- Spring Open House for Admitted Students
- Spring Visit Days for High School Students
- Meet the Admission Committee
- Meet the Admission Fellows
- Fall Open House
- Explore Weekend
Tentative Spring Open House Schedule for Admitted Students
7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
Early Bird Campus Tour
7:45 – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 – 9:05 a.m.
Welcome to Connecticut College
Katherine Bergeron, President of the College, and Martha C. Merrill ’84, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, and current students kick off Spring Open House by sharing the essence of the Connecticut College experience and offering advice on how to make the most of your day.
Admission Information Desks
Questions? Comments? Stop by any time to chat with current students and Admission staff.
Attend a Class
Sit in on classes being offered throughout the day. We’ve made some room in the schedule to visit a class during the 1:15-2:30 p.m. time slot. We encourage you to peruse the class schedule and check out the areas that interest you.
9:15 – 10:05 a.m.
Find out how Connecticut College weaves international experiences and perspectives through academics and beyond. You’ll learn about internationalized coursework, innovative language programs, study abroad, “TRIP” courses (which include 1-2 weeks of international travel) and overseas internships.
Join a music professor and students who will share how music permeates academic and extracurricular life at Connecticut College. You’ll learn about the many musical opportunities in and out of the classroom.
Residence Hall Tour
10:15 – 11:05 a.m.
Internships: More than a Summer Job
Find out how Connecticut College students partner with our nationally ranked career office to create once-in-a-lifetime internship opportunities. You’ll learn how the College-funded internship integrates interdisciplinary academic experiences, looks great on your resume, and prepares you for an extraordinary career and fulfilling life after College.
Meet theater faculty and learn about the many opportunities to participate in theatrical productions at Connecticut College.
The 750-acre Connecticut College Arboretum is managed as a living laboratory for environmental research and teaching and also serves as a recreational facility for the campus community and public. Join a member of the Arboretum staff on a walk through the 20-acre native tree and shrub collection.
11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Residence Hall Tour
11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
With 43 majors to choose from—not to mention minors and certificate programs from our interdisciplinary centers—you will want to explore all of your options. The Academic Fair is an opportunity to meet faculty and students from every major and from our five interdisciplinary centers. Ask faculty and students about their collaborative research and creative projects, and how students combine academics departments and majors in unexpected and exciting ways.
Please check your registration packet to determine if you have been assigned to Group A or Group B for lunch, and plan to attend lunch at the assigned time.
Group A: 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Group B: 12:20 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
You never know where you might see the Camel on campus, but right now is the time to drop by Crozier-Williams for a photo-op. We’ll upload the whole album to the Class of 2018 Facebook page, but feel free to bring your phone for a Camel selfie! Share your pictures with #CCopenhouse; we’ll retweet the best.
Meet a Student (Students Only)
Today’s open house is filled with the ingredients that make up the Connecticut College experience, but it can be a challenge to see how all of the ingredients work together. Thankfully, our students are here to fill in the details for you in these small group sessions where they will share their Connecticut College stories. Peruse the brief bios below and find a student with a shared interest. Or, just pick someone at random. Either way you’ll meet an amazing person who’s taken advantage of every opportunity to create their individual experience here at Connecticut College.
Science and Math Forum
Join professors from the science and math departments for a tour of the College’s science facilities. You will learn about our state-of-the-art building for life sciences and computer science and hear an overview of research opportunities available to students.
Studio Art Forum
Join a faculty member for a tour of the studios, darkrooms and galleries. You’ll learn about the disciplines housed in these facilities and the broad range of studio art programs open to you at Connecticut College.
Join a faculty member for a tour of the dance studios. You’ll learn about Connecticut College’s integrative approach to the dance major and about our dance company-in-residence.
Designated Class Time (see course schedule for locations)
2:40 – 3:30 p.m.
Life at Connecticut College (Students Only)
Students: This is your chance to get insider info from a panel of current Connecticut College students. For this Q&A-style panel, bring questions about academics, athletics, social life and anything else you can think of, and we will supply the answers!
The First-Year Experience (Parents Only)
Parents: This is your chance to ask questions without any risk of embarrassing your student. Victor Arcelus, Dean of Student Life, and Andrea Rossi-Reder, Dean of First Year Students, and a group of current students will answer your questions about the first-year student experience at Connecticut College.
Residence Hall Tour
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Farewell Reception
Join current students and Admission staff for refreshments, connect with your future classmates, and ask any remaining questions.