Sterling College, Vermont’s only college devoted to environmental stewardship, is offering an opportunity for prospective students and their families to visit campus, explore its academic offerings and eat lunch in its nationally-recognized dining hall by hosting an Open House on Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on its campus in Craftsbury Common.

Open House includes a tour of campus, where participants will visit residence halls, classrooms and the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, the college farm where 30% of Sterling’s food is grown. Sterling faculty will present on Sterling College’s innovative Bachelor of Arts degree program. These faculty presentations will explore majors in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Outdoor Education, Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems, as well as the Self-Design Major option.

Sterling College is currently accepting applications from first-year and transfer students for Fall 2019, including the recently announced Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College. Financial Aid is available for new students, and staff will be available during Open House for individual consultations about college affordability. Interested attendees may register online at

Sterling is known for its “Working Hands, Working Minds” motto and mission of environmental stewardship. The College ranked highly in the 2018 Washington Monthly College Rankings in the Best Liberal Arts Colleges category and has a top spot in  Sierra Magazine’s Cool Schools 2018 list of North America’s most environmentally-minded colleges and universities. Sterling also received a Gold rating from AASHE’s STARS program for the fourth year in a row for campus sustainability achievements and Top Performer status in food/dining (No. 1), curriculum (No. 3) and overall for a baccalaureate institution (No. 2) in AASHE’s 2018 Sustainable Campus Index.

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