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February 2020

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Pat Nathan

Dress for Success Triangle Executive to Serve as 2020 Commencement Speaker

Pat Nathan, founder of Dress for Success Triangle N.C. and retired Dell Corporation executive, will deliver the commencement address for Meredith College’s 2020 commencement. Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020 will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 8 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum.



2020 Giving Day Graphic

Fifth Annual Giving Day to be Held February 25

The fifth annual Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. This 24-hour giving challenge aims to raise $500,000 and The Meredith Fund is asking donors to recognize a strong woman in their life and honor her with a gift. This year, The Meredith Fund’s goal is to reach 500 women honored. This could be your opportunity to honor your current Meredith student or do you have a Meredith alumna in your family?



Meredith College front gate

Spring 2020 Important Student Account Information

Please see important upcoming events regarding student accounts. Student account information is available online through Student Self Service.



Residence Hall Courtyard

What You Should Know about Residence Life for Spring

Meredith’s Office of Residence Life shares housing sign up information that parents and students need to know to prepare for the 2020-21 academic year, as well as the end of the current Spring 2020 semester.



Career Planning group

The Future of Work: Skills in 2020 and How Career Planning is Preparing Students

How is Meredith preparing students for a new world of work? January and February are heavy campus recruiting periods for employers on campus, and  the Office of Career Planning is excited to offer students a variety of high-impact opportunities to connect with professionals, develop critical skills, and explore ways to gain real-world experience.



Donna Battle

Meet Meredith Chaplain Donna Battle

On Meredith College’s campus, Donna Battle serves a fundamental role for students, faculty, and the entire Meredith community as chaplain. As Meredith’s chaplain, Battle provides the campus with pastoral care, spiritual direction, and connects others to holistic resources within the community.



Onyx class ring

Class Ring Ordering Information

The time is getting near for the Class of 2022 to purchase their Meredith class rings! Jostens will be on campus on April 21, 22, and 23 taking orders.



Kate Breen

Meredith Mentors Alumna Profile: Kate Breen, ‘01

Meredith Mentors is an online platform that connects current students, alumnae/alumni, faculty, and staff, enabling them to support each other professionally and personally. Get to know Meredith Mentors participant Kate Breen, ’01, as an example of the kinds of connections your student could make using this platform.



Johnson Hall with banner in front

Spring is Filled with Student Traditions

There are many special traditions for students to engage in throughout the spring semester. Check in with your Meredith student for details about events open to parents and families.



Belk Dining Hall

Campus Dining Spring 2020 Special Events

Learn about special menus and events planned this semester in Belk Dining Hall



Student in class

What is Meredith En Español?

Meredith En Español is one of Meredith’s many ways to help high school students and their families with their college research. Meredith En Español was developed for native Spanish-speaking prospective students with the intention to facilitate the sharing of important Meredith College information and resources with their parents.



Two young female students in a camp classroom

Meredith College Offers Summer Programs

Meredith College offers a variety of summer programs for children of all ages and interests. With expert instructors, engaging activities, and programs ranging from music and writing to STEM and sports, Meredith’s summer camps have something for everyone.