Founders’ Day: Sept. 17, 2021

Monument Hill

2 p.m. Founders’ Day Convocation, Murchison Lane Auditorium

Please join us for our traditional Founders’ Day convocation at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, in Murchison Lane Auditorium. Professor Jeffrey Key will offer remarks and Dean Garrett will present academic and College Awards. An important rite of passage, Founders’ Day convocation is the first event of the year when our Class of 2022 will march in their academic robes.

Walk to Monument Hill

Following convocation, we’ll be led on a walk to Monument Hill by a bagpiper to recognize the contributions of Williams family to Sweet Briar College.

5 p.m. Community Dinner, Prothro Dining Hall

At 5 p.m., there will be a community dinner at Prothro. Faculty and staff are warmly invited to be guests of the Office of Alumnae Relations and Development and should register here.

7 p.m. Candlelight Walk to the Sweet Briar Plantation Burial Ground

(Meet on Boathouse Rd.) On the grounds of the plantation that would become Sweet Briar College, generations worked the land — both during the era of slavery and after its end. Many of these unknown founders are buried on the Sweet Briar campus. Founders’ Day will end with a candle-lit walk to the Sweet Briar Plantation Burial Ground to honor these men and women. Meet at 7 p.m. on Boathouse Road in front of Sweet Briar House.