Sweet Briar College to close at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year

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SWEET BRIAR (WSLS 10) - Sweet Briar College will close due to "insurmountable financial challenges" according to a letter sent from its board of directors. 

The letter said the board looked at the college's financial situation and decided stopping academic operations quickly was the most responsible action it could take. 

The letter said The College will be winding down academic operations over the next several months. The Class of 2015 will be the final graduating class, and the commencement ceremony on May 16 will be the last one held on campus.

The letter from the board also said the school will attempt to help current students transfer to other colleges and universities. After spring break ending Sunday, March 15, the College will host on-campus college fairs to help match current students with transfer opportunities and incoming students will receive assistance as well. 

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Admitted students and parents who need assistance should call the Office of Admission at (800) 381-6142.

Current students and their parents may contact the Office of the Dean of the Faculty for academic questions at (434) 381-6205 or the Office of Co-Curricular Life for student life questions at (434) 381-6134.