5th Annual Presidential Gala
7:00 PM19:00

5th Annual Presidential Gala

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The 5th Annual President’s Scholarship Gala will take place Saturday, October 12, 2019. We look forward to celebrating education at the great Philander Smith with you all.

For questions regarding sponsorships or how your can make a contribution toward scholarships, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 501.975.8537.

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Panther Camp
to Aug 13

Panther Camp


Panther Camp is the official move-in day and student orientation for new and returning Philander Smith Students.

New students can get settled in August 9th, while returning students are being welcomed back on August 13th.

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Admissions at 501-370-5221.

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10:00 AM10:00

131st Commencement


Dear Families and Friends of Philander Smith College’s Spring 2019 Graduating Senior Class:
In an effort to assist you with the planning of your trip to Little Rock, Arkansas for our 131st
Commencement Ceremony, the Division of Student Affairs has reserved courtesy blocks of
rooms at hotels near the College and the Commencement Festivities.

Locations marked with an asterisk (*) have 10 rooms blocked for the Commencement under
special rates. Please mention Philander Smith College Commencement when making your

*La Quinta Little Rock Downtown Conference Center
617 S. Broadway, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 374-9000
$72 per night
Check In: May 3, 2019
Check Out: May 5, 2019

*DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Little Rock
424 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (800) 222-8733
$109 per night
Check In: May 3, 2019
Check Out: May 5, 2019
*Reservations at this location must be made by 11:59 pm on April 26, 2019.

*Holiday Inn Presidential
600 I-30, Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: (501) 375-2100
$94 per night
Check In: May 3, 2019
Check out: May 5, 2019
*Reservations at this location must be made by 11:59 pm on April 19, 2019.

Four Points by Sheraton Little Rock Midtown
925 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501) 748-4707:

Four Points Online Reservation Link

For any other questions or concerns, please contact Elmyra Campbell, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, at 501-370-5354.

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6:30 PM18:30

Dr. Raphael Lewis Scholarship Dinner

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Dr. Raphael O. Lewis graduated from Philander Smith College in 1956.  He went on to earn his master's degree from American University and Doctorate of Philosophy from Pacific Western University in Political Science.  Dr. Lewis taught at Philander Smith College for a total of fifty-two years.  He is a respected scholar and master teacher, who has taught, tutored, and mentored hundreds of students.  This event will be a dinner to honor his accomplishment and all funds raised will be allocated to the Dr. Raphael Lewis Endowment Scholarship Fund at the Arkansas Community Foundation.  Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dr-raphael-lewis-scholarship-dinner-tickets-59731299926

You may also donate directly by visiting www.arcf.org/Lewis. The Dr. Raphael Lewis Endowment fund is managed by the Arkansas Community Foundation.  Your online donation will be received by the Arkansas Community Foundation and applied to our endowment.  Acknowledgment of your gift for tax purposes will come from the Arkansas Community Foundation.  Once processed, your gift cannot be refunded.

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to Feb 21

2019 Religious Emphasis Week

Philander Smith College’s annual Religious Emphasis Week (February 16-23, 2019) engages students, faculty, staff, and the community in activities and programming designed to provide opportunity for intellectual and spiritual growth. This year’s theme “The Micah Mandate” focuses on justice, kindness and humility as keys to successful living. Join us for various events and programs throughout Religious Emphasis Week!

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10:00 AM10:00

2018 Opening Convocation

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Join us for the 2018 Opening Convocation on August 30th, at 10:00am in the Mims Gymnasium. The Opening Convocation is a time-honored PSC tradition that welcomes
the Freshman Class and calls for students, faculty and staff to pledge to the
work of the academic year.


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