Coming to Hartford in 2017: A new UConn campus and opportunities to transform lives

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State and university officials break ground on UConn’s Hartford campus, slated to open in 2017. (Credit: UConn Foundation)

Yesterday, UConn students and administrators, joined by state and local officials, celebrated the start of construction on the University’s new downtown Hartford campus by breaking ground and raising the flag at that site.

The new Hartford campus will provide donors with ample opportunities to invest in Connecticut’s capital city and its residents, including the Foundation’s Adopt a Husky program, part of its Transform Lives scholarship initiative.

“It takes more than bricks and mortar to build a great campus,” said Joshua R. Newton, president & CEO of the UConn Foundation. “For as little as $10,000 over four years, donors will be able to support a Husky at the Hartford campus and help build a solid foundation for these students.”

The new downtown Hartford campus, which will be located at the former Hartford Times building, will be home to 2,300 students and 250 faculty members.

“With the creation of this downtown campus, we are helping to create a brighter, better tomorrow for students living in Hartford and nearby communities,” said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

“This neighborhood campus will be a vibrant part of downtown and will be deeply engaged in the life of the community, bringing tremendous benefits to both the city and our students,” added UConn President Susan Herbst.



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