Welcome Weekend prepares you for an amazing experience at Connecticut College.

Welcome Weekend is scheduled from Wednesday, August 21, 2024 through the end of the day on Monday, August 26, 2024. The first day of classes for the fall semester is Tuesday, August 27, 2024.

Arrival Day

You'll move in and get settled on Arrival Day, Wednesday, August 21, 2024 and begin Welcome Weekend that afternoon. Your student advisers, house staff, and other student leaders will help you get settled and acquainted with the organizations, traditions, and activities of Connecticut College during our Welcome Weekend programming. Attendance at Welcome Weekend is mandatory for all new students.

Parents and Families

Parents and Families are welcome to attend our Arrival Day events on Wednesday, August 21, 2024 and we will have a dedicated program for parents and families in the afternoon. Starting that evening, students will begin a busy schedule of events through the start of classes and will not have time for visits from family and friends.

Pre-Orientation Programs

Connecticut College offers four pre-Orientation programs to cohorts of incoming first-year students enabling them to make connections and gain familiarity with campus resources and opportunities. Participation eligibility and program start dates vary by program. Please visit this website for information about all of the programs available to our newest Camels!