Our mission

The Office of the Dean of the College, under the leadership of Dean of the College Jefferson Singer, helps students take ownership of their education, define areas of personal interest and navigate educational opportunities available on and off campus. We provide advising and resources to help you follow your passions, engage in a fulfilling course of study and reflect on your experiences in a way that prepares you for a meaningful career after graduation.

Get to know us

Our office should be the first point of contact for questions you have about academic support, advising, Connections, career preparation, study away, fellowships and more. The Class Deans also serve as liaisons to other resources on campus, including financial aid, student life, health and counseling services and community learning. 

First Stop: Class Deans

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Class Deans

We connect you with the academic support and advising you need at each step of your educational journey at Connecticut College. Our mission is to help you get the most out of your Conn experience, graduate on schedule and leave prepared for life after college. Got questions? Ask us. If we don't have the answers, we'll connect you with the people who do. 

Class Deans

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Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides academic support services for all students so that they may reach their maximum academic potential. Although the primary goal is to assist students in becoming more efficient and effective learners, the ARC is available to all who wish to improve their academic skills and ability to learn. 

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Career and Professional Development

At Conn, career planning isn't something that happens in your senior year. Our Office of Career and Professional Development offers a four-year career preparation plan for every student. Your career adviser is part of the advising team that is with you from the very beginning of your college experience. 

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Community Partnerships

Being a Conn student means getting close to the day-to-day aspirations, challenges and nuances of our community, the historic city of New London. Community learning and civic engagement happens through the Community Partnerships office, which works with more than 50 organizations in the region to address issues of activism, diversity and social justice.

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Fellowships and Scholarships

With generous financial support for study and research, post-graduate fellowships and scholarships provide life-changing opportunities. The associate dean for fellowships and scholarships will work with you throughout the entire application process.

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Study Away

When you study abroad, you examine global issues from a local perspective. Over half of Connecticut College students study around the world through carefully selected College-approved study away programs, as well as through the College's own Study Away/Teach Away programs (SATA).

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