Staying in Touch
The best way for us to stay in touch with you is by email. We send many announcements, invitations and our monthly parents newsletter only electronically. With your email, we also can update you quickly in case of a campus emergency. (Note that Connect-ED is our primary way of notifying members of the College community of these emergencies. More about Connect-ED)
Moving? Update your mailing address and phone numbers
Send your name, the name of your student and your new mailing address and phone numbers to email@example.com to make sure you are getting all the printed communications we send to parents, or call (800) 888-7549.
Facebook, YouTube and Twitter
The College maintains an active presence on these social networking sites. You’ll find interactive features, video and more. Visit us at:
CC: Now parent e-newsletter
This monthly parent e-newsletter gives you the latest news from the College as well as photos, videos and interactive features. Send your email address - along with your name and your student's name - to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're not getting it.
Most College events are free and open to the public. Details are posted on http://www.conncoll.edu/events/
CC: Connecticut College Magazine is mailed free to all alumni and current parents. Highlights are available online at http://cconline.conncoll.edu/. If you do not receive an issue or need to update your address, contact the Office of Communications at 860-439-2500 or email email@example.com.
The College Voice student newspaper is published weekly while classes are in session. The staff can be reached at 860-439-2841. Home subscriptions to the print edition are welcome.
Through the hometown press release program, your friends, neighbors and relatives can read all about your student in their local paper. The Office of Communications publicizes student achievements by sending press releases to hometown newspapers and posting stories on the College website. To fill out a publicity card or report updated newspaper information, your student may contact the Office of Communications at 860-439-2500.
Communicating with your student
Campus Post Office
Did your student forget something at home? Want to send a card or a care package? Each student is assigned a campus post office box, and is notified of their numbers and combinations the summer before their first year. Students may receive mail via FedEx or UPS as well as the U.S. Postal Service. When sending mail, please include your student’s box number, along with his or her name and the College address. It also helps to include his or her class year to expedite delivery. For example:
Connecticut College (Box 1234)
Class of 20XX
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196
On request, the College will provide a student a telephone, a phone number, a voice mailbox and free local calling. Personally owned phones are not allowed because much of our system is digital; analog phones, such as cordless handsets, may not work here.
Students will be asked to provide cell phone numbers for emergency and college business purposes when they log into the College network. These numbers will never be publicly available or a part of general directory information.
Although most students use personal cell phones, students may use a prepaid phone calling card to make long-distance calls from College phones. Prepaid cards are sold at the College Bookshop as well as many off-campus locations. Of course, students may also use a cell phone for long-distance calls.
The College does not recommend using collect calling. Collect calls carry expensive surcharges as well as high per-minute rates. These charges are not readily advertised and there are no warnings when placing these calls. There is no 1+ long-distance phone service in residence hall rooms.
After your student graduates
Your student’s connection to Connecticut College will last far beyond Commencement. We hope yours does, too. For several years following your student’s graduation you will receive newsletters and other College e-communications. If you are a regular donor to the College, you will also continue to receive CC: Connecticut College Magazine and other print communications.