January 26, 2015
Dear Wilson Parents and Families,
The spring semester begins today, and although it may not "feel" like spring with Winter Storm Juno piling snow upon us, this is truly a time of renewal, and the beginning of a semester always gives students the ability to "reboot" and "restart". I met with several freshmen this morning, and all of them mentioned the excitement they feel with the ability to "start fresh this semester" with the awareness that their first semester might not have been their best one.
In the theme of renewal, I want to invite you to an event that we are "restarting" this semester at Wilson, and that is Family Weekend. Please come to campus, share some experiences with your student, meet faculty and staff, learn a bit, and grow to love Wilson more. Here is a full schedule of events:
Friday, February 13th
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Family Registration in the Lobby of Lenfest Commons
9:00 am - 6:30 pm Bookstore open (10% off for parents)
Attend classes with your student throughout the morning
11:15 am - 1:00 pm Lunch in Jensen Dining Hall (non-student price $6.50, children under 10 $3)
Attend classes with your student throughout the afternoon
4:45 pm - 6:45 pm Dinner in Jensen Dining Hall (non-student price $10, children under 10 $4)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Dessert and Entertainment in Student Center, Lenfest Commons
Saturday, February 14th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Bookstore open (10% off for parents)
9:30 am - 10:15 am Construction, Parking and all things New at Wilson College, Brooks Auditorium, Science Center
10:30 am - 11:15 am Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Wilson Portal Refresher Course, Brooks Auditorium, Science Center
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Tailgate-style Lunch, Gannett Memorial Field House
1:00 pm Women's Basketball team vs. Gallaudet University, Gannett Memorial Field House
3:00 pm Men's Basketball team vs. Gallaudet University, Gannett Memorial Field House
Please do come to campus, even if just for a little while over this weekend and I hope we have the opportunity to talk while you are here. It continues to be an honor to work with your students, and I look forward to enjoying Family Weekend with you.
Dean Mary Beth
Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development & Dean of Students
Also, check out all of the student development services on our webpage at http://www.wilson.edu/student-life/index.aspx.