MSMS Alumni Weekend 2021 will be a milestone celebration for the Classes of 1990,1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2016! Our event will be virtual this year to enable everyone to attend and participate safely. The tentative schedule is located below.
Early registration prices will end on March 28th! This is also the date to register to guarantee the delivery of your box. Late registration will be available until April 17th but the delivery of your box prior to the event is not guaranteed.
Why register? Registration for the virtual event will include access and a swag box, including MSMS memorabilia and fun surprises.
2021 Alumni Weekend Schedule
Friday, April 16
4:00-5:00 PM CDT | Open Session | Virtual Registration and Conversation Hour
The meeting platform will open for attendees to start logging in.
5:00-5:30 PM CDT | Welcome | Emily Liner, MSMS Alumni Association President
Tune in for videos that will take you on a trip down memory lane. We’ll also give away raffle prizes (must be present to win!) and launch the silent auction.
MSMS in the Pandemic
5:30-6:30 PM CDT | Keynote | Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi State Health Officer and MSMS Parent
Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear about the COVID-19 pandemic from the top medical professional leading the response in our state.
6:30-7:00 PM CDT | Presentation | LeAnn Alexander, MSMS Director of Student Affairs, and Kelly Brown, MSMS Director of Academic Affairs
MSMS administrators will speak about how residence life and classes have adapted to COVID-19.
7:00-7:30 PM CDT | Panel | Current Students at MSMS
Hear directly from current students about what MSMS is like today.
7:30-8:30 PM CDT | Break | Dinner
8:30-10:00 PM CDT | Social | Late Night Activities
Remember playtime after study hours? We’ll keep the meeting platform open for all the night owls and West Coasters and organize games and crafts.
Saturday, April 17
8:00-10:00 AM CDT | Open Session | Coffee and Conversation
Start off your day with old and new friends. Coupons for complimentary Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee generously provided by Kyle Frazier, Class of 2001.
8:15-9:00 AM CDT | Optional Activity | Yoga at Home
Find your zen with a low impact yoga session led by MSMS Alumni instructors.
9:15-9:45 AM CDT | Optional Activity | Virtual Storytime
Kids are invited to this family-friendly activity with MSMS Alumni in the children’s book industry.
10:00-12:00 PM CDT | Breakout Groups | Connect with Your Class
Each milestone class will have a breakout room for classmates to catch up with each other. Other classes will have breakout rooms organized by decade.
12:00-1:00 PM CDT | Break | Lunch
Updates from MSMS
1:00-2:00 PM CDT | Breakout Groups | MSMS Faculty Social
Visit with your favorite current and former teachers in small conversation groups.
2:00-2:45 PM CDT | Presentation | Dr. Germain McConnell, MSMS Executive Director
Hear from MSMS leadership about the school’s strategic goals.
2:45-3:30 PM CDT | Presentation | Dr. Keith Gaskin, MSMS Foundation Executive Director
Meet the new head of the MSMS Foundation and learn how it supports our school.
3:30-4:00 PM CDT | Break | Afternoon
4:00-5:00 PM CDT | Presentation | Sheila Westbrook, MSMS Director for Advancement
Learn about the projects that MSMS leads to invest in talent across the state.
5:00-5:30 PM CDT | Open Session | Get Involved at MSMS
Ready to roll up your sleeves and give back to MSMS? Let’s chat about ways to support current and future students.
5:30-6:00 PM CDT | Breakout Groups | Alumni in Your Area
Meet fellow MSMS Alumni who live near you in regional breakout rooms.
6:00-7:00 PM CDT | Break | Dinner
The Grand Finale
7:00-9:00 PM CDT | Social | Trivia Championship
Seniors and juniors unite! Adjacent milestone classes will team up for a trivia contest. There will also be a team for other classes. Spouses and significant others are invited to play along. Plus, make your final bids for the silent auction and find out who won!
Due to the logistics of planning this event, refunds will not be available.