Save the Date for Mariner Day for Families and Alumni, Saturday, October 16

Join us for Mariner Day!

For Families and Alumni

Fall is in the air at Mitchell College! Whether you are a Mitchell or Thames student, family member, faculty/staff member or alum, save the date for Mariner Day! on Saturday, October 16! Athletics contests (men’s soccer and women’s volleyball), lawn games and activities for the whole family plus our annual Performing Arts Evening Cabaret will all be part of the fall festivities on the Mitchell campus!

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Convocation for incoming Mitchell students will be held Wednesday, August 25 at 4:30pm

The Mitchell College Convocation will be held Wednesday, August 25 at 4:30pm on the College Green.*

Students Meet: 3:55pm at the Tennis Courts on Montauk Ave.
Convocation is a time for our community to celebrate the start of the academic year and welcome our newest Mitchell class. First-year students are asked to wear their Anchors Aweigh! T-shirt (which will be provided) to Convocation.
Students will meet at 3:55pm by the tennis courts and proceed across Montauk Ave. to the College Green in front of Duques Center.

Highlights of our Convocation tradition:

  • Speakers including Dr. Tracy Espy, Mitchell College President, Dr. Elizabeth Beaulieu, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Alicia Martinez, Dean of Student Experience and Belonging, and Stephanie Costabile, SGA President.
  • New students becoming part of Mitchell College history as they sign the Class Book
  • Reciting of the Class Pledge
  • Class of 2025 photo
  • Ringing of the College bell 25 times to signify the start of the academic year and to welcome the Class of 2025 into the Mariner community!

Following the ceremony, students and their families are invited to join us from 5:30-7pm for a Mariner Send-Off BBQ on the Market Café Patio.

Face coverings are required for all attendees.

*Rain location: Yarnall Athletic Center. Covid restrictions may apply. Watch for updates.

President’s Reception June 17

Mitchell College is looking forward to welcoming students and family members to our On-Campus President’s Reception on Thursday, June 17 from 10:30am-12:30pm. Guests will get an in-depth look at Mitchell College through networking and conversations with faculty and staff, representing: athletics, financial aid, campus life, advising, career development, performing arts, Living & Learning support programs including Thames, Mystic and the Bentsen Learning Center. Accepted students can get any questions answered and learn next steps on becoming a Mariner! Prospective students will learn more about applying to Mitchell College or to Thames at Mitchell College. Plus, this event will feature an Ice Cream Tailgate and Raffle!

Students who have committed to Mitchell College or Thames at Mitchell College will also benefit from an online, pre-orientation program during this event in preparation to enroll this fall. We’re looking forward to spending time with all of our #futuremariners! Learn more and register at






Governor Lamont Announces Applications Now Open for Connecticut College Corps Program

Attention Mitchell students and 2021 grads! All undergraduate college students who attend Connecticut colleges and universities and Class of 2021 grads are eligible to apply for the College Corps CT Summer Program. This program is a statewide effort to promote summer enrichment opportunities for students in grades K-12 who have had their school years significantly disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic Applications will be accepted until May 21, 2021.

Corps members will receive one week of specialized training prior to being matched with summer enrichment programs throughout the state. They will work for seven weeks supporting summer programs to provide joyful, stimulating experiences and to mitigate school disengagement for youth. Corps members will participate in weekly cohort meetings with team leaders and mentors who will provide ongoing guidance, resources, and support.

All Corps members who complete the program requirements will receive a $4,500.00 stipend.

Read Gov. Lamont’s press release about the Connecticut College Corps here.






Alumni & Friends Webinar: A Brand Called YOU!

Leadership & Executive Coach Offers Tools to Discover, Share Personal Brand

 Marisa Ciesluk, leadership and executive coach of MWC Coaching, shared tools on how to craft a personal brand statement during “A Brand Called YOU,” the final spring program in the Alumni & Friends 2021 Webinar Series on Thursday, April 15.

 What’s a personal brand? Marisa defined it as a collection of a person’s values, beliefs, gifts and talents.

 “It’s how people feel when they’re in your space,” she said.

 She said crafting a personal brand statement helps “to design the life you want” with “clarity, confidence and courage,” giving it focus, energy and abundance.

 Marisa directed her presentation to people in all stages of life – from new graduates to empty nesters – and said a personal brand is constantly evolving. She encouraged the audience to “be purposeful risk takers” and pay attention to life’s moments that can be change agents.

 “You learn about yourself in the messy middle, not on the summit,” she said.

View the recorded webinar at