Parent Connection / News for Parents & Families

Fall 2018

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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 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. 

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Become an Involved Parent at Meredith

As a Meredith parent, your strong commitment to the Meredith experience helps to inspire learning, leadership, service and personal growth of your daughter and her classmates. We are proud of the involvement of Meredith parents in our College community and have established a strong tradition of support through parent giving.

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Jump-start the Career Search: Opportunities for Exploration this Fall

The Office of Career Planning is excited to work with your student this fall! Whether she is just getting started at Meredith, or preparing for graduation, our team is available to support her as she navigates her career path every step of the way. Being intentional about major selection, career exploration, and interacting with employers to make strong connections are part of this process for your student that should begin now.

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Meredith College Fire Safety Precautions

Meredith College provides fire safety measures for students who live in the residence halls and the Oaks apartments.

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Join the Parents Council

Learn more about the Parents Council, a group of dedicated parents of current students and recent graduates of Meredith. This group of parents shows their commitment and belief in the value of a Meredith education by serving the College in many ways.

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Student Account Information for Fall 2018

Information about student account access, Fall balances, Spring pre-registration and more.

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Alumnae and Parents Help Welcome Class of 2022

Meredith College alumnae and parents of current students look forward to helping with Move-In Day every year. The Alumnae Association and The Parents Council helped coordinate volunteers for Move-In Day on Saturday, August 18 to welcome the Class of 2022 to campus.

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Meredith College Offers Support After Hurricane Florence

Before, during, and after Hurricane Florence, administrators, faculty and staff provided support to students and others affected by the storm. Most of Meredith students left campus to be with family and other friends away from the hurricane. Essential staff in security, housing, dining, grounds, maintenance, housekeeping, and other critical operations remained in place

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President Allen Announces Beyond Strong Campaign Progress

President Jo Allen announced during her 2018 State of the College address to the campus community on August 13 that Beyond Strong | The Campaign for Meredith has raised $86,355,254 since the Campaign began on July 1, 2012. The Campaign has surpassed its $75 million goal by $11 million to date and more than doubled the total raised by the last campaign.

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Meredith Continues Focus on Civil Communication

Since 2016, Meredith College has had a Civil Communication Working Group, which is charged with helping the campus community navigate difficult topics in a welcoming environment where all voices are heard. The initiative is a proactive effort to foster respectful communication and conflict management on campus.

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Parent Connection News Briefs – Fall 2018

Follow the Meredith Parents and Families Facebook page to stay informed; learn about a recent Avenging Angels Club project; and take advantage of Campus Dining's promotion for dining dollars.

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