Lebanon College

Charlotte Albright/Vermont Public Radio

The recently-closed Lebanon College will reopen next year as a branch of River Valley Community College.

Officials will gather Tuesday afternoon for a press conference to formally announce the school’s reopening.

This comes a year after the small private college announced it was shutting down immediately due to declining enrollment and years of financial struggles.

The college’s reopening was made possible in part by a $1.6 million loan from the US Department of Agriculture-Rural Development.

As the fall college term gets underway, some Upper Valley students are finding themselves in limbo. That’s because they had enrolled in New Hampshire’s Lebanon College, only to find out without warning that their school was closing.