With three colleges within the city, student visitors to downtown New London are not an unusual sight. In this video, Connecticut College takes freshmen into the city as part of their orientation.
The video has been up for just over three years (these freshmen are graduating this coming spring) and a few changes between then and now are already apparent. So, for any prospective students taking a look at this video:
- Peacock Feathers no longer has a store, although another boutique has moved in to take its place: CONNFetti. You can still find Peacock Feathers goods in the New London Antiques Center.
- Bean and Leaf has moved to a new location on Bank Street. The old location featured in the video is still a coffee shop, though: the Washington Street Coffee House. If you need a good read with your cup of coffee in the latter site, the Monte Cristo Bookshop recently opened next door.
- Passion House Coffee House has also closed. Kelly's on Bank, a breakfast and lunch place, has moved in.
Many other businesses featured here are still around, including Flavours of Life, Hygienic Art, Jasmine Thai and Sushi Bar, Northern Indian Restaurant, and Sarge's Comics. And you can still catch Above/Below playing in downtown venues.
Conn College also started having incoming students head into the city for community service projects this year. For our own guide for college students, check out this article.
What places in town would you recommend for college students? Let us know in the comments.