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 Wicked, Pippin, Memphis, Matilda, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and Chicago.

     Fall 2016:   
          Trip #1:   Tickets go on sale at 8 am, Tuesday, September 20 for Something Rotten (NYC, Broadway)
                         Trip itself will take place on Saturday, October 1st
                                         SUNY Cortland Students $50          Faculty/Staff $80
          Trip #2:    Corning Museum of Glass on Saturday, November 5;
                          Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 25th
                                         SUNY Cortland Students $15          Faculty/Staff $30      

    ***Please note:  All ticket sales start at 8 am at the Corey Union Information Desk and move up to Room 406 
around 8:30/8:45 am (if there any left).
No refunds given unless we find someone else to buy your ticket/seat.
     Spring 2017: 
          Trip #1:   Syracuse Crunch vs. Albany Devils on Saturday, April 8 (AHL Hockey)
                         Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 28th; Ticket covers admission only
                               Bus will leave Corey Union at 5 pm on day of trip, return after game ends
                                         SUNY Cortland Students:  $15          Faculty/Staff $30
          Trip #2:   Syracuse Rosamond Gifford Zoo on Saturday, April 15 (Saturday of Easter Weekend)
                         Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 4th; Ticket covers admission only
                               Bus will leave Corey Union at 10:30 am on day of trip, leave zoo at 3 pm
                                        SUNY Cortland Students $5             Faculty/Staff $14

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.

     Fall 2016 Application deadline date is Thursday, September 8   
     Spring 2017 Application deadline date is Tuesday, January 31

The Campus Artist and Lecture Series is funded this year by grants from the Auxiliary Services Corporation and the Cortland College Foundation.