In New London, waterways become your laboratories, museums become your classrooms and a walk downtown becomes a lesson in history.
This vibrant city, nestled between the shores of Long Island Sound and the banks of the Thames River, boasts an active arts community and plenty of quirky restaurants, cozy coffeehouses and eclectic shops. Grab a seat and discuss ideas over a cup of coffee at Muddy Waters, a lobster roll at Captain Scott’s or a Namaste smoothie at Right Path Organic Cafe.
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At Conn, you’ll connect your studies to local community-building organizations working on issues like economic development, sustainability, and political and social equity. We partner with more than 50 businesses and organizations in the greater New London area that offer internships, serve as case-study locations for coursework, and provide opportunities for real-world learning.
You’ll get close to the everyday challenges, aspirations and nuances of these local communities and learn what it takes to create lasting social change.
500+students work in the community each year
200average number of work-study positions allocated to community work
11departments offer a community-learning component
50+local agencies and projects
Our campus and community
The student experience extends beyond campus: community learning and civic engagement enhance the experience of every student at Connecticut College. Through partnerships with more than 50 local organizations in the greater New London community, students serve on neighborhood planning boards, work for local businesses and nonprofits, and volunteer in schools. Likewise, our neighbors enjoy the many cultural events, lectures and performances that happen weekly on campus, and the Connecticut College Arboretum is a beloved community fixture.