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Spring Fling: Woodstock Edition

One of the students’ favorite events each year is Spring Fling. This year the Campus Events Organization (CEO) is hosting Spring Fling: Woodstock Edition on April 11 & 12. Students should register for the event prior to the deadline of April 7. The basic schedule is listed below and check out the Spring Fling webpage for more information and to complete the registration from.

Friday

Woodstock Shop, 5-8 p.m., Josey
Relay for Life, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
Bonfire and Camping, Overnight, Dell

Saturday

Music, noon-5 p.m., Lower Quad, Details to follow!
Music, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Upper Quad, Details to follow!
Hippieland, 7 p.m.-midnight, Upper Quad, Food, bar and activities!

Fall Weather Brings Fun Fall Events

When I drove in to work this morning I noticed the trees on campus are starting to turn beautiful shades of yellow and orange. The weather has been in the mid 60′s this week, the leaves are changing colors, and students are excited to be hosting fun fall events on campus and in the local community. I’ve provided some information about some of the upcoming fall events below:

Today the Lacrosse team is hosting a tailgate at the soccer game at 4:30pm. Come out to support Sweet Briar as they take on Hollins!

Photo from the Field Hockey tailgate that was hosted yesterday.

Photo from the Field Hockey tailgate that was hosted yesterday.

This weekend the Chaplain’s Office and the Campus Events Organization are hosting two fall events-tailgating at the Hampden-Sydney football game and a trip to the local Garlic festival.

SBC and HSC Chaplain’s offices are so-sponsoring a non-alcoholic tailgate at HSC on Saturday, October 12. If you are interested in driving please e-mail fortner15@sbc.eduin order to find out the “perks” involved if you volunteer to drive! The group will be meeting in the Post Office at 9:45am and will return after the game! You can sign up in the CHAPLAIN’S OFFICE at anytime!

This Saturday, the Student Activities Representatives (StARS) are hosting a trip to the local fall Garlic festival in Amherst. Contact StARS at stars@sbc.edu for more information.

Next week Caring Sisters is hosting a tailgate at the home soccer game against Randolph soccer on Wednesday, October 16. The tailgate festivities will begin at 4:30 pm.

On October 19, the Campus Events Organization (CEO) is hosting a Fright Night event at 8pm-midnight in the FAC. Be on the lookout for emails and fliers with more information.

Reading Days–October 3 &4

First years and their families are often unsure what happens during reading days (October 3 & 4 this year). These days are built into the college calendar to allow students to “read” or catch up on academic work. The college remains open as do the residence halls, but there are no classes on these two days. Some students use this time to travel home if they live close enough. If not, some of them will take advantage of the time to relax, catch up on work, or to participate in some of the fun programs that are planned by various offices on campus. For example, the Outdoor Program hosts a White Water Rafting trip during reading days. Below you will find more information about this opportunity.

Join the Outdoor Program for a White Water Rafting trip on the New River Gorge

Looking for something fun to do over reading days? The Outdoor Program will be heading to West Virginia for a white water rafting on the New River Gorge. We’ll leave campus Friday afternoon, campout and on Saturday we’ll spend the day on the river and wrap up the night listening to music. Get ready for some serious white water and boatloads of fun. We will return to campus on Sunday with plenty of time to get settled before classes resume. It’s the perfect way to catch a break in the middle of the semester. This trip is a favorite among Outdoor Program Instructors. Don’t take our word for it – Come see for yourself! The Mandatory Informational Meeting for this trip is Monday September 23, 2013 at 5 PM in the Outdoor Program’s Office.

Get!Downtown Tonight!

For the past few years local business and colleges have partnered together to host Get!Downtown, an event that showcases and celebrates down town of Lynchburg. This event serves as a great opportunity for first years to get to know the Lynchburg community. The festival runs between 6:00pm-9:00pm and features downtown restaurants, merchants, local organizations, retailers and showcases performers. Our very own Sweet Tones, the SBC a capella group, will be performing at 7:15pm. I hope to see SBC first years and upper class students there.

For more information check out the Get!Downtown website.

There is also an official after party as well. Check out these posters for more information:

After party

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Homecoming & Families Weekend

This weekend we will welcome parents, family members, and alumnae for Homecoming & Families Weekend. There will be activities for students, families, and alumnae including a State of the College address by President Jo Ellen Parker on Saturday. Families are encouraged to explore the campus through an official tour, “classroom crawl” which will highlight the newly updated classrooms on campus, or join the Outdoor Programs instructors on a hike. We hope to see families at the Hunter Trials and soccer game on Saturday and at the fall Musical, “The King & I” which occurs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Students will have ample opportunities to connect with alumnae including the “Sweet Connections” social hosted by the alumnae group Black Pearls. We encourage students to attend the events even if family members are unable to attend. Click here for the full schedule.

