The Department of Slavic Studies hosts a number of annual events for its students and for the campus at large. Some of the most popular are:

  • bus trips to New York City and Boston to view Russian exhibits, theater, and opera performances
  • our Elka holiday celebration in December with Slavic cuisine and music by the Connecticut College Slavic Chorus
  • Russian Maslenitsa (Carnival) in the spring, featuring traditional Russian blini
  • Russian Paskha (Easter) Celebration, featuring egg dyeing with natural dyes
  • film series of Russian and Slavic films

Recent events include: 

  • Maslenitsa (Russian) and Baba Marta (Bulgarian) celebrations on March 2, 2018
  • The establishment of a new Polish Club in spring 2018
  • A reenactment of the Storming of the Winter Palace to commemorate the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution
  • A talk by the novelist Gary Shteyngart on Nov. 15, 2017