Weekends on the Island

Weekend time at Loomis is less structured than during the week, allowing students time to unwind, socialize, pursue recreational activities, and to catch up on academic work as necessary.

There are many options available to all students — boarding and day — for recreation and entertainment. Many choose to stay fit and enjoy open hours at the ice rink, pool, fitness center, pick-up games in the gym, and activities like dodgeball, spikeball, and outdoor volleyball tournaments.

Entertainment options include sporting events, cultural celebrations, student and professional performances, talent shows, dances, game nights, and club activities. Starting on Thursdays, the Daily Bulletin has a listing of the coming weekend's activities both on and 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 — all organized by Student Activities.


Signature Events

Kent Day
Pelican Games



Relax, play, and have fun!

Group photo at the Winterfest dance
Students playing spikeball
Students playing jenga
students playing beach volleyball
Pep Rally in Olcott Gym
Springfest games
Halloween 3v3 soccer game
Student rappelling on Grubbs Quad
Students running toward their shoes during the spring pep rally
Playing chess in the Scanlan Campus Center
student reading a book in a hammock
two students running in the PSO color run

“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.”


A sample of recent activities:
  • Broomball and Hot Chocolate at the Rink
  • Trip to Parkade Cinemas & Entertainment (off campus)
  • PSO Holiday Festival in the SNUG
  • Human iPod and Acoustic Karaoke w/ Entertainer of the Year, Josh Rush
  • Cookie Celebration
  • Dodgeball on the Turf
  • Pep Rally in Olcott
  • Trip to BluBack Square (off campus)
  • All School Dance on Shea Tennis Courts
  • Firepits and S'mores
  • Trip to SpareTime Bowling (off campus)
  • Horror Movie YOU Voted on
  • Outdoor Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament on Grubbs Quad
  • Campus-Wide Manhunt
  • Trip to Westfarms Mall (off campus)
  • LatineFest - Food trucks, Music, and Dancing
  • Karaoke in the SNUG
  • Scabble Tournament
  • Clubs Night in the SNUG
  • In the Heights Movie Night
  • PSO 3v3 Soccer Tournament
  • Harvest Festival
  • Kickball Tournament
  • Prefect, RA, and ISA Lip Synch Battle
  • Outdoor Movie
  • Bounce Houses and Obstacle Course on Rock Quad
  • Spikeball and Cornhole Tournament