Senior Parents: It's time for your graduating students to order caps and gowns online. Caps and gowns will be delivered to the Connecticut College Book Shop in mid- to late April; payment is required upon pickup in the Bookshop. Orders can be placed at herffjones.com/college/conncollege. The deadline to order online is Monday, March 26, 2018. Please direct any questions to Margaret Samul at email@example.com.
Office Hours with the Office of Career & Professional Development
On select dates throughout the 2017-18 academic year (both in the fall and spring), the Office of Career and Professional Development hosts its successful Friday Office Hours program with the help of alumni and parent volunteers who share their industry knowledge, networking and resume feedback, and provide mentorship to students on an individual basis.
A variety of industries are represented including but not limited to: Finance, Consulting, Education, Non-Profit, Film, Technology, Theater, Arts/Media, Law, Health, Psychology, and Sports Management. Volunteers in the program meet with students in 30-minute increments between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (EST). Students sign up for a time slot and volunteers are provided with the student’s resume prior to their appointment. The meetings take place in the Vinal Cottage building. However, Skype and phone sessions can be arranged for those volunteers who cannot participate in-person.
April 20 - RJ and Barb Bukovac P'18 (Finance and Accounting)
May 4 - Ashley Ryall '09 (Social Media, Marketing)
Names in bold are members of Conn’s Parent Council.
Invitation for Public Comments
Connecticut College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit April 8-11, 2018, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applied to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six-state New England region.
Connecticut College has been accredited by the Commission since 1932 and was last reviewed in 2007. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses the entire institution.
For the past year and a half, Connecticut College has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission's Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:
Public Comment on Connecticut College Commission on Institutions of Higher Education New England Association of Schools and Colleges 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100 Burlington, MA 01803-4514 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments.
Public Comments must be received by April 11, 2018. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.
100th Commencement Speaker
Jazmine Hughes ’12, associate editor for The New York Times Magazine, will deliver the keynote address at our 100th Commencement on May 20, 2018.