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.

For events listed below that require a reservation/payment, you are able to do so by visiting our Family Weekend Registration Page.

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
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. 
Burrow Hall Lobby

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

Rhodes Crew Erg-A-Thon
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
All day event where members of the crew team erg and host a bake sale in order to fundraise 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
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.
Barret Library Cloister

Parent Brunch for Pell-Eligible and First Generation Students:
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. Brunchy finger food, coffee, and tea will be served.
Burrow Hall, Pearce Conference Room and Seminar Room

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

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

Family Dinner 
You can choose to have a family dinner in the Refectory ($11.00 per person + tax) or have dinner on your own at one of Memphis’ many fantastic restaurants.

KD All Sing

Kappa Delta All-Sing
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.
Mallory Gymnasium, Bryan Campus Life Center


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Greetings and Welcome Information
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. 
Burrow Hall Lobby

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

Grandparent Coffee Reception with President Marjorie Hass
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. Registration Recommended.
McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center

International Internships for Business & Economics Majors
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.
Room 108, Buckman Hall

Hillel Shabbat Morning Brunch
9:30 - 11:30 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,
Spence Wilson Room, Briggs Hall

Internships, Fellowships, and Study Abroad
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.
Room 110, Buckman Hall

Lynx Walk

Lynx Walk
10:45 a.m.
Cheer on the Lynx Football Team as they parade through campus.
Beginning at Phillips Lane, Ending at Thomas Lane

Food Trucks on campus

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

Grillmaster Chew

BackBeat Memphis Mojo Tour
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. Reservation Required - $25 per person.
Meet at Education Building - West Campus parking lot (near Rhodes Bookstore).

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
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!
Oak Alley

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

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
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Admission to tent includes appetizers, wine, beer, and soft drinks. Registration Required - $10 per person pre-registered and $15 per person at door.

Rhodes Night at the Levitt Shell
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.
Levitt Shell, Overton Park


Sunday, September 29, 2019

GlobeMed’s Annual Silent Art Auction

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

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