It’s that time of year again. No, not spring cleaning (although if you find yourself picking up pencil shavings from your bed before going to bed, by all means clean). It’s time to talk about SCAD eLearning’s 7th annual Spring Social.
The eLearning Spring Social is a chance for eLearning students to get together with staff and faculty and touch base on a face-to-face basis. There are events sponsored by SCAD as well as opportunities to branch out and explore the beautiful city of Savannah. You won’t be left hanging dry.
This year’s Spring Social will take place on the weekend of April 27. On that first day, we’ll take a gallery hop across three of SCAD’s finest galleries: Alexander Hall, Pinnacle Gallery, and Gutstein Gallery. A list of exhibitions currently showing at these galleries, as well as other SCAD galleries, can be found here.
In addition to the gallery hop, the new SCAD Museum of Art is available for your enjoyment. Admission is free for all SCAD students. Considering it features some of the best work from SCAD’s permanent collection, as well as installation pieces from new artists, we think it’s more than a great opportunity.
From artwork that hangs on walls, to artwork that decorates the ground. The day after the gallery hop, SCAD eLearning will have a tent at the 31st annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. See prospective and current students, as well as alumni, take over the sidewalks of Savannah’s historic Forsyth Park with bright, colorful chalk drawings. As you enjoy the sights, stop by the eLearning tent for some fun, including a cupcake walk and special guests.
If you show up at the tent and participate in the cupcake walk you a have a good chance at winning a delicious cupcake. But the prizes don’t end there. Each person who wins draws the name of an eLearning student out of a hat. That student receives a special gift from either Ex Libris, the university bookstore, or ShopSCAD, the university’s art store. This way, even if you can’t make it to the tent, you still have a chance at winning. If you want to be eligible for the prize, just email firstname.lastname@example.org using your SCAD email address.
Of course, we won’t have just cupcakes, although we’re sure not many people would complain if we did. We’ll also have special guest speakers who will join us through special filmed segments. There will be a TV available under the SCAD eLearning tent for those at the Sidewalk Arts Festival, as well as an online live stream for other students. It promises to be a great time for every student involved.
While not part of the Spring Social, one other very important event is coming up soon: graduation. With it comes SCAD eLearning’s traditional graduation celebration. Of the 143 graduating eLearning students, 96 have signed up to come to Savannah for commencement. We’d like to invite you, as well as anyone else who decides to come, to the party. It’ll be Friday June 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. EST. The party will be held at Pulaski Square, just outside of the eLearning offices and around the corner from the Savannah Civic Center, where graduation practice will take place.
Our advice is make a day out of it. With graduation practice so close by, it’ll be easy to come down for the party. Afterward, head down to Forsyth Park, where the annual senior concert will be held. Make friends, have fun, and enjoy nice day of relaxation before the big day.
We hope to see you at the Spring Social and/or the graduation celebration. We strive to make these events as fun as possible, and to make them great places to meet your fellow classmates as well as professors. So stop by and have a good time.