About CALS

The Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS) is coordinated by a college committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff charged with enriching the cultural life of the College and the surrounding communities. CALS sponsors an annual performing artist series that coincides with the traditional academic year.  Invited artists have included professional dance companies, musicians, and so much more!  Through these events, CALS strives to present its patrons with a wide variety of genres and experiences.

CALS also provides SUNY Cortland students with the opportunity to take trips to New York City, ideally once each semester.  Broadway tickets are available to enrolled students at a reduced rate.  These trips are especially valued by the College's international students as well as by our theater majors/minors.  Recent shows seen include Kinky Boots,Something Rotten, Wicked, Pippin, Memphis, Matilda, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, School of Rock, and Chicago.  We have also taken shorter, more local trips in the last couple of years.  Ticket sales start at 8 a.m. at the Corey Union Information Desk.  Ticket sales move up to Room 406 (Campus Activities Office) at 8:30 a.m.  Cash or check (made out to ASC) accepted for payment.  No refunds will be given unless someone can be found to buy your ticket/seat.

     Fall 2019:   
          Trip #1:   Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Thursday, September 12th for To Kill A Mockingbird (NYC, Broadway); Trip itself will take place on Saturday, September 21st.  Click here to see event flyer.
                                         SUNY Cortland Students $50          Faculty/Staff $90


          Possible Trip #2:  Under consideration, all details pending other than it would be local 

     Spring 2019
          Trip #1:   Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Thursday, April 2nd for a local trip TBD (last Spring we went to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum); Trip itself will take place on Saturday, April 11th; Click here to see event flyer (not generated yet)
                           SUNY Cortland Students:  $TBD
          Trip #2:   Trip to NYC/Broadway TBD . . . Anticipated to be on Sunday, April 19th, tickets to go on sale at 8 a.m., Thursday, April 9th

In addition, the Campus Artist and Lecture Series sponsors a campus-wide lecture grant program that features both regional and national speakers.  An application for the current year's grant program can be found linked on either the main CALS or Campus Activities webpage.  This year we have added a copy of a generic completed application to be used for reference purposes.

     Fall 2019 Application deadline date is Thursday, September 5th   
     Spring 2020 Application deadline date is Tuesday, February 4th

The Campus Artist and Lecture Series is funded this year by a grant from the Auxiliary Services Corporation and an endowment overseen by the Cortland College Foundation.