Campus Community Announcements & Calendar

 

Second Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

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Mitchell College will hold its 2nd annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Sunday, October 22 at 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women; breast cancer also does not discriminate on the basis of gender. The event will feature Mitchell’s own Dr. Denise Braley as a guest speaker. A 20-year cancer survivor, Braley would like to challenge her students and colleagues to come out and walk with her to raise awareness and support research to save lives.

Pre-registration for the event can be found here; registration is $5 for Mitchell students/staff and is $10 for the general public. Registering prior to the event is recommended as registration will be increased to $15 the day of the walk. FREE commemorative t-shirts will be given to the first 50 people to sign up!

 

11th Annual Family Halloween Festival

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On Saturday, October 28, the Behavioral Sciences Club will host its 11th Annual Family Halloween Festival. This event will take place on the College Green, Weller Center, and Clarke Center. We are asking families to donate one non-perishable canned good to support the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Pantry. The event will feature numerous Halloween games, storytelling, arts and crafts, costume parades, a food pavilion and other festivities. Last year, close to 500 members of the local community were in attendance, and we look forward to a great turnout again this year.

We are now recruiting volunteers for this year’s festival! If any individual, club, or department would like to be a part of this exciting day by sponsoring an activity, facilitating games, helping with set-up or clean-up, donating items (i.e., candy, trinkets, and books), storytelling, and more, contact Jennifer Mauro at mauro_j@mitchell.edu or 860-701-7719.

Community Coalition for Children Conference

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The Community Coalition for Children…helping children thrive® will offer its annual inter-generational conference on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Mitchell College.  The theme to be explored in various workshops is “How Social Media & Diversity Affect Our Lives.”

Some of the workshop topics are:  #Relationshipgoals, Mental Health and the Media, There’s a Bully in My Bedroom, The Good Web: How to Use Social Media in a Positive Way, Turn It Off, Applying Critical Thinking Skills to Social Media, A Word to the Victims, Get Woke Stay Woke, and Inner Armour.  For a full listing of the choices and their timing, visit the CCC website for the catalog plus registration form:   www.communitycoalitionforchildren.org   Send your form to Marissa Kach at MKach@salem.cen.ct.gov.

Mitchell Bookstore Now Has Blankets!

FullSizeRenderRelax in style with a brand new Mitchell College fleece blanket. This soft sweatshirt blanket is perfect to throw on a couch, bed, or take on a picnic. This machine washable, heavyweight fleece blanket features the Mitchell logo screen-printed on the front, and measures 54” x 84”. Nap time!

Haunted Trail at Mitchell Woods

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Are you brave enough to make it through the Haunted Trail in Mitchell Woods? Bring a friend and face the terrors that await on the Haunted Trail! Tickets are FREE with a Mitchell student/staff ID, and $5 for the general public. Reserve your timed ticket today! Please email Amy Bilezikian at bilezikian_a@mitchell.edu by Wedesday, October 11, 2017 if you would like to donate items or volunteer for the event.

Campus Life is looking for donations of the following that you are willing to permanently part with: Solar powered lights, old clothes, shoes, accessories, rope, tent, fencing under 3 feet tall, dog crates, white lab coats, jars, wheel chairs, bookcases/shelving units, white sheets, Halloween decorations, plastic sheeting, tarps, bungee cords, white Tyvek “painting suits,” rubber gloves, masks / goggles, push cart (metal), hand trucks, plastic bins, a tricycle, extensions cords (any condition), flashlights, batteries, lanterns, sleeping bag, old coolers, and foam or sheet insulation.

Mailroom Package Notifications

The Mailroom has recently undergone a technical upgrade, and students will now be notified through email if they have a package waiting for pick-up. You will no longer receive paper slips in your mailbox, so please make sure you carefully monitor your Mitchell.edu email address.

We expect that this new system will speed up delivery notifications and allow for more timely package pick-ups. If you have any questions, please speak with a member of the Mailroom staff.

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Anxiety Reduction Group
Join our anxiety reduction group. The group meets Mondays from 3:30-4:30pm in the Duques Center 2nd Floor Conference Room.

