Spring Break is just around the corner! Spring Vacation begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014. Residence areas close Saturday, March 8 at 8 a.m. and reopen Sunday, March 16 at 8 a.m. The first meal served will be dinner on March 16. Classes resume on Monday, March 17 at 8:30 a.m
Spring Break Shuttle Sign Up Ends this Friday!
Students that need a shuttle (on 3/5-3/8) from campus to the Lynchburg airport, train, or bus station must sign up before 9 am on Friday, February 28. The sign up link can be found here.
Greetings from Residence Life!
You know the old saying, “You can’t choose your neighbors”? Affinity Housing (formerly Themed Floors/Hall) gives you an opportunity to change that!
If you are interested in creating a floor dedicated to an academic or intellectual pursuit that you love, now is your chance. Below, you will find a link to the application for Affinity Housing for the 2014-15 academic year.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this concept, it may be helpful for you to know that some of our previous and current themed floors include the: Honors Floor, International Hall, Eco Floor, Environmental Floor, Community Service, Arts Appreciation.
We would love to continue successful themes from the past, but are also excited to see what other interests (or affinities) you may have. For 2014-15 year we are especially looking forward to including our new students (both first years and transfers) on these affinity floors.
Yes, Sweet Briar is small, but there are a lot of different paths to follow. Finding your special group of people is important…and you can help new students do that in their first semester here!
Please take a look at the application to gain a better understanding of the specific requirements. All applications are due no later than February 23rd. If you have any questions, please contact Co-Curricular Life (434) 381-6134 or email Annie Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online.
You may have seen the marketing on campus and in the most recent e-newsletter; the college has developed a program called Buzz the Briar. Not sure who to talk to on campus about a question or concern? Feel free to send an email to email@example.com and you will receive a prompt response. We look forward to hearing from you!
Whoa…it’s hard to believe, but the 2014 Fringe Festival is almost here!!! The schedule and updates are posted to to the Fringe website. You can also download the most current FRINGE-A-LICIOUS schedule of events.
It’s truly amazing how many people are participating in this Festival, both behind the scenes and as a presenter – now all we need is you, our FRINGE-TASTIC audience!!! There will soon be lime green Fringe brochures at different campus locations, including most event spaces, as well as Prothro and the Front Desk of the Elston Inn – grab one and keep it as your handy-dandy guide to the weekend (or you can print the attached). It all starts THIS THURSDAY evening at 7:30, and goes through Sunday afternoon (you will NOT miss the Super Bowl – whew!). We hope you will try to attend as many events as possible – bring your friends and family, and show your support for the arts as well as everyone who has worked so hard preparing their events.
VIVA LA FRINGE!!!!
A ton of arts events! A ton of Locations! A Ton of entertainment!
Sweet Briar College, January 30 – February 2, 2014
All events are FREE, non-ticketed, and open to the public!
This festival is supported by the Performing Arts Division.
Several parents have recently had questions about the residence halls closing during Spring Break in March and at the end of the year. I know this is an important topic for students that live far away and may be purchasing plane tickets or making other arrangements for travel. I have included information on the opening of classes this semester, spring break closing, and the end of the year closing of the college. Please contact us in CCL at 434-381-6134 if you have any questions.
Spring Semester: Residence areas reopen for residents returning for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8 a.m.; the first meal served will be lunch that day. Classes begin on Wednesday, January 22.
Spring Vacation: Spring Vacation begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014. Residence areas close Saturday, March 8 at 8 a.m. and reopen Sunday, March 16 at 8 a.m. The first meal served will be dinner on March 16. Classes resume on Monday, March 17 at 8:30 a.m.
End of Year: The final exam period is Friday, May 9-Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Residence areas close Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. for underclass women, except those who are approved by the Director of Residence Life to remain on campus for Commencement.
Graduating seniors are permitted to remain in residence through Commencement on Saturday, May 17, 2014. All residence areas close for all remaining students at 5:30 p.m. on May 17. Any student who has not moved out by that time will be fined $100.00/hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. The College will enter the rooms for housekeeping purposes and will remove and/or discard any personal belongings left behind.
It’s almost that time again; spring semester begins next week! The residence hall rooms re-open at 8am on Tuesday, January 21 and classes begin on Wednesday, January 22. I’m looking forward to having students back on campus again; it’s way to quiet around here without them.
For students that need assistance getting back on campus from the Lynchburg airport, Amtrack or Greyhound stations, Co-Curricular Life offers a complimentary shuttle service. The deadline to reserve a spot on the free shuttle is 9am on Friday, January 17th. You can sign up via this link. If you have questions or problems with the online registration, please call (434) 381-6113 or (434) 381-6134.
I want to brag on the first year class. Together they coordinated an animal angel tree in which they collected donations from SBC students, faculty, and staff. They contacted the Humane Society in Madison Heights for a wish list of needs for the animals. The officers took photos of the animals and placed the photos on ornaments along with items that were needed. They were very excited to see the animal angel tree was filled with gifts for the dogs and cats at the humane society. I’m proud of them for reaching out to the local community to help.
Animal Angel Tree coordinated by the Class of 2017
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).
Tomorrow night the Office of First Year & SophoMORE Programs will be partnering with Wells Fargo to co-host a financial literacy and money management session. Students will learn about budgeting and saving money while in college. We hope to see you there!
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.