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Spelman Family Weekend Schedule

Family Weekend Schedule

Day One: Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Manley College Center, Upper Concourse

Please stop by to pick-up your registration packets, event tickets and t-shirts.  Representatives from the Parents Association and Study Abroad will have information available as well. 

Campus Tours & Wellness Tours
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Manley College Center, Upper Concourse

Stretch your legs and take pleasure in a walking tour through campus or a personal tour of the Wellness Center to learn more about your student’s home away from home. 

11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Manley College Center, Alma Upshaw Dining Hall

Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. The Upshaw Dining Hall has a variety of options for everyone.  Family members will pay $7.00 and students will use their meal plan. 

Museum of Fine Art Tour

12 - 5 p.m.
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, First Floor

Amy Sherald portrait Exhibit: The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will present “Amy Sherald,” an exhibition organized by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, from January 31 through May 18, 2019. For more than 15 years, Amy Sherald has been steadily building her career and earning critical acclaim for her distinctive portraits of African Americans. When she unveiled her portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery in February 2018, she instantly rose to international prominence.   Spelman College is the final venue for this nationally touring exhibition. Sherald, an alumna of Clark Atlanta University, took her painting classes at Spelman. For this reason, this exhibition is a homecoming of sorts.

Spelman’s presentation features two of Sherald’s most recent works, which she has completed since the exhibition opened at CAM in May 2018. “It is a privilege and an honor to present ‘Amy Sherald’ and share an exclusive selection of her extraordinary, vibrant, sometimes fantastical portraits,” said Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., director of the Spelman Museum. “This exhibition, which provides a deep and rich sense of her artistic practice, is in perfect alignment with our mission to inspire and enrich the Spelman College community and the general public through art by women of the African Diaspora.”

4 - 5 p.m.
Please join Makeba Dixon-Hill, Curator of Education, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and Sharan Strange, Senior Lecturer of English, Spelman College for an interactive tour of Multiple Choice: Perspectives from the Spelman College Collection.

Market Friday
12 - 5 p.m.
Manley College Center, Lower Concourse & Patio

Families can purchase products from local vendors from t-shirts to custom jewelry.

Denim and Blazers Day Party
4 - 7 p.m.
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center

Parents and families can mingle with faculty and staff while enjoying good food and music.

Day Two: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2018

8 - 9:30 a.m.
Manley College Center, Upper Concourse

Attendees can pick up pre-registration packets, pre-purchased paraphernalia and event tickets.

President’s Breakfast
9:30 a.m. *TICKETED EVENT*
Manley College Center, Alma Upshaw Dining Hall
President Mary Schmidt Campbell, PhD. will give an overview of the college while parents and families enjoy a delicious all you can eat breakfast buffet.   

YOGA in the Museum with Professor Vanya Francis
10 - 11 a.m.
Spelman College Museum
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, First Floor

Attendees will enjoy a dynamic yoga experience to help improve flexibility, reduce stress and maximize respiration.

Parents and Family Association Meeting
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium
Families gather with other members of the association to learn how to get more involved.

Speaker Series
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center

Family Weekend speaker series presents information on a variety of topics such as Revised Admissions and Enrollment Policy, Campus Career Resources That Lead to Student Success, Upper Classmen Housing Process. (Rooms locations are listed in the program)

Annual Parents and Family BBQ
2 - 5 p.m. *TICKETED EVENT*
Manley College Center, Upper Concourse

Embrace the spirit of Spelman College while enjoying good barbeque, music and fellowship!

Fine Arts Dramatic Performance – ROMEO AND JULIET

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2019 @ 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ 2:30 PM
John D. Rockefeller Fine Arts Building, Baldwin Burroughs Auditorium

Directed by Alexis Kulani Woodard, C'2020
Alexis Kulani Woodard is a junior theater and performance major, writing minor from Albany, Georgia. She has been involved with many shows in both Atlanta theater, and the Spelman College Theater and Performance Department. Her most recent credits include "Saturday Night/Sunday Morning" as Gladys, "Hands Up" as stage manager, and now she serves as the director for "Romeo + Juliet," which will open here, at Spelman College in February!

Production Info
In this retelling of a classic tale, we follow a modern day version of Romeo and Juliet as they fall in love, are ripped apart by class divides, and meet their untimely ends. Using hip-hop in music, dance, and movement, this Shakespearean tragedy is transplanted to the here and now-- What does their story look like in Atlanta 2018?

Day Three: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2018

Dean of Chapel, Rev. Dr. Neichelle R. Guidry
Worship Service
11 a.m.
Sisters Chapel

Culminate your weekend by joining us for a nondenominational service.

Sunday Brunch
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Manley College Center, Alma Upshaw Dining Hall

Everyone is invited to an all you can eat brunch buffet. Family members may purchase tickets at the door for $7.00 each while students use their meal plan.

Additional Information

The Spelman College Bookstore is open during Family Weekend!  Bookstore coupons are available at Registration.

Friday    8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday    10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

There will be complimentary parking for all Family Weekend participants in the Spelman Parking Deck after 5 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 until Sunday, February 17, 2019.

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