The social activities usually include a Fall get-together, which is designed to introduce the members of the Freshman class to one another and to the faculty, the Halloween Dance, the Winter Dinner Dance, and the very popular Spring Outing and Picnic.
The Student Art Shows and Sales are extremely popular and successful. These exhibitions are mounted twice annually: prior
to the Christmas Holiday, and during the Spring Semester. Faculty and visiting artists’ exhibitions are also a part of the calendar of events.
Field trips serve all areas of the College’s studies. Visits to New York and Boston museums, illustrators’ and art directors’ shows, painting and photography exhibitions, interior design installations, manufacturers, and studios are examples of these off-campus experiences. On-campus cultural presentations may include the showing of various kinds of art films, and lectures by visiting artists and faculty members.
The College also encourages students to make use of the cultural facilities in the New Haven area. These include, for example, the exhibitions of the Yale Art Gallery, the Gallery of the Yale Art School, the Mellon Center for British Art, the Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the programs of the Yale Repertory Theater, the Long Wharf Theater, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. The events of local colleges and universities are posted on school bulletin boards and on the College Web site. The area is rich in such activities, and events are often free.