10 Things To Know About Being A Camel CONNECTICUT COLLEGE - NEW LONDON, CT

#1 Connections and pathways

CONNECTIONS is Connecticut College's reinvention of liberal arts education. It is a new kind of curriculum that lets you integrate your interests into a meaningful educational pathway, to carry you through college and into a fulfilling, effective career and life.

#2 a coastal arboretum campus

An institution that overlooks the Thames River and Long Island Sound, Connecticut College consists of over 750 acres, which includes the college's own art museum, arboretum, waterfront area, and island. This campus setting provides our students with a close connection to the environment and unique out of classroom experiences. Additionally, our campus is perfectly situated in the northeast corridor, as we're less than an hour from Providence and just about two hours from Boston and NYC.


As Connecticut College's student to faculty ratio is 9:1 and the average class size is 18 students, you will get meaningful individual attention whether it be in the chemistry lab, arboretum, or down in the marshes of Mamacoke Island. Embracing the phrase "Liberal Arts in Action" Connecticut College offers over 50 majors, minors and certificate programs. The the most popular academic areas of study include Economics, Psychology, English, Government, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Environmental Studies.

#4 life beyond connecticut college

Whether your academic pursuits are in government, the arts, or medicine, here at Connecticut College the focus from your first day on campus until graduation is to prepare you for the places you will go long after being a student. A year after graduation, 95% of Connecticut College alumni are employed or in graduate school and an overwhelming amount cited that the college's career program  helped them get their first job. As one of the few college's in the country to offer funding for internships, students at Connecticut College receive $5,000 to pursue an internship that's right for them!

Members of the Class of 2018 interned across the nation and around the world


Everywhere from the White House, to the podium of the Olympic Games, you will find Connecticut College alumni pursuing their passions to the fullest and trying to make the world a better place. In addition, whether it's one year or twenty years after graduation, the alumni community is always staying connected to our campus through their various leadership roles, prospective student interviews, or cheering on the Camels from the sideline.

#6 camel nation

Connecticut College is a DIII institution that is a proud member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Considered one of the preeminent collegiate athletic conferences among all divisions in the NCAA, the Camels are represented across 28 varsity sports among both genders. On any playing field, the Camels have excelled as there have been over 300 NCAA All-Americans, 15 NCAA team qualifiers, and 7 NCAA DIII National Champions. Additionally, we have seen numerous Camels go on to compete on the world stage and represent the college at 10 Olympic Games.

#7 The honor code

Created by Connecticut College students in 1922, the Honor Code is a system based on trust and mutual respect. Connecticut College students uphold academic excellence and high community standards by practicing responsible citizenship that protects the core principles of the College. With the privilege of having a diverse student body, students should be able to interact and learn from each other in ways that uphold community respect and personal freedom.

"I accept membership into Connecticut College, a community committed to cultural and intellectual diversity. I understand my obligation to this community under the Honor Code and pledge to uphold standards of behavior governed by honor. I pledge to take responsibility for my beliefs, and to conduct myself with integrity, civility, and the utmost respect for the dignity of all human beings. I pledge that my actions will be thoughtful and ethical and that I will do my best to instill a sense of responsibility in those among us who falter."

#8 planning for the future

In the spring of 2017, Connecticut College took fundamental steps to assess the current and future needs of the campus. Through a committee of faculty, students, and staff, the Campus Master Plan was established and a road map for the development and revitalization of campus was laid out. Over the next twenty years, the plan will aim to intertwine our beautiful arboretum campus with all academic, residential, and athletic facilities. Thus providing greater connections and a more personal student-life experience!

In 2018, Connecticut College has received two gifts totaling $20 million for the renovation of Palmer Auditorium and Castle Court into a new and revitalized center for performance and creative research.

#9 Clubs and organizations for all

From club soccer and the equestrian team to the College Voice student newspaper and Conn Chords a capella group, there are over eighty student-led organizations for you to choose from! Additionally, the Student Government Association (SGA) is another major facet of the community at Connecticut College. Overseen by student leaders on campus, it aims to create a positive experience for all students and serves as a direct link between the student body and administration.


As the 21st century speeds along, our world is changing at a rapid rate. On a daily basis, we are all presented with new challenges, perspectives, and inspirations. A key aspect of being a student at Connecticut College is putting one's passion and educational pursuits into action as a global citizen. To assist in that campus mission, the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA) and The Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement, are key components of the academic setting at Connecticut College. These two campus institutions serve as vibrant hubs for the student body to immerse themselves in an intensive study of international languages, engage in dialogue on relevant global issues, as well as explore new boundaries and borders first hand.

The Walter Commons Center for Global Study and Engagment
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