Meredith Holds First Spring Formal Since Pandemic Began


A ground-level photograph of the asphalt of the parking lot with parked cars in the distance
The Cate Center parking lot; photo by Elisabeth Sinicrope

Spring Formal is an annual tradition at Meredith College. Spring Formal 2022 is the first formal held on campus since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will be held on April 29 from 9 p.m. and end on April 30 at 1 a.m., at the Cate Center and in the “reimagined” Cate Center parking lot. Ticket sales are now live and are available until April 26 at 11:59 p.m. This year’s formal is themed “An Evening Under the Stars.”


Seniors and their guests can attend the dance for free and other students and their guests need to buy tickets for $5 in order to attend. Tickets bought at the door to Formal are $15 each. Each student is allowed to bring one guest for Spring Formal 2022.


Check-in for Spring Formal will be at the Cate Center. Included with the ticket price is food, photo booths and a DJ. According to the MC Connect event listing for Spring Formal, “you can dress in formal attire or dress in something less formal—it is up to you.”


When asked what students should expect from this year’s formal, Class of 2023 Co-Chair Grace Olufemi-Ajayi, said, “Students should expect an evening of fun, food, music, dancing and bonding with other Meredith students and their guests on a magical night that commemorates the end of the semester.”


“We are taking into account as many factors as possible to ensure that Spring Formal is a night to remember,” Olufemi-Ajayi said. Class of 2025 Co-Chair Megan Thomas said, “We are super excited to bring the Spring Formal back. Our planning committee has been working extremely hard to make this possible.”


For more information on Spring Formal visit the event’s MC Connect page and refer to emails from class presidents.


By Freya Dahlgren, Opinion Editor

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