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 Sweet Charity, Spamalot, Memphis, Anything Goes, West Side Story and Chicago.
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.
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.