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Student Activities

Student Activities

Students positing at annual Winterfest Dance

“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.”

Aidan ’21

Springfest concert

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.

Signature Events
Students playing tug-of-war on Pratt field during Pelican Games

Pelican Games

All students and faculty belong to one of four teams that compete in fun games in the fall.

Football team on the field playing Kent during Kent Day

Kent Day

Loomis and longtime rival Kent battle it out for the Spoon and Bowl every November.

Two girls smiling during the Winterfest dance


The LC Parents Association plans a week of treats culminating in the popular semi-formal Winterfest Dance.

Students sampling food from many different cultures during Cultural Outburst

Cultural Outburst

A community celebration highlighting the many diverse cultures represented among us on the Island.

Student running with colored chalk on his white shirt

PSO Color Run

Organized by the Pelican Service Organization, the run raises funds and awareness for a local cause or charity.

Students playing volleyball on the field with a bouncy house in the background


Join your friends for one last hoorah of the school year with dunk tanks, water slides, lawn games, and more!


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.

Student Leadership

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.

A sample of leadership opportunities:
  • 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


Raking leaves

Community Engagement

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.