Junior Dads and Family Weekend
November 16–17, 2012
History of the tradition ...
Few events in a young woman’s life are more memorable
than the day she receives her MBC class ring. Junior Dads
Weekend was conceived by the Class of 1969 as a way of
recognizing the day juniors receive their beloved college
rings, one of the highlights of their time at Mary Baldwin
College. Ring styles and family structures have changed
dramatically in 40 years, but the moment when students
catch the first glimpse of that small piece of jewelry still
holds special significance. Now known as Junior Dads and
Family Weekend, the event celebrates the important role
of the whole family in supporting a successful young collegiate
woman. The main event remains the Ball, when
students invite a special family member to present them
with their rings at a formal ceremony, followed by a dance.
It is a rite of passage and a time to celebrate family.
RSVP to the Office of Student Life (540-887-7221)