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Beginning Monday May 23, 2022 Post Office Window Hours Will Be Monday - Friday 12:30pm - 2pm Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Most Holidays

Student Counseling & Health Services Closing for Summer Break

The Health Center, including Student Health and Counseling Services, will close for summer break on Friday, May 20th at 5:00 p.m. and will re-open on Monday, August 15th. Please make sure all prescriptions are picked up prior to leaving campus.

Health Care Over Break

In-person and telehealth visits may be accessed through Hartford Healthcare GoHealth located at 351 N. Frontage Road in New London. Walk-in appointments and virtual visits are available every weekday, from 8am-8pm, and weekends, from 9am-5pm. Online scheduling available. They are open 365 days and may be reached at (860) 865-0934.

Mental Health Care Over Break

• 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 assistance after-hours may reach an off-site licensed professional clinician who has partnered with us.

• You can reach the service by calling (860) 439-4587 and pressing option 2.

• This is a telephone-based mental health service that is available to all students in need of access to mental health support when Student Counseling Services is not open.

• This service provides students with access to an off-site counselor who will provide support at any time during the evening, weekend or break.

All students needing assistance during break may reach an off-site licensed professional clinician who has partnered with us to receive urgent or on-going care:

• 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 the event of a personal crisis and also connects students with providers, offering both short and long-term counseling.

• You can browse a digital library of helpful articles and videos.

• Or, you can call them directly at (866) 743-7732 (If calling from outside North America, dial 001-416-380-6578).

• The services offered through this app are paid for by Connecticut College.

Jane Addams Dining Hall

Jane Addams dining hall will close for the semester after lunch on Friday, May 13th, and Harris will be the only dining hall open after that. Please see CamelWeb What's Open for dining hall hours.

Oasis Snack Shop Opening

The Oasis Snack Shop will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11 am - 3 pm beginning on Tuesday, 4/12/22. They will be offering a limited Grab-N-Go menu consisting of both hot and cold items. Payment options include: Cash, Dining Dollars, Camel Cash, and credit/debit cards.

From Italian Studies: Alumni and Faculty News

Some good news from the Italian Studies Department this year:

One of our alumni, Vetri Nathan ’03, associate professor of Italian at University of Massachusetts, Boston, who majored in Italian Studies with an honors thesis on Italian postcolonial literature and received his doctorate from Stanford University, has recently accepted a position as associate professor of Italian and Andrew W. Mellon chair of global racial justice at Rutgers University.

Our colleague Matteo Pace, visiting assistant professor of Italian Studies, who specializes in Italian medieval studies in (trans)national context, medical humanities and the history of ideas, has offered numerous valid contributions in research this year, among which the articles “Come vertute in petra prezïosa: An Avicennian Thread in Guinizzelli’s Theory of Nobility,” Literature and Medicine in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, eds. Julie Singer, Colette Winn, forthcoming in the renowned journal Romanic Review, 113.1 (2022), 65-86; and “True Blood: Corporeality and Blood Piety in the Letters of Catherine of Siena,” forthcoming in the prestigious journal Italica. Pace has also organized the symposium "Dante and the Sciences of the Human: Medicine, Physics, Soul." International Webinar at the Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance, with international scholars from Bowdoin College, University of Connecticut, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University (Pisa, Italy, 2021).

Our colleague Paola Sica, professor of Italian Studies, whose main research interests regard Italian modern and contemporary literature and culture, often in transnational context, from a gender perspective and in rapport with visual expressions, has published the article “Leandra Angelucci Cominazzini: Revisiting the Futurist Debate on Speed, the Sacred and the Spiritual” in one of the major international journals on Futurism, The International Yearbook of Futurism Studies, Vol. 11 (2021), 299-323. She has also organized the panel “Italy and the Diaspora” and delivered a paper on Igiaba Scego, in which she explores this Somali-Italian writer’s activism through her most recent literary works. (NeMLA conference, Baltimore, March 2022). She will develop the ideas presented in this paper in a chapter of her book manuscript in progress on womxn, diasporic identity and narration.

Senior Admission Fellow Application Out Now

The Office of Admission is looking for responsible and dedicated rising seniors (Class of 2023) interested in representing and promoting Connecticut College to prospective students during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Senior Admission Fellows conduct one-on-one virtual and on-campus interviews of prospective students and compose written evaluations of their interviewees for the admission committee to review. Fellows are also expected to participate in other recruitment efforts as needed.

Look on Handshake for posting. Reach out to Rosendo Anguiano-Sainz( for more information and questions.