Dear First Year Parents,
Since graduating from Sweet Briar in 2004 I have lived in many different places from the mountains of Virginia to Leadville, Colorado, to Las Vegas, Nevada and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. For each place I have moved it was important that my family could picture where I was, what my environment and my home looked like and to have met some of my friends who supported me in each of those places. It helped me share my experience with my family and it allowed my family to be a part of my life when I was physically very far from home.
At Sweet Briar we know how important it is to be able to picture your daughter in her new home away from home. It’s important for you as parents and it is equally important for your daughter. We invite you to come visit your daughter at Sweet Briar during a weekend that works best for both you and her. To encourage you to join us and stay on campus to get a feel for life at Sweet Briar the Elston Inn is offering a special discount for any family’s first stay on campus.
So choose a weekend that works for you to head our way. Maybe there’s a play you want to see or a dance concert performance that would be fun. If your daughter is an athlete you might choose a weekend when she has a home game or meet. Or there might be a fun festival or museum in the local community that you would enjoy checking out together. We encourage you to create a weekend that both of you would enjoy whenever it works best for you to make it happen.
The weekend of October 25 is one weekend the college is highlighting as a possible visit to campus – Fall into Family Fun. The weekend will host Hunter Trials at the Riding Center at 8am, a field hockey game at 11:30am, a soccer game at 2:30pm and in the evening there will be a choir concert at 7:30pm in Memorial Chapel. If this sounds exciting to you join us. If there’s something else you’d rather do there is no pressure to attend this specific weekend. We’re simply highlighting it as a possibility to consider. We will also highlight a weekend in the spring – February 28. More details to come.
We look forward to having you join us on campus.