STD Screening
Free STD Screening is available on October 24 & 25 from 10am-4pm at Health Services, Yarnall Center 2nd Floor. No appointment necessary.

Advertise Your Event on Radio Mitchell

Radio Mitchell is your voice to promote your club, announce events, rally Mariners for a big game, or just keep the campus informed.

At least two weeks before an event email radiomitchell@mitchell.edu with complete information including date, time, location and whom to contact for more info. Write your own 30 to 60 second script or we’ll write one for you. We’ll air your announcement frequently. Reach the ears of the Mitchell community today!

Almost, Maine

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Mitchell College Drama Society (MCDS) presents John Cariani’s Almost, Maine at Mitchell College’s Clarke Center! For the first time, tickets may be purchased online and at the door. Show dates: Friday & Saturday November 10 and 11 at 7pm; Sunday, November 12 at 2pm

On a cold, clear, night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine.  As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected, and often hilarious ways.  Almost, Maine is a play consisting of 9 brief scenes laced with magic, realism, humor, romance, and metaphors taken literally.

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Need wheels for the weekend? Zipcar is on campus! Gas, insurance and miles are included in the rental price making it surprisingly affordable. Get the details at Zipcar.

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Open House 10:00 am
Open House @ Children's Learning Center at Mitchell College
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open House @ Children's Learning Center at Mitchell College | New London | Connecticut | United States
Come discover why New London’s newest preschool may be the perfect fit for your family! At our August 19 Open House, you’ll: • get a sneak peek at the Reggio Emilia teaching approach • participate[...]
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Mitchell College-Mitchell Mania Move In!
Mitchell College-Mitchell Mania Move In! @ Saunders Hall
Aug 23 all-day
Mitchell College-Mitchell Mania Move In! @ Saunders Hall | New London | Connecticut | United States
First-year students are welcomed to campus!
Mitchell Mania: Welcome BBQ 12:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Welcome BBQ @ Weller Patio
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Welcome BBQ @ Weller Patio
After you’ve settled in, enjoy a BBQ lunch, courtesy of Dining Services.
Mitchell Mania: Bonfire 8:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Bonfire @ Mitchell Beach
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Bonfire @ Mitchell Beach
Get to know your fellow first-year students s’more! Join us for a bonfire on Mitchell’s own private beach!
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Mitchell Mania: Field Day 1:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Field Day @ Mitchell Lawn
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Mitchell Mania: Field Day @ Mitchell Lawn
Stretch those legs for the field day games of elementary school! Compete with your Crew and see who will win the team prize of a trip to Michael’s Dairy! And bragging rights, of course!
Mitchell Mania: Taco Time 10:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Taco Time @ Outside Yarnall
Aug 24 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Taco Time @ Outside Yarnall
Quell those late night cravings with some tacos!
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Mitchell Mania: Pinterest Project Corkboard Wall Art 3:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Pinterest Project Corkboard Wall Art @ Student Center
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Pinterest Project Corkboard Wall Art @ Student Center
The Pinterest Project series begins with the opportunity to create your very own wall art! Bring your crafting skills to the table and create a decorative piece to add to your room or give to[...]
Mitchell Mania: Video Game Tournament 3:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Video Game Tournament @ Student Center
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Video Game Tournament @ Student Center
Grab the controller and mash the buttons at Mitchell Mania’s own video game tournament! Compete in Injustice 2 for a chance to win prizes, including a copy of Mafia 3.
Mitchell Mania: Game Night & Ice Cream Bar 7:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Game Night & Ice Cream Bar @ Market Cafe
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Game Night & Ice Cream Bar @ Market Cafe
Unwind in the evening with ice cream and games! Kick back, scoop some ice cream, and play a few games with friends.
Mitchell Mania: Karaoke Koffee House 8:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Karaoke Koffee House @ Student Center
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Karaoke Koffee House @ Student Center
  Grab some caffeine, rehearse your favorite song, and then take the stage with Karaoke Koffee House! Perform your favorites or sit back and snap during this karaoke jam session!
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Mitchell Mania: Community Engagement Day 12:30 pm
Mitchell Mania: Community Engagement Day @ Off-Campus, Downtown New London
Aug 26 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mitchell Mania: Community Engagement Day @ Off-Campus, Downtown New London
