History and Traditions
Baptist Female University was founded in 1891, by 1899 it had matured sufficiently to accept students, and in 1909 it was named Meredith College. It has grown from a single building in downtown Raleigh to a 225-acre campus of classroom buildings, including an art center; a library; residence halls; a chapel; an administration building; a gymnasium and playing fields; a college center; an auditorium; and other physical facilities which, in design and function, reflect the best of the founders' ideas.
Meredith is rich in traditions…
Contests, performances, a bonfire, a scavenger hunt, and a parade are someof the spirited activities that comprise the official Cornhuskin' festivities.
Stunt promotes class unity through class competition, creativity, and fun. The White Iris Ball is a semi-formal dance held each fall for all students.
Alice in Wonderland is presented by elaborately costumed faculty who act out this literary fantasy for the students.