Advising & mentoring

Connecticut College is academically challenging with a campus culture that is supportive and collaborative.

Before you even arrive, you'll be assigned a pre-major faculty adviser and a student adviser who lives in your residence hall. Your faculty adviser may also be one of your professors, which will give you a chance to get to know each other well.

The Dean of Studies office is an important resource for all aspects of academic advising. The staff at Unity House, the College's multicultural center, the Women's Center, the LGBTQ Resource Center, as well as the international student adviser, are also available to answer questions about making the transition to college and finding your way.

Once you choose your major, generally in your sophomore year, you'll have a major adviser (two of them, if you double major). And starting in your freshman year, advisers in CELS — our career services program — will help you create an eportfolio and work through the requirements for a funded internship, should you choose to apply for one.

These are just the formal relationships. You're sure to find informal mentors among the faculty, staff — especially in Student Life and Residential Education and Living — and your fellow students who have assumed leadership positions.