Spend a Saturday beautifying Downtown New London during Community Engagement Day! Get to know the New London area while giving back to your new home.
Mitchell Mania: Hypnotist Jim Spinnato 7:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: Hypnotist Jim Spinnato @ Weller
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mitchell Mania: Hypnotist Jim Spinnato @ Weller
Share the laughter with Comedy Hypnotist Jim Spinnato! Watch in wonder as Jim hypnotizes volunteers to create some Snapchat worthy moments.
Mitchell Mania: SGA Welcome Party 8:30 pm
Mitchell Mania: SGA Welcome Party @ Student Center
Aug 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: SGA Welcome Party @ Student Center
Meet this year’s Student Government Association with a Welcome Party for all first-year students!
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Mitchell Mania: New London Scavenger Hunt 1:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: New London Scavenger Hunt @ Off-Campus, Downtown New London
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mitchell Mania: New London Scavenger Hunt @ Off-Campus, Downtown New London
Think you know New London? Prove it during the New London Scavenger Hunt! Compete in your FC101 Crews to see who can complete the challenges and navigate Downtown New London the quickest!
Mandatory Floor Meeting 7:00 pm
Mandatory Floor Meeting @ Your Residence Hall Floor
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mandatory Floor Meeting @ Your Residence Hall Floor
Meet your Resident Assistants and learn the rules of your residence hall the day before classes start. This session is MANDATORY for all Residential Students!
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First Day of Classes
First Day of Classes
Aug 28 all-day
First Day of Classes
The academic year begins!
Convocation 5:15 pm
Convocation @ Duques Academic Success Center
Aug 28 @ 5:15 pm – Aug 29 @ 5:30 am
Convocation @ Duques Academic Success Center
A celebration of the beginning of academic year brings the whole College community together! Everyone is invited to attend this brief welcome, before we walk down to Mitchell Beach for Splash Bash. We will be[...]
Splash Bash 5:30 pm
Splash Bash @ Mitchell Beach
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Splash Bash @ Mitchell Beach
Kick back the 1st day of classes with Splash Bash! Grab your beach gear and join us for dinner, free swag, and a mechanical shark! Celebrate a successful first day with the sun, sand, and[...]
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Bingo for Books 7:00 pm
Bingo for Books @ Weller Center
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Bingo for Books @ Weller Center
Save money on your textbooks by winning at Bingo for Books! Grab a card, win a game, and score gift cards to the bookstore and save your bank account some money on those expensive textbooks.
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Mitchell After Dark Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 8:00 pm
Mitchell After Dark Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 @ Athletic Fields
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
Mitchell After Dark Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 @ Athletic Fields
Kick back on the Athletic Fields with a showing of Guardians of the Galaxy 2! We’ll have an inflatable screen on the field so pick your favorite spot and join us for one of the[...]
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Pinterest Project: DIY Terrarium 7:00 pm
Pinterest Project: DIY Terrarium @ Student Center
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Pinterest Project: DIY Terrarium @ Student Center
The Pinterest Project series continues with a DIY Terrarium! Come out to the Student Center and create your own terrarium to bring a garden to your room or to give to a friend!
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Children's Learning Center at Mitchell College
Come discover why New London’s newest preschool may be the perfect fit for your family! At our August 19 Open House, you’ll: • get a sneak peek at the Reggio Emilia teaching approach • participate[...]
Aug 23 all-day Saunders Hall
First-year students are welcomed to campus!
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Weller Patio
After you’ve settled in, enjoy a BBQ lunch, courtesy of Dining Services.
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Mitchell Beach
Get to know your fellow first-year students s’more! Join us for a bonfire on Mitchell’s own private beach!
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Mitchell Lawn
Stretch those legs for the field day games of elementary school! Compete with your Crew and see who will win the team prize of a trip to Michael’s Dairy! And bragging rights, of course!
Aug 24 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm Outside Yarnall
Quell those late night cravings with some tacos!
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Student Center
The Pinterest Project series begins with the opportunity to create your very own wall art! Bring your crafting skills to the table and create a decorative piece to add to your room or give to[...]
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Student Center
Grab the controller and mash the buttons at Mitchell Mania’s own video game tournament! Compete in Injustice 2 for a chance to win prizes, including a copy of Mafia 3.
