MSMS Alumni Weekend 2019 Final Information

2019 Alumni Weekend Reminders and Information


3/29/2019 Friday

3 PM to 4 PM Alumni Panel Discussion for Current MSMS Students (Shackelford Auditorium)
4 PM to 6 PM Registration (Hooper)
5:45PM Bus departs for Tales (optional)
6 PM to 9 PM Tales from the Crypt (Friendship Cemetery)
Free evening to catch up with classmates. Restaurant reservations are recommended if you are meeting up with a large group.

3/30/2019 Saturday 

9 AM to 11 AM Registration (Hooper)
9 AM to 11 AM State of MSMS, MSMS Alumni Association, and the MSMS Foundation Presentations (Shackleford Auditorium)
11:00 to 11:30 AM Class Pictures (Hooper Steps)
11:30 AM Bus departs to Huck’s Place (optional)
11:30 AM to 2 PM Lunch at Huck’s Place in downtown Columbus. Close enough to walk, weather permitting.
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Trivia Face-Off (Hooper Auditorium)

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Campus Tours by current MSMS Emissaries (Meet at Hooper Steps)

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM Mississippi Brews, Bites, and Blues Party (Rosenzweig Arts Center, Columbus Arts Center Gallery, 501 Main Street, Columbus, MS 39701)


3/29/2019 Friday

Parking on Friday, March 29 will be available on the campus of the “W” around Hooper and Hogarth Halls.  There will be signs put out to help direct attendees.  Registration will be available in Hooper Hall for anyone who did not register online until 6pm.

A double decker bus will be available to take some attendees to Tales from the Crypt.  The bus only holds about 68 people so please be there early if you plan to ride the bus.   The bus will pick up attendees in front of Hogarth Hall and will leave around 6:30-6:45 to head over to the Tales from the Crypt event that starts at 7.  In the event of rain, we will use a regular school bus instead of the double decker bus.

3/30/2019 Saturday

Parking details for Saturday morning thru lunch will be the same as for Friday parking, around Hooper and Hogarth halls.  Registration will be open until 11:30am Saturday morning in Hooper Hall.

We anticipate that parking for Saturday evening downtown for the Brews, Bites, and Blues event will be more difficult due to other events going on in the area.  We have arranged for attendees to be able to park at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located at 318 College St, Columbus, MS 39701.  It’s about 3.5 blocks (walking distance) from the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main Street, Columbus, MS 39701.

Campus Map

Mississippi Brews, Bites & Blues (Saturday Party)

Date & Time

Saturday, March 30, 2019


Location: Columbus Arts Council 501 Main St. Columbus, MS 39701

Music and Entertainment: Dawn Barham and The New Age Relics

Catering: Bam Bam BBQ, Amory MS

Children and Childcare

If your child has been registered and you plan to utilize the childcare services for Saturday night, you may drop off your child at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located at 318 College St, Columbus, MS 39701 beginning at 7pm Saturday.  Pizza will be delivered to the church around 7:30pm.

Dress Code

Please note that the following dress code is only a guide, and not a requirement:

Friday Evening & Early Saturday

Casual dress (nice jeans or slacks, polos, button- shirts)

For Tales from the Crypt keep in mind that the ground surface of the cemetery is uneven, so choose footwear accordingly

Saturday Evening

Mississippi Brews, Bites & Blues Business Casual (dress heels, nice jeans or slacks with a blazer/sport coat etc.


Please remember to bring photo ID (driver’s license or state issued photo id) with you to the Mississippi Brews, Bites, & Blues event if you plan on receiving a wrist band for the Lazy Magnolia beer tasting.

Please email any questions and concerns to Kassie  Brooks