Each semester, our students come to call Mystic, Connecticut home. Throughout the semester, Mystic Seaport Museum becomes more than just your classroom—its 17 coastal acres and 60 buildings provide a unique and inviting setting for all four of your classes and free time. From our campus, you can walk into town, take a trip to the beach, go for a run along the Mystic River, use one of the Williams-Mystic sailing or power vessels, and enjoy 24-hour access to the museum grounds. There’s nothing like waking up and seeing the outline of tall ship masts outside your window and smelling the salt breezes.
When not at sea or traveling on field seminars, you’ll live cooperatively in one of five fully restored, 19th-century homes at Mystic Seaport Museum. Each house comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, parking space for those who bring cars, and everything else a student needs to live comfortably. If you’re looking for an escape from traditional college dorm living, Mystic is the perfect place!
Our administrative and faculty offices are in Labaree House and the James T. Carlton Marine Science Center provides the main classroom and laboratory space for the science classes, in addition to serving as a 24-hour study space. The Masin Room, located in Mystic Seaport’s Thompson Exhibition Building, houses our policy, literature, and history classes–and boasts beautiful views of the Mystic River Estuary. Sturges Cottage is a 24-hour student life center with workout equipment, games, a television, a piano, a reading nook, and lounge space. Each student receives a free membership at the Mystic YMCA as well as a weekly grocery stipend.