July 17, 2018

Dear Wilson Parents and Families,

Believe it or not, the summer is over halfway over and the fall semester is not far away!  Over the next few weeks, there will be clothes and school supplies to find, buy, and pack, roommates to talk about “who’s bringing what,” and plans to make.  New student move-in day is right around the corner on Thursday, August 23rd, and for returning students, move-in day will be Sunday, August 26th.  

I recognize that as your student prepares for the day they begin a new semester here, you are also preparing in a very different way as you begin to entrust Wilson College with your son or daughter for the coming year.  As you do so, please know that here at Wilson we have been preparing for your son or daughter for not only over the past summer but for the many years since our founding in 1869.  Our deep traditions and our Honor Principle continue to set Wilson apart as an institution that values personal development and academic integrity above all else.

Moving forward, as you continue to walk down the path of support for your student, I ask that you remember to do three things:  1) ask your student questions, 2) encourage your student to ask questions, and 3) empower them to use their campus resources.  They are on a long educational journey, and although it will not all be easy, there are ways that they can make the trip easier by asking for help and using the help they find all along the way.

Please let me know if I can ever be of help to you and/or your student.  My door is always open, and my ears are willing to listen. 

Warmly,
Dean Mary Beth

Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students
marybeth.williams@wilson.edu