September 19, 2017

Dear Wilson Parents and Families,

In our fourth week of the new academic year, students are excited, professors are enthusiastically prepared, and staff members are welcoming as we move forward through the best year ever for Wilson College. We just wrapped up an amazing New Student Orientation with the largest incoming class since 1966, and this fall is the first fall that Wilson has ever been over 1100 students strong.

With all of this growth in the student body, we are experiencing some needed infrastructure improvements throughout campus. The most obvious is the sidewalk, lighting, and fencing project around the perimeter of the campus which should be completed by October.

And, speaking of October, I hope you will take the time to come to campus and see all of our improvements during our annual Fall Family Weekend, October 20-22. 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. In addition to the usual activities, this year, we are combining celebratory weekends with the Alumnae Association and Athletics department for a BBQ & Brew event at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 and Alumnae/I athletic competitions on October 21-22 in addition to home competitions for all fall varsity sports teams. 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 and the Single Parent Scholars Program. 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 and Dean of Students