MARCH As the uncertainty of COVID-19 set in, officials made the decision to send students home to finish the semester virtually.
APRIL Powerlifting and cheerleading were added to the club sports list. Extra-curricular activities have continued to grow for more student involvement.
JANUARY Like other institutions, SMWC became
test-optional for standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT for admission. This process allows Admissions to consider students based on factors other than test scores.
2020 A YEAR OF GROWTH, CHALLENGES AND TRIUMPH
The legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was carried out on Foundation Day as students and employees completed
service around campus. This included outdoor and community projects.
OCTOBER It’s HOMEcoming – as alumni were not able to visit campus, many traditional homecoming events were virtual to engage with alumni and the community.
JANUARY 2021 Campus students returned to start the spring semester with in-person classes. Thanks to thoughtfully responsible students and employees , The Woods completed the fall semester safely.
A $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to fund advancement in academic programs was received, allowing the College to add its first Ph.D., kinesiology and exercise science.
Alumni are at the core of the College. In a year with limited travel, President King still found ways to make connections with many this year. Brady bunch style Zoom meetings were the norm.
Not much had to change for the Big/Little reveal , where an upperclass Woodsie takes a freshman under their wing.
SEPTEMBER The Sunken Garden was the venue for this twist on a
traditional Ring Day ceremony. It was a long-awaited day for juniors who had to go home in the spring.
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