Thanks to all who attended a Fall Open House!

We had two glorious days for our Fall Open Houses this year, so families were able to tour our beautiful arboretum campus and learn all about our personalized education, our supportive community and the many ways we prepare students for successful, fulfilling lives.

If you weren't able to attend, you have other options to check out Conn. We offer campus tours six days a week and in-person interviews for high school seniors. We also host online information sessions and Coffee with a Camel, an online chat with a current student. Check out your options!

To get an idea of what we do during Open Houses, see the schedule below from our 2021 Fall Open Houses. If you're a sophomore or junior in high school, check out our Spring Open Houses!

 8:15-9:15 AM  

COVID Check-In

The Small Tent off Tempel Green (E3). Please visit the small tent first to provide your COVID credentials before going to the Big Tent to register!


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

 9:15-9:45 AM 


Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Andy Strickler, President Katherine Bergeron and Luci McGlynn '22 kick off the day with a warm Camel welcome!

The Big Tent on Tempel Green (D2/E2)

10-10:50 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 the Big Tent on Tempel Green (D2/E2)

11:05-11:55 AM

Career Preparation, Professional Development and Internships

Conn’s career advising program works: Around 96% of our alumni are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduating. The program starts in your First-Year Seminar, continues for four years and includes funding for career-related experiences like internships. Hear all about it from current students!

Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center (D3)


Scope out our state-of-the-art science center and other science facilities with the faculty who teach in them, including those from the departments of biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, neuroscience and physics.

Departs from the Front Lobby on the Ground Floor of the Science Center at New London Hall (E3-F3)

Campus Tour

Departs from the Big Tent on 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 on the Patio outside Cummings Arts Center Salon (D3)
Dance Tour Begins in the Lobby of College Center at Crozier-Williams (G2)

Campus Tour

Departs from the Big Tent on Tempel Green (D2/E2)

 1-1:50 PM

Campus Tour

Departs from the Big Tent on Tempel Green (D2/E2)

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 during Fall Open House. You can also visit one of our campus coffee shops, which have limited menus; Harris Refectory, our largest dining hall; or one of the area restaurants listed in your registration packet.

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