Reflecting on my work with the Office of CommunicationsI have been dreading but also looking forward to this day. After four years, this is my last blog post for The Experience. I joined The Experience on my second day at Connecticut College and coincidentally, it was my birthday! The primary goal for this blog is to give prospective students a small glimpse into what life at Conn feels like. In my selfish way, I have used this platform to reflect on some of my most monumental moments at Conn. I had many firsts here. There was my , my first time at the , and my first time trying ! I documented some major milestones: my , my , and ! I also had the opportunity to talk about more overarching experiences that heavily influenced my time here, the most notable being my . I also tried to give prospective international students some tips to acclimate themselves to the US and Conn. Many have had the same experience as me — they did not visit Conn or the U.S. before starting the semester. Hence, blogs written by international students was one of the best ways they could get some practical advice before they arrived. I spoke about , in the dining halls, and how annoying can be when they are delayed.
Connecticut College strives to be a leader in sustainability among campuses nationwide.
At Connecticut College, sustainability is a framework by which long-lasting solutions to local and global challenges are developed through understanding the connections among social equity, environmental stewardship and economic wellbeing and including all three within all decision-making and strategic planning processes.
Current sustainability efforts include:
- Providing hands-on learning opportunities for students through the Sustainability Fellows program
- Working with faculty to integrate sustainability across the curriculum
- Educating the campus community on sustainable practices
- Collecting and analyzing campus sustainability data.
In July 2021, Connecticut College earned a Gold rating from the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), a program of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Read our most recent report here.