Orientation prepares you for an amazing experience at Connecticut College.

Arrival day is Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. *

New Student Orientation for first-year and transfer students is Thursday, Aug. 23 through Monday, Aug. 27.

You'll move in and get settled on Arrival Day and begin Orientation that evening. Your student advisers, house staff and other student leaders will help you get settled and acquainted with the organizations, traditions and activities of Connecticut College.

Beginning the moment you arrive, you'll get to know your classmates, faculty, staff and, of course, the beautiful campus. During the weekend, student leaders and faculty members will help you prepare for an excellent first semester.

Arrival Day 2018 Schedule

View the full Orientation schedule below. 

9-11 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch will be available at various dining halls around campus and is free to all.

1:30-4 p.m.
Separate sessions for students and parents and families.

4:30 p.m.
President's Assembly in Palmer Auditorium

5:30 p.m.
Dessert reception, after which parents and family will say goodbye and depart.

* In addition to Orientation, which is mandatory, the College offers two optional pre-Orientation programs for first-year students: Genesis and Odyssey. Participants will arrive a day earlier than other first-year students.