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 join us for the president’s address.

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. The Book Shop and Daisy’s Café have extended their hours for the weekend. Please click here for extended hours.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Student Life
P | 434-381-6134


Friday, October 14, 2016

Global Café
Join Sweet Briar international students for light refreshments and learn about India and Mongolia
3 – 4 p.m. | Daisy’s Café

Soccer vs. Bridgewater
4 – 5:30 p.m. | Soccer Field

Sweet Briar Concert Choir
5 – 6 p.m. | Memorial Chapel

Dinner
Music by Tristan Burke ’17 at 6 p.m.; cash bar
5 – 8 p.m. | Prothro Dining Room (Prothro Hall)

Stargazing with Professor Scott Hyman
Bring a flashlight for the walk!
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Sweet Briar Observatory (Meet promptly at 7:30 p.m. at the Train Station)

Reading
Professor John Gregory Brown and Margaret Banister Writer-in-Residence Carrie Brown will read from their new novels, “A Thousand Miles from Nowhere” and “The Stargazer’s Sister,” respectively. Cash bar and light refreshments will be served.
7:30 – 9 p.m. | Browsing Room (Cochran Library)

Sweet Briar Theatre Fall Production: “The Trojan Women”
$10 single adult ticket, $20 for a “family” ticket
7:30 – 9 p.m. | Murchison Lane Auditorium (Babcock Fine Arts Center)

Bonfire and S’mores
9:30 – 11 p.m. | Dell

Saturday, October 15, 2016

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

18th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS)
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Conference Center

Yoga with Professor Mark Magruder
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. | Babcock 133

Equitrial/SWHJA Horse Show
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Rogers Riding Center

Welcome by President Stone
9 – 9:30 a.m. | Pannell Gallery

Trager Brothers Coffee Tasting
10 – 11 a.m. | Daisy’s Café

Turn Study Abroad Dreams Into Reality
Chat informally with Juliette Monet, associate director of the JYF in Paris program, Giulia Witcombe, director of the JYS in Seville program, and Theresa Capule, director of international studies and study abroad.
10 – 11 a.m. | Daisy’s Café

Ecology Walk with Professor Linda Fink
Wear sneakers
10 – 11:30 a.m. | Meet in the Fletcher Hall Portico

Tour of Rogers Riding Center
11 a.m. – Noon | Rogers Riding Center

Lunch with Faculty
Music in Prothro Dining Room by Skiffle USA, SBC’s steel band; photo booth in Prothro Atrium
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Josey Dining Room (Prothro Hall)

Trager Brothers Coffee Tasting with Faculty
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Daisy’s Café

Tour of the 19th-century Cabin and Cemetery with Professor Lynn Rainville
Wear sneakers
2 – 3:30 p.m. | 19th-century Cabin — Rain Location: Sweet Briar Museum

Fly Fishing Casting with Professor Joe Malloy (advance registration required)
2 – 4 p.m. | Lower Lake (Meet at the Boathouse)

Mama Crockett’s Cider Donuts
3 – 4 p.m. | Quad

Tour of Sweet Briar House
3 – 3:30 p.m. | Sweet Briar House

Museum Open for Self-guided Tours
3 – 5 p.m. | Sweet Briar Museum

Zumba with Paulette Porter
4 – 5 p.m. | Williams Fencing – Aerobics Room (Fitness and Athletics Center)

Dinner
Music by the Sweet Tones; cash bar
5 – 8 p.m. | Prothro Dining Room (Prothro Hall)

Director’s Talk by Professor William Kershner: “The Trojan Women”
6 – 6:30 p.m. | Johnson Dining Room (Prothro Hall)

Sweet Briar Theatre Fall Production: “The Trojan Women”
$10 single adult ticket, $20 for a “family” ticket
7:30 – 9 p.m. | Murchison Lane Auditorium (Babcock Fine Arts Center)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

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

Informal Worship Service
9:30 a.m. | Raehard Room (Cochran Library)

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    Sweet Briar College

    Sweet Briar College
    134 Chapel Road
    Sweet Briar, VA 24595

    P | 434-381-6100