Schedule for Friday, April 8, 2016
Dress for the day: Dress is nice casual or business casual
Location: Hooper Auditorium and Hogarth (above where your PO box was)
Alumni seminars are scheduled from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Seminars last about 45 minutes and are open to both alumni and students. Topics include open source organizations, geographical information systems, ecosystem restoration, intellectual property law, and how to build a career on an interest in languages. Details are available here.
Location: Hooper Lobby
Registration for the alumni weekend will be open from 5 to 6:30 PM in the lobby of Hooper. You will be able to register onsite by check or credit card as well as purchasing raffle tickets. You will be able to look around Hooper, meetup with friends and classmates, and get ready for Tales from the Crypt.
At 6:15 pm a bus will be available for those who purchased a full registration and wish to attend the Tales From The Crypt performance at Friendship Cemetery. *Note that we've moved the time up. Per Mr. Yarborough, they are expecting a big crowd and will begin a little earlier. If you're driving, he recommends arriving at the cemetery by 6:30 PM.
Location: Friendship Cemetery, 4th St S, Columbus, MS 39701
Tickets to Tales from the Crypt were included in the full weekend registration for Alumni Weekend attendees. The tours will begin at dusk. You will still need to line up, but just show your badge to enter. The tour this year includes a tribute to Ms. Judy Morris, one of the original faculty at MSMS.
8:30 PM -
Following Tales, you are on your own for the evening. You may want to meet up with friends and enjoy one of Columbus's great restaurants. Possibilities include Huck's, Harvey's (it's still there), Little Dooey's, or The Jackson Square Grill (same folks as The Cotton District Grill in Starkville). While Tales is going on, the restaurants will tend to be pretty busy, so we recommend you call ahead and make a reservation if you have a group. The names above are linked to their Yelp page where you can find their contact information and menus.