Life at Mitchell
“I was looking for a small community…I have a lot of friends here and they are as close to me as family.”
Orson Sinclair ‘17
Living on our waterfront campus in New London puts you in the right place to make real connections. Residence halls bring together living communities where people share a special interest, such as an academic drive, an athletic team or a common club. Would you like to have a focus for your floor? Whether it’s community service or quiet study time, leadership building or easy access to tutoring and advising, we’ve created a place for you. Would you like to design your own community? Fill a floor with your friends or team members to create your own community. We will help you do it!
Living on Campus
Mariner Hall Living Community has floors centered on leadership and involvement. Students living in the Mariner Hall Living Community will serve as leaders around campus as student-athletes, orientation leaders, peer mentors, and more. Your Campus Life staff members will host opportunities for you to learn more about your leadership potential and create an environment for growth.
Montauk Apartments on our main campus are open to any Mitchell College student who is seeking a unique living environment that fully incorporates a substance-free lifestyle. In order to preserve the safe and supportive environment of the residence, all students living in the Montauk Apartments must agree to and abide by specific substance-free housing guidelines. Students in the Montauk Apartments are required to sign a supplementary Housing Agreement prior to moving in each semester. Learn about our Collegiate Recovery Program.
Saunders Hall Living Community has floors centered on aspirational leadership and involvement. Students living in the Saunders Hall Living Community will serve as leaders around campus, have the opportunity to be mentored by a fellow student, and gain useful and impactful experiences in the community. Your Campus Life staff members will host opportunities for you to learn more about your leadership potential and create an environment for growth.
Simpson Hall is a Learning Community for students who are looking to have their resources to succeed nearby and available at a moment’s notice. Simpson Hall is host to tutoring and group study opportunities and visits from Individualized Services staff. Your Campus Life staff will hold other fun social opportunities.
Matteson Hall Living Communities vary floor-to-floor based on interest. Communities common interests can include an academic major floor, an associate’s degree floor, a quiet hall, or groups designed by students.
East Winds House features an opportunity for upperclass students who want the benefits of living in campus housing and the independence gained by living off campus. East Winds is a large, Victorian-style house with an expansive backyard for relaxing and recreation. Located two blocks away, it is an easy 5-minute walk to Mitchell dining, classes and the hub of campus life. One- and two-bed rooms accommodate 25 students with access to a full kitchen, washer and dryer, a project area and common lounge.
Dining on Campus
We are committed to providing our students with the resources they need to thrive. That includes providing delicious and nutritious food to keep our busy, active community going strong.
Prepare to embark on an exceptional dining program designed specifically for Mitchell College students by a chef experienced in fine dining. We offer something for every taste: fresh seasoned handmade burgers, healthy smoothies, fresh and seasonal salads, sandwiches featuring in-house roasted deli meats, and of course the gourmet coffee you need to fuel your study sessions. We are responsive to food allergies with staff ready to make accommodations for students with food sensitivities.
Whether you’re popping in for an early morning snack or stopping in for a healthy meal, we are sure our dining facilities will meet your needs in comfortable, casual settings at Milner Dining Hall and Market Café that are great campus gathering spots for friends throughout the day.
Click here to view menus, hours, nutritional information, and specials.
For some students, it just makes sense to commute from home. Campus life is for you, too! You can participate in a campus meal plan, make a home away from home in the commuter lounge in Nathan Hale Hall and be just as involved in activities, service, student government and leadership. The Commuter Student Association provides the Mitchell College commuter student population with a place to meet and socialize with other commuting students.
Health and Wellness—the Health Clinic and Counseling Services—meet student needs and engage students with relevant and empowering programing to help them make informed healthcare decisions and healthier lifestyle choices. Health & Wellness provides preventative and educational programs, workshops, and clinics on campus throughout the year including:Fresh Check Day!, suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, problem gambling awareness, sexual responsibility and stress reduction. Student Health 101 offers more ways to stay healthy.
The onsite clinic provides a variety of services including but not limited to: evaluation and treatment of illness and injuries,allergy injections, flu vaccines, women’s gynecological exams, common prescriptions (not narcotics) and patient education. For more information call 860-701-5195 or visit the Health Clinic located on the 2nd floor of the Yarnall Building for a complete list of services available or to schedule an appointment.
The Counseling Center provides short term counseling services to students to ensure ongoing wellness. During college, students may require varying degrees of assistance for personal, social, or academic purposes: personal counseling, group counseling, community counseling or crisis intervention. For more information, call 860-701-7787 or visit the Health Clinic located on the 2nd floor of the Yarnall Building to schedule an appointment.
Disability Student Services In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Disability Student Services is committed to ensuring that no qualified student, on the basis of his/her disability*, will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any College program or activity.Disability Student Services determines eligibility, approves and coordinates services, auxiliary aids*, and academic accommodations* to qualified students with disabilities.Disability Student Services is committed to equal accessibility and supports students with disabilities in advocating and engaging in the campus learning and living community to maximize their ability to succeed.For more information, visit our Disability Student Services Links, email DSS@mitchell.edu or call 860-701-5790.
Meet the Student Affairs Staff
Sandra D. Wirth, Ed.D.
VP for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Office: Mitchell Hall 311
Campus Life Coordinator
Office: Simpson 100
Executive Assistant for Student Affairs
Office: Mitchell Hall 310
Director of Campus Safety
Office: Nathan Hale
Campus Life Coordinator
Office: Saunders 100
Coming here and getting involved in things puts you in a leadership position.
Class of 2016, Psychology