Reading Days

As you may have heard the College has Reading Days this Thursday and Friday. New students and parents often wonder about the purpose of Reading Days. The College is open, however there are no classes. This time is intended for students to catch up o

n “reading” and other homework. However, some students will use the time to travel home or with their friends. Several college offices are offering events on and off campus for students that don’t wish to leave over reading days. For example, the Office of First Year and Sophomore Programs will be hosting a trip to Thomas Jefferson’s Popular Forest home followed by a visit to Ploughcroft English Tea Room in Lynchburg for $5. Other events include an on-campus Disney movie marathon hosted by CEO, and two Outdoor Program trips–Backpacking and White Water Rafting. For more information about campus events check out the Student Involvement Calendar.

Founders’ Day Weekend is Here!

It’s a big weekend at Sweet Briar–Founders’ Day Weekend! There are lots of community events as we come together to celebrate the founding of our college. The weekend is well underway as over 200 of us participated in the Sweet Day of Service this m

orning. A lot of first years took this opportunity to contribute to the campus, while getting to know other students, faculty, and staff. We enjoyed a outdoor picnic and next we will be heading to Monument Hill (or the Chapel in the case of rain) to formally recognize our founders. The fun will continue tomorrow with a boat regatta, garden party, and conclude with a Founders’ Day dance tomorrow night.

Founders’ Day Weekend Schedule

FRIDAY, September 28

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sweet Day of Service
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Community Picnic
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Walk to Monument Hill


SATURDAY, September 29

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Boat Regatta
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Garden Party by StARs
9:00 p.m. – Midnight Founders’ Day Dance for additional information visit: sbc.edu/foundersday

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It’s a big weekend at Sweet Briar–Founders’ Day Weekend! There are lots of community events as we come together to celebrate the founding of our college. The weekend is well underway as over 200 of us participated in the Sweet Day of Service this morning. A lot of first years took this opportunity to contribute to the campus, while getting to know other students, faculty, and staff. We enjoyed a outdoor picnic and next we will be heading to Monument Hill (or the Chapel in the case of rain) to formally recognize our founders. The fun will continue tomorrow with a boat regatta, garden party, and conclude with a Founders’ Day dance tomorrow night.
Founders’ Day Weekend Schedule
FRIDAY, September 28

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sweet Day of Service
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Community Picnic
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Walk to Monument Hill

SATURDAY, September 29
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Boat Regatta
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Garden Party by StARs
9:00 p.m. – Midnight Founders’ Day Dance for additional information visit: sbc.edu/foundersday
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Fun Week

This week has been a lot of fun and it’s not over yet! Here is a quick synopsis of a few of the events that have happened so far. On Sunday night, SGA and the Office of First Year Programs co-sponsored a mixer for the first year class. Students ofte

n bond with the other girls on their hall so we hosted a mixer to try to get them to meet other members of the class. Students that lived in Meta Glass were encouraged to wear purple and students in Reid were asked to wear yellow with the goal of encouraging students to get to know someone from the other residence hall. These colors represent the class of 2016 colors. On Tuesday evening the first year class candidates participated in an election forum where they presented their platforms. We have 18 students running for class positions and the online voting process occurs today. Last night at 9pm we hosted our second College Success Series which highlighted successful ways to take notes in college. Next week the focus of the College Success Series will be Time Management. And today between 11:30-1pm there is a Religious Life Fair in Josey dining hall. This is a great opportunity for students that wish to find a local church to meet with representatives from over 15 local churches.

Spring Fling Photos

Campus Events Organization, CEO, hosted a carnival themed Spring Fling on April 14. Students enjoyed a hay ride, carnival games, rides including a Ferris Wheel, yummy carnival food, and a band. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetbriarcollege

/sets/72157629541274276/”>Click here to view a few photos from the event. You may even see someone you know! A special congratulations to first-years that were involved in planning this successful event: Genetra Griffin, Amber McKay, and Rebecca Mill.

 

 

 

Roommates!

Tomorrow night there will be two different roommate events:

Students that are looking to find a roommate for next year should attend the Roommate Round-Up at 7:00pm in Johnson Dining Room.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in t

he “Roommate Game” which is similar to the Newlywed game. Roommate pairs will demonstrate their knowledge of their roommate by answering a series of questions. There will be snacks, pizza, and prizes! The “Roommate Game” will be held in the Roberston Rec Lounge tomorrow night. This event is co-sponsored by the Campus Event Organization and First Year & Sophomore Programs.