About Greater Hartford Campus
As its name indicates, the Greater Hartford Campus serves a broad section of the area's populace. This campus occupies 58 acres near Connecticut's capital city, Hartford. Through on-going partnerships with schools, businesses, government, national and neighborhood organizations, we provide hands-on learning and serve as a model of community service, opportunity and success for urban campuses. Opened on October 2nd, 1939 in the City of Hartford, we moved in 1970 to its present park-like location in the town of West Hartford. We offer students from the Hartford Metropolitan Region the flexibility of balancing family, work, and other personal commitments while receiving the full benefit of the University of Connecticut's high quality education and resources.
In Depth About Us
The Greater Hartford Campus offers a wide range of Liberal Arts and Sciences courses and degrees to over 1430 undergraduate and more than 600 graduate students. Students pursue undergraduate degrees in American Studies, Business Administration, Business & Technology, English, General Studies, Human Development & Family Studies, Psychology, and Urban & Community Studies. The Center for Continuing Studies provides a number of certificate program options, in addition to the Bachelor of General Studies, an interdisciplinary degree program tailored to meet individual needs and goals of returning, non-traditional, part-time adult students. Due to the Greater Hartford Campus' proximity to the State Capitol and legislative offices, the University's Department of Public Policy is based on the Greater Hartford Campus and offers a Master of Arts in Public Administration, Masters in Survey Research, Graduate Certificates in Survey Research, Public & Nonprofit Management (PNPM) and Public Financial Management (PFM). The University's School of Social Work is also located at the Greater Hartford Campus and offers a Master of Social Work and Ph.D in Social Work. The Greater Hartford Campus also offers the popular one-year Master of Education with Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates.
Located in a beautiful, 58-acre setting, the Greater Hartford campus facilities include the Harleigh B. Trecker Library, which is fully integrated with and linked to the University Library System, including Storrs, all Regional Campuses, the Law School, and the UConn Health Center; a state- of-the-art Information Technology Center which features high-tech computer labs and distance learning facilities; the Writing and Quantitative Center, a peaceful study environment for tutorial help and assistance in Writing, Math, Accounting, Chemistry, Biology and Statistics; the UConn Co-op; and an art gallery. The Hartford County Cooperative Extension Center delivers objective, research-based information to help manage resources in the community.
The Greater Hartford Campus serves the Metropolitan Region through extensive community outreach programs which connect the university with those who are underrepresented or disadvantaged in the community. Through on-going partnerships with schools, businesses, government, national and neighborhood organizations, GHC outreach provides hands-on learning experiences and serves as a model of community service, opportunity, and success for urban campuses.
A link to all the resources of a top ranked research university adds educational value, academic integrity, and the opportunity to assist professors in research, preparing you to accomplish goals in professional and personal life.
We also Offer
A diverse campus community that reflects global cultures that accent valuable learning in the classroom and in life.
A campus environment enriched by the Gampel Student Center, the Fitness Center, clubs, intramural sports, and playing fields, build community.
Student Services include a W and Q Resource Center, Tutors, Disabilities Counselor, CAP/Student Support Services Advisor, and Academic Advisors.
Complete a baccalaurate degree program on-site, through our partnership with campuses in Waterbury and Torrington. or make an easy transition to the Storrs campus after fulfilling university "change of campus requirements".
This campus significantly extends the university's land grant mission: first, through research, teaching, and service that focus on metropolitan issues and challenges; second, by building an academic community that reflects the rich diversity of the greater metropolitan area; and third, by preparing students for transition to the main campus. We offer Baccalaureate degrees in American Studies, Business Administration, Business & Technology, English, General Studies, Human Development & Family Studies, Psychology, and Urban & Community Studies. The Greater Hartford Campus also offers Graduate programs through the Department of Public Policy (Master of Arts in Public Administration, Masters in Survey Research, Graduate Certificates in Survey Research, Public & Nonprofit Management (PNPM) and Public Financial Management (PFM)), School of Social Work (Master of Social Work; Doctorate in Social Work) and the NEAG School of Education's Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (Master of Arts in Education).
We are committed to creating and disseminating research that draws on local opportunities in the city, region, and state, and also to enhancing the region and the lives of its citizens by promoting civic engagement, service learning, and opportunities for employment and enrichment. We deliver academic programs that meet the higher education needs of the diverse population in the region by capitalizing on our small campus environment to provide a supportive learning community to enhance possibilities for personal growth and success at all academic levels, particularly for populations underrepresented in higher education.
Further, we contribute to the region's workforce through undergraduate majors and professional graduate programs that contain substantial opportunities for practical experience.
UConn embodies New England's uniqueness. Just as the region charms by seamlessly blending tradition with innovation, UConn combines stately facilities on spacious campus grounds with cutting-edge academics.
Close proximity to Hartford gives students ready access to cultural, recreational, and nightlife choices. From rock to rap, symphonies to Broadway shows, the Dodge Music Center and Bushnell Hall offer nationally touring concert performers. Home to numerous sporting events, the Hartford Civic Center's downtown area is lively with clubs, and varied restaurants. Connect with creative people surrounded by alternative contemporary art at Real Art Ways. View thought-provoking films at Cinestudio, or row the Connecticut River with its revitalized waterfront; these are just a few examples of nearby entertainment options.
Welcome to the University of Connecticut Greater Hartford Campus, home to students from over 80 towns in the state of Connecticut and several surrounding states. We pride ourselves on our multinational, highly-motivated student population, a population that makes the Greater Hartford Campus the largest of the regional campuses and growing.
With world-class faculty and dedicated staff we extend the University’s land grant mission: first, through teaching, research and service that focus on metropolitan issues and challenges: second, by building an academic community that reflects the rich diversity of the greater metropolitan area.
When viewing our website please note the bachelor and graduate programs offered on the Greater Hartford Campus. You will learn you can also complete your first two years of study for virtually all of UConn’s 100 plus majors right here at UConn’s Greater Hartford Campus.
Situated in a park-like setting in West Hartford, we are near the State Capital, state agencies and proximal to a wide array of businesses, charitable organizations and the University’s Schools of Law and Medicine.
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