Connecticut College is a traditional New England school founded in 1911. The school is a thriving private, coeducational liberal arts institution 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.
Transportation: Airports serving the region are: T. F. Green Airport, Providence, Rhode Island (PVD); Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts (BOS); Bradley International Airport, Hartford, Connecticut (BDL); John F. Kennedy International Airport, (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA), New York City. For information on traveling to New London via train, check the Amtrak website for their schedule. New London's Union Station is less than 10 minutes from campus by taxi or car.
Coffee: Running late for your tour? Head to student favorite, Coffee Grounds for your morning caffeine boost. It's a busy place on campus so you'll see many students. We asked a student for her off-campus recommendations and she steered us to The Washington Street Coffee House, conveniently located in New London.
Lunch: One student told us, "Grab and go at Oasis Snack Shop for pizza, wraps or sandwiches ." We recommend ordering the Green Chili Burger at Engine Room. Grass & Bone is a neighborhood butcher shop and restaurant, specializing in local meats and whole animal butchery. Customers line the sidewalk to taste "A Slice of Heaven" at Mystic Pizza, famous for the 1988 movie hit. For a gourmet grab and go, head to Mystic Market.
Local Attractions: The Connecticut College Arboretum offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults (click here for an intercative map.) Catch a show at the Mystic Aquarium. The Spice & Tea Exchange has a wide selection of seasonings for any food lover and dozens of choices for any tea enthusiast.
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Small - 1,800 Undergraduates
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(p) (860) 439-2200
NCAA Division III
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