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Will you be in north, central or south campus?
Connecticut College is a residential college. Approximately 98% of the students live on campus, and many social activities and other events revolve around the residence halls, known as "houses." The houses are spaced throughout the oval-shaped campus, an effect that is both aesthetically pleasing and convenient.
There are no fraternities or sororities and no first-year residence halls. First-year students live in doubles, triples, and a few quads. Although it's not guaranteed, most upperclassmen have singles.
The campus is generally referred to in three parts — north, central and south. Consult the campus map for an overall view of the campus and where buildings are located.
North campus is the home of "the Plex," which comprises six residence halls connected to Harris Refectory, the largest dining facility on campus. (A big plus, especially in the winter!) The Plex is also close to the College Center at Crozier-Williams (“Cro”) and the north parking lot.
Morrisson, Lambdin and Hamilton houses make up the east side of the Plex. The west side is made up of Wright, Park and Johnson (formerly Marshall) houses.
Apart from the Plex, Earth House and 360 Mohegan Apartments are also considered part of north campus. These two unique houses, among those referred to as specialty housing, are open only to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Central campus is very appealing, just seconds from “Cro" and Shain Library, and only minutes from Harris Refectory, the main dining hall. Central campus consists of seven houses: Blackstone, Branford, Burdick, Katharine Blunt (KB), Larrabee, Plant and Smith. The “Quad” is made up of Blackstone, Branford and Plant, the first houses to be built at Connecticut College. Their small size lends closeness to the residents' sense of community. The Quad is not far from Unity House, the College's multicultural center.
Smith and Burdick are located across from Shain Library, as are Branford and Plant. While the former pair of buildings are connected, the latter are not. Katharine Blunt, or KB, is located directly across from the College Center. The Coffee Grounds, the student-run coffee house, is located in KB. Adjacent to KB, Larrabee houses approximately 120 students, making it the largest residence hall on campus.
There are six houses in south campus: Jane Addams (JA), Freeman, Harkness, Knowlton, Windham and Lazrus. Windham is the most centrally located house on campus, between Blaustein Humanities Center and Shain Library. Many academic buildings are also located in south campus, including Bill Hall, Cummings Arts Center, Palmer Auditorium, Fanning Hall and New London Hall.
Abbey House, River Ridge Apartments, 191 Mohegan and the Winchester Houses (the latter is considered "specialty housing") are known as "The Village" and are also part of south campus, though they are located a five-minute walk away across Route 32. These housing options are open only to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
South campus is a popular place to live because of its proximity to the academic buildings and the character of the older houses. The dining halls are smaller and more personal (you do not have to live in south campus to eat in these dining halls) and offer a nice change from Harris Refectory. A brand new favorite spot to study, meet with friends or just grab a latte is Ruane's Den, a new café located in Harkness House in south campus.
Some students in Freeman have a great view of Long Island Sound and can view sporting events like soccer, field hockey and lacrosse games, which are played on Harkness and Tempel Greens.
The Office of Residential Education & Living (REAL)
Located in Warnshuis
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196