Student Experience



Victory! The Greeks had a goddess for it.

Between Jane Addams and Mary Harkness residence halls at Connecticut College, facing the long Tempel Green, there stands a smaller scale replica in Carrara marble of the famous Winged Victory of Samothrace.

In classics we think of our campus Nike as "our" goddess. It symbolizes what we hope for in our discipline and what we strive to inspire in our students. They energize us in return.

Classics students at Connecticut College and in the intercollegiate world in general are among the most intelligent, rigorous and enthusiastic to be found. The chair of one of the best classics departments in the world has described our students as "bright, lively, and full of elan."

The classics department vigorously supports students who apply for fellowships, grants, travel abroad, entrance into graduate school, and a wide variety of internships and jobs during and after their time at the College. Our students often remember their time with us fondly, and many stay in touch with the professors who meant the most to them during their studies. Some of our students have become our lifelong friends.

Training in classics is training for life

It is not surprising that a field as rich and influential as classics should be rewarding to the practical life of those who study it. Training in classics is training for life. Students of the classics can and do go on to careers in law, medicine, government, business, religion, journalism, advertising, acting, as well as pursue advanced academic work in classics, literature, women's studies, education, religious studies and more. No degree is more versatile.

Student advisory board

The classics department features an active Student Advisory Board to which all majors belong by right. They meet both formally and informally with the department faculty to discuss the business of the department and to consult and make suggestions about changes to or improvements in the program.