Campus Community Announcements & Calendar


Fall Weekend/Homecoming

You are invited to join us for Fall Weekend on Saturday, October 5, along with many other Mitchell and Thames students, families, faculty/staff, and alumni! Check-in will begin at 9am, and we have an entire day of fun activities planned for you extending into the evening. Learn more at

Admissions Fall Open House

Mitchell College Admissions is hosting a Fall Open House on Monday, October 14. Learn more and register here.

Performing Arts Auditions

Secure Your Theater or Select Chorus Audition Time Online!
The 2019/2020 Mitchell College Players Theater Season will feature a comedic double-bill with Neil Simon’s 45 Seconds from Broadway and Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Auditions open to all incoming and returning Mitchell and Thames students and Fall Play auditions will be held the week of September 9, 2019.
Sign up for a Fall Play Audition here.
Select Chorus Auditions for Fall 2019 will be held September 3-21, 2019 and are open to all incoming and returning Mitchell and Thames students, regardless of prior singing experience.
Sign up for a Select Chorus Audition here.

Mitchell College Performing Arts Cabaret

Mitchell College Performing Arts Cabaret

Fall Weekend, Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 8:00pm | Clarke Center

Come to the Cabaret! At this rollicking artistic collaboration during Mitchell College Fall Weekend 2019, talented student, faculty and staff performers from Mitchell and Thames are sure to delight attendees of all ages. Secure your seat for the performance on Saturday, October 5 at 8:00pm by registering early for Fall Weekend at Refreshments will be served. Cabaret seating is limited and there is no additional cost to those registered for Fall Weekend 2019.

How to Audition:

Do you have a song, dance, dramatic, comedic or other act the world simply must experience? All members of the Mitchell and Thames community – current students, faculty, and staff – are invited to audition! Submit your act proposal to Jonathan Babbitt at Due to performance time limitations, not all acts will be included in the Cabaret.

Get Geared Up for Fall!

We’re ecstatic to announce that you can now order select merchandise with our new athletics logo online at Check the website each week for the most current deals.

Preschool Registration

Children’s Learning Center Preschool Registration

Come discover why New London’s newest preschool may be the perfect fit for your family or a family you know! The program is designed for children ages 3-5. For more information, visit

Mitchell Players Student Activities Club Meeting @ Clarke 202
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm

The meeting for the Mitchell Players Student Activities Club will be held TODAY on Wednesday, February 6 at 3pm in Clarke 202PerformingArtsLogo_Square-01! If you are interested in performing arts or finding a new way to get involved on campus, we hope to see you there. Please contact Jono Babbitt with any questions at

Presidents’ Day- No Classes – College Offices Closed
Feb 18 all-day

Template - AcademicsIn honor of Presidents’ Day, all classes are canceled and Mitchell College offices are closed on Monday, February 18, 2019. Enjoy the holiday!

NSLS Broadcast @ Weller Center
Feb 19 @ 6:45 pm

Template - AcademicsThe Mitchell College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)will host a broadcast of Dr. Drew Pinsky on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:45pm in the Weller Center. The broadcast will begin at 7pm. This event is open to all students!

Please contact the Mitchell NSLS eBoard at with any questions.

About the Speaker

Dr. Drew Pinsky, known to television and radio audiences for over 30 years as Dr. Drew, is a medical doctor, addiction expert and best-selling author. He hosted the nationally syndicated radio show Loveline where he took calls from listeners and answered questions about adolescent and young adults health and relationship topics for over 32 years. Loveline was a nightly television show on MTV from 1996 – 2000. He also starred in the hit reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew on VH1 which chronicled the struggle for sobriety and the cycle of addictive disorders of a group of celebrities.

A much sought after guest on the talk show and news circuits, Dr. Drew has made many appearances on Ellen, Oprah, Rachael Ray, The View, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN and the Fox News Channel.

He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine. He has been appointed to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and is a member of the board for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Speakers Series: Rick Farmer @ Red Barn at Mitchell College
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Square_FARMERRichard Farmer to Speak at the Red Barn at Mitchell College on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Free and open to the public

Richard Farmer joins Mitchell College for “Charting Your Life’s Course: Where You Start Doesn’t Have to Determine Where You Finish: Lessons Learned as a Sailor and a Lawyer” on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Red Barn at Mitchell College, 629-A Montauk Ave. New London, CT 06320.

Rick Farmer is a recently retired, New York based international energy and infrastructure lawyer. His practice focused on energy infrastructure development, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and privatizations. Mr. Farmer also was an avid sailor, having represented the United States in six international competitions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Science and Sailing Foundation, is on its Executive Committee, and Chairs its Safety and Security Committee, as well as serving as Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee and on the Board of Governors of the Wadawanuck Club in Stonington, CT, where he resides with his wife Vivie von Walstrom. Mr. Farmer holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from Lehigh University; an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics; and J.D., cum laude, from The George Washington University Law School.

Mr. Farmer will discuss how, through success in competitive sailing, he overcame childhood challenges, including anger, disciplinary issues in school, an indifference toward learning, and a lack of self-esteem, to become a world class sailor and lawyer. Using specific, and sometimes terrifying, examples from his sailing and legal careers, he will share many of life’s important and practical lessons that he has learned while charting a most unique and challenging course through life. Mr. Farmer has recognized that life is a marathon and not a sprint: Where you start the race need not determine where you end it.

The Leske Family Speakers Series at Mitchell College is made possible through a generous donation by the family of Wyatt Leske, class of 2012 and Lucy Leske, Trustee. For more information, visit


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12:00 pm Flag Football @ Athletic Fields
Flag Football @ Athletic Fields
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
5:00 pm Shopping Shuttle @ Student Center
Shopping Shuttle @ Student Center
Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 9:00 pm
Want to go shopping at the Crystal Mall? Need something from Target – then come take a ride on the Mitchell College shopping shuttle. Shuttle will depart from the Student Center – Free to current Mitchell[...]
1:00 pm Kayaking & Paddle Boarding @ Mitchell Pier
Kayaking & Paddle Boarding @ Mitchell Pier
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm Student Involvement Fair @ Mitchell Green
Student Involvement Fair @ Mitchell Green
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come find your Niche at The Mitch! Check out the clubs and organizations at Mitchell College and find your niche to get involved at Mitchell! Interested in creating your own club/organization; visit the Create-a-Club table[...]
8:00 pm Mitchell After Dark: Magician Joseph Tran @ Red Barn
Mitchell After Dark: Magician Joseph Tran @ Red Barn
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
joseph tran: cool. funny. spontaneous.Cool. I’ve never been one of the cool kids but somehow me doing my thing has landed me square in the middle of what’s currently popular. Sort of like an arrow hitting a bald eagle[...]
9:30 pm Dodgeball @ Yarnall Gym
Dodgeball @ Yarnall Gym
Sep 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
9:30 pm 5v5 Basketball @ Yarnall Gym
5v5 Basketball @ Yarnall Gym
Sep 20 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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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