We have one of the most extraordinary hometowns of any liberal arts college in the nation.
Nestled between the shores of Long Island Sound and the banks of the Thames River, New London boasts an active arts community and plenty of quirky restaurants, cozy coffeehouses and eclectic shops. Grab a seat and discuss ideas over a cup of coffee at Muddy Waters, a lobster roll at Captain Scott’s or a Namaste smoothie at Right Path Organic Cafe.
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The story of world-changing social movements and social innovation often begins at the community level. Conn offers you a multitude of ways to get close to the day-to-day challenges, the aspirations and the cultural nuances of New London.
We partner with more than 50 businesses and organizations in the greater New London area that offer internships, serve as case-study locations for coursework, and provide opportunities for real-world learning. We help you connect your studies to local community-building organizations working on issues like economic development, sustainability, and political and social equity.
500+students work in the community each year
200average number of work-study positions allocated to community work
11departments offer a community-learning component
50+local agencies and projects
Our campus and community
The student experience extends beyond campus: community learning and civic engagement enhance the experience of every student at Connecticut College. Through partnerships with more than 50 local organizations in the greater New London community, students serve on neighborhood planning boards, work for local businesses and nonprofits, and volunteer in schools. Likewise, our neighbors enjoy the many cultural events, lectures and performances that happen weekly on campus, and the Connecticut College Arboretum is a beloved community fixture.