Connecticut College is a private, 4-year college located in New London, CT. About halfway between New Haven and Providence, RI, the campus is set along the Thames River where it empties into Long Island Sound. Founded in 1911 in response to Wesleyan University’s decision to stop admitting women, the “Connecticut College for Women” later shortened its name in 1969 when it went started admitting male students. The picturesque campus features a blend of collegiate gothic architecture and modern architecture and features an extensive 750 acre Arboretum adjacent to the main campus. Additionally, there is “Tempel Green” which is a large open area where Commencement is held. Among the notable alumni of Connecticut College are actress Estelle Parsons and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong.