From the Director

Nina Rovinelli Heller, Ph.D.
Nina Rovinelli Heller
Interim Campus Director

Welcome to the University of Connecticut Hartford Campus, home to many undergraduate programs as well as our graduate programs through the School of Social Work, the School of Business and the Department of Public Policy. This is an exciting time for our UConn community as we prepare for our relocation in fall 2017 to a new urban campus located in the vibrant Front Street area of downtown Hartford. There, we will immerse ourselves in collaborative activities with many educational, cultural, business and government partners. Located near the State Capitol and other state agencies, with City Hall, the Wadsworth Athenaeum and the Hartford Public library in our neighborhood, the campus is well situated for us to take full advantage of this intellectual and cultural area.

Our engaged student body is diverse and multinational and students come from across the state, the region and the country. These students are highly motivated and can complete their first two years of study for virtually all of UConn’s 100 plus majors right here on campus. Our distinguished faculty are fully engaged in research, teaching and community service. Our dedicated staff provide the full range of student and academic support services for our ambitious academic mission.

As a land grant university we maintain a focus on excellence in scholarship and teaching and a firm commitment to the wellbeing of the communities we serve. Our new urban campus will sharpen that focus and facilitate creative and exciting opportunities for students both within and outside the classroom. Our state of the art facilities will bring additional opportunities for teaching, learning and research across the campus.

Please take a moment to look through our website for a vast array of information about our academic programs and for updates on our move to Hartford. We are very excited about the new possibilities for our academic community and look forward to talking with you about what UConn Hartford has to offer you!

Best wishes,

Nina Rovinelli Heller, PhD
Interim Campus Director