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Connect with SCAD community at Family and Alumni Weekend

Each spring, Family and Alumni Weekend offers three fun-filled days of events and opportunities for families of current students to visit Savannah as well as for alumni to reconnect with former classmates at SCAD.

The weekend's highlight is the 35th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival, a signature event that invites students and alumni to create temporary chalk art masterpieces on the sidewalks of scenic Forsyth Park.

Accommodations

Many local hotels offer discounted rates for SCAD families. Inquire about SCAD rate availability when booking.

Schedule of family events

Friday, April 22, 2016*

*The original schedule has been amended due to the potential for rain.

Event check-in/registration for families
4–6 p.m.
Eichberg Hall lobby, 229 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Pick up your family packet here.

Tour the SCAD Museum of Art
4–7 p.m
SCAD Museum of Art
Visit the museum and experience the premier exhibitions on display. Admission for registered families is free throughout the weekend.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., a shuttle will transport participants to and from the SCAD Museum of Art (601 Turner Blvd.) and the Trustees Theater.

Family picnic and meet and greet
6–8 p.m.
Trustees Theater
Mingle with university staff, administrators and other families over a casual dinner.

Movie Under the Stars (‘Inside Out’)
8:30 p.m.
Trustees Theater
All students, alumni and families are invited to enjoy Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out.”

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sidewalk Arts Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Forsyth Park, Whitaker and Drayton streets
Enjoy festival activities and watch as chalk masterpieces emerge from the sidewalks of the park. Winners of the competition will be announced at 4 p.m. This year’s event will also include food, music, student performances and a celebration of the university’s many esteemed alumni.

Lunch
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Forsyth Park
Enjoy delectable fare from various restaurant stations in the park. NOTE: The student meal plan is not valid with Sidewalk Arts Festival vendors.

Open houses
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Various locations
Select university facilities will host open houses, with faculty and staff available to answer questions.

Book signing: 'The Bee and the Acorn'
12:30–1 p.m. and 3–3:30 p.m.
Forsyth Park Fragrant Garden, shopSCAD on-the-Go
Bring your copy of "The Bee and the Acorn" memoir to this book signing by SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace.

Alumni recognition and film screening ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 3D
7–10 p.m.
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
Join us in screening a major motion picture SCAD alumni helped create. All students, alumni and their families are invited to attend.

Distinguished Alumni Award
The distinguished alumni award recognizes exemplary SCAD ambassadors based on outstanding professional achievement. These alumni make significant contributions as leaders in their respective industries. Strong consideration is given to those who have served SCAD through mentoring, lecturing, recruiting prospective students or connecting students to industry opportunities.

Recipients:

Emerging Alumni Award
The emerging alumni award recognizes exemplary SCAD ambassadors based on remarkable accomplishments early in their professional careers. These alumni demonstrate strong potential to make significant contributions.

Recipients:

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Discounted brunch at Gryphon
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Gryphon, 337 Bull St.
Enjoy an elegant meal at the university’s premier café, located across from shopSCAD and Poetter Hall. Discount vouchers are available to all registered families.

Tour the SCAD Museum of Art
Noon to 5 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art
Visit museum and enjoy premier exhibitions. Museum admission is free for registered families.

Schedule of alumni events

Friday, April 22, 2016*

*The original schedule has been amended due to the potential for rain.

Designing Collaboration Part 1
11 a.m. to noon
Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation, chapel
Enjoy part one of a two-part panel discussion about creative careers forged through unique collaborations.
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Designing Collaboration Part 2
1-2 p.m.
Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation, chapel
Enjoy part two of a two-part panel discussion about creative careers forged through unique collaborations.
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Behind the scenes of Pixar's 'Inside Out'
3-4 p.m.
Trustees Theater
Join two outstanding alumni for an insider's look at creating the Academy Award-winning film, "Inside Out."
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Alumni reception and museum tours
6–7 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
Network with fellow alumni, faculty and the SCAD office for career and alumni success. The alumni reception is restricted to those 21 and older.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., a shuttle will transport participants to and from the SCAD Museum of Art (601 Turner Blvd.) and the Trustees Theater (216 E. Broughton St.).

Dinner with students and families
7–8 p.m.
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
This dinner is optional. Alumni who wish to attend must RSVP.

Movie Under the Stars: ‘Inside Out’
8:30 p.m.
Trustees Theater
All students, alumni and families are invited to enjoy Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out.”

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Welcome Home Breakfast at the Alumni Atelier
9–11 a.m.
Forsyth House, 715 Barnard St.
Discover a world of opportunity at the Alumni Atelier open house breakfast. Connect with current Alumni Atelier residents and learn how you can be a part of this exceptional creative experience.

Sidewalk Arts Festival
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Forsyth Park
Enjoy festival activities and watch as chalk masterpieces emerge from the park’s sidewalks. Visit the alumni tent for chalk registration and giveaways.

Book signing: 'The Bee and the Acorn'
12:30–1 p.m. and 3–3:30 p.m.
Forsyth Park Fragrant Garden, shopSCAD on-the-Go
Bring your copy of "The Bee and the Acorn" memoir to this book signing by SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace.

Alumni awards presentation and film screening of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 3D
7-10 p.m.
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
Join us in honoring the university’s outstanding alumni, then stay to watch a 3-D screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which SCAD alumni helped to create. A SCAD alumnus who contributed to the film will share behind-the-scenes insight into its production. All students, alumni and families are invited to attend.

Distinguished Alumni Award
The distinguished alumni award recognizes exemplary SCAD ambassadors based on outstanding professional achievement. These alumni make significant contributions as leaders in their respective industries. Strong consideration is given to those who have served SCAD through mentoring, lecturing, recruiting prospective students or connecting students to industry opportunities.

Recipients:

Emerging Alumni Award
The emerging alumni award recognizes exemplary SCAD ambassadors based on remarkable accomplishments early in their professional careers. These alumni demonstrate strong potential to make significant contributions.

Recipients: