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.
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 a way to lower textbook costs and give professors more flexibility in choosing up-to-date readings and instructional materials. After reviewing vendor options, Akademos was identified as the vendor that will save students significantly on Meredith textbook purchases. Through this new vendor, course material ordering will be done entirely online through the new Meredith College Online Bookstore.
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 their efforts. For students, Cornhuskin’ includes an entire week of events, but here are some that parents and families may enjoy attending:
The Meredith community gathered on August 28, 2017, for the unveiling of the new Lowery 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 gift from Ann Lowery, ʼ74, named the new fitness center after her parents, Herman and Ruth Lowery. In addition to these gifts, a gift from The Cannon Foundation helped to support the renovation in an effort to enhance enrollment and retention.
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 is a new service which may make your student’s college experience more productive.
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 friends which then in turn becomes a reason they are dissatisfied with college in general. Commuter students may also feel challenged in connecting with others because they are not living on campus and interacting with others throughout the day.
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 her career path every step of the way. It’s never too soon for her to start thinking about her post-graduation plans. Choosing a major, being intentional about experiences gained, and interacting with professionals to make strong connections are part of this process for your student that begins now!
It is that time of year again and Meredith is preparing for our upcoming Flu Shot Clinics.
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 provides students with an opportunity to be involved without adding another commitment or any responsibilities to their already full plates. The emphasis for student members is to enjoy the benefits of membership, focus on their education, and build a lasting relationship with Meredith.
Meredith's Office of Financial Assistance shares the following important dates and reminders for 2017-18.
Meredith's Office of Student Leadership and Service, and student organizations, presented two special events to help kickoff the 2017 academic year. Learn more about Sizzlin' September and SPLASH! Into Service, which help introduce students to different aspects of campus life.
Meredith College provides fire safety measures for students who live in the residence halls and the Oaks apartments.
Meredith's Alumnae Relations Office will be selling personalized Meredith College Tervis Tumblers®! Sales for personalized tumblers will end Friday, October 13, 2017