Welcome

Parents, loved ones and friends are invited to join us for a weekend of special events showcasing your student’s Sweet Briar experience.

Families Weekend is a great opportunity to see for yourself why Sweet Briar women call this place home. Join your daughter where she lives, dines and plays, and explore the land and classrooms where she learns. Visit with her professors to experience the special bonds between students and faculty that make Sweet Briar a community of scholars and friends. Families’ Weekend is for everyone who is part of the Sweet Briar family. We are all in this together to support your student’s pursuits.

The schedule (click here for printer-friendly PDF) is flexible. Please feel free to choose your own adventure. However you plan to spend your day, we hope you will enjoy your time with your daughter.

Meals are à la carte, so you and your student can plan the day as you like — eating on or off campus. Click here for special meal prices at Prothro.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Student Life
P | 434-381-6134


Friday, October 13, 2017

Be Smart, Be Safe for Parents 101
A truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of all of its community members. Join Campus Safety Director Brian Marker and Title IX Coordinator Ashley Dugger for an open discussion of preventative security initiatives and processes in place at Sweet Briar College.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Come Meet the President!
Please join us for a wine tasting hosted by President Meredith Woo and Flying Fox Vineyard at Sweet Briar House. Enjoy the historic residence of our president and the beauty of our most treasured landmark. (Note: Business casual attire)
5 – 7 p.m. | Sweet Briar House

“Avenue Q the Musical”
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score — not to mention puppets — Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. (Note: This event is not suitable for children.)
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Murchison Lane Auditorium (Babcock Fine Arts Center) | Ticket Information

Gallery Exhibition: “Elise Schweitzer: Bodies Still in Motion”
On view through Nov. 26. All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Babcock Gallery (Babcock Fine Arts Center)

Gallery Exhibition: “John Gregory Brown: Where is the Writer”
On view through Dec. 3. All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 434-381-6547.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Benedict Gallery (Benedict Hall)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Breakfast
7 – 9 a.m. | Prothro Dining Room (Prothro Hall)

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS)
Devoted exclusively to the scholarship and research activities of undergraduate students. Since the program’s inception in 1999, students from Virginia and the region have presented independent research and creative projects across all academic disciplines. Students may choose to participate in an oral session or a poster session.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | The Conference Center

Dine with Authors and Sweet Briar Faculty Carrie Brown and John Gregory Brown
8 – 9 a.m. | Prothro Hall

Parents Council Meeting
All parents are welcome to meet Sweet Briar’s senior administrators and partner with them as we re-ignite this vital part of our College family. An overview of our structure and strategic teams will be presented. We look forward to seeing you there! (Note: Casual attire)
10 a.m. – Noon | Powell Reading Room (Cochran Library)

Transformative Experience: Learning and Studying Abroad Workshop
The best way to help your daughter explore her study-abroad options is to attend this workshop. International opportunities abound for Sweet Briar students. Meet with Juliette Monet and Giulia Witcombe to discuss the varied opportunities for students to study abroad.
Noon – 1 p.m. | Prothro Hall

Field Hockey vs. Virginia Wesleyan
The field hockey team starts a busy athletics day when it hosts Virginia Wesleyan.
12:30 – 2 p.m. | Hockey Fields

Choir Concert
The Concert Choir will perform a selection of pieces for Families Weekend. Free and open to the public.
3 – 4 p.m. | Memorial Chapel

Soccer vs. Randolph-Macon
Wrapping up a busy athletics day on campus, the Sweet Briar soccer team will host Randolph-Macon College.
3 – 5 p.m. | Soccer and Lacrosse Fields

“Avenue Q the Musical”
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score — not to mention puppets — Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. (Note: This event is not suitable for children.)
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Murchison Lane Auditorium (Babcock Fine Arts Center) | Ticket Information

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Brunch
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Prothro Dining Room (Prothro Hall)

Informal Worship Service with Rev. Kathy Chase
9 a.m. | Memorial Chapel

SBC Fall SWVHJA Show: Equitation/Jumper/SBC Medal Finals
At this show, recognized by the Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association and the Virginia Horse Shows Association, SBC students and local horses and riders compete on the flat and over fences. In hunter classes, the horse’s style and form will be judged, while in equitation classes the judge assesses the rider’s form and ability. Competitors at SWVHJA and VHSA shows can earn points that count toward year-end awards offered by both associations. SBC students and the public are welcome to come and watch. Admission for spectators is free and concessions will be available.
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Harriet Howell Rogers Riding Center

“Avenue Q the Musical”
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score — not to mention puppets — Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. (Note: This event is not suitable for children.)
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Murchison Lane Auditorium (Babcock Fine Arts Center) | Ticket Information