Schedule Set for Meredith’s 125th Anniversary Celebration

During the 2015-16 academic year, the Meredith College community will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the granting of its charter. This historic step occurred on February 27, 1891.

A weeklong celebration will be held February 21-27, 2016. Mark your calendars for the following events during the 125th Celebration Week. More information will be added as the anniversary approaches.

Monday, February 22
Mini Crook Hunt
All day, across campus

Tuesday, February 23
Mad Hatter’s Tea
4-6 p.m., Belk Dining Hall

Wednesday, February 24
Campus Gathering and Reception
10 a.m., Jones Auditorium

Thursday, February 25
Art Alumnae Exhibit Opening
4 -6 p.m., Cate Center

Throwback Thursday Party
5:30-7 p.m., Weatherspoon Gym

Friday, February 26
We CAN Do It Campus Can Art Food Drive
Beginning at 10 a.m., First Floor Cate Center

Saturday, February 27
Open House and City of Raleigh Museum Tours
2-4 p.m., Cate Center and City of Raleigh Museum

In addition to these commemorations, there will be special celebrations for alumnae at Meredith and in their own communities.

Other highlights include a special exhibit about Meredith's history in North Carolina's capital will be on display at the City of Raleigh Museum in February and a commemorative poetry contest, which was completed earlier this month. Winners were announced at the Friends of the Library Fall Dinner.

Explore more Meredith history on the 125 Meredith Moments blog, which will feature elements from Meredith's history through the celebration week in February.

Meredith departments that are planning commemorative events for the 125th anniversary are encouraged to share their plans with the 125th Celebration Steering Committee so that these events can be included in the committee’s publicity efforts. Send event information to Melyssa Allen, publicity committee chair, at and Carol Finley, events committee chair, at  

Melyssa Allen

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