Vermont college plans to end on-campus programs, may sell buildings

Starting next summer, the College of Fine Arts will hold its summer residencies at Colorado College, and winter residencies will take place virtually.

The Vermont College of Fine Arts will stop hosting students on its Montpelier campus next year and is considering selling or leasing some of its 11 buildings, the school announced Wednesday.

The college, which offers low-residency master’s degrees in six artistic disciplines, formally announced its plan on Wednesday to end on-campus programs and move some to Colorado College, a liberal arts school in Colorado Springs.

The move, which could lead to the transfer or lease of millions of dollars worth of property, appears to represent a dramatic transformation for the nearly 15-year-old private school and for the city of Montpelier.

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