Sacred Spaces

The beautiful Connecticut College campus offers several "sacred spaces" for spiritual practice and individual reflection that are open to the College community and surrounding communities.

Harkness Chapel, in the chapel sanctuary or in the downstairs library.

The Ad Astra Garden, with the sundial, at the top of the College's Tempel Green.

The Shain Library amphitheatre.

The Winged Victory statue of Nike in the area between Harkness and Jane Addams residence halls.

The 9/11 Garden located just off the College green between Bill Hall and Fanning Hall .

The greenhouse located between New London Hall and Fanning Hall.

Rocky, wooded, 40-acre Mamacoke Island in the Thames River, attached to the mainland by a small tidal salt marsh and part of the Connecticut College Arboretum.

The verdant Native Plant Collection in the Connecticut College Arboretum and rustic Buck Lodge close by the Arboretum pond.

The Caroline Black Garden in the Arboretum across from the main College entrance was cited in 2001 by the international organization Gardens for Peace as a place that promotes and achieves peace in the world through the universal language of gardens. 

Contact Information:



Email Laurie McGrath,

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Harkness Chapel
Box 5203
New London, CT 06320-4196