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Fall 2017


Move in day - students welcoming the class of 2021

Meredith College Provides Warm Welcome to Class of 2021

A Meredith College Move-In Day welcome features smiling faces, a balloon arch, a cheering section of students along Main Campus Drive – and even a Welcome Angel. On Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, the College greeted approximately 400 new first-year students.

Move-In Day is a favorite tradition of residence life staff, including the resident assistants who help serve their fellow students.<... read more about Meredith College Provides Warm Welcome to Class of 2021


Meredith College front gate

New Textbook Options for Meredith Students

At Meredith, student concerns are very important to us. And, like Meredith students and their families, College leaders have grown concerned over the years about the rising textbook costs.

This year, the College set out to find... read more about New Textbook Options for Meredith Students


New Fitness Center Opens as a Result of Parent Philanthropy and Major Donor

The Meredith community gathered on August 28, 2017, for the unveiling of the new Lowery Family Fitness Center in the Weatherspoon Athletic Center. The Parents Fund raised $135,000 in the last two years to support the fitness center renovation, and a $1 million... read more about New Fitness Center Opens as a Result of Parent Philanthropy and Major Donor


Side view of Johnson Hall

Introducing Academic Skills Coaching

The Office of Academic Advising is excited to announce Academic Skills Coaching for students at Meredith College. Many very smart students find themselves overwhelmed, when all they need to do is polish their study skills. Academic Skills Coaching ... read more about Introducing Academic Skills Coaching


cornhuskin parade

Less than a Month Until Cornhuskin’ 2017!

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 about Less than a Month Until Cornhuskin’ 2017!


Students talking in class

Helping Your Student Connect 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 students who are having a hard time making... read more about Helping Your Student Connect on Campus


Students speak to a recruiter at career fair

Fall 2017 Opportunities for Career Exploration

The Office of Career Planning is excited to meet your student(s) this fall! Whether she is just getting started at Meredith, or getting excited about graduation this May, our counselors are available to support her as she navigates... read more about Fall 2017 Opportunities for Career Exploration


Meredith College maroon banner with College wordmark

Flu Prevention at Meredith

It is that time of year again and Meredith is preparing for our upcoming Flu Shot Clinics.

CVS will be providing the onsite clinics. Students will be receiving an email next week about how to... read more about Flu Prevention at Meredith


Meredith banner with Johnson Hall in background

Professor of Psychology Cynthia Edwards to Present Faculty Distinguished Lecture

Professor of Psychology Cynthia Edwards will deliver Meredith College’s 2017-18 Faculty Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.

Edwards’ Faculty Distinguished Lecture topic is “Mix Your Own Palette: The... read more about Professor of Psychology Cynthia Edwards to Present Faculty Distinguished Lecture


Back gate of Meredith College

Fall 2017 Updates from Financial Assistance

 2018-2019 FAFSA Filing Process The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on October 1, 2017. However, Meredith’s priority deadline to apply for financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans, work study) is still March 15, 2018.<... read more about Fall 2017 Updates from Financial Assistance


1891 Club Connects Students with Meredith College

Have you heard about the 1891 Club? Meredith College’s Student-Alumnae Association, also known at the 1891 Club, is devoted to helping current students prepare for lifelong relationships with the College as partners, advocates, and investors.

The club... read more about 1891 Club Connects Students with Meredith College


Special Events Kickoff Fall Semester

Meredith's Office of Student Leadership and Service, and student organizations, presented two special events to help kickoff the 2017 academic year.

Sizzlin’ September Street Fest

The Sizzlin’ September Street Fest, hosted... read more about Special Events Kickoff Fall Semester


Meredith residence hall and courtyard

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 about What does Meredith College do for fire safety?


Meredith wordmark

Personalized Meredith College Tervis Tumblers® Available

Beginning today, our office will be selling personalized Meredith College Tervis Tumblers®! Sales for personalized tumblers will end Friday, October 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

All orders will be processed after October 13, 2017, and will be shipped by November 15, 2017.... read more about Personalized Meredith College Tervis Tumblers® A