As part of our summer series of student advice, Meredith’s Office of Admissions asked a group of rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to talk about their favorite Meredith College traditions.
•“Move In day is definitely one of my favorite traditions. It’s hard not to feel welcome at Meredith when the entire community is on Main Campus Drive with pots and pans, whistles, and a balloon arch.”—Shelby Wilson, ’14
•“My favorite Meredith tradition was the Fire and Water dinner towards the end of freshman year.” – Megan Amanatides, ’15
•“My favorite tradition would have to be Cornhuskin' because I love how much school spirit comes out and the crazy hours we put in to make the experience so much better. I don't want to go into tons of details because it's something that you truly have to experience to fully understand what it is.” – Kaitlyn Turner, ’14
•“Cornhuskin’. The month before and the week of is full of so much excitement, anxiousness, creativity, sleep deprivation and class bonding. It is certainly an experience that you will never forget, and it so worth the late night practices and long rehearsals. We also got to experience Alice in Wonderland this past year, and it was also one of my favorites. It is definitely something to be looking forward to during your senior year.”—Amanda Hall ,’15
•“Ring Dinner – I waited years for that [class] ring to be put on my finger and once it was finally there I felt like I was really a Meredith angel. I still catch myself staring at it sometimes.”—Elizabeth Oates, ’13
•“Cornhuskin’ is amazing and very thrilling. However, I loved the sophomore year events with the parents. Guardian Angel Dance with Dad and Tea for Two with Mom are unforgettable unrepeatable memories that I will always cherish.”—Hannah Thornton ,’14
•“My favorite Meredith traditions would have to be STUNT, Ring Dinner or CornHuskin’. It is so hard to pick one!” –Mary Rawls, ’13
•“I'm not sure - I think once-in-a-while ones like Alice are best!” – Kristen Gallagher, ’13
•“I honestly would have a hard time picking one favorite tradition. Of course, Cornhuskin' is a favorite; however, I also enjoyed Guardian Angel Dance, Tea for Two, Ring Dinner, Crook Hunt, and Class Day. There are so many traditions to look forward to while you're at Meredith. All of these traditions help bond you to your classmates even more. You'll start to become a family and realize the people around you are your sisters!”—Brittany Murray, ’13
•“My favorite Meredith tradition would have to be Class Day. It is a great way to celebrate the senior class, but it is also a way to celebrate the bond between the sophomore and senior classes.”—Angel Jackson, ’13
•“My favorite Meredith tradition is Big Sis/Lil Sis. I love being a big sis, caring for others, and giving my lil’s presents. The Big Sis/Lil Sis tradition helped me find advisors, mentors, and best friends, and I’m so glad I have the opportunity to be a resource and friend to my lil sis’s!”-- Chloë Williams, ’13
•“My favorite Meredith tradition is a tie between big sis/little sis, and the Onyx. I love my big sis, she has helped me through so much this year, and I can’t believe she graduated this year. She’s always there for me, and I know I can go to her for anything. My other favorite tradition is the Meredith Onyx. I love that they stand for sisterhood, and you see them all over the place, it’s an instant bond with another Meredith woman.”—Sara Owens, ’15
•“Ring Dinner probably has been my favorite tradition so far. It is just so sentimental and everyone gets so excited for it, plus you get your Onyx!” – Rebecca Jernigan, ’13
•“My favorite Meredith tradition (besides Cornhuskin’) would have to be stunt. It’s not as big as Cornhuskin’ but it’s just as fun because each class participates in various activities to win. It was a fun experience and it was right around finals, so it was a welcome break from studying.” – Christina Barnhart, ’15
•“My favorite Meredith tradition is Cornhuskin’ of course! There is nothing like working together with your friends and classmates and having a great time in dancing and competing and even just coming out and supporting your class and the other classes—there is nothing more unifying than being a part of Cornhuskin’.”—Pooja Ghai ‘13
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