Conn wins two Grand Gold CASE awards
Dining services will be operating on adjusted hours for Memorial Day Weekend. On Saturday 5/29, Sunday 5/30, and Monday 5/31: Brunch will be served from 11 am - 2 pm, and Dinner will be served from 4:30 pm - 6 pm.
Crozier Williams Post Office Hours for week of May 31st Closed Monday May 31st / Memorial Day Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Crozier Williams Post Office Hours for Week of May 24th Monday, Tuesday & Friday 12:30-pm - 1:30pm
Below is the closing schedule for the dining halls and Humphrey's.
Jane Addams will close after dinner on Friday, 5/14/21 The last Late Night at Humphrey's is Saturday, 5/15/21 The 1962 Room will close after lunch on 5/17/21 The last staff/faculty lunch in Humphrey's is Wednesday, 5/19/21
Harris will be the only dining hall open after lunch on Monday 5/17/21.
Beginning on Monday, 5/24/21, staff and faculty are welcome to dine in Harris. We are operating "cashless" and cannot accept credit cards in Harris. We are only able to accept Camel Cash, Dining Dollars and department charges as methods of payment.
Please check CamelWeb for hours of operation.
The Health Center, including Student Health and Counseling Services, will close for summer break on Friday, May 21st at 5:00 p.m. and will re-open in mid-August. Make sure all prescriptions are picked up prior to leaving campus.
Break and After-Hours Health Care
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.
Break and After-Hours Mental Health Care
• 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 or after-hours 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.
Connecticut College announces the Summer 2021 Summer Session! Students will have the opportunity to explore new subjects they’ve been curious about or to enhance their majors through an intensive, five-week summer session this summer.
Students may enroll in up to six credits in the summer session. Courses will cost $3250 for 4-credit and $2000 for 2-credit courses, and financial aid will be available. Students must submit requests for financial aid by April 9, and notification of the amount of the award will be provided by April 16, before registration, which opens April 28.
Over 30 courses will all be offered from many departments, Courses will be offered remotely from June 1-July 2 and will be held synchronously, so please review the course schedules carefully before registering. Courses must have a minimum of 10 students to be held, so we encourage students to register as soon as possible.
With many summer internships and research opportunities suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this summer session is a valuable chance for students to complement their regular academic schedules and complete semester-long courses in five weeks, taught by Connecticut College faculty.
Senior spring is like the bibliography part of a paper. You’re at the very end and it’s a struggle sometimes. This metaphor came to me as I sit here attempting to finish a paper of my own. The assignment is very manageable and I know exactly what I’m writing, yet I find myself taking far too long to complete a single paragraph. This is when I realized that–– and made the excuse for myself—I have senioritis!
Last year if someone had told me I would not only have applied but been accepted into one of my top choice graduate schools I assure you I would not have believed them. While this pandemic has certainly taken away many good things from my senior year, it also provided me with something even bigger. During the past year, and summer, I had time I never had before. For the first time since I can remember, I had nothing going on and nowhere to go, and nothing to do other than learn to be with myself and sit with my own thoughts. This turned out to be the most productive time for me. Through my remote summer internship working for The Crisis Text Line, I discovered that I wanted to pursue my studies in Psychology. However, rest assured–– this was not something I woke up one morning and decided. It was a slow, long process of researching, thinking, and more researching.
I love a good to-do list, especially ones when there is a longer timeline. Applying to graduate school can be a months-long process, so I hope this helps! I would also like to note that timing may change based on your program of choice, school, etc. I received guidance on my timeline from the American Psychological Association’s website as I applied to Psy.D. programs. So, if your program has a website similar to this, check it out!
No human likes doing laundry. It’s cumbersome, time-consuming, and annoying but, once in a while, we must. To do laundry at Conn, Camels make the trek down to the laundry room in their residence hall. Doing laundry can sometimes be a struggle in a shared space. But there are a few ways we can make it smoother.
