Move in Day!
Cassie McCabe '25 and Sarah Nicole Arjoon '25 chat in a dorm room.
Ainsley John Darling '26 reads in a dorm room.
Kae Babcock '25 works at the desk in their dorm room.
Most students (93%) live on campus all four years. First Year students live in designated residence halls to build community within the class. Many faculty and staff also live on campus, adding to our tight knit community.
“Living in the residence halls has been an essential aspect of my Sweet Briar experience. The housing of students together across class years encourages me to form new friendships every day.”
Olivia Heffernan ’25
Historic Residence Halls
Many of our residence halls are on the National Register of Historic Places. Whether from the balcony of Reid or the back porch of Carson, we look out on great oaks, sunsets over the Blue Ridge or events happening on the Quad. Renovated to provide all the things students need, these beautiful buildings make campus living such a memorable experience.
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Danielle Ownby '25 browses in the library.
Adele Lenz '25 works out in the gym at the FAC.
Students relax in Daisy's Cafe.
Vicky Harder '24 in the main reading room of the library.
We have plenty of fitness equipment to stay in shape.
Community is by design at Sweet Briar. These are our favorite places to gather:
In spite of the moniker “Pit,” this is a beautiful lounge, where students hang out with friends, discuss coursework and shoot pool.
It is also home to our Campus Events Organization, Daisy’s Closet, Inter-Club Council, Multicultural Center and Student Government Association.
Enjoy coffee creations, pastries, or a quesadilla while reading a book, playing a game or chatting with friends. Open 24/7 to students, you can get food made to order during business hours or grab a sandwich to fuel your late-night munchies from a Byte refrigerator.
Residence Hall Parlors and Lounges
Every residence hall has its own special gathering space, so there’s no need to go far for a cozy spot to hang out. From informal to formal, and kitchens to pool tables, there’s a space for everyone.