Connecticut College

United States, Connecticut

The private Liberal Arts institute of Connecticut College was established more than 100 years ago in New London, Connecticut with their bold motto, “Tanquam lignum quod plantatum est secus decursus aquarum” ("Like a tree planted by rivers of water", that bringeth forth its fruit in its season). Originated as "Connecticut College for Women" as a response to Wesleyan University’s decision to stop enrolling women, The College has come very far to become a renowned University of the state and a notable member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference. The University offers 41 majors, including an interdisciplinary, self-designed major for students to choose from.  Furthermore, the University has adapted “Connections” system of education which is University’s self- designed curriculum methods for teaching Liberal Arts in more creative manner to mold students into critical thinker.

Campus Life

Nestled in extraordinary town of New London, Connecticut College is surrounded by Long Island Sound on one side and banks of the Thames River on the other side, the University boasts a community that is diverse and inclusive. The College campus is self-sufficient with the facilities like residential halls for student accommodations, classrooms, libraries including technology commons with a state of the art Christie Micro Tile Visualization Wall, digital Scholarship and curriculum Center, academic resource Center, Collaboration rooms, equipped with whiteboard walls and LCD panels and Connecticut College Arboretum inculcating a botanical garden and arboretum. Moreover, the College also 7 performance halls namely Palmer Auditorium, Tansill Theater, housed in Hillyer Hall, Myers Dance Studio, Harkness Chapel, Evans Music Hall, Fortune Recital Hall, Oliva Hall.

Noted Alumni

The College is associated with many important alumni spread across the world excelling in different fields. Some of the notable alumni of the College are Estelle Margaret Parsons who was an American actress, singer and stage director, American novelist Luanne Rice, David Haussler- American bioinformatician who was well known for leading the team that assembled the first human genome sequence in the race for Human Genome Project, American journalist and correspondent for Travel Channel Christof Putzel and Judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court Nina F. Elgo.