Is it possible to still have camel moments in your senior year?! By your second week at Conn you will know (and probably will have heard it said a million times) what a camel moment is. We define this as a time (in my case, many times!) that you felt and knew you were meant to be part of this community. For some, this happens before they even begin their first-year. For others it happens at the end of sophomore year, and for me they happen all the time. I had yet another camel moment this fall when I was introduced to a camel alumna who has taken the time to not only help and guide me through the graduate school application process, but has gotten to know me on a more personal level. Ida is a student working towards her doctorate in clinical psychology — the same path that I will begin in the fall of 2021.
Although I have been living in the US for nearly three years, I generally go home during winter break so I have not had the opportunity to see an abundance of snow. But this February, New London received a large amount of snow so many international students, like me, had the chance to learn how to make a snowman. We were still in onboarding quarantine at the time and COVID-19 protocols were in place so my friend and I masked and booted up to head outside and finally fulfill my wish of making Olaf. We walked to Tempel Green, which had accumulated a good amount of snow, and saw many students who had started to make their own snowmen. Growing up, I had seen children on TV making snowmen. Thus, I naively thought making Olaf would be quite easy. I was so wrong! I started telling my friend that we should have bought a carrot for Olaf’s nose from the dining hall when the ball I had been rolling started to disintegrate. I tried again and it broke again. On the third try, I had a semblance of a big ball of snow but I accidentally kicked it. The attempt at making Olaf was not going well. So we improvised. We made a big blob and then made a smaller blob for its head. The blobs definitely weren’t representative of Olaf or a traditional snowman. When we made its face using twigs and leaves, he got further away from innocent Olaf. Our blob, affectionately named Snow Chucky, emanated some scary vibes especially as it was surrounded by happy snowmen. But Snow Chucky proved to be quite resilient as he lasted three days!
This is easily my favorite time of year. It always has been. I love all of it, especially right about now during the holiday season. Although this year looks different, coming home for Thanksgiving Break felt just as, if not more, special. I hadn’t seen my brothers since August and hadn’t seen my parents much either due to travel restrictions. Thanksgiving Day was different, but not in a bad way for us. We still woke up, watched a bit of the Macy’s Day Parade and began our cooking, enjoying the day just the five of us. We hadn’t been together in so long we didn’t really notice how different our holiday was this year.
I can so vividly remember touring Conn as an overwhelmed senior in high school. I aimlessly wandered around after my tour and info session trying to digest everything I had just learned. I had already applied Early Decision, so there was no more thinking about applications for me. I moved on to thinking about other things like: What would a major in? Who would my friends be? What even is a Pathway? It was easy to delete the thought of a Pathway from my mind—the last thing I wanted was to add something more to my plate.
A year and a half ago, I wrote a guide on how to at Conn. Today, I will explore how to hack Harris in the age of hand sanitizers, take-out containers, and temperature scanners. Here are some quick tips and tricks I learned.
After being apart for 6 months, my friends and I could not wait when Conn announced we’d return to school in the fall for our senior year. Soon enough the plans began to take shape, and even though the senior year we envisioned in our heads had changed, it worked out for the best.
Growing up in Bangladesh, one would assume I live for the beach and the ocean. Bangladesh is home to one of the longest natural sea beaches in the world. But I hate beaches. It’s too humid, the sand gets everywhere, and the seagulls are too loud. Hence, I don’t seek out the beach in any of the places I visit. In my two and a half years at Connecticut College, I have never visited the numerous beaches around. I have sampled lobster but going to the beach never seemed like a fun activity although countless Camels go there often.
During my first semester at Conn, I underestimated how powerful culture shock can be. American culture is so different from my own. But I also thought that I was immune to culture shock. I spent the last two years of high school in Eswatini at an international boarding school where many different nationalities were represented. Based on this experience living away from home–I’m from Bangladesh–I thought moving to the United States for college wouldn’t be that big of a change. However, it was harder than I expected. It got harder when I realized that my birthday was on the second day of classes and I knew absolutely no one (read all about it: ).