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Market Cafe
Unwind in the evening with ice cream and games! Kick back, scoop some ice cream, and play a few games with friends.
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Student Center
  Grab some caffeine, rehearse your favorite song, and then take the stage with Karaoke Koffee House! Perform your favorites or sit back and snap during this karaoke jam session!
Aug 26 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Off-Campus, Downtown New London
Spend a Saturday beautifying Downtown New London during Community Engagement Day! Get to know the New London area while giving back to your new home.
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Weller
Share the laughter with Comedy Hypnotist Jim Spinnato! Watch in wonder as Jim hypnotizes volunteers to create some Snapchat worthy moments.
Aug 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Student Center
Meet this year’s Student Government Association with a Welcome Party for all first-year students!
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Off-Campus, Downtown New London
Think you know New London? Prove it during the New London Scavenger Hunt! Compete in your FC101 Crews to see who can complete the challenges and navigate Downtown New London the quickest!
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Your Residence Hall Floor
Meet your Resident Assistants and learn the rules of your residence hall the day before classes start. This session is MANDATORY for all Residential Students!
Aug 28 all-day
The academic year begins!
Aug 28 @ 5:15 pm – Aug 29 @ 5:30 am Duques Academic Success Center
A celebration of the beginning of academic year brings the whole College community together! Everyone is invited to attend this brief welcome, before we walk down to Mitchell Beach for Splash Bash. We will be[...]
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Mitchell Beach
Kick back the 1st day of classes with Splash Bash! Grab your beach gear and join us for dinner, free swag, and a mechanical shark! Celebrate a successful first day with the sun, sand, and[...]
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Weller Center
Save money on your textbooks by winning at Bingo for Books! Grab a card, win a game, and score gift cards to the bookstore and save your bank account some money on those expensive textbooks.
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm Athletic Fields
Kick back on the Athletic Fields with a showing of Guardians of the Galaxy 2! We’ll have an inflatable screen on the field so pick your favorite spot and join us for one of the[...]
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Student Center
The Pinterest Project series continues with a DIY Terrarium! Come out to the Student Center and create your own terrarium to bring a garden to your room or to give to a friend!
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Campus Library
Celebrate the Labor Day weekend with the Library staff at their annual Library Game Night event! Bring your own game or choose from the library’s catalog; bring your friends down for a night of games,[...]
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Library
Come to the library for games, pizza, door prizes and fun!  
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Mohegan Sun
Taste a bunch of delicious food! The trip is $10 or FREE for WAVE pass holders. This will get you a ride to Mohegan Sun and entrance to the Festival; bring some money to buy[...]
Sep 3 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
All aboard the Pasta Voyage! Take a guided water tour of the historic Thames River, then stop for the famous homemade Paul’s Pasta! WAVE Pass holders get a ride to the event and only need[...]
Sep 4 @ 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dodd Stadium
Spend Labor Day watching America’s Favorite Pastime. Board the bus and rep your Tiger Pride as you’ll get an exclusive backstage tour of the CT Tigers team area. Afterwards, watch the CT Tigers take on[...]
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Saunders Hall Lobby
Student Government wants to hear from you! Come out to the first Student Government Association Town Hall with your ideas on how to make Mitchell College a better place for you!
Sep 6 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Student Center
Comedy Musician Evan Wecksell brings the jokes at our first Mitchell after Dark of the semester! The former GLEE actor trades singing for jokes in what will be a night of fun, food, and jokes[...]
Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm Mitchell Lawn (Meet by Duques Bell)
The hunt is on and only one team will remain standing! Will you hide among campus or will you track your friends down in the classic game of Man Hunt? Compete with your friends to[...]
Sep 10 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Mohegan Sun Arena
The CT Sun are in the playoffs! Take a trip to the Mohegan Sun Arena to watch the CT Sun basketball team in playoff action. Tickets are $15 or FREE for WAVE Pass Holders. Mitchell[...]

A few words on fit.

 

"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.

 

If you are looking for a college that: 

 

  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities

 

 

 

…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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