Red Barn Reimagined

Red Barn Reimagined: Flexible Spaces for theater, student activities, study, community use and outdoor events!

Your Gift Matters
Home » Red Barn Reimagined

Join Us for the Red Barn Raising Event on April 29

Red Barn Raising is April 29 from 5-9pm

Give to Red Barn Reimagined

Make Your Gift Today!

Project Overview

The Mitchell College Campus Master Plan has been developed to create alignment between the College’s physical campus and the College’s mission and vision over the next five years. As the first major step, we are proposing to renovate the historic Red Barn, an iconic building that has fallen into disrepair, so that it will become a center of campus activities and an asset that enriches the College and the wider community.

A Flexible Space

The Red Barn will become a vibrant and active student life center that serves many roles. First, modular seating will enable it to be a black box theater to host our flourishing theater program. Secondly, it will provide flexible common space for student life, activities, and study halls adjacent to the existing Campus Center and Michael’s Dairy. Thirdly, it will be an attractive rental space in collaboration with Tim Grills, Director of Mitchell College Food Services. The Barn’s impact will be widely felt.

A Theater with Impact

The Red Barn Theater will have particularly strong educational impact. Many students who attend Mitchell have their first theater experience here, either as a participant or audience member. Students at Mitchell often find that theater helps them develop new abilities and confidence that resonate in their academic work. And beyond the college community, the Red Barn will support the New London community as a venue for Flock Theatre and other theater programs regionally. Closing the circle, Mitchell students will be able to work in various capacities with Flock as part of our integrative learning program.

Join us in Restoring an Icon

We are raising project funds that would enable groundbreaking for the Red Barn Reimagined project to begin shortly. The interior post and beam structure of the Barn is sound; construction will involve a new roof, insulation, siding, flooring, and utilities to code, and the creation of flexible interior spaces for theater, student activities, study, and food services. An operational working group is developing a detailed plan for the interior. The renovation will be “bare-bones,” maintaining the look of the Barn, and true to the building’s origins as a working barn on a dairy farm. The Red Barn offers many opportunities for visionary donors to engage in supporting the project this year and next. The College’s Office of Advancement is available to discuss individual opportunities, including naming opportunities and multiyear gifts.

QUESTIONS?

 

800-443-2811 admissions@mitchell.edu Text questions to: 860-910-1052

REQUEST INFORMATION

Student's Date of Birth




 

Give to Red Barn Reimagined

Make Your Gift Today!

You will find people really want you to succeed here and pull you in to get involved.

Anthony Mastria Early Childhood, Class of 2017

Apply!

The process is simple. Get started now

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.

You have Successfully Subscribed!