Life at Sterling in COVID-19

Sterling College is embracing the attributes that make it unique—small enrollment, rural location, field programs, and professional studies opportunities—and welcomes students to campus under a creative, multifaceted plan that values both the health and welfare of its students and the integrity and quality of the Sterling experience.  We are committed to offering an authentic Sterling experience, even in the time of social distancing.  Read through how we’re addressing new challenges with bold solutions that benefit our whole community.


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Sterling is unlike any other school in the nation.  We breathe fresh mountain air on our rural Vermont campus.  We work with our hands and harvest materials from the land.  We eat every meal in community. 

See for yourself that it’s possible to learn in a place where you can live your values. Schedule a Virtual Tour today to watch our draft horses at work, tour our forest, greenhouses, classrooms, woodshop, and award-winning kitchen. 


What's going on around Campus?

New Resources for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work

Recognizing that here in Craftsbury, in this nation, and around the world, people are mobilizing to make personal commitments to address long standing injustice and to work to build more…

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Allison Van Akkeren Announces her Retirement

Dear Sterling College Community, It is with a mixed heart I write this letter to share with you that I am retiring from my employment at Sterling College. When I…

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Sterling College Announces the Election of Officers

Sterling College Announces the Election of Officers Six members of the Sterling College Board of Trustees have been elected to serve as officers. Peter Chehayl, MBA, CPA; Chair. An alumni…

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Heidi Myers Appointed Associate Dean of Marketing & Communications

Heidi Myers Appointed Associate Dean of Marketing & Communications Vermont native Heidi Myers has joined the staff of Sterling College to fill the newly created position of Associate Dean for…

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Upcoming Events

  • Student Activities Meeting

    May 5, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • May Intensive Begins

    May 6, 2021

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  • Sterling College virtually presents Running Grass

    May 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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  • Sterling Alumni


    meeting career goals

    Sterling provides the education and experience that prepares our graduates to lead productive lives as environmental stewards. Read More

  • Faculty:Student



    You will not be a number at Sterling college. Read More

  • Campus Kitchen

    No. 1

    in the Nation

    Nationwide initiative named Sterling College as having the nation’s top local, sustainable, humane, and fair-trade collegiate food system. Read More

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Sterling College Expands Senior Leadership Team

Dr. Lori Collins-Hall becomes Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Nicole Civita, JD, LL.M., becomes Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Christina Goodwin ‘02 promoted to Vice President for Advancement…

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April 19, 2021 – DEI Update from the Office of the President

April 19, 2021 To: Employees & Students Fr: Matthew Derr, President Re: Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Work In June 2020 I shared a number of commitments Sterling has made to…

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Alumni Spotlight: Abbey Dearwester ’18

Name: Abbey Dearwester ’18 Education: BA in Ecology Current Hometown: Moab, Utah Employment: Interpretive Park Ranger – National Park Service Other Interests: Cycling, avid hiker and explorer of the desert…

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