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

     Fall 2017:   
          Trip #1:   Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 19 for School of Rock (NYC, Broadway)
                         Trip itself will take place on Saturday, September 30th
                                         SUNY Cortland Students $50          Faculty/Staff $85    

    ***Please note:  New location for ticket sales this year (due to construction).  All ticket sales will start in the hallway outside the Function Room (3rd floor, just off elevators) and move up to Room 406 (main Campus Activities Office) around 8:30 a.m..  No refunds will be given unless someone can be found to buy your ticket/seat.
     Spring 2018: 
          Trip #1:   Location TBD, Saturday, March 31, 2018 (Saturday of Easter Weekend)
                         Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 20th; All details TBD
          Trip #2:   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 2017 Application deadline date is Thursday, September 7   
     Spring 2018 Application deadline date is Tuesday, January 30

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.