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Dining Services Closing Schedule for Spring Break

Listed below is the closing schedule for dining services during Spring Break. Please check CamelWeb for specific modified Spring Break hours for Harris and the Oasis Snack Shop. Staff and faculty are welcome to dine with us during the break.

Friday, March 10 - Jane Addams closes after lunch. Reopens on Monday, March 27 at 7:30 am.

Friday, March 10 - The Oasis Snack Shop closes at 5 pm. Reopens Monday – Friday, March 13 – 17, from 9 am to 3:30 pm, then remains closed until Sunday, March 26 at 6 pm.

Friday, March 10 - Harris closes at 3:30 pm and reopens at 5 pm for students approved to be on campus during Spring Break*. Check CamelWeb for modified break hours.

All dining locations resume regular operating hours on Monday, March 27, 2023.

*All regular student meal plans will be inactive during Spring Break starting at 3:30 pm on Friday, March 10th and will reactivate at Breakfast on Sunday, March 26th. Students not approved to be on campus during break will be charged for meals.

Student Counseling Services & Student Health Services Hours and Resources Over Spring Break

Student Counseling Services and Student Health Services will be open during spring break from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

On-campus students experiencing an emergency should call Campus Safety at (860) 439-2222.
Off-campus students experiencing an emergency should call their local emergency services at 911 or the appropriate emergency resource number for their location.
All students needing urgent assistance after-hours or needing ongoing care may reach an off-site licensed professional clinician through MySSP.
You may reach the service by calling (860) 439-4587 and pressing option 2.
Or call My SSP directly at (866) 743-7732 (If calling from outside North America, dial 001-416-380-6578).
This telephone-based mental health service is available to all students needing access to mental health support when Student Counseling Services is not open.
This service gives students access to an off-site counselor who will provide support anytime during the evening, weekend, or break.
You may request a lived experience counselor match through My SSP at any time. They will work to pair you with a counselor who has self-identified as sharing experiences or specializations associated with ethnicity, gender, language, geography, religion, age and more.
Download the free My SSP App, available on the App Store or Google Play.
Through the app, you can call or chat with a Student Support Counselor 24/7 in real-time or schedule a telephone or video session that fits your schedule. My SSP provides support in a personal crisis and connects students with providers, offering short- and long-term counseling.
You can browse a digital library of helpful articles and videos.
Connecticut College pays for the services offered through this app.

National Suicide Crisis Line: 988
Trevor Project Crisis Hotline: (866) 488-7386
Trevor Project Crisis Text Line: Text TREVOR to 741741
National Eating Disorders Helpline: (800) 931-2237
Text NEDA to 741741
Southeast CT Mental Health Authority Crisis Response: (860) 886-9302
Sexual Violence Prevention Advocate On-Call: (860) 460-9194

In-person and telehealth visits may be accessed through Hartford Healthcare GoHealth at 351 N. Frontage Road in New London.
Walk-in appointments and virtual visits are available every weekday, from 8 am-8 pm, and on weekends, from 9 am-5 pm.
Online scheduling is available.
Appointments may also be made by calling GoHealth at (860) 865-0934.
On-campus students may access free round-trip transportation to GoHealth, via Lyft, by calling Campus Safety at (860) 439-2222.

Summer Admission Ambassador @ Office of Admission

As a Connecticut College tour guide, you have the important task of conveying an image of the College and the “Conn experience” to campus visitors. In effect, you are Connecticut College to most families. Prospective students and families have a limited amount of time to spend on our campus, and your tour may be the only exposure to the College and student life that prospective students receive. In addition to being challenging, exciting and fun, leading tours is also a large responsibility requiring commitment and dedication.

Your time commitments would include:

Tour Guide duties:

  • 8:30am-4pm Mon-Fri
  • 10am-3:30pm Sat
  • Three regular tours per day
  • Occasional group tours

Ambassador duties:

  • Answer the phone at the front desk
  • Check in visitors
  • Answering questions about Connecticut College
  • Ensure that the lobby area of Admission is tidy
  • Restock materials in the lobby
  • Assist with other office tasks as needed

Other things to know:

  • You will get one week of vacation
  • Office of Admission will cover costs of room and board for the summer
  • You will need to apply for summer housing on campus

Once accepted as a tour guide, you will have the opportunity to apply for the role of Ambassador or Tour Guide Coordinator.

Please submit your application via Handshake by Friday, March 31st. Email Sarah Billis,, with any questions!

Summer Courses @ Conn

Summer Courses @ Conn! All courses taught remote - take Conn courses from anywhere!

Two sessions: May 30 - June 30, and July 3 - Aug 4.
Choose from 29 courses IN AFR, AMS, ANT, ARA, ART, ASL, BIO, COM, CRE, ECO, ENG, ES, GER, GOV, GWS, HIS, HMD, LA, LIN, MAT, NEU, PHI, PSY, SOC, SPA, THE, including five SDP, five CC, two WLC and seven W courses.

For Financial Aid eligibility, students must apply by April 10. Summer Financial award is non-binding, and will not affect your academic year financial aid package. Apply now to find out your financial aid eligibility.

Visit the website for the full list of courses, schedule, financial aid application, and registration information.

Need help navigating Connections?

Connections Chats Every Wednesday in the Library

Come chat with student Connections Ambassadors for help navigating Connections. Review Degreeworks, modes, ConnCourses, SDP, W, Language, and Connections requirements. Learn how to join a Center or Pathway. Ask all-things-Connections!

Looking for an open, collaborative safe space to explore sound and music?

New London Drone Orchestra at The Telegraph

The New London Drone Orchestra plays improvised electroacoustic ambient music on campus every other Monday this spring. If you are reading this, you are welcome to play with us. No commitment is required. Just stop by and see if you like it! Bring something that makes noise (or your voice) and set it up in the main sanctuary of Harkness Chapel at 6:30 PM on any of the following evenings: February 20, March 6 and 20, April 3 and 17. We start playing at 7 PM.

This is an open, collaborative, and safe space to explore sound and music. You don’t need prior musical experience or have to know how to read music.

Questions? Email

Check us out on SoundCloud.

SMART Recovery Groups for Students

Student Counseling Services would like to inform you of our recovery support groups called Smart Recovery (for students struggling with any kind of addictive behaviors that are interfering with their lives) and Smart Recovery Family and Friends (for students who have been impacted by the addictive behaviors of their family or friends).

Smart Recovery for students will meet weekly on Thursdays 2-3 pm starting February 2, 2023, in Warnshuis Health Center in Meeting Room 304.

Smart Recovery Family and Friends will meet weekly on Tuesdays 2-3 pm starting January 31, 2023, in Warnshuis Health Center in Room 208.

Need more info? Email

Camels: Want to take over @ConnChronicles?

Share your best Camel life! Sign up to take over the popular @ConnChronicles Instagram account to share with the campus and with our prospective students. DM if you're interested!

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STUDENTS - Join the CONN-tainers program!

Are you interested in taking your meal with you? Join the CONN-tainers program!

Information for students:
Step One: Signup for the CONN-tainer program at Harris and receive a container or carabiner immediately. You will be charged $10 if you fail to return the container.
Step Two: Package your food and enjoy!
Step Three: Return your container for another or choose to receive a carabiner.

Containers can be used and exchanged at Jane Addams and Harris Dining. Signup however is at Harris only.
Please empty food from the container and rinse lightly after use. We will wash, sanitize & dry the container.
You will be charged $10 if you fail to return the container. You will not be charged for wear & tear.
All other types of reusable food containers are prohibited in the dining halls due to state health regulations.