Thames Move In & Orientation


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Thursday, August 29: Students and Parents/Guardians arrive and move in (parents/guardians secure local accommodations Thursday night; students spend night on campus)
Friday, August 30: Student & Parent Orientations (parents depart campus after the day)
Friday afternoon, August 30-Tuesday, September 3: Student Orientation & Opening Week: Anchors Aweigh! activities (students only)
Wednesday, September 4: First day of classes

Thames Move In
August 29

Families are invited to arrive on Thursday, August 29, 2019 between 8:00am and 11:00am to move in and set up your room. Following the staggered arrival schedule here will make the parking and move-in less congested. Residence Hall Directors at Thames and Residence Assistants will meet and greet and lend assistance.

Thames Student & Parent Orientation
August 29-30

We will gather together as the 2019-2020 Thames at Mitchell cohort for the first time on August 29, 2019 for a welcome and academic year kick-off. Student and parent orientations will run concurrently and parent orientation will conclude on Friday, August 30. 

Thames Student Orientation & Opening Week 2019: Anchors Aweigh!
August 30-September 3

Thames Student Orientation continues the afternoon of Friday, August 30 through Tuesday, September 3. During this time, Thames students will also participate in Opening Week: Anchors Aweigh!, a fun and entertaining week of events planned by Campus Life that will get you transitioned into college life in an awesome way! You’ll get to know your incoming Thames and Mitchell classmates, learn the ropes around campus, and much more!

2 Labor Day Event Options! Monday, September 2

  • Trip to CT Tigers Game | 10:30am-5pm FREE for new and returning Thames students who are participating in Anchors Aweigh! Opening Week 2019, but you must reserve your spot online. Transportation to and from the College will be provided in addition to a ticket to the game and concession stand voucher. One lucky student will be chosen to throw the first pitch at the game! Reserve your spot now at

  • Trip to Mystic Aquarium | 12pm-3:30pm FREE for new and returning Thames students who are participating in Anchors Aweigh! Opening Week 2019, but you must reserve your spot online. Transportation to and from the College will be provided in addition to admission ticket to the aquarium. Students will be able to tour the exhibits and attend the 2:00pm show at the aquarium theatre. Reserve your spot now at

Classes begin Wednesday, September 4


Students submit housing requests at Students will be assigned one or more roommates. Roommate/room assignments will be made by the 2nd week of August and shared by email to give students an opportunity to plan for shared items for the room. For more information, visit the Accepted Students Checklist.

Each student will have a bed, desk, chair, dresser, closet or armoire hanging space. Washers and dryers are located in each residence hall utilizing credit/debit cards – no cash. All rooms will have a mini refrigerator, and students will have access to a microwave and a large refrigerator for student use in the kitchen residence hall.

Download the Thames Supplies List 

Connect with Thames Staff!

Beverly Scully
Director of Thames
Phone: 860-701-7795
Office: Umbrella House

Thames Academic Calendar

2020/2021 Academic Calendar

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