of Spelman College. Come learn about how Spelman students are making a difference through Project Impact, the student centered service initiative, designed to support neighborhoods located in the 1.7 mile radius of our campus.

4:30 p.m. | Sexual Violence Education and Prevention at Spelman
This program will discuss sexual violence prevention in our college community. We will review facts, statistics and resources to help students gain awareness and understanding of sexual violence and strategies to maintain student safety.

Café 350 – Totally 80s (Adult Affair Only) 

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Lobby
Dust off your leg warmers and tease up your hair for this 80s celebration.  Join us for an evening of delectable food and entertainment.

Kids Fun Zone

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Lower Level, Room 32
Come one, call all and enjoy a wholesome family movie complete with popcorn, treats, music and more. While you are enjoying Café 350, leave the children with us!

Day Two: Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

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.

Wellness Center Tour

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Wellness Center at Read Hall (Gymnasium)

President’s Breakfast

10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Manley College Center, Alma Upshaw Dining Hall
President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D. will give a State of the College Address which 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 association and learn how to get more involved.

Family  Portraits

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Manley College Center, Lower Concourse
Capture your weekend by stopping by the Manley College Center where a professional photographer will provide you with a portrait of you and your entire family.  The photographer, Carolyn Grady, can be contacted directly for economical package prices. Visit her website at www.RhythmicImages.com

Family, Faith & Fitness - Keep It Moving!

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
The Wellness Center at Read Hall (Gymnasium)

Get moving with your entire family in this exciting, high energy fitness class that will take place in our brand new, state-of-the art Wellness Center. Perfect for Family Weekend, this class gives you the opportunity to dance, move and have fun with uplifting, positive music that will get your heart pumping and your feet moving.

Jaguar Jam BBQ

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Manley College Center, Upper Concourse

Embrace the spirit of the “Jaguar” at this Spelman College Jam session. Enjoy a traditional barbeque, music and fellowship.

Gee's Bend

8 p.m.
John D. Rockefeller Fine Arts Building, Baldwin Burroughs Auditorium

Boykin, also known as Gee's Bend, is an African American majority community and census-designated place in a large bend of the Alabama River in Wilcox County, Alabama.  As of the 2010 census, its population was 275.The Boykin Post Office was established in the community in 1949 and remains active, servicing the 36723 ZIP code. 

Gee's Bend was named for Joseph Gee, an early large land owner from Halifax County, North Carolina who settled here in 1816. Gee brought 18 African-American slaves with him and established a cotton plantation within the bend.  Gee's Bend, directed by Jade Lambert Smith, depicts the turbulent history of African Americans in the 20th century by focusing on a single family in the real community of Gee's Bend, Alabama, which is now famous for the beautiful quilts created by the women that grew up there.

Day 3: Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Worship Service

11 a.m.
Sisters Chapel

Culminate your weekend by joining us for a nondenominational service in historic Sisters Chapel.
Guest Speaker –  Dr. Jo Ann Browning, co-pastor of Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland

Sunday Brunch

11 a.m. – 2 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 will use her meal plan.
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