SCAD Family and Alumni Weekend | 4.23.2015- 4.25.2015

Family and Alumni Weekend brings the SCAD community together each spring for a fun-filled weekend of events and activities, offering an opportunity for families of current students to visit Savannah and for alumni to reconnect with former classmates at SCAD.

The weekend’s highlight is the 34th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival, a signature annual event that invites students and alumni to create temporary chalk art masterpieces on the sidewalks of scenic Forsyth Park.

ALUMNI REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 

Alumni interested in attending any of the Family and Alumni Weekend activities below should register online.

Register now to participate as an alumnus.

SCHEDULE OF ALUMNI EVENTS

Friday, April 24

Go behind the scenes of ‘The Boxtrolls’ with alumni award winners
2 p.m.
Trustees Theater
Join all three emerging alumni award recipients — Adam Lawthers (B.F.A., computer art, 2005), Dan MacKenzie (B.F.A., animation, 2011) and Emily Myers (B.F.A., animation, 2007) — for a behind-the-scenes look at their work on the Academy Award-nominated film “The Boxtrolls.” Lawthers, MacKenzie and Myers will discuss career options in stop motion and will participate in a Q-and-A session.

For the following events, parking is available at the Savannah Visitor Center, 301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The first hour of parking is free and just $1 per hour prior until 6 p.m. Parking after 6 p.m. is free.

Event check-in/registration for alumni
5:30 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
Pick up your alumni packet here.

Kickoff reception for alumni
5:30-7 p.m.
Museum of Art terrace
Network with fellow alumni and catch up with old friends.

Movie Under the Stars: ‘The Boxtrolls’
8:30 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art lawn
Bring a blanket or low-seated chair to enjoy the film. All students, alumni and families are invited to attend.

Saturday, April 25

Sidewalk Arts Festival
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Forsyth Park, Whitaker and Drayton streets
Enjoy festival activities and watch as chalk masterpieces emerge from the park’s sidewalks. Winners of the competition will be announced at 4 p.m. The event will also include international food, music, student performances and a celebration of SCAD locations around the world.

Lunch
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Forsyth Park
Dine on delectable international fare from various restaurant stations throughout the park.

Visit the SCAD Museum of Art
Noon to 5 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art
Visit the SCAD Museum of Art and experience its acclaimed exhibitions including “Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style.” Admission for registered alumni is free.

Alumni awards presentation and film screening of ‘Monsters University’
6:30-10 p.m.
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
Join us in honoring the university’s outstanding alumni, then stick around to watch “Monsters University,” which SCAD’s distinguished alumna helped create. All students, alumni and families are invited to attend.

SCAD Distinguished Alumna Award recipient and keynote speaker:

Cassandra Smolcic (M.F.A., graphic design, 2009)

SCAD Emerging Alumni Award recipients:

Dan MacKenzie (B.F.A., animation, 2011)
Adam Lawthers (B.F.A., computer art, 2005)
Emily Myers (B.F.A., animation, 2007)

Sunday, April 26

Visit the SCAD Museum of Art
Noon to 5 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art
Visit the SCAD Museum of Art and experience its acclaimed exhibitions including “Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style.” Admission for registered alumni is free.

FAMILY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Families interested in attending any of the Family and Alumni Weekend activities below should register online.

Register now to participate as family.

SCHEDULE OF FAMILY EVENTS

Friday, April 24

Parking is available at the Savannah Visitor Center, 301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The first hour of parking is free and just $1 per hour prior until 6 p.m. Parking after 6 p.m. is free.

Event check-in/registration for families
4-6 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art courtyard, 601 Turner Blvd.
Pick up your family packet here.

Family picnic and meet-and-greet with the academic deans
6-8 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art courtyard
Mingle with academic administrators and other families over a casual dinner in the courtyard.

Movie Under the Stars: ‘The Boxtrolls’
8:30 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art west lawn
Bring a blanket or low-seated chair to enjoy the film. All students, alumni and their families are invited to attend.

Saturday, April 25

Sidewalk Arts Festival
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Forsyth Park, Whitaker and Drayton streets
Enjoy festival activities and watch as chalk masterpieces emerge from the park’s sidewalks. Winners of the competition will be announced at 4 p.m. The event will also include international food, music, student performances and a celebration of SCAD locations around the world.

Lunch
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Forsyth Park
Dine on delectable international fare from various restaurant stations throughout the park. NOTE: The student meal plan is not accepted by Sidewalk Arts Festival vendors.

Campus tours for families
2-4 p.m.
Departs from Forsyth Park
Experience SCAD’s state-of-the-art facilities firsthand. Buses depart every 30 minutes. The first bus leaves at 2 p.m., and the last bus leaves at 3:30 p.m.

Alumni awards presentation and film screening of ‘Monsters University’
6:30-10 p.m.
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
Join us in honoring the university’s outstanding alumni, then stay to watch “Monsters University,” which SCAD’s distinguished alumna helped create. All students, alumni and families are invited to attend.

SCAD Distinguished Alumna Award recipient and keynote speaker:

Cassandra Smolcic (M.F.A., graphic design, 2009)

SCAD Emerging Alumni Award recipients:

Dan MacKenzie (B.F.A., animation, 2011)
Adam Lawthers (B.F.A., computer art, 2005)
Emily Myers (B.F.A., animation, 2007)

Visit the SCAD Museum of Art
Noon to 5 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art
Visit the SCAD Museum of Art and experience its acclaimed exhibitions including “Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style.” Admission for registered families is free.

Sunday, April 26

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

Visit the SCAD Museum of Art
Noon to 5 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art
Visit the SCAD Museum of Art and experience its acclaimed exhibitions including “Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style.” Admission for registered families is free.

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