MSMS Alumni Weekend 2021

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

Kickoff Events

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.

After Hours

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

Morning Activities

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.

Class Breakouts

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

Outreach Opportunities

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.