Janice Lam



Every week, women would gather. Students of different ages, different backgrounds and in different programs. We would meet in Merici Lounge to discuss our days and topics that came up in their week. Whether it was struggles with classes, roommates, or life, we could relate to each other through these conversations. It allowed for everyone to hear other individuals’ perspectives which was diverse. Therefore, allowing people to reflect and consider new possibilities. A time for people to vent, it was also a time of laughter and joy. We could forget our stresses for a bit, just enjoying snacks and refreshments, along with others’ company. It was a chance to meet people and connect on a level past academic study. This was just one of many community-building activities Brescia offered, something that helped make it a home more than a school.

Become Part of Brescia's Living History

How do you encapsulate 100 bold years of women leading? By sharing the stories of those who lived and breathed it.┬áBecome part of Brescia’s living history by adding to our Online Memory Album.

Share your story