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 and Chicago.

     Fall 2015:     Tickets go on sale at 8 am, Tuesday, September 29 for Les Miserables (NYC, Broadway)
                         Trip itself will take place on Saturday, October 10
                                         SUNY Cortland Students $50          Faculty/Staff $90
     Spring 2016: 
          Trip #1:   Tickets available Tuesday, March 8 for a trip TBD
                         Trip itself will take place on Saturday, March 26 (Saturday of Easter Weekend)
                                         SUNY Cortland Students:  $ TBD          Faculty/Staff $ TBD
          Trip #2:   Tickets go on sale at 8 am, Tuesday April 12 for TBD (NYC, Broadway)
                         Trip itself will take place on Saturday, April 23
                                        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 2015 Application deadline date is Thursday, September 3   
     Spring 2016 Application deadline date is Tuesday, February 2

The Campus Artist and Lecture Series is funded this year by the Mandatory Activity Fee, the Cortland College Foundation and grants from the Auxiliary Services Corperation.