The student center at Conn, diminutively known as Cro, is the heart of campus activity and the best place to look for students or professors between classes. Cro is versatile and includes a bar, snack shop, mailroom, convenience store, dance studios, and meeting space among its facilities. Fortunately, the building is fairly new and everything is well kept. On party nights (typically Thursday and Saturday), it seems like half the school passes through Cro at one point or another. The school usually sponsors dances and concerts in Cro that are well attended by the student body. The athletic center is set to open a new two-story fitness center for the 2009-2010 school year. The fitness center will have new equipment and overlook the track and have views of the river. The Christoffers Rowing/Training Center is nicely equipped and gives Conn’s rowing team an edge over its competition. In addition, there are miles of cross-country track in the arboretum.
Conn’s students are blessed with a visually pleasing campus, which is beautiful in fall and winter. The granite and limestone buildings tie the school together aesthetically without making the architecture boring. Green space is plentiful, and it opens up the small campus. To see Connecticut College at its finest, one only needs to head towards South Campus. Sandwiched in between the South Campus dorms and several academic buildings is the College Green. From soccer matches and Harvestfest booths in the fall to heated pickup games of Ultimate Frisbee in the spring, College Green always hums with activity.