2022 progress report cover

2021-22 was another historic year, as Connecticut College resumed in-person operations and launched the public phase of our Defy Boundaries campaign. We were fortunate to have our strategic plan to guide us through this momentous period. When we developed the plan in 2016-17, we designed it with a long view, a 10-year time horizon. And that perspective allowed us to steady our gaze and focus on our priorities while we managed the myriad challenges of keeping our students, faculty, and staff healthy and safe while resuming in-person forms of the collaborative and highly engaging educational experiences we offer.

Everyone rose to the challenge, as we continued rethinking of our collective work for the good of the community. And through it all, we not only made progress on our long-term goals, we had the most successful fundraising year in College history. Among the highlights of the year were re-opening of Palmer Auditorium and dedication of the Athey Center for Performance and Research; the record number of applications for the Class of 2026 and largest ever incoming class; the historic NCAA Division III national championship of the men’s soccer team; and the public launch of the Defy Boundaries campaign. Other notable milestones included the graduation of our 10th cohort of Posse scholars and the 100th anniversary of the College’s Honor Code. 

Marking the end of this unforgettable year — and the first of the final five years of Building on Strength — this report is a summative document. We present here a synopsis of our major achievements since 2016, while also noting, in red, the main highlights for 2021-22.

2022 Strategic Plan Progress Report (PDF Format)