Parents & Family: Family Weekend

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Day One: Friday, February 21, 2014

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Upper Concourse, Manley College Center Attendees can pick up pre-registration packets, name badges, and event tickets.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Campus Tours

Meet on Upper Manley Concourse of Manley College Center

11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Alma Upshaw Dining Hall, Manley College Center

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Market Friday

Lower Manley College Center Concourse & Patio

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Location: Cosby Academic Center Auditorium

Understanding the Financial Aid Process

This workshop is being offered to assist students, parents and families with preparing for upcoming financial aid processing cycle.

2014 Housing Selection Process

This session is designed to provide information on the 2014 Housing Selection Process for students, parents and families. Spelman Going Global Spelman global travel learning experiences have increased under the direction of the Gordon Zeto Center for Global Education. Global travel is designed to help students learn how to identify differences and commonalities of two world societies based on political, economic, social and /or cultural values during each study-travel experience; and develop a personal definition of cultural engagement that reflects openness to cultural difference. Join us as several students share their experiences with Spelman Going Global.

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Museum of Fine Art Tour

Museum of Fine Arts, Cosby Academic Center
Exhibition: Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman.

The exhibition features recent work by Washington, D.C.-based Renée Stout, who is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herbalist/fortuneteller, as a vehicle to role-play and confront issues such as romantic relationships, social ills, or financial woes in a way that is open, creative, and humorous.

The exhibition focuses on the artist’s assumed role through an array of works in various media. As Stout explains, “The common thread running through bodies of my work of the past several years is the continuing need for self-discovery and the need to understand and make sense of human motives and the way we relate and respond to each other.”

Café 350 – Motown Groove

(Adult Affair Only)

Cosby Lobby
Join us for an evening of Motown jams and delectable food. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best 70s gear.

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Kids Fun Zone

Cosby LL32 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, February 22, 2014

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


Manley College Center, Upper Concourse
Attendees can pick up pre-registration packets, name badges, and event tickets.

10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

President’s Breakfast

Alma Upshaw Dining Hall, Manley College Center
Families are invited to fellowship with other parents and students. President Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D. will give a State of the College Address, which provides a comprehensive overview for the financial activity at Spelman College.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Parents Association Meeting

Cosby Academic Center Auditorium

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Relaxation Pampering Session (Free Massages)

Manley College Center Upper Concourse

Ladies, join us for a spa treatment Spelman style. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the weekend with some rest and relaxation. This event is free of charge.

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

The Wellness Revolution: It’s All in the Family!

Cosby Auditorium

Discover your "better" with lifestyle coach/actress and Spelman alumna AJ Johnson as she shares health and wellness tips that are easy to incorporate into your daily life, and will aid you in the fight against obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and other ailments that disproportionately affect communities of color. Learn how to eat better, move more, sleep well, and "live your better!"

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Family Portraits

Lower Manley College Center

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.

12:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Shopping Excursion to Tanger Outlets

Locust Grove, Ga.
Departing from Lee Street Gate Entrance

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2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Jaguar Jam BBQ

Manley College Center Upper Concourse

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

8 p.m. 

Dramatic Production: Funnel Cake Flowers & the Urban Chameleons by Haj

Spriggs-Burroughs Dance & Drama Department
Rockefeller Fine Arts Bldg.

For those who watch CNN and Boondocks, listen to Yo-Yo Ma and Jay-Z, eat fried chicken and sushi. This show explores the challenges of transitioning from white corporate America and the social climbing ladders back to bilingual/patois/urban-slang-speaking, hip winding, kinky hair handling, and curry spice eating America

Day Three: Sunday, February 23, 2014

11 a.m.

Worship Services featuring the Reverend Dr. Lisa D. Rhodes

Sisters Chapel
Culminate your weekend by joining us for a nondenominational service in historic Sisters Chapel.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday Brunch
Alma Upshaw Dining Hall, Manley College Center

Everyone is invited to an all you can eat brunch buffet. Family members cost is $6.75. Students use their meal plan. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Hotel Information: Atlanta provides a host of accommodation choices for every lifestyle.

You are advised to book your hotel accommodations as soon as possible. Atlanta Airport Marriott $109 rate with complimentary in-guest room Internet, 25 percent discount on self-parking 4711 Best Road Atlanta, GA 30337 Phone: 404-766-7900 Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown $99 rate with complimentary in-guest room internet 35 14th Street, NE. Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone: 800-228-9290
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