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, School of Rock, and Chicago.  We have also taken shorter, more local trips in the last couple of years.  Ticket sales start at 8 a.m. at the Corey Union Information Desk.  Ticket sales move up to Room 406 (Campus Activities Office) at 8:30 a.m.  Cash or check (made out to ASC) accepted for payment.  No refunds will be given unless someone can be found to buy your ticket/seat.

     Fall 2018:   
          Trip #1:   Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Thursday, September 13th for Kinky Boots (NYC, Broadway); Trip itself will take place on Saturday, September 22nd.  Click here to see event flyer (not generated yet).
                                         SUNY Cortland Students $50          Faculty/Staff $85  

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     Spring 2019
          Trip #1:   Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Thursday, April 11 for a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY; Trip itself will take place on Saturday, April 20th (Saturday of Easter Weekend); Click here to see event flyer
                           SUNY Cortland Students:  $10
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          Trip #2:   We will not be making a Spring trip to NYC/Broadway this year due to some logistical challenges.  Our next trip is anticipated to be in September 2019.
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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.  This year we have added a copy of a generic completed application to be used for reference purposes.

     Fall 2018 Application deadline date is Thursday, September 6th   
     Spring 2019 Application deadline date is Tuesday, February 5th

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.