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The College’s greenhouse on campus has been a living laboratory since 1935. An important teaching and research facility used year-round, it spans 3,000 square feet and includes tropical zones, a cactus collection and an orchid collection.

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Hop on Amtrak or rent a Zipcar and you can be in Boston in two hours or New York City in two and a half. The Southeast Regional line also stops in New London, providing easy access to New Haven and points south.


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Chemistry professor Stanton Ching’s current research is focused on developing new synthetic routes to porous nanostructured manganese oxides and studying their catalytic activity.

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You can conduct cancer research in our new life sciences labs, study rare plants in our herbarium or get a good look at the Andromeda Galaxy from the Olin observatory.

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The Connecticut College Arboretum is 750 acres of protected plant life that includes the main campus. From the Native Plant Collection to Mamacoke Island—yes, our own island—there is plenty to explore.

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Muddy Waters Cafe is a favorite New London gathering place for members of the College community. Other places to find familiar faces include Bean & Leaf, Washington Street Coffee House, and Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock.

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New London is a great place to catch some sun in the spring, summer and fall. Ocean Beach is just a quick trip across town and the boardwalk has shops, snacks and games.

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Students walk past the recently-renovated Shain Library, a comfortable, usable, technology-rich study space that is at the heart of Conn’s campus.