Sweet Briar’s annual Founders’ Day event will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. This is the day to honor all of the founders who have made today’s Sweet Briar College possible.


Sunrise Walk to Slave Cemetery
7 a.m. | Meet at intersection of Sweet Briar Drive and Boathouse Road, across from Fletcher Parking Lot

Ribbon-cutting at the Greenhouse
Featuring special guests U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture Bettina Ring and Commissioner of Agriculture Jewel Bronaugh.
1:45-2 p.m. | Behind the Fitness and Athletics Center (FAC)

Founders’ Day Convocation and Procession to Monument Hill
3 p.m. |  Murchison Lane Auditorium, Babcock Fine Arts Center

Founders’ Day Community Dinner
5:30-7 p.m. | Prothro

Book signing with Anna Chao “Chips” Pai ’57
Author of “From Manchurian Princess to the American Dream.” President Woo will give an introduction.
7-8:30 p.m.  |  Prothro

S’mores and More
For current students and alumnae
8:30 p.m.  |   Prothro Atrium