Throwback Thursday

Not much has changed on the front drive during the early morning hours of Move In Day since upperclasswomen welcomed the Class of 1997 to campus in the fall of 1993. Orientation Crew members will be out there bright and early this Saturday morning constructing the rainbow balloon arch to help welcome the Class of 2019 into the Meredith family.

August 10 - Move In Day CO 1997

Young Alumnae Board Recap: Move in Day

On Saturday, August 17th, members of the Meredith College Young Alumnae Board were on campus to help greet the 420 freshman that moved in on that cool, rainy day. The Young Alumnae Board sponsored their annual Coke Booth where they served free drinks to students, friends, families, & MC staff all assisting with the big move in. “Move In Day is one of the most favorite events that our board participates in. All the girls love to be back on campus to re-live all the new student welcomes, balloon arches, and to witness to how the campus truly is still Going Strong. It’s also nice to be able to give our thanks with some free drinks and meet the future angel alumnae.”


– Laura Cox, Young Alumnae Board Chair


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Photo of the Week

Happy Friday! Photo of the week is back!  

We’re excited about another year full of fun photos and memories.  We hope that you’ll follow along as we post archival photos each week.  Enjoy!

move in

In honor of tomorrow’s move in day, we thought everyone might enjoy seeing a photo of the infamous balloon arch.

Dina Durham, ’85 assists with the traditional balloon arch for freshman move in day.

Meredith Class of 2017 to Move In on Saturday

Meredith College’s Class of 2017 will move in on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.

Approximately 420 freshmen will make up Meredith’s newest class. Members of this class come from 19 states and 18 countries, including Afghanistan, Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, China, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

The Class of 2017 includes 40 honors scholars, and more than 180 students in the IMPACT Raleigh program, which includes students from Wake County and out-of-state students who provide service and work each semester in their new home of Raleigh.

Meredith is also welcoming 33 students who will be in the second class of Meredith College Teaching Fellows. After participating in the NC Teaching Fellows program since 1987, Meredith launched its own program in 2012 after the statewide program was phased out.

– Melyssa Allen, Marketing

Young Alumnae Board: Move-In Day Recap

On Move-In Day at Meredith College there is a buzz of excitement in the air. Even after graduating in 2008, when I drive down the front drive and see the balloon arch and signs and hear enthusiastic welcomes I still get goose-bumps and usually tears. How could anyone not be excited to move in with a welcome like that?

Move-In Day 2012 was so successful. The Young Alumnae Board has manned the drink station for many years now, and each year we are so thrilled to see the new faces and families on campus. Passing out drinks to hard working moms, dads, and siblings, this year we saw entirely new faces that were quite out of the ordinary for Meredith College’s campus. A group of volunteers from NC State’s Delta Sig Fraternity were on campus helping our Angels move to campus. These helpful frat boys were wearing shirts that said “NCSU <3’s MCGs” ! They were an awesome addition to the day as well as to our newest Angels.  Although we all know there are countless NC State/Meredith connections, we found that one of the brothers from the fraternity is the son of an alumna from the class of 1982, one brother had a grandmother and an aunt who attended Meredith, their service coordinator is the son of an alumna (who married her own state guy shortly after her graduation from Meredith) and their chapter adviser is now married to an alumna from the class of 1967! What a small world it is!

Members of the Young Alumnae Board also handed out a move in day gift to the incoming students as we have for many years now.  This years gift was a set of Meredith College playing cards.  However, these were not just your average, run-of-the-mill playing cards.  These cards were designed especially for the Class of 2016 and on the back of each of the 52 playing cards was one thing to do before graduation- a bucket list of sorts.  “Study Abroad.”, “Get involved with your class and attend your class meetings.”, “Recite the Prologue to Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.”, “Learn how to shuck corn and call hogs. SUEY!” and the list goes on…

On behalf of the Meredith College Young Alumnae Board welcome to the Meredith College Class of 2016!

-Nicole McGuinness Hines, ’08, Vice Chair, Young Alumnae Board

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