“Loomis Chaffee students are expected to work hard, so the student-run StuActs group aims to make sure that there’s always something to look forward to at the end of the week. Whether it’s laser tag in the gym, a van to see the latest Marvel movie, or a chill night with retro games and grilled cheese in the campus center, we’ll find something to help our community unwind.”
Weekends on the Island
Weekends at Loomis give students time to relax, socialize, and have fun. On any given weekend you might find sporting events, cultural celebrations, student and professional performances, talent shows, dances, game nights, club activities, and events off campus. The latter might include trips to local malls and shopping districts, popular restaurants, movie theaters, and special destinations such as bowling allies, arcades, and Six Flags amusement park. Below are just a few of LC’s annual signature events.
All-school pep rally the night before LC athletics teams play rival Kent.
The LC Parents Association plans a week of treats culminating in the popular semi-formal Winterfest Dance.
All students and faculty belong to one of four teams that compete in fun games throughout the year.
Student Clubs & Organizations
More than 75 academic, artistic, social, cultural, and athletics clubs and organizations offer students many opportunities to meet a lot of people and get involved in the school community.
While the list of clubs may vary from year to year depending on the interests of current students, the following is a representative sample of active clubs and organizations.
There is no shortage of opportunities to be a student leader at Loomis Chaffee. Whether you gravitate toward highly visible or behind-the-scenes roles, opportunities abound for involvement, contribution, and making a real difference in the life of the school.
- Student Council Officers and Representatives
- Class Officers
- Prefects and Resident Assistants (RAs) — leaders in the dormitories
- Peer Mentors
- DEI Interns
- Orientation Leaders
- Athletic Team Captains
- Loomis Chaffee Athletics Association (LCAA)
- International Student Ambassadors
- Tour Guides
- Student Club Officers
- Student Activities
- Publication Editors — student newspaper, literary magazine, yearbook
- Pelican Support Network Mentors
- Peer Health Educators
- Environmental Proctors
Looking for something interesting and meaningful to do as an after-school activity? Join the Community Engagement program were student volunteers can make a real, meaningful impact in the Windsor and Greater Hartford communities.
From tutoring the youngest scholars to mentoring through chess tournaments to making much needed items, students can find many ways to make a difference, using their unique skills and focusing on issues that are important to them.
At the heart of the program is the Pelican Service Organization (PSO), the schools oldest and largest student-led service club. PSO participation and events are open to all LC students. The PSO supports many community and international partners including, but not limited to, Mary’s Place, Foodshare, Enfield Loaves and Fishes, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, and many others.