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Spelman Family Weekend Schedule

Family Weekend Schedule

Day One: Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Manley College Center, Upper Concourse

Please stop by to pick-up your registration packets, event tickets and t-shirts. Representatives from the Parents Association and Study Abroad will have information available as well. 

Campus Tours & Wellness Tours
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Manley College Center, Upper Concourse

Stretch your legs and take pleasure in a walking tour through campus or a personal tour of the Wellness Center to learn more about your student’s home away from home. 

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. The Upshaw Dining Hall has a variety of options for everyone. Family members will pay $7.00, and students will use their meal plan. 

Museum of Fine Art Tour

12 - 5 p.m.
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, First Floor

Theaster Gates Spelman College Women in CoatsTheaster Gates: Black Image Corporation
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art's spring 2020 exhibition (January 28 – May 2020) explores the legacy of the Johnson Publishing Company archive. Curated by artist Theaster Gates (born 1973, lives in Chicago), this exhibition features photographs by Moneta Sleet Jr. and Isaac Sutton who were both renowned Johnson Publishing Company photographers. Gates reimagined and redeployed never-before-seen images of women from the company’s rich collection. In this participatory exhibition, visitors will be encouraged to freely handle this extensive visual archive and invited to engage directly with these rich and varied representations depicting Black women in their everyday lives, historical moments, and studio settings. 

The Museum’s 2019 – 2020 exhibition season is made possible by the Wish Foundation and the LUBO Fund. Additional support provided by the Massey Charitable Trust.

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

Families can purchase products from local vendors, from t-shirts to custom jewelry.

Denim and Blazers Day Party
6 - 8 p.m.
Wellness Center

Parents and families can mingle with faculty and staff while enjoying good food and music.

Day Two: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020

9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Manley College Center, Upper Concourse

Attendees can pick up pre-registration packets, pre-purchased paraphernalia and event tickets.

President’s Breakfast
9:30 a.m. *TICKETED EVENT*
Manley College Center, Alma Upshaw Dining Hall
President Mary Schmidt Campbell, PhD., will give an overview of the college while parents and families enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.   

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

Speaker Series
12:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center

Parents and families will have the opportunity to attend sessions regarding Campus Safety & Security as well as Study Abroad and Career Development.

Annual Parents and Family BBQ
3 - 5:30 p.m. *TICKETED EVENT*
Manley College Center, Upper Concourse

Embrace the spirit of Spelman College while enjoying good barbeque, music and fellowship!

Fine Arts Dramatic Performance

See below for show times
John D. Rockefeller Fine Arts Building, Baldwin Burroughs Auditorium

The Georgia Incarceration Performance Project is an archives-to-performance collaboration between Spelman College, The University of Georgia, faculty and students, librarians and archivists, professional artists and designers, incarcerated students enrolled in college courses in Georgia-area prisons, and community partners. Together, we conduct archival research to explore the history of incarceration and convict labor in Georgia, bridging past to present through dance, music, poetry, visual media, and dramatic performance.

Making its Spelman College premiere in February 2020, this compelling collection of scenes and vignettes takes audiences on a non-linear journey through issues incarceration, race, and the impact of forced labor on our everyday experiences as Georgians. Free and open to the public, performances will be accompanied by an exhibition of archival documents curated by the Woodruff Library Archives in partnership with The University of Georgia's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

February 8th, 2020 @ 7:30pm
February 9th, 2020 @ 2:30pm
February 15, 2020 @ 7:30pm
February 16, 2020 @ 2:30pm

This project is generously supported from Spelman College by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through the Department of Visual Arts and Culture; the Department of Dance Performance & Choreography; the Department of Theatre & Performance; and the Bonner Office of Civic Engagement. From the University of Georgia, it is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the Global Georgia Program of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, a Faculty Research Grant from the Office of Research, by the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, the Institute for African American Studies, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection, the Ferman Fund, the Mc-Cay Fund, and the Franklin Excellence Fund. Additional sponsors of this production include the Atlanta Film Festival.

Day Three: Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020

Dean of Chapel, Rev. Dr. Neichelle R. Guidry
Worship Service
11 a.m.
Sisters Chapel

Culminate your weekend by joining us for a nondenominational service.

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 $7.00 each, while students use their meal plan.

Additional Information

The Spelman College Bookstore is open during Family Weekend!  Bookstore coupons are available at Registration.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

There will be complimentary parking for all Family Weekend participants in the Spelman Parking Deck after 5 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020 until Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Parents and families are also on Facebook. Visit and “Sign-Up” as a new user. Once you have completed this process, search for Spelman College and Family Network to become a member. We look forward to collaborating with you to enhance your experience with Spelman College.

On behalf of the Spelman College Community, thank you for participating in Family Weekend 2020. We hope that your time with us has been fun-filled and engaging! 

We encourage you to join us again next year for Family Weekend 2021!

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