Preparing for Your Arrival

Be sure to check out the Sweet Briar Book (linked PDF) for frequently asked questions and information about move-in, orientation and campus resources for new students and families.

Information about Orientation

View the complete schedule for orientation.

Many of the sessions held during orientation are mandatory for students. Please plan to have a clear schedule starting on your move-in date through the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 19. Attendance is expected whenever possible. If you have concerns about attending orientation, please email StudentLife@sbc.edu.

Parents, families, and loved ones are invited to attend families orientation on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14. All sessions are optional and we invite you to attend what you are able to, based on your travel needs. Families orientation will end with the Daisy Ceremony beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14.

A comprehensive orientation schedule will be provided in early July. Please note your check-in date and time below and make travel plans accordingly. If you have any questions about orientation or check-in, please email StudentLife@sbc.edu.

International Student Move-In

Arrival to campus on Aug. 11 is strongly recommended. If you are coming to Sweet Briar from another country and must arrive on Aug. 12, please contact Meghan Gladle (mgladle@sbc.edu) prior to making your travel arrangements. International students must attend the check-in on Friday, Aug. 12 in Wailes.

Thursday, August 11

Bridge Program Participants Arrive

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wailes Building
Florence Elston Inn and Conference Center

Friday, August 12

New Athletes (all seasons) and International Students Arrive

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wailes Building, Florence Elston Inn and Conference Center

Saturday, August 13

All Remaining New Students Arrive

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wailes Building. Florence Elston Inn and Conference Center

Please arrive at the Wailes Building for check-in no earlier than your assigned check-in time.

This window of time is for check-in only (receiving keys and orientation packet). Students will have until 3 p.m. to move into their rooms and unpack. There will also be additional time to unpack on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 14.

8:30 a.m. – Students with confirmed reservations at the Elston Inn for the evening of Friday, Aug. 12
9:00 a.m. – Students with last names A-D
9:30 a.m. – Students with last names E-K
10:00 a.m. – Students with last names L-R
10:30 a.m. – Students with last names S-Z
11:30 a.m. – Commuter students

If you experience travel delays or otherwise need to arrive after your time, check-in will be open until 12:00 p.m.