Time to come home

| October 10, 2013

For alumnae and families, anytime is a good time to visit Sweet Briar — whether it’s Commencement in May, when the air is fresh and flower-scented; a balmy Reunion night in June; or a spontaneous visit in the quiet chill of January, the campus is always beautiful.

But for many, the best time to come home is October, when the hills turn yellow, orange and red.

Annie Colpitts (left) and Sarah Jones ’11 had a great time at Homecoming and Families Weekend last year.

Homecoming and Families Weekend, held Oct. 25-27, is a time for everyone to come together. It’s an opportunity for students and parents to meet faculty and staff and discover what the College is really about. It’s also a time for alumnae to reconnect with classmates in the place where they forged lifelong friendships.

It’s not too late to register for any activities. Events range from social — such as the don’t-miss community lunch in the Quad at noon Saturday — to informational. The latter category includes a talk on smart estate planning and President Parker’s State of the College address, as well as lectures by Tom O’Halloran, assistant professor of environmental science and religion professor Cathy Gutierrez.

If you’re looking for cultural events, there will be ongoing art and history exhibitions in the art galleries and museum, along with performances of Sweet Briar Theatre’s fall production of “Richard III.” A special dinner lecture by Professor Bill Kershner precedes Friday’s show. On Saturday afternoon, join us for a special Babcock Season Event with the British a cappella ensemble Voice, as well as the Sweet Briar College Chamber Choir.

This year’s schedule also includes hiking and canoeing, athletic contests and hunter trials, parent and alumnae volunteer training, and the dedication of the Chaplain’s House. Click here for a complete listing of events and fees. Visit sbc.edu/alumdev/homecoming to register.

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