Liberal Arts in Action
Prepare to be pulled in. Get ready to go places. Anticipate enlightenment. Meet Connections.
Connections is Connecticut College's reinvention of liberal arts education—a new kind of curriculum that lets you integrate your interests into a meaningful educational pathway to carry you through college and into a fulfilling, effective career and life. With a major, interdisciplinary study, a relevant internship, a world language, and an interconnected outlook, you’ll connect your education to the world, and make a world of difference. Read about the Conn alums on Forbes 30 Under 30 lists for 2018 and 2019.
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Looking down onto Tempel Green. Connecticut College’s arboretum campus sits on 750 acres, and offers a quality of life and a conservation classroom unique among liberal arts institutions.
Students walk past the recently-renovated Shain Library, a comfortable, usable, technology-rich study space that is at the heart of Conn’s campus.
The College’s greenhouse on campus has been a living laboratory since 1935. An important teaching and research facility used year-round, it spans 3,000 square feet and includes tropical zones, a cactus collection and an orchid collection.
Our award-winning dining halls offer a variety of flavorful and innovative menu items including homemade pizza, sushi, stir fry and an array of vegetarian and vegan items.
Water views. Tempel Green looks out over the Long Island Sound, and the Thames River, where the sailing and rowing teams practice.
The Connecticut College Arboretum is 750 acres of protected plant life that includes the main campus. From the Native Plant Collection to Mamacoke Island—yes, our own island—there is plenty to explore.
Andrea Wollensak is a professor of art and the Judith Ammerman '60 Director, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology.
Chemistry professor Stanton Ching’s current research is focused on developing new synthetic routes to porous nanostructured manganese oxides and studying their catalytic activity.
Small classes mean individual attention. Conn’s student-faculty ratio is 9:1.
The College’s arboretum campus offers opportunities for teaching, research, conservation, and recreation.
A production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night set to the music of Prince.
Students collaborate at the Visualization Wall in Shain Library’s Technology Commons.
At Conn, botany is its own department, distinct from biology. The department has an international reputation in coastal, marine and estuarine studies. You will develop a strong background in all aspects of plant biology.
Conn classrooms include our 750-acre Arboretum.
Come to Conn and construct your own robot in our nationally recognized robotics courses.
241 students took advantage of Conn’s Study Away Teach Away last year.
Explore 3-D printing and the dynamic relationship between art and technology at the Ammerman Center.
You can conduct cancer research in our new life sciences labs, study rare plants in our herbarium or get a good look at the Andromeda Galaxy from the Olin observatory.
Muddy Waters Cafe is a favorite New London gathering place for members of the College community. Other places to find familiar faces include Bean & Leaf, Washington Street Coffee House, and Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock.
New London is a great place to catch some sun in the spring, summer and fall. Ocean Beach is just a quick trip across town and the boardwalk has shops, snacks and games.
Nicknamed “The Whaling City,” New London is a historic New England seaport. Here, waterways become laboratories, museums become classrooms and a walk downtown becomes a lesson in seafaring history.
Located on the south side of campus, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum's permanent collection consists of over 17,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts, with an emphasis on American art from the 18th through 20th centuries.
Called “the flagship of New London’s indie art scene” by The New York Times, New London’s Hygienic Art features works by local artists, members of the College community and contributors from all over the world. The Hygienic Art Park, pictured here, is a favorite outdoor showcase for musicians.
Hop on Amtrak or rent a Zipcar and you can be in Boston in two hours or New York City in two and a half. The Southeast Regional line also stops in New London, providing easy access to New Haven and points south.