The following principles guide the College’s Campus Master Plan:


Students working in a collaboration room in Shain Library.

Reveal the Life of the Campus–both academic and social

Take opportunities to physically showcase the Connections curriculum by including spaces for multidisciplinary collaboration and to highlight the College’s robust student life activities. Creating a sense of visual and physical cohesion across campus while improving efficiency and accessibility.


Aerial view of the Connecticut College campus.

Renew and Reinvest in Existing Campus Environment

Celebrate the historically significant architecture and landscape including the extensive Arboretum collection. Provide varied outdoor spaces to encourage exploration and learning. Reaffirm Conn’s commitment to existing buildings through renovations and addressing deferred maintenance.

Unity House wooden sign.

Promote Accessibility and Diversity

Bring parity to the College’s affinity groups, providing dedicated space to each. Improve accessibility to campus buildings and landscapes.

View of Long Island Sound from Blaustein Humanities Center.

Celebrate our Arboretum Campus Overlooking Long Island Sound and the Thames

Leverage Conn’s unique location and variety of landscape types by improving visual and physical connections between the Arboretum, campus core and the Thames River.

Students plant seeds in Sprout Garden.

Embody Sustainability Best Practices

Further Conn’s commitment to environmental and economic stewardship by aspiring toward sustainable standards in every project, including new construction, renovation and landscape maintenance.