Staying in Touch
News, newsletters, student mail and phone service
Make sure we have your email address
The best way for us to stay in touch with you is by email. We send many announcements, invitations and our monthly parents newsletter only electronically. With your email, we also can update you quickly in case of a campus emergency. (Note that Connect-ED is our primary way of notifying members of the College community of these emergencies. (More about Connect-ED.)
Send your name, the name of your student and your email address to email@example.com to make sure you are getting the newsletter and all the communications we send to parents.
Moving? Update your mailing address and phone numbers
Moving? Send your name, the name of your student and your new mailing address and phone numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you are getting all the printed communications we send to parents. Or call (800) 888-7549.
Connecticut College in the media. See how — and where — Connecticut College is being mentioned, nationally and internationally.
You'll find local news and information at the website of New London's daily newspaper, The Day.
Facebook, YouTube and Twitter
The College maintains an active presence on these social networking sites. You’ll find interactive features, video and more. Visit us at:
"CC: Now" parent e-newsletter
This monthly parent e-newsletter gives you the latest news from the College as well as photos, videos and interactive features. Send your email address - along with your name and your student's name - to email@example.com if you're not getting it.
Most College events are free and open to the public. Details are posted on at http://calendar.conncoll.edu/.
CC: Connecticut College Magazine, a quarterly magazine, is mailed free to all alumni and current parents. Highlights are available online at http://cconline.conncoll.edu/. If you do not receive an issue or need to update your address, contact the Office of College Relations at 860-439-2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College Voice student newspaper is published weekly while classes are in session. The staff can be reached at 860-439-2841. Home subscriptions to the print edition are welcome.
Through the hometown press release program, your friends, neighbors and relatives can read all about your student in their local paper. The Office of College Relations publicizes student achievements by sending press releases to hometown newspapers and posting stories on the College website. To fill out a publicity card or report updated newspaper information, your student may contact College Relations at 860-439-2500 or email@example.com
Communicating with your student
Email: The Office of Information Services sends first-year students information about technology resources and services the summer before their freshman year. The information includes directions on how to access email accounts and log in to CamelWeb, the College intranet. Staff members from Information Services are available throughout the summer if you or your student have questions and will be at the IT Service Desk in Shain Library on Arrival Day.
First-year students should have received their email addresses in late May. The information was emailed to your student at the address provided to us during the admission process. If your student changes his or her email address, be sure to let us know. If your son or daughter has not gotten an email address, he or she should call the IT Service Desk at 860-439-4357.
Snail mail: Students are assigned campus post office boxes. They are notified of their numbers and combinations the summer before their freshman year. Students may receive mail via FedEx or UPS as well as the U.S. Postal Service. When sending mail, please include your student’s box number, along with his or her name and the College address. It also helps to include his or her class year. This will expedite delivery. For example:
Connecticut College (Box 1234)
Class of 20XX
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196
On request, the College will provide a student a telephone, a phone number, a voice mailbox and free local calling. Personally owned phones are not allowed because much of our system is digital; analog phones, such as cordless handsets, may not work here.
Students will be asked to provide cell phone numbers for emergency and college business purposes when they log into the College network. These numbers will never be publicly available or a part of general directory information.
Although most students use personal cell phones, students may use a prepaid phone calling card to make long-distance calls from College phones. Prepaid cards are sold at the College Bookshop as well as many off-campus locations. Of course, students may also use a cell phone for long-distance calls.
The College does not recommend using collect calling. Collect calls carry expensive surcharges as well as high per-minute rates. These charges are not readily advertised and there are no warnings when placing these calls. There is no 1+ long-distance phone service in residence hall rooms.
After your student graduates
Your student’s connection to Connecticut College will last far beyond Commencement. We hope yours does, too. For several years following your student’s graduation you will receive newsletters and other College e-communications. If you are a regular donor to the College, you will also continue to receive CC: Connecticut College Magazine and other print communications.