Q: When do I move in, and what are the dates of Orientation?

Arrival Day is Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, and Orientation begins that afternoon. More information about Orientation is forthcoming. Your transfer advisers and other student leaders will help you get settled and acquainted with the campus, your residence hall, dining halls, the library, the athletic center, clubs and organizations, traditions and even the lingo of Connecticut College.

Here is information about local accommodations should your family members need lodging.

Q: How does the College determine where and with whom I’ll live?

You will tell us about your personal preferences, study habits and more on the Student Housing Form found in your online Enrollment Guide. With this input, we’ll match you with a room and roommate(s). Watch for an email from us in mid-July with that information. Learn more about residential life. 

Q: What is life on campus like and what student organizations can I join?

You'll find a diverse array of organizations, clubs, teams, performance groups and activities at Connecticut College, all of which are happy to welcome new members. Check out what's available so you can get involved!

Q: Are there any opportunities on campus that transfers should take advantage of right away?

We strongly encourage all students to dive right into life at Connecticut College by joining extracurricular clubs, organizations and teams, and participating in some of the many activities hosted by those groups and the College every day.

During Orientation, you’ll meet with a career adviser from the Hale Center for Career Development to immediately begin our intensive four-year career program and learn what steps you’ll take to secure a College-funded internship in the summer after your junior year.

We also encourage students who transfer in as second-semester first-year students or first-semester sophomores to check out the opportunities offered by the College's five centers for interdisciplinary scholarship, each of which has a different focus: international studies, the environment, arts and technology, public policy and community action, and the study of race and ethnicity. Four of the five centers offer student certificate programs that can be combined with any major. Last but not least, the Museum Studies Certificate Program, though not a center of study, offers a certificate.

Q: What are the dining halls and meal plan like?

Students residing on campus are automatically enrolled in a meal plan that allows them use their Connecticut College Camel Card I.D. card to eat in the dining halls as many times as they want in a single day. Harris Refectory, the College's largest dining hall, is located in north campus and is attached to a group of six residence halls known as the "Plex." A smaller, more homey dining hall is located in Jane Addams House (JA). Both dining halls are buffet-style and offer a wide range of selections including vegan and vegetarian options. Also, there is a Grab 'n Go feature in Humphrey's Pub in the College Center where students can swipe their card and get quick lunch options on class days. Dining Services offers more specific information on the hours and menus of our dining locations.

Q: What types of advising are available for transfers?

Connecticut College's close-knit campus community ensures that all students, including transfer students, have access to the advising and mentoring they need to make the most out of their Conn experience. The dean of transfers will be available to answer questions during the summer and Orientation, as well as throughout the year. Learn more about academic advising.

Many students find mentors and support in other places such as the Academic Resource Center, Student Counseling Services, Race and Ethnicity Programs at Unity House and the LGBTQIA Center, just to name a few. Advisers in the Hale Center for Career Development will help you prepare for funded internships and life after college.