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November 2021

From its inception, Connecticut College has championed the idea of serving and supporting underrepresented populations. Over time, that commitment has grown and evolved with our institution. Promoting diversity and inclusion continues to be a major component of the fabric of our selective, liberal arts, coeducational and residential institution.

That is why we host Explore, a special program each fall for high school seniors of underrepresented backgrounds, as well as those committed to diversity and social justice. Explore offers a sneak peek at the challenging liberal arts environment of Connecticut College and a chance to learn about campus resources for students of color. Explore participants experience life on campus through the lens of our multicultural community.

You are an intellectually driven student looking to fulfill your lifelong passion, and we know the importance of finding a college that supports and challenges you. That’s where Explore can help in your search.

While you’re here, you and your peers will:

  • Attend classes and discuss big ideas with professors
  • Tour the campus
  • Complete an official admission interview
  • Stay overnight with a student host
  • Make new friends from across the country
  • Learn about your financial aid options
  • Meet College deans and professors
  • Discover the wealth of exciting academic and extracurricular activities available
  • Become acquainted with our hometown of New London 

Here is a look at a typical Explore Weekend schedule.

If you believe that Explore would help you in your college search, make plans to apply for our 2021 program. Your application will include the following supporting materials:

  • a transcript that includes your senior schedule
  • a personal statement on diversity
  • a letter of recommendation and school profile from your counselor

Transportation assistance is available for students who qualify. 

We look forward to seeing you!