Today at Conn

An internal newsletter for the Connecticut College community

Studying Abroad? Don't leave money on the table!

Are you a Pell Grant recipient who is going to Study or Intern abroad? APPLY FOR THE GILMAN! Application is currently open for in-person programs or internships that start between May 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025. Contact staff in the Walter Commons to learn how!

Deadline March 7, 2024

Approximately 1 in 4 Gilman Scholarship applicants are selected to receive the scholarship. If you don’t apply, then you have a zero chance of receiving the scholarship!

Now Hiring Pre-College Summer Counselors!

Summer@Conn is hiring!

Summer@Conn Counselors live on campus for the month of July and serve as residential counselors to high school students attending pre-college programs. This is a paid position and room & board is covered by the Office of Summer Programs.

Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors please apply! Applications available on Handshake and due March 1, 2024.

Watch out for NSSE! (Survey Opens on February 21)

You will receive an email from requesting participation in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) on February 21. It is a crucial survey Connecticut College conducts frequently. The survey has questions about your experiences inside and outside the classroom, such as activities, coursework, college environment, and educational and personal aspirations.

Please use the “Take the Survey” link in the email to participate. You will also notice NSSE banners appearing in Moodle and Camel Web along with this invitation. Around campus, you will notice NSSE fliers with a QR code. In addition to the email link, you can use these links or the QR code to take the survey. After clicking a link or scanning a QR, please follow the instructions for your unique Login ID.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. Your participation will help the college to identify and improve many aspects of the undergraduate experience for all current and future students.

In appreciation for participating, students who complete the survey by April 15 will be automatically entered in a random drawing to win 1 of 20 Connecticut College sweatshirts (worth $50).

Time to Start Thinking About Fellowships!

Calling all Juniors—and the faculty and staff that support them! NOW is the time to start thinking about fellowship applications! If you are interested in learning more about opportunities like the Fulbright or Watson, you should explore the Walter Commons Moodle Campus site, attend an info session, and/or email today!

Note: Spring semester of the Junior year is the time to plan for applications, but ANYTIME is the right time to come to the Walter Commons to learn about these amazing opportunities! All are welcome!

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MARCH 1 is the Deadline for Conn Summer Opportunities!

Now is the time to think about summer! Applications are open for Conn sponsored summer opportunities and most have a deadline of March 1, 2024! Information can be found for on-campus and international opportunities for research, leadership, language study and internships on the Walter Commons Moodle Campus site!

Don't Miss Resources in the Walter Commons!

Are you looking for information about opportunities for international internships or research? Study Away? Support for Language Study? Fellowship Opportunities? If you answered YES to any of these questions, we have the answer! Join the WC Moodle Campus Site and come talk to staff in the Walter Commons (ground floor of Blaustein) to learn about the many ways we can support you!

Introducing Camel Marketplace

The CamelWeb development team has just launched Camel Marketplace. Similar to Facebook Marketplace, this new service is available only to our campus community through CamelWeb and the CC Mobile App. There you can easily list items, services or ride shares. A special thanks to COM 306 Software Engineering students and others for helping us test this app!

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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DM us to take over!

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.