Sweet Briar values the enhanced educational experience that living on campus provides for students to live and learn together. It is an opportunity to grow, learn and share; a time to establish meaningful relationships, to learn more about oneself through daily interaction with others, and to accept the responsibilities and privileges of group living in a college environment. Residential living on campus is more than a room in a building or apartment; it is part of the total educational experience at Sweet Briar.
Each residence area maintains, to some degree, its own identity and, upon a majority and/or unanimous vote,
depending upon the issue, may establish through a community agreement additional guidelines than those described in the Student Handbook.
Resident Advisors (RAs) live in each student residence area and serve as a resource to students, build community
in student residence areas and to serve as a liaison with the Office of Residence Life to support the College in its
overall operation of the residence life program.
Planning for the semester break and spring 2014:
Semester break will begin as students complete final examinations. Students are expected to communicate with RAs regarding departure plans and should vacate the campus with 24 hours following their last exam.
All residence halls and campus housing will close at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, and will re-open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
Please note that while campus housing is closed, no one will be allowed to remain in or reenter the residence areas after 8 a.m. on Dec. 21 or before Jan. 21. Therefore it is important to make travel plans accordingly. If you encounter problems with timing or other concerns regarding closing for break, please contact the Office of Residence Life no later than Thursday, Dec. 12.