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Students who have finished their program's course requirements in the prior summer, fall, or in the spring, may participate in the commencement ceremony.
Students must file an Application for Diplomas form and pay a graduation fee. Intent to Graduate forms are available through the Registrar's office. Graduate students must purchase, from Meredith's Supply Store, a traditional black gown and a hood in the color representing their field of study.
All Meredith students are required to have and carry a Meredith CamCard. CamCards are required to check out library materials and for general identification purposes around the campus. Identification cards are made free of charge in the Campus Police Office.
Lost or stolen CamCards should be reported immediately to the Campus Police Office. There is a $5 charge to replace lost or stolen IDs.
New graduate students will be assigned a Meredith email address once enrolled in class(es). Technology Services will send these students information about their email address and initial password. Checking Meredith email accounts regularly is essential to keep up-to-date with announcements, invitations, messages from professors and administrators and other pertinent information related to graduate studies at Meredith College. Students have the option to access their Meredith email directly or arrange to forward Meredith email to another account. Students are responsible for all information conveyed via their Meredith email accounts.
Blackboard is a Web-based course-management system that is available 24/7 and gives students access to a variety of course resources. Blackboard enables instructors to provide students with course materials, discussion boards, virtual chat, online quizzes, direct access to their grades, and much more. The degree to which Blackboard is used in a course varies by instructor.
Each new graduate student receives his or her own Blackboard account, with a login and initial password supplied by Technology Services, to access courses they are taking. Check with the faculty member to find out if Blackboard will be used for a particular class.
To access your Meredith Blackboard account via the Web:
- Visit www.courses.meredith.edu, enter the following information, then click on <Login>: or go to: www.meredith.edu/enews/ and click on the Blackboard icon.
- USERID (this is the text of your Meredith email address before “@”)
- PASSWORD: Your password will be sent to you in an email.
- <Logoff> when you are finished
IMPORTANT: The recommended browser for Blackboard is Firefox.
Help Desk (919) 760-2323
The Help Desk provides one-stop service for answers to students' questions about technology issues: everything from location and hours of computer labs, to applying for e-mail accounts, to software troubleshooting.
Graduate students are required to have a parking decal in order to park on campus. This decal can be purchased for the academic year (August through July) from Campus Police. Parking regulations may also be found on the Campus Police website.
Meredith’s Inclement Weather Line: (919) 832-8878
In case of class cancellations resulting from inclement weather, Meredith College will run public announcements on local radio and television stations. Information about daytime and evening class cancellations is available by calling Meredith’s Inclement Weather Line or checking the Meredith web site.
In the event that the College does not cancel classes, individual faculty members still have the option of canceling a class. All faculty members must include an inclement weather policy on their syllabi, as well as instructions to students regarding how to obtain information on any class cancellations.
Campus Police: (919) 760-8888
Meredith College employs the Campus Police Department to provide security services to students, faculty, staff and guests. Police and security officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Margaret Weatherspoon Parker Fitness Center, available only to Meredith students, faculty and staff, is located in the Weatherspoon Building. The Fitness Center offers a full range of weight machines, free weights and cardiovascular equipment, as well as an indoor swimming pool and lighted tennis courts. Students, faculty and staff who wish to use the facility must complete an orientation session, which will introduce them to the equipment, rules and regulations. Refer to the pool and fitness hours on the college web site for the schedule of available hours.
Phone: (919) 760-8531)
The Carlyle Campbell Library offers many services and resources to the students and faculty of Meredith. The basic collection of books, periodicals, microfilms and audiovisual materials is housed in the main library building, while a collection of recordings and scores is found in the Music Library in Wainwright (see Music Library). The combined catalogs in the Automated Library Information System (ALIS) can be searched within the libraries or accessed through the Campus Network, the Internet or dial-in modem.
Phone: (919) 760-8545
Open 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (M, T); 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (W, Th, F)
The Meredith Supply Store, located in the Cate Center, stocks all the necessary textbooks and supplies for graduate academic courses. In addition, the store carries general reference books, CDs, clothing and gifts. The Supply Store also allows students to cash checks up to $50.