Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

About CALS

The Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS) is coordinated by a committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff charged with enriching the cultural life of SUNY Cortland 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 SUNY Cortland's international students as well as by our theater majors/minors.  Recent shows seen include Kinky Boots,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.  Note:  During a pandemic any ticket sales/distribution procedure will be adjusted so as to reduce risk for all involved.

     Fall 2021:   "Local" trip decision pending - will not be resuming NYC/Broadway trips yet.

     Spring 2022:  Trip decisions pending - hoping to be able to go to NYC/Broadway.                      

In addition, the Campus Artist and Lecture Series sponsors a campus-wide lecture grant program that features regional, national, and international speakers.  Once ready, an application for the current year's grant program can be found linked on either the main CALS or Campus Activities webpage.  There is also a copy of a generic completed application posted that can be used for reference purposes.

     Fall 2021 Application deadline date is September 9, 2021; No speakers will actually come to campus; All will be required to present virtually.
     Spring 2022 Application deadline date is February 1, 2022; Decision pending on whether speakers must present virtually; Anticipate decision to be made by late November 2021.

The Campus Artist and Lecture Series is funded this year by a grant from Cortland Auxiliary Services and an endowment overseen by the Cortland College Foundation.