Wilson students support each other
When you attend
a college founded in 1869, you can count on a strong base of traditions that
enrich campus life and foster community spirit. At Wilson College, these
traditions begin with your freshman designation as an “Odd” or “Even,”
depending on your expected graduation year.
Your “Odd” or
“Even” freshman class is paired with the corresponding junior class, to which
you remain linked until you present a daisy chain as sophomores to your “Big Sister”
class on its graduation morning, whose members toss the chain into
Conococheague Creek for good luck. The next fall, you step up as big sisters to
the incoming freshman class. Throughout your four years at Wilson, your big
sisters and little sisters are always there for you, while the friendly rivalry
between the “opposing” classes challenges all of you to strive for success.
From the formal White Dinner each fall to the first
warm day of spring when the dean rings the Edgar Hall bell to cancel classes
for the day, century-old traditions transform Wilson students from diverse
backgrounds into a tightknit community whose bonds last a lifetime. At Wilson
College, you can be odd, be even.