Floralia, Fenway And Finals: 14 Signs Of Spring At Connecticut College

Camels love spring. Whether you’re lounging on Tempel Green, walking through the Arbo or hunkering down in Shain Library for the last exam of the year, there’s nothing like spring in New London.

1. #ConnSaidYes

By March 26, the Class of 2018 had learned #ConnSaidYes.

Maddy Fenderson ‘18, an early decision admit, made this #ConnSaidYes cake to welcome her regular decision classmates and congratulate a friend on the good news!

2. #ThinkDoLead: President Bergeron’s Inauguration

Connecticut College celebrated the Inauguration of Katherine Bergeron as the College’s 11th president on April 5.

Take a look at #ThinkDoLead: 11 Epic Moments from Inauguration Weekend and the three other BuzzFeeds (Inaugural and presidential traditions, the lives of our Presidentsand CC architecture) made to celebrate the event!

3. The dawn of spring

In the post-Inauguration glow, campus began to bloom.

4. 9 hours, 19 talks, 22 speakers: TEDxConnecticutCollege

Students hosted, organized and produced the third annual TEDxConnecticutCollege. Interested? Watch the videos!

Top: Professor of Anthropology Anthony Graesch and Tim Hartshorn ‘14.
Bottom: Entrepreneur Priyanka Gupta ‘06, photographer Mike Wipper ‘17 and underwater archaeologist and Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard.

5. The Shwiffs sang at Fenway

On the weekend preceding the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Connecticut College’s oldest a cappella group took to the field to sing the national anthem. The Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2.

6. President Bergeron Instagram’d spring

On March 7, history was made: President Bergeron became one of only a few college presidents on Instagram, joining as @PresidentBergeron.

She writes: “Plum’s eye view of Cummings. Gorgeous CC day!”

7. Senator Blumenthal: ‘You ought to be very proud of this college’

You ought to be very proud of this college,” Senator Richard Blumenthal said after hearing students describe a culture of strength against sexual violence on our campus.

Next he’ll take what Conn does right to The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

8. Every day is a good day for a Camel waffle!

hayley616 / Via instagram.com

via @hayley616 on Instagram

9. 300 Camels ran in the first ever pre-Floralia 5K Color Run

Connecticut College kicked off Floralia a little early with a very successful Pre-Floralia 5K Color Run. The course involved colored chalk stations, mud and a small wall-climb.

Take a look at the photos!

10. @PresidentBergeron dropped by her first Floralia

“Enjoying the beautiful day together.”

12. Abstract Algebra with a view

Professor Hammond took the concept of an outdoor classroom to a whole new level.

13. #ConnColl2014: Seniors finish their finals and reflect…

14. A ‘Happy’ end to the semester

President Bergeron made a surprise appearance, joining CoCoBeaux to sing “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

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