Fall Open Houses

Monday, Oct. 11, and Monday, Nov. 8

You're invited to spend the day on our beautiful arboretum campus learning all about our personalized education, our supportive community and the many ways we prepare students for successful, fulfilling lives.

Please note: We are continuing the rigorous safety measures that have kept our community safe thus far, so visitors are required to wear a mask and present proof of either a full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their visit.

Click a date below to register for that Fall Open House.


Monday, Nov. 8

The following schedule is tentative as details are still being finalized:

All Day:

Info Booth 

College Center at Crozier-Williams (G2)

 8:15-9:15 AM  


The big tent on Tempel Green (D2/E2 on the campus map) We’ll be hosting some events in a tent as our main auditorium is under construction, so plan your footwear and outerwear accordingly.

 9:15-9:45 AM 


Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Andy Strickler, President Katherine Bergeron and a current student kick off the day with a warm Camel welcome!

Tempel Green (D2/E2) Should we experience hazardous weather that day, we will not host the welcome session in the tent. Instead, we will issue an email and text (if you opted to receive texts) that morning directing you to a different location.

10:15-11:05 AM

Connections Curriculum: Putting the Liberal Arts into Action

Connections, our unique approach to the liberal arts, personalizes your education to make it more meaningful to you. Learn how it works and how it prepares you to adapt in this ever-changing world.

Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center (D3)

Arboretum Tour

The 750-acre Connecticut College Arboretum serves as a living laboratory for environmental research and teaching ... and is just a beautiful, calming place to visit. Join us for a tour of the 20-acre Native Plant Collection.

Departs from Steps of Harkness Chapel (F1)

Campus Tour

Departs from Tempel Green (D2/E2)

12:10-1 PM

The First-Year Experience

Emily Morash, dean of first-year students, and Geoff Norbert, assistant dean of student engagement and new programs, will detail the many ways Conn welcomes new students, including extensive support during that all-important first year. Current students will also share their experiences and ways to get involved on campus.

Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center (D3)

Tour the Arts

The arts are vital in our Camel community, in ways both experiential and intellectual. See the spaces devoted to the arts and hear from members of the departments of music, studio art, dance and theater.

Music, Studio Art and Theater Tour Begins in Cummings Arts Center Salon (D3)
Dance Tour Begins in the Lobby of College Center at Crozier-Williams (G2)

Campus Tour

Departs from Outside Cummings Arts Center (D3)

 1-1:50 PM

Campus Tour

Departs from Outside Cummings Arts Center (D3)

A Word About Food
We usually treat our guests to lunch, but this year a large meal service was not advisable. So we will offer snacks at various times and locations throughout the day, and will include a list of area restaurants in your registration packet.

This schedule is subject to change. Let's face it: Everything is subject to change these days!