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A challenging liberal arts education. A curriculum that integrates all your interests. A close-knit community committed to our Honor Code. A beautiful, coastal arboretum campus. A vast network of alumni successful in many fields.
These are just some of the reasons why Conn may be the right fit for you. Here is more information on how to begin the Admission process.
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It's hard to not get involved on campus! The Student Activities Fair is held at the beginning of each academic year where students can sign up to join everything from Habitat for Humanity and Wig and Candle to tour guiding and the Ultimate team.
To give you a sense of variety, we have everything from the a cappella singing groups to Sprout!, the organic garden group. Student government, the office of Community Partnerships (which serves the greater New London area) and the other 100+ groups are always looking for people to get involved. Have a look at the Student Clubs and Organizations section to get an idea.
About 75 percent of our students are involved in competitive sports, taking part in either intramural, club or varsity athletics.
Favorite campus location: The arboretum. It's great to explore and walk around. Our students are: Involved, passionate, and curious. Outside of the classroom we offer students: Infinite opportunities to not only dive into their passions, but to explore and develop new areas of interests. Favorite activity or place in Southeastern Connecticut: Bluff Point State Park in Groton, Conn. I enjoy hiking there.
Favorite activity or place in Southeastern Connecticut: As a history enthusiast, I recommend checking out some of the historical spots in greater New London. The school house of Connecticut’s state hero, Nathan Hale, is in downtown New London. Fort Griswold, just across the Thames River from campus, was used by the patriots during the American Revolution.
Favorite aspect about Connecticut College: The funded internship, which provides every student with the opportunity to explore their passions and put the liberal arts into action. Our students are: Globally-minded, involved, and engaged. Favorite Activity or place in Southeastern Conn: I love exploring the local beaches, lobster shacks, and antique shops.
Our students are: Engaged. One of the things I like most about the community is that students are involved in every aspect of Conn. You will have the opportunity to shape your community in unique and interesting ways. A Conn education prepares students for their futures by: Integrating academics with career and professional development. Research, internships, and your academic experience will come together to help you formulate a plan for your future, along with excellent advising, of course.
Favorite campus tradition or pastime: Camelympics! It brings the campus together at the beginning of the academic year to participate in a wide variety of events and meet others on campus A Conn education prepares students for their futures by: Initially providing resources to help plan for the future, and then the skills and grit needed to succeed. Favorite campus location: My favorite campus location is Tempel Green. When all the students are together outside, either watching a soccer game or relaxing on a blanket, there is such a strong feeling of community. The view is not bad either! Fun fact about me: I have camped and hiked my way through the 50 States with my family.
In March 2013, I visited Conn for the first time as a high school junior and fell in love at first sight with the school. Back then, I was leaning toward applying to a small school with academic support and Conn certainly felt like the right fit for me. When I applied to colleges that January, Conn was my first choice. I remember being drawn to it because, like my high school, it was a small community that fostered student relationships with professors inside and outside the classroom. Now, I share my college-search experience and why I chose Conn with interviewees from all over the world through my job as a senior admission fellow.
As I sat with my feet shoulder-width apart, Rabbi Susan Schein led our Hillel group in meditation. As Jews, we are in the midst the month of Elul. Elul is the month leading up to the High Holy Days, of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It is also during this time that I am drawn to exploring meditations and thinking about the year ahead of me even as I reflect on the past year. At our most recent home-cooked Shabbat dinner, I took a liking to a unique part of the Shabbat service. After all, the Shabbat meal is the beginning of the day of rest and I wanted to explore my spirituality within Judaism. This meditative exercise came from Psalm 27 in which, the kingdom of G-d is proposed and challenged.
I recently had the opportunity to go on a field trip to New York City with other students, faculty and staff from the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, one of the five academic centers on campus, which fosters students, faculty and staff doing interdisciplinary work in arts and technology. We began our day in the city with a visit to Flavor Lab, a New York-based audio production company. We met with Eric Stern ’13, an Ammerman Center alumnus who works there. He showed us around the company’s studios and described his work editing audio for TV shows and films. Given my interests in sound and music, it was fascinating to see this space as a potential place where I could work at with my Ammerman Certificate after graduation.
Connecticut College alumni are putting the world together in new ways. This first installment of the Distinguished Alumni Video Series takes you behind the scenes with Conn's most accomplished innovators.