Family Weekend 2019

Family weekend photo

Family Weekend provides an opportunity for parents and families of Rhodes College students to participate in the life of campus and reconnect with their student.

Online registration has ended. Please visit the registration tables on campus for information. 

Rhodes College has gone mobile with the Guidebook app. The Guidebook app is the paperless way to interact with Family Weekend by planning your schedule, seeing and posting amazing photos, and so much more - all conveniently located on your smart phone!

Visit to download the app and start planning your weekend. Look for the guide called "Rhodes College Events" - see you on campus!

Parents, are you interested in volunteering for Rhodes College? Visit our Volunteer Form to see the available options!


Campus tour of Rhodes College
Campus beauty shot

Friday, September 27, 2019

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

Attend a class with your student
A list of approved classes will be available at registration in Burrow Hall. 

Rhodes Crew Erg-A-Thon
Frazier Jelke
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
All day event where members of the crew team erg and host a bake sale to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Can contact Veronica Pehlivanov at, 901-319-8688 or Conner McKnight at, 559-824-9604.

GlobeMed’s Annual Silent Art Auction
Barret Library Cloister
September 27 - September 29 -  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Aside from advocacy and education, GlobeMed fundraises $10,000 each year for our grassroots partner, AMOS, in Nicaragua. AMOS uses this money to educate communities on hygiene and safety as well as implement clean water filtration systems to rural communities that do not have access to clean drinking water. All proceeds from this auction will be going to AMOS! We will have all mediums of art and all price points, we hope you stop by to check them out.

Parent Brunch for Pell-Eligible and First Generation Students
Burrow Hall, Pearce Conference Room and Seminar Room
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Pell-Eligible? First-Generation Student? Study abroad is for you! Rhodes institutional aid is portable for semester and year-long international programs. Come talk with dedicated staff about what students can study, where they can go, and how the finances work. Study abroad is for everyone. We can help your student experience the world. Light refreshments will be served.

Soccer at Fargason Fields
1:00 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Millsaps

3:00 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Millsaps

Arboretum Tour
3:00 p.m.
Meet outside of Burrow Hall in front of Diehl statue for an arboretum tour of campus. 

Mertie W. Buckman International Intern Presentations
Buckman Hall
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
These interns will share reflections and lessons from their various summer internship experiences.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Reception - Buckman Lobby

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Presentations - Blount Auditorium

Campus Tour
4:00 p.m.
Meet in Burrow lobby for a tour of campus.

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

Family Dinner 
You can choose to have a family dinner in the Refectory ($11 per person + tax) or have dinner on your own at one of Memphis’ many fantastic restaurants.

Men's Lacrosse Scrimmage
Crain Field at Fargason Fields
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Red vs. White intrasquad scrimmage

KD All Sing

Kappa Delta All-Sing
Mallory Gymnasium, Bryan Campus Life Center
7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Variety of performers. Tickets only 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.


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Greetings and Welcome Information
Burrow Hall Lobby
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Obtain schedules for the weekend and get campus information. Staff will be present to answer any questions you may have upon arrival. 

GlobeMed’s Annual Silent Art Auction
Barret Library Cloister
September 27 - September 29 -  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Grandparent Coffee Reception with President Marjorie Hass
McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Enjoy a casual breakfast with President Marjorie Hass for Rhodes grandparents. 
Campus Tours will be offered after the reception. Golf Carts will be available as needed for transportation.

International Internships for Business & Economics Majors
Room 108, Buckman Hall
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Recipients of The Theodore W. Eckels and the Morelle Legg International internships will give their stories of being abroad and share the process for applying. Breakfast Provided.

Hillel Shabbat Morning Brunch
Spence Wilson Room, Briggs Hall
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Hillel welcomes students and their families to come share Shabbat morning with us by having brunch! If you have any questions please contact Ellie Barmish,

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

Lynx Walk

Lynx Walk
10:45 a.m.
Cheer on the Lynx football team as they parade through campus. Beginning at Ashner Gateway, ending at the Bryan Campus Life Center.

Food Trucks on campus

Softball games vs. CBU
Softball Field
10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

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

Grillmaster Chew

BackBeat Memphis Mojo Tour
Meet at Education Building - West Campus parking lot (near Rhodes Bookstore)
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m, 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.
The highly rated bus tour combining live music, comedy, and narration to create a unique adventure through Memphis’ musical heritage. Pre-Registration required.

Swimming Intrasquad Meet
Alburty Pool
11:00 a.m.

people attending a football game on campus

Football: Rhodes vs. Sewanee
Kick-Off at 1:00 p.m.
Crain Field at Fargason Fields

Roll Lynx Roll!
Get ready for the big game by learning the words to the Fight Song!

The Bridge
Oak Alley
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Come support the Memphis homeless population and learn more about Memphis’s only student-run street paper at The Bridge’s Under One Roof fundraiser! There will be live music, lawn games, a silent auction, and catering from Central BBQ. See you there!

AOII’s Smoke-Out Arthritis
AOII Lawn on Sorority Row​​​​​​​
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Join AOII in supporting our philanthropy, the Arthritis Foundation, at our annual Smoke-Out Arthritis event! Money raised will go toward juvenile arthritis advocacy and research. $7 tickets in Rat during lunch Sept 23-27 or $10 tickets at the event. Tickets include Central BBQ, slaw, beans, mac & cheese, drinks, and desserts.

Jazz Concert in Levitt Shell in Overton Park

VIP Tent at Levitt Shell
Levitt Shell, Overton Park
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Admission to tent includes appetizers, wine, beer, and soft drinks. $15 per person at door.

Rhodes Night at the Levitt Shell
Levitt Shell, Overton Park
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Mike Curb Institute for Music, The Development and Alumni Relations Offices, and the Rhodes Chapter of Memphis. The concert is free and parking is available at the shell.


Sunday, September 29, 2019

GlobeMed’s Annual Silent Art Auction

Barret Library Cloister
September 27 - September 29 -  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Jazz Brunch
Catherine Burrow Refectory
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$9 per person + tax, pay at door