Visit Campus

There’s no substitute for a visit to Sweet Briar.

Schedule your campus visit

Campus Aerial

The Sweet Outdoors

We’ve got 2,840 stunning acres. We sweat, ride and meander on a 20-mile network of trails. We paddle, swim and skip rocks on our lakes. We harvest grapes, tend bees, and grow our own vegetables. Daily life is beautiful, and our campus is a hands-on laboratory.

Riding on campus Equestrian Life

You can ride here. We’ve been doing it well for 100 years. In 2021, our Vixens won a national championship. We have a 130-acre on-campus riding center and one of the nation’s largest indoor college arenas. We have riders of all skill levels, from beginners to the most accomplished. Like everything at Sweet Briar, you are so welcome to join!

Student dorm room Charming Dorms

We’re a caring and supportive community, your home away from home. Most students live on campus all four years and many of our dorms are on the National Register of Historic Places. Renovated to provide all the things you need, these beautiful, historic buildings make campus living memorable.

Spend some time at the gym on campus

State of the Art Fitness Center

The 53,000 square-foot Fitness and Athletic Center (FAC) offers racquetball and squash courts, a spinning room and a multi-purpose event space in the Upchurch Field House. The FAC includes the Williams Gymnasium and the Prothro Natatorium, in addition to locker rooms, aerobics, free-weight and fencing rooms.


Come Visit, on Us

We’re so convinced you’ll love Sweet Briar as much as we do that we’re putting money on it. Be our guest at Sweet Briar. We will cover the cost for you and one parent to visit and coordinate an agenda tailored to your interests — whether you fly, drive or take a train!

A typical tour will include:

  • Walking Tour- 9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
  • Driving Tour - 10:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m.
  • Meeting with an Admissions Counselor
  • Based on availability: Meetings with faculty, leadership or an athletic coach
  • Optional: Enjoy a meal at our dining center, Prothro Hall

Learn more about our visit reimbursement program


Learn more

Welcoming prospective students and their families to learn more about what Sweet Briar could offer them, as future students.   

Welcoming prospective students to campus to learn more about what Sweet Briar College could offer them if they choose to study here.

Twenty-three outstanding Virginia private colleges and universities will host at least two daily information sessions for prospective students, including rising juniors, seniors, and their families. Prospective transfer students are also invited.
It is important that you contact each college directly to make arrangements for your visits because they may have some limits on the number of families that can be accommodated at each session and the times for their sessions vary from campus to campus.
Programs will include information sessions about academic/extracurricular programs, the admission process, and financial aid/scholarships. Learn more at their website here.
Click here to register online.