About CALS - SUNY Cortland

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 semesterly trips to New York City.  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:    Details still pending for a trip to the 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 Information Desk and move up to Room 406 if there
                                                     are any tickets left (approx. 8:45 am)
     Spring 2017: 
          Trip #1:   Tickets available Tuesday, April 4 for a trip to Syracuse's Rosamond Gifford Zoo
                         Trip itself will take place on Saturday, April 15th (Saturday of Easter Weekend)
                                         SUNY Cortland Students:  $ 5          Faculty/Staff $ 8
          Trip #2:   Tickets go on sale at 8 am, Tuesday March 28 to see a show on Saturday, April 8th
                         This trip is intended to be a more local trip rather than a full day in NYC
                                        SUNY Cortland Students $ TBD             Faculty/Staff $ TBD

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.