Parents and students enjoying Family Weekend

Family Weekend Event Listing

Friday Events - Saturday Events - Sunday Events

Visit our signup page to register and/or pay for Family Weekend events.

Family Weekend
Fall 2018

September 14-16, 2018    

* Full event brochure will be available at registration *          
Please note - not all events require registration, just simply show up and enjoy! You are able to register and pay for any of the events from any registration links below. 

Friday September 14, 2018

Greetings and Weekend Information
Obtain schedules for the weekend and get campus information. Staff will be present to answer any questions you may have upon arrival.
Burrow Hall Lobby
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

GlobeMed Art Auction 
GlobeMed's Silent Art Auction will have artwork from local and international artists. All proceeds go to, AMOS, to implement clean water filtration systems in rural Nicaraguan communities. 
Paul Barrett, Jr Library, Cloistered Walkway
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday Afternoon Tours:    
Rhodes Arboretum Tour
Burrow Hall Lobby
1:30 p.m. 

Career Services Open House
Parents and students are invited to meet the staff and enjoy light refreshments.
Lower Level Burrow Hall
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Mertie W. Buckman and Buckman International Studies Initiative 
International Intern Presentations
Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall­­
These interns will share reflections and lessons from their various summer internship experiences.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Reception, Buckman Hall Lobby
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Presentations, Blount Auditorium

Campus Tours
Meet in the Burrow Lobby at the Admissions Desk for a campus tour. The tour concludes at Burrow Lobby.
Burrow Hall Lobby
4:00 p.m.

Men's Soccer : Rhodes vs Webster
Soccer Field at Fargason Fields
4:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception with Student Life Staff
Neely Hall, Catherine Burrow Refectory
Join the Student Life Staff for a complimentary wine and cheese reception before dinner. 
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Free Event - Registration Encouraged

Family Dinner
Catherine Burrow Refectory
You can choose to have a southern-style family dinner in the Refectory or have dinner on your own at one of Memphis’ many fantastic restaurants. 
Dinner at the Refectory is $8.00 per person. Pay at the door.

Kappa Delta All-Sing
Variety of performers. Tickets available at the Catherine Burrow Refectory on Friday and at the door of Mallory Gymnasium.
Proceeds go to Prevent Child Abuse America and Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee.
Mallory Gymnasium
7:00 p.m. (doors will open at 6:30 p.m.)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Greetings and Weekend Information
Information and campus maps available. Staff will be present to answer any questions you may have upon arrival.
Burrow Hall Lobby
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Men's Lacrosse: Red vs White Intra-Squad Scrimmage
Crain Field
8:00 -10:00 a.m.

Families and Friends Men's Lacrosse BBQ Brunch (next to field)
Please email babcockn@rhodes.edu to RSVP by Friday, September 14
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

A Gathering for Hurricane Florence Students and Families
Please email Rev. Beatrix Weil, weilb@rhodes.edu for additional information. 
Dorothy C. King Hall (West Campus)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Reception with President Marjorie Hass
Enjoy a casual coffee with President Marjorie Hass meeting other Rhodes parents and grandparents. 
McCallum Ballroom
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Free Event - Registration Required

Campus Tours will be offered following the reception. Golf Carts will be available as needed for transportation.
McCallum Ballroom and Crain Reception Hall, Bryan Campus Life Center

GlobeMed Art Auction 
GlobeMed's Silent Art Auction will have artwork from local and international artists. All proceeds go to, AMOS, to implement clean water filtration systems in rural Nicaraguan communities. 
Paul Barrett, Jr Library, Cloistered Walkway
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

International Internships for Business & Economics Majors
Recipients of The Theodore Wm. Eckels and The Morelle Legg International Internships will give their stories of being abroad and share the process for applying. 
Breakfast Provided.
Buckman Hall, Blount Auditorium
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Internships, Fellowships, and Study Abroad
Staff will be discussing and answering questions about internships, fellowships, study abroad, research and volunteering, both domestically and abroad.
Buckman Hall, Room 110
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Lynx Walk
Cheer on the Lynx Football Team as they parade through campus.
Beginning at Ashner Gate, ending at the BCLC
10:45 a.m.

Food Trucks at Fargason Fields
behind Bryan Campus Life Center
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Alumni/Legacy Tailgate Party
Gathering for our Alumni who have children or grandchildren currently attending Rhodes.
Crain Field, Southwest Side - Near Visitor Entrance
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free Event - Registration Encouraged

Study Abroad Open House for Pell-Eligible, First Generation College Students.
Join staff from International Programs to discuss the benefits of Study Abroad and ways to fund it (including using institutional aid). Also learn about Study Abroad Scholarships, including the $10,000 Buckman Fellowship. Light refreshments will be available
Burrow Hall, lower level
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

BackBeat Memphis Mojo Tour
The highly rated bus tour combining live music, comedy, and narration to create a unique adventure through Memphis’ musical heritage.
RESERVATION REQUIRED, $10 per person.  Meet at Education Building - West Campus parking lot (near Rhodes Bookstore).
1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. 
Visit our signup page to register.

Field Hockey: Rhodes vs Hendrix
Mason Field at Fargason Fields
12:00 p.m.

Football: Rhodes vs Berry
Crain Field at Fargason Fields
1:00 p.m.

Bridge - Under One Roof
Oak Alley
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

VIP Tent at Levitt Shell
$10/person pre-registered, $15/person at door. Admission to tent includes appetizers, wine, beer & soft drinks.
6:00 p.m.
Visit our signup page to register.

Rhodes Night at the Levitt Shell
A Celebration of Jazz and Community featuring:
Joyce Cobb with the Rhodes and Stax Faculty Players
The Rhodes Jazz Band
The Stax Academy Jazz Ensemble
Sponsored by the Mike Curb Institute for Music, The Development and Alumni Relations Offices, and the Memphis Chapter of Rhodes.
The concert is free and parking is available at the Shell. 
Levitt Shell, Overton Park
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Free Event - Registration Encouraged

Stargazing Open House
Check out the view from the giant telescope at the Rhodes Observatory. Mars and Saturn will be visible.
8:00  - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

GlobeMed Art Auction 
GlobeMed's Silent Art Auction will have artwork from local and international artists. All proceeds go to, AMOS, to implement clean water filtration systems in rural Nicaraguan communities. 
Paul Barrett, Jr Library, Cloistered Walkway
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Jazz Brunch
Catherine Burrow Refectory
$8.00 per person. Pay at the door. 
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Visit our signup page to register.

Men's Soccer: Rhodes vs MUW
Soccer Field at Fargason Fields
2:30 p.m.