Fly-In Program

Let us cover the cost of your visit to Sweet Briar College.

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There’s no substitute for a visit to our beautiful campus.

In fact, we’re so convinced you’ll love Sweet Briar as much as we do that we’re willing to put money on it, so we’re issuing a special invitation to you to 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!

What is our fly-in program?

It’s a visit reimbursement program. Although we sometimes call this our “fly-in” program, you don’t have to fly here to take advantage of it. Fly, drive or take the train and we have you covered.

We will pay the travel and lodging expenses for one prospective student and one family member to visit Sweet Briar College for an in-person, personalized tour. Plus, you can stay right here in our on-campus Elston Inn.

It’s just one of the ways that we’re committed to making sure that women who seek the kind of education we provide, can see for themselves what makes Sweet Briar College so special.

How to use the Program

1. Schedule a personal visit or register for an open house.

We need to know exactly what days you want to arrive and depart campus so we can make your plane/train and room reservations.

2. Make your travel arrangements and keep receipts.

On the registration form, you’ll be able to indicate you’d like to take advantage of this invitation. You may make your own arrangements and we’ll reimburse you. Make sure you keep all receipts related to the travel you’d like to have reimbursed. If you choose this option, we’ll ask you to fill out a form when you get to campus.

3. Come to campus.

Enjoy your visit!



Can I bring both of my parents?

More than one parent can come with you on your visit, but we will only cover the ticket cost for one.

I need to take a taxi from the Lynchburg airport. Does the program cover that cost?

Yes. Let us know that you need a taxi, and we will arrange it and cover the cost.

I’m flying in and need to rent a car. Does the program cover that cost?

We will cover the cost of your rental car for the days that you are visiting Sweet Briar. We will give you a form to fill out to be reimbursed for that.

I live close enough to drive. Will you cover the cost of that too?

Yes! If you are driving, you can fill out the mileage reimbursement form upon your arrival at the Admissions House for your tour or during Open House check-in.

Where will I stay?

You and your parents will be able to stay in the Elston Inn & Conference Center on campus. The cost of your room at the inn, or another local hotel, is covered by the program.

This sounds too good to be true. Is it?

It is true!

Although we do have to limit the program to one time per family, we promise that it is true! It’s a pretty amazing program and we’re so glad you’re interested in taking part in it. We look forward to meeting you!

Can I use this program more than once?

We wish we could allow multiple uses, but for right now, we are limiting this program to one-time usage. If you have already taken advantage of this program, we would love to hear your feedback and we hope you will share it with other students so they too can visit Sweet Briar.

I still have questions. How do I get them answered?

Email us at We can’t wait to talk to you!