Family Weekend Event Listing

A complete schedule of events brochure will be available at registration.

Family Weekend
Fall 2017       

Friday, September 22

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration and Weekend Information

Lobby, Burrow Hall
Stop by the lobby to check-in and pick up your schedule for the weekend. Tickets for Kappa Delta All-Sing will be available from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Attend Class with Your Student    

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Globe Med Silent Auction

Barret Cloister Walkway
The Annual GlobeMed Silent Art Auction features artwork from local artists and Rhodes friends and family. Half of the proceeds go to the artists, and half support our chapter's partner organization in Nicaragua providing clean water to rural families. Purchased items may be picked up on Sunday between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Study Abroad for Pell-Eligible and First-Generation College Students

Room 124, Burrow Hall
Drop by to learn more about safe and affordable off-campus study options for your students.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Rhodes Arboretum Tour

Lobby, Burrow Hall
Learn about the history, interesting tidbits, and species diversity of trees on campus.

3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Mertie W. Buckman and Buckman International Studies Initiative International Intern Presentations
Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall
Join the International Interns as they share reflections and lessons from their various summer internship experiences. There will be a reception from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the lobby of Buckman Hall preceding the presentations.

3:30 PM
Baseball:  Red vs Black

Lainoff Stadium at Stauffer Field
Check out the talent we have on our Lynx Baseball Team as the Red and Black teams scrimmage.

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Campus Tours

Lobby, Burrow Hall
Meet in the lobby of Burrow Hall at the Admission Desk to take a tour of campus led by some of our current students.

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Robertson Hall Tour

Lobby, Robertson Hall
Take a tour of the recently opened cutting-edge science facility and learn more about the facilities your students use in the sciences.

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Office of Inclusion and Involvement Family Open House 

Rhea Lounge, 3rd Floor, Burrow Hall
Join the Office of Inclusion and Involvement for a reception with wine and cheese reception.

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Family Dinner

Catherine Burrow Refectory
Enjoy a free southern style dinner with us. 

7:00 PM
Kappa Delta All-Sing

Mallory Gymnasium, Bryan Campus Life Center
Enjoy a night of performances from different organizations on campus. Tickets are available for purchase at registration on Friday and the night of the event at the door. Proceeds go to Prevent Child Abuse America and Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Rhodes Theatre Guild production of "Help"

Ewing Studio, McCoy Theatre
"Help" is a student written, directed and produced one act play dealing with the issues of mental illness, self-medication and finding help in the right places. Admission is free and doors open at 6:30 PM.
A short discussion time with the cast and crew will occur after the show.
(Adult language and themes)


Saturday, September 23

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Coffee with President Marjorie Hass

Spence Wilson Room, Briggs Hall
Enjoy your morning coffee with the 20th president of Rhodes College, Dr. Marjorie Hass.

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Registration and Weekend Information

Lobby, Burrow Hall
Stop by the lobby to check-in and pick up your schedule for the weekend.

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Grandparents Coffee Reception

McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center
Rhodes College grandparents are invited to a coffee reception in their honor. Campus Tours will be offered following the reception and golf carts will be available for transportation. RSVP is required for this event.

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
International Internships for Business & Economics Majors

Room 108, Buckman Hall
Hear about The Theodore Wm. Eckels International Business Internship and The Morelle Legg International Internship for Women students' time abroad and learn more about the process for applying for the internships. Breakfast will be provided.

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Globe Med Silent Auction

Barret Cloister Walkway
The Annual GlobeMed Silent Art Auction features artwork from local artists and Rhodes friends and family. Half of the proceeds go to the artists, and half support our chapter's partner organization in Nicaragua providing clean water to rural families. Purchased items may be picked up on Sunday between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.

9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 5:00 PM
BackBeat Memphis Mojo Tour

Bus will load at the West Campus Parking Lot
The highly rated bus tour combining live music, comedy, and narration to create a unique adventure through Memphis’ musical heritage.
RSVP is required for this event.

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Robertson Hall Tour

Lobby, Robertson Hall
Take a tour of the recently opened cutting-edge science facility and learn more about the facilities your students use in the sciences.

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Internships, Fellowships, and Study Abroad

Room 110, Buckman Hall
If your student is interested in internships, fellowships, study abroad, research and volunteering, both domestically and abroad join staff members from various offices to learn more about how to participate.

