Director of Admission


B.A., English, College of the Holy Cross
Ed.M., Higher Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education


Connecticut (New London, Windham, New Haven and Middlesex Counties), Massachusetts (Cape Cod and Islands, Boston, Cambridge, Quincy and Plymouth County)

Our students are:

Some of the most passionate, socially responsible and thoughtful people I’ve met.

Advice for applicants:

Instead of trying to figure out what colleges are looking for, focus your search on figuring out what you are looking for in your college experience. College is not the prize; you are the prize!

Favorite campus location:

I love walking around in the Arboretum!

Favorite activity or place near Southeastern Connecticut:

Hiking the trail at Bluff Point in Groton, Connecticut.

Fun fact about me:

My hometown is Shelton, Connecticut, the home of the Wiffle Ball!

Contact Emily “Pete” Petersell

Mailing Address

Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

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