The Mississippi University for Women Student Programming Board will serve as the host for the 100th Night Ceremony from 6-11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Carrier Chapel.

The ceremony, which was created in 1992 by the Division of Student Services, occurs 100 nights before the spring graduation. It is designed to honor members of the senior class in the last few months of their college careers.

The ceremony will have a welcome by Tamera Jones, SPB student director; an alumni greeting from Symone Bounds, the MUW Alumni Association president; a presentation of seniors; and an Alumni Association invitation from Dr. Anna Ogburn, the director of Alumni Relations and Donor Engagement. A reception will be held following the ceremony in the Limbert Assembly Room in Cochran Hall.

During the ceremony, a graduating senior from each organization that makes a presentation will light a candle from the center candle.

“The 100th Night Ceremony is one of the most cherished traditions of The W students,” said Amanda Williams, coordinator of Student Engagement. “The center candle represents the spirit of the senior class. To our seniors, we hope this flame will light your way and ensure that your memory of The W will always burn bright.”

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

Be Bold. Tower with Blue.