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Fall 2016


Johnson Hall with new copper roof

Parents Day Scheduled for October 22

Join us for Meredith College's second annual Parents Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

We are excited to welcome parents to the Meredith campus to spend time with your student and participate in the many scheduled events! 

Registration opened on September 19. Advance registration is required and each student is allotted two guests. 

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Meredith Launches Civil Communication Initiative

Meredith College has launched a Civil Communication Working Group, which is charged with helping the campus community navigate difficult topics in a welcoming environment where all voices are heard.

The initiative is a proactive effort to foster... read more »


Fitness Center

Parent Fundraising Success Leads to Fitness Center Improvements

Thanks to the generous support of our parents during the 2015-2016 fiscal year, plans are underway to improve the Meredith College Fitness Center.  The Parents Fund raised $56,148, which will be used to extend Fitness Center operating hours, provide... read more »


Cornhuskin parade

Cornhuskin’ is just 35 days away!

Let the countdown begin! Cornhuskin’ is perhaps Meredith College’s largest and most well attended tradition, and many students appreciate their families’ attendance. It’s a great way to support your student and cheer on... read more »


Donna Battle, Chaplain

Q&A with Meredith’s New Chaplain

Meredith College recently welcomed Donna Battle as our new Chaplain. In order to help the community get to know her better, she shared some thoughts about her background and her vision for the Chaplain’s Office.

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Student sharing her undergraduate research

Event Showcases Summer Research

Meredith’s annual “Taste of Research,” held on Sept. 14, 2016, in Carlyle Campbell Library, was an opportunity for students to share the results of their summer research.

This session featured 24 posters by individual students and... read more »


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Important 2016-17 Dates for Financial Assistance

New this year: Families are able to file for financial aid earlier than ever! For the 2017-18 academic  year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on October 1, 2016. However, Meredith’s priority deadline to apply... read more »


students walking on campus

Helping Students Build Friendships on Campus

Each fall semester is a new beginning for freshmen and a time for the campus to come to life with sophomores, juniors and seniors. Unfortunately, the Residence Life staff hears from some students that they are having a hard... read more »


Internship Expo

Students Explore Opportunities at Internship Expo

Meredith students learned about a range of internship opportunities and connected with potential employers at an Internship Expo on Friday, September 19, sponsored by the Office of Career Planning. The 18 employers in attendance included Marbles Kids Museum, Allscripts, Delve Interiors,... read more »


residence hall at Meredith

What does Meredith College do for fire safety?

While it seems like only days ago that your daughter moved into her new residence for the academic year, she and other Meredith students have participated in many activities designed to acclimate her to a new year at Meredith.... read more »


Meredith College graduates smiling

New Video Expands Meredith’s Going Strong Brand

As the Meredith College Going Strong brand enters its fourth year, a new brand video has been developed. The new video, which is called What is Strong?, unpacks what strong really means: smart, relevant, honorable, confident,... read more »


1891 Club Tacos and Tie Dye event

Meredith College 1891 Club

Have you heard about the 1891 Club? Meredith College’s Student-Alumnae Association, known as the 1891 Club, is devoted to helping current students prepare for lifelong relationships with the College as partners, advocates, and investors. The club provides students an... read more »


Splash into Service project

Students Splash Into Service at Meredith

In conjunction with Meredith College’s Three Sisters Community Garden (located behind Weatherspoon Gym), two projects that were kicked off during Meredith’s Splash into Service, a very warm Saturday morning, August 27.

One project involves... read more »


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Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled for Meredith Students

The most effective way to protect yourself and those around you from getting the flu is to get a flu shot. As part of our ongoing commitment to create a healthy campus, Meredith College Health Services and Human Resources... read more