Schedule for Saturday April 9, 2016
*Please be aware that ACT testing will be occurring Saturday morning in Hooper Auditorium. While you are free to walk around campus, please keep your voices down around Hooper.
Dress for the day: Dress is nice casual or business casual
9 - 10:30 AM
Location: Hooper Steps
Campus tours will be available on Saturday morning. Current MSMS emissaries will be stationed on the steps of Hooper Academic Building for this purpose. If you would like to take a tour, simply show up to the steps of Hooper during this time. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.
9 - 10:30 AM
Location: Hogarth (where your PO box was)
Registration will be available in Hogarth from 9-10:30 AM. You can pay by credit card or check. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase. Raffle items will include Lazy Magnolia swag and gift certificates to The Jackson Square Grill.
9:30 to 10:30 AM
Everyone is encouraged to attend a meeting with MSMS Executive Director, Dr. Germain McConnell. This meeting will be your chance to learn about the direction in which MSMS is going, and discover what you can do to ensure that MSMS continues its tradition of excellence for generations to come. You will also be able to voice your encouragement, concerns, and suggestions regarding MSMS.
10:30 to 11 AM
Cynthia Henderson, the MSMS Foundation President, will conduct the MSMS Foundation's annual open meeting to inform interested alumni about the MSMS Foundation's current projects and answer any questions.
11 - 11:30 AM
Location: Hooper steps
Pictures! Make sure you are on the steps of Hooper and we'll be taking photos of the classes present.
12:00 - 2 PM
Location: Huck's Place, 21 S 5th St., Columbus, MS 39701
Lunch at Huck's Place. We will have a bus available to ride from campus to Huck's. However, the location is close enough to walk or you can drive. We'll have a buffet lunch provided by Huck's Place. The entire restaurant is reserved for our group, so you and your friends can sit upstairs or down. This lunch is available to everyone who purchased a full weekend registration or the Saturday Day ticket.
3 - 4 PM
Location: Hooper Auditorium
Are you the smartest alumni? Class of 1990 alum Shannon Eubanks dominated the 2015 event. Inspired by game shows like Jeopardy!, the Alumni Trivia Face-Off will pit alumni against current MSMS students to see who is the smartest. Stakes are high - the winner takes home a $100 gift card to Amazon.com!
Location: Columbus Arts Center, 501 Main St, Columbus, MS 39701
Dress: Business casual/business
*Note that you must get a wristband when you enter the event. You will not be served without it.
Mississippi Brews, Bites, and Blues is at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus. We'll have a great evening of hanging out with friends new and old. There is street parking throughout the area. Carpooling is recommended.
The evening will get kicked off at 7 PM with beer and mead samples provided by our own Lazy Magnolia Brewery! The beer selection will include Southern Pecan, Lazy Saison, Jeff Stout, Southern Hops'pitality, Dev Ale, Timber Beast, Heirloom Ale, and Mead (honey wine). From 7-9 the bartenders will be serving small samples of any brew you like. After 9 PM, samples will get larger till be we run out.
Food will also be available at 7 PM and provided by The Jackson Square Grill. A variety of heavy appetizers will be served. After lunch, this will probably be plenty for a meal!
During the evening, we will also be raffling off some Lazy Magnolia swag and gift cards for The Jackson Square Grill. Raffle tickets will be available Friday and Saturday for purchase.
Entertainment will be by The Jukejoint Gypies headed up by Ms. Dawn Barham! We had a great time last year listening to great music and dancing the night away.
In case you want to hang out and chat with friends in a quieter place, the upstairs of the Arts Center will be open for guests.
11 PM -
At 11, the official activities for the Alumni Weekend end. You and your friends, new or old, might head out to downtown Columbus or go back to the hotel lobby. We know you'll have fun whatever option you choose.