September 5, 2016

Dear Wilson Parents and Families,

In our second week of the new academic year, students are excited, professors are enthusiastically prepared, and staff members are welcoming as we move forward in the best year ever for Wilson College.  We just wrapped up an amazing New Student Orientation with the largest incoming class since 1967, and this fall is the first fall that Wilson has ever been over 1000 students strong.

With all of this growth in the student body, we are experiencing some needed infrastructure improvements.  The renovation to Rosenkrans Hall is complete, the new entrance on Philadelphia Avenue will be finished in the next couple of weeks, and the parking and paving projects throughout campus will wrap up by the end of this month.  Although challenging across the board, the end result will be worth the trouble of finding parking for a few weeks.

I hope you will take the time to come to campus and see all of our improvements in October during Fall Family Weekend.  When you come to campus, we want to invite you to go to classes with your student, explore our community, and take the time to meet with the folks in your student’s life.  For more information on that weekend, go to

Here in the Division of Student Development, we want to help your students in everyday life through campus dining, residential life, student activities, religious life, career development, and campus security. We help our unique populations through international student programs, the Single Parent Scholars Program, and the Child Care Center. We are also here to help your students through the tough times through our experienced therapists in counseling services and our nurse in health services. You can check out all of our individual services on our webpage at   

I want you to know that we all put your student first, and we are here to help and support her/him through each and every day in our community here at Wilson. It is our mission to help all our students to feel a part of this unique community that values them as individuals, supports them as scholars, and prepares them for life beyond the Wilson gates. I look forward to seeing you on campus during Family Weekend and throughout the fall semester, and I hope we have the opportunity to talk while you are here. 

Wilson love,
Dean Mary Beth

Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development
& Dean of Students  

Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Ave.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
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