Arboretum membership

Connecticut College is acclaimed for its commitment to environmental conservation and stewardship. The Arboretum's 750 acres include the landscaped campus grounds as well as the surrounding plant collections, natural areas and managed lands. With Arboretum membership, you get discounts on lectures, symposia, tours, workshops and trips. Members also receive a 40 percent discount on bulletins about natural history, horticulture and conservation. Contact the Arboretum office at 860-439-5020 or visit the Arboretum website membership page.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library sponsor exhibits, receptions, lectures and other events in the Charles E. Shain Library, and they also contribute to the acquisition of rare materials. For membership information, visit the website for an application. To get on the mailing list to receive their newsletter and other communications, contact Ben Panciera, director of special collections and archives, at 860-439-2654 or e-mail

onStage and other arts events

The College's vibrant visual and performing arts programs enrich campus life through both the academic program and co-curricular activities. The arts have been a core part of the curriculum for all students since the College's founding. Many pioneering artists have visited campus, and our alumni include a large number of distinguished directors, musicians, actors, choreographers, artists' managers and visual artists. The arts program is at the forefront of an innovative interdisciplinary initiative that includes teaching and collaboration across departments. Student groups and visiting artists perform regularly on campus. Go to for event listings.

The College's onStage performing arts series also features nationally and internationally known artists during the academic year. For tickets, subscriptions and other arts events, contact the ticket office at 860-439-2787 and visit