10:45 AM
Lynx Walk

Phillips Lane to Crain Field
Cheer on the Lynx Football Team as they parade through campus.

11:00 AM
Field Hockey : Rhodes vs Belmont Abbey

Mason Field at Fargason Fields

11:00 AM
Men's Soccer : Rhodes vs Millsaps College

Soccer Field at Fargason Fields

11:00 AM
Men and Women Swimming and Diving Intrasquad Meet

Alburty Pool, Bryan Campus Life Center

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Food Trucks on Campus

Crain Field at Fargason Fields
Grillmaster Chew BBQ, Stanley's Sweet Street Treats, and MEMPops will be available for purchase.

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Alumni/Legacy Tailgate Party

Crain Field, Southwest Side (Near University Street)
Gathering for our alumni who have children or grandchildren currently attending Rhodes.

12:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Men's Basketball Team Family Tailgate

Crain Field, Northeast Corner near Lainoff Stadium
Members of the men's basketball team and their families are invited to a tailgate party enjoying Memphis BBQ.

1:00 PM
Football : Rhodes vs Birmingham Southern

Crain Field at Fargason Fields

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Under One Roof

Fisher Garden
The Bridge Street Newspaper's fourth annual family-oriented community event.  Join them for games, food, live music and a silent auction. Admission is free.

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
VIP Tent Opens at Levitt Shell

Begin your evening at the Rhodes Night at the Levitt Shell in the VIP tent. Cost of admission to the tent is $15 per person at the door. Admission to tent includes appetizers, wine, beer & soft drinks.
Pre-Registration Link

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Rhodes Night at the Levitt Shell

Levitt Shell, Overton Park
An evening of jazz music featuring three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, TONY Award-winning stage actress, and 2017 NEA Jazz Master, Dee Dee Bridgewater. Sponsored by the Mike Curb Institute for Music, Development & Alumni Relations, and the Rhodes Alumni Chapter of Memphis. Admission to the concert is free and parking is available in Overton Park. 

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Rhodes Theatre Guild production of "Help"

Ewing Studio, McCoy Theatre
"Help" is a student written, directed and produced one act play dealing with the issues of mental illness, self-medication and finding help in the right places. Admission is free and doors open at 6:30 PM.
A short discussion time with the cast and crew will occur after the show.
(Adult language and themes)

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Stargazing Open House

Rhodes Observatory, Rhodes Tower
Check out the view from the telescope at the Rhodes Observatory. Mars and Saturn will be visible. Event will be available if the weather permits.

8:30 PM
Contents Under Pressure (CUP) Improv

McCoy Theatre
Enjoy a performance by Rhodes College Improv Comedy Troupe.

Sunday, September 24

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Globe Med Silent Art Auction

Barret Cloister Walkway
The Annual GlobeMed Silent Art Auction features artwork from local artists and Rhodes friends and family. Half of the proceeds go to the artists, and half support our chapter's partner organization in Nicaragua providing clean water to rural families. Purchased items may be picked up on Sunday between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.

10:00 AM
Baseball:  Red vs Black

Lainoff Stadium at Stauffer Field
Come and check out the talent we have on our Lynx Baseball Team as Red and Black teams scrimmage.

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Jazz Brunch

Catherine Burrow Refectory
Enjoy brunch in the Refectory while listening to live jazz music.  The brunch is $7.50 per person.

12:00 PM
Field Hockey : Rhodes vs Concordia-WI

Mason Field at Fargason Fields

1:30 PM
Baseball:  Red vs Black

Lainoff Stadium at Stauffer Field
Come and check out the talent we have on our Lynx Baseball Team as Red and Black teams scrimmage.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Rhodes Theatre Guild production of "Help"

Ewing Studio, McCoy Theatre
"Help" is a student written, directed and produced one act play dealing with the issues of mental illness, self-medication and finding help in the right places. Admission is free and doors open at 1:30 PM.
A short discussion time with the cast and crew will occur after the show.
(Adult language and themes)

3:00 PM
Faculty Concert Series: Brian Ray, piano

McNeill Concert Hall, West Campus
Enjoy a performance of the works of Chopin, Debussy and Ravel by faculty member, Brian Ray.