Cornhuskin’ 2019 To Be Held On Saturday, November 2!

Let the countdown begin! Cornhuskin’ is perhaps Meredith College’s largest and most well attended event, and many students appreciate their families’ attendance. It’s a great way to support your student and cheer on their efforts. For students, Cornhuskin’ includes an entire week of events, and here are some that parents and families may enjoy attending:

Can Art
This event takes place on Friday, November 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the courtyard behind Johnson Hall. Each class creates a design related to the theme that they have chosen for Cornhuskin’ week. While it can look like chaos from the ground, when you look from above you can see how the soda cans are slowly taking shape into a work of art! At the conclusion of Can Art, all cans are recycled and donated. (As students are preparing for this event they may ask for your donations of empty soda cans – so keep those close by to help your student’s class!)

Another exciting part of Cornhuskin’ is the parade on the afternoon of Saturday, November 2! The parade begins at 3:30 p.m., so stop by to see the excitement as the classes proudly display their themes and march along Main Campus Drive! This event is open to anyone who wishes to attend, but we ask that all spectators keep the roadways clear of foot traffic, leave all animals (outside of service animals) at home, and carefully watch all minors.

Following the parade, there will be a picnic for the Meredith community starting at 4 p.m. The picnic is a great opportunity to spend some time with your student in between the parade and the main event!  Meal plans apply for students, and guests may purchase a meal at the picnic.

Cornhuskin’ Main Event
The main event is an evening of events where classes compete against each other in skits, corn shuckin’, songs, apple bobbin’ and more! This event is held in the Meredith Amphitheater on the evening of Saturday, November 2 and begins at 6:30 p.m. All guests wishing to sit inside the amphitheater must have a wristband, so if you are interested in attending, be sure to tell your student!

An email will be sent to all students on Monday, October 21 with a link to guest registration. Students are responsible for clicking the link and registering for guest wristbands beginning at 11:59 p.m. when the link goes “live”. Students will enter their name, class, email address, phone number, and the number of guest wristbands requested (1 or 2). This process allows students to enter the system on a first-come, first-served basis. Completing this request does not guarantee students’ guest(s) a seat in the Amphitheater. Guest wristbands will be issued based on the following distribution:

  •  40% – Seniors
  • 30% – Juniors
  •  20% – Sophomores
  •  10% – Freshmen

If your student is unable to obtain a guest wristband, there will still be seating available in Jones Auditorium to watch a live stream of the event, and there will be lawn seats on a first-come, first-served basis outside the amphitheater for live viewing (this seating can be “claimed” no earlier than 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 2).

While Cornhuskin’ is Meredith’s largest and most well-known tradition, other traditions to look forward to participating in with your Meredith student include:

  •  Guardian Angel Dance in which each sophomore student may invite a male role model to attend
  •  Tea for Two in which each sophomore student may invite a female role model to attend
  • Senior Family Night
  • Graduation festivities including Class Day, Baccalaureate, and the Commencement ceremony

*Cornhuskin’ plans are subject to change based on weather. In the event that there is inclement weather, an alternative plan will be communicated.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330