Last night I had a wonderful time at the Holiday Party sponsored by the First Year and SophoMORE class officers. Students that attended had a blast making graham cracker houses, making ornaments, decorating stockings and holiday cookies. The event brought together students from across campus and encouraged students to take time to relax and socialize with friends. This is the first of many exam stress relieving events that the college hosts leading up to and during exams. It’s hard to believe, but classes end next Friday followed by a reading day on Saturday and then exams begin on Sunday. Exams occur between Sunday, December 15-20th. Historically speaking this can be an extremely stressful time for first years as this is the first time they have taken finals in college and they are often unsure of what to expect. I would encourage first years to spend time studying and to contact their professors if they have any questions. They can also take advantage of the tutoring sessions, study groups, and the Academic Resource Center (ARC).
It’s hard to believe, but it’s already that time in the fall when we officially welcome families and alumnae to engage with students on campus. Families and alumnae are always welcome on campus, but the structure of the activities during this weekend make it a special time to visit. I hope that I will have the opportunity to meet most of the first year parents at the community lunch tomorrow. Check out the complete schedule for the weekend.
Congratulations to the first years that participated in the Rock & Hitching Post tradition this past Thursday evening. Congratulations to the Class of 2017 as they won the event by covering the sophoMORE’s rock in 2017 paint! The sophoMOREs were unable to cover the first year hitching post with paint therefore they lost the event.
Class traditions continue this week with a first year class meeting tonight at 8:00pm in Reid Pit. The meeting agenda includes generating fundraising ideas for the first year class.
On Wednesday night, the first year class will gather in the Fitness & Athletic Center to take their official class photo and to celebrate the tradition of hanging their class banner in the Bistro. This event will occur at 8:00pm and will be followed by a cupcake reception.
Students and parents are often curious about the name of our department: Co-Curricular Life. We are purposely named Co-Curricular because we work collaboratively with the academic parts of the college to enhance the students’ education through offering programming and experiences outside the classroom. Below you will find the staff members that provide support to students through the Co-Curricular (CCL) office.
The Co-Curricular Life staff prepares students to be productive, responsible members of a world community by empowering, engaging and supporting them through a wide range of programs and services. The staff is committed to helping each student reach her fullest potential in an environment that is respectful of others.
We strive to support the transition of new students to campus life, and to have all students feel encouraged, supported, and as excited to be at Sweet Briar as we are to have them here.
Career Services invites you to attend the Internship Spotlight Panel tomorrow, Thursday, September 19th in Josey between 5:30-7:30pm. Join your peers as they share their exciting summer internship experiences and offer tips and advice on landing an internship. Sweet treats will be provided. Hope to see you there!