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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 Pippin, Spamalot, Memphis, Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera and Chicago.

     Fall 2014:  Tickets go on sale at 8 am, Tuesday, September 9 for Matilda (NYC, Broadway)
                       Trip itself will take place on Saturday, September 20
     Spring 2015:  Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 24 for more local trip (TBD) on Saturday, April 4
                           Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 28 for May 2 trip to NYC/Broadway; Show 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 grant program can be found on the either the CALS or Campus Activities webpage.

     Fall 2014 Application deadline date is Thursday, September 4   
     Spring 2015 Application deadline date is Tuesday, February 3

The Campus Artist and Lecture Series is funded by the Mandatory Activity Fee, and grants from the Auxiliary Services Corporation, the Cortland Fund, the Cortland College Foundation and the Strategic Initiative Advancement Fund.