September 30, 2019

Dear Wilson Parents and Families, 

In our sixth week of the new academic year, students are excited yet nervously approaching midterm exams and papers, professors are enthusiastically prepared, and staff members are supporting students in a variety of ways as we move forward through the best year ever for Wilson College.  A month and a half ago, we wrapped up an amazing New Student Orientation with the largest incoming class to date, and this fall Wilson is over 1600 students strong. 

With all of this growth in the student body, we are experiencing some needed infrastructure improvements and building projects throughout campus.  This fall, we opened our new Veterinary Education Center, and we celebrated the creation of the Odds Quad, a gift from the Class of 2019.  Additionally, we are adding parking lots and just completed the construction of a new, larger bridge across the Conococheague Creek.   

You will have a chance to see all of these projects during our Annual Fall Family Weekend and Homecoming on October 18-19. 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 will have a BBQ & Brew event beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 18th and a special dinner with live music in our dining hall on Saturday, October 19th. All fall sports will have a home game during the weekend, and there will be a host of alumnae/i athletic scrimmages as well.  For more information on that weekend, go to https://www.wilson.edu/homecoming-and-family-weekend.  

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 staff members in counseling services and health services. You can check out all of our individual services on our webpage at http://www.wilson.edu/student-life.   

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
marybeth.williams@wilson.edu