College Motto and Seal



The Connecticut College seal illustrates the words of the College motto: Tanquam lignum quod plantatum est secus decursus aquarum

The College seal illustrates the words of the College motto:

Tanquam lignum quod plantatum est secus decursus aquarum.

This Latin phrase translates to:

"Like a tree planted by rivers of water (that bringeth forth its fruit in its season.)"

The phrase is from the First Psalm. This translation is from the King James Version of the Bible.

The words of the motto encircle an elm tree which draws life from the water, an image that suggests the College's location on the banks of the Thames River.

Two open books decorate the outer edge of the seal, which displays the founding date of the College, 1911.

Contact Information:

Phone (Switchboard)
860-447-1911
Email feedback@conncoll.edu

Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196