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 Spring.  All ticket sales will start at the table in front of the Corey Union Exhibition Lounge.  They will 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.  Cash or check (made out to ASC) accepted for payment.
     Spring 2018: 
          Trip #1:   Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Thursday, March 22 for Rochester Museum and Science Center; Trip itself will take place on Saturday, March 31st (Saturday of Easter Weekend);
Click here to see event flyer      SUNY Cortland Students:  $10
          Trip #2:   Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Thursday, April 5 for The Phantom of the Opera (NYC, Broadway); Trip itself will take place on Saturday, April 14th; Click here to see event flyer
                            SUNY Cortland Students:  $50          Faculty/Staff $100

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.