The first week of college classes is always challenging. Students are navigating a new campus, meeting professors, being confronted with intimidating syllabi all while forming friendships and getting used to living with a roommate. This year’s first year students have been tested far beyond the maturity of their years and yet their resiliency is to be commended. Understandably there has been a full range of how they have processed the events of this week, but by week’s end we have pulled together as a community. Difficult and important conversations are taking place. The weight of responsibility as a respectful and intentional member of our community is very real for our students, faculty and staff.
Because of the positive experiences the Juniors and Seniors have had at Sweet Briar, the upper-class women are reaching out to the class of 2018 to share with them what SBC means to them and has to offer as a caring community. On Tuesday, September 9 Juniors will host a mixer with the first years over lunch. The very same evening the Senior class has invited First Years to help them decorate their senior robes. Both classes are looking forward to these upcoming interactions and bonding with the newest members of our community.
Sweet Briar is resilient and continues to move forward. SGA elections will take place next week. If your daughter is interested in running encourage her to submit her platform by this Sunday evening at 10pm. If holding a position in Student Government does not interest her encourage her to learn about her potential class leaders by attending the open forum on Wednesday, September 10 and to vote on Thursday, September 11.
The class of 2018 has a lot to look forward to.