Liberal Arts in Action

Prepare to be pulled in. Get ready to go places. Anticipate enlightenment. Meet Connections.

Connections is Connecticut College's reinvention of liberal arts education—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. With a major, interdisciplinary study, a relevant internship, a world language, and an interconnected outlook, you’ll connect your education to the world, and make a world of difference.

Success and Outcomes

Notable Alumni

Debo Adegbile '91
Debo Adegbile ’91

WilmerHale, partner, and Commissioner for U.S. Civil Rights Commission

Anita Defrantz '74
Anita Defrantz ’74

Olympic medalist, rowing; former vice president of the International Olympic Committee

David Grann '89
David Grann ’89

New York Times bestselling author, staff writer at The New Yorker

David Haussler '75
David Haussler ’75

University of California-Santa Cruz, Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering director, collaborator on the Human Genome Project

Upcoming Events

Lectures & Symposia:, Book

New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) Symposium

During NDAL’s first symposium in 1990, native plants were largely an afterthought in the landscape professions. Changes since then have been astounding, and NDAL is proud to have played a part. While “ecology into design” remains NDAL’s focus, we understand that a “real world ecology” must always consider the influences of people past and present. The 30th anniversary program illustrates how an expanded definition of “ecological design”—including contributions from garden history, agroecology, anthropology, social justice, art, and of course the ecological sciences—can yield environmentally sound, yet culturally connected landscapes.

Lectures & Symposia
Lectures & Symposia:, Book

Supporting Positive Change Through Cultural Entrepreneurship

Join Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art Kate Gilbert '96 for a look inside the founding of Now + There, a public art curator in Boston, MA that challenges the city’s cultural identity by taking artistic risks and consistently producing compelling projects. Gilbert founded Now + There in 2014 with roughly one thousand dollars and today, with an operating budget of over $750k, is producing up to two annual outdoor temporary projects and running an Accelerator that supports local artists with the technical skills, curatorial guidance, and funding necessary to create this complex art form.

Lectures & Symposia