UConn returns to its roots

August 24, 2017

Kevin Witkos, deputy republican senate president pro-tem speaks during the dedication of the Hartford campus on Aug. 23, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

On Wednesday the University of Connecticut officially opened its new UConn Hartford campus at 10 Prospect St. at the historic Hartford Times building. The move returns UConn to its roots in Hartford, where the school plans to provide new opportunities for students in the capital city and help contribute a new vibrancy to downtown.

“I have high hopes that this investment that will encourage business development in Hartford and surrounding towns in both the short term and the long term as students graduate and put their skills to work right here in Connecticut building the businesses of our future. Clearly our state is facing many significant challenges we must address to restore the health of our economy. This expansion is one piece of good news our state should be proud of today,” said Deputy Senate  Republican President Pro Tempore Kevin Witkos (R-Canton).

The new UConn Hartford campus is a major component of the Next Generation Connecticut initiative supported by the Connecticut General Assembly to expand STEM education and other offerings at UConn in order to drive economic growth and vitality throughout the state.

For more information about the expansion and new campus visit http://today.uconn.edu/2017/08/uconn-opens-new-downtown-hartford-campus/.

Governor Dannel Malloy, President Susan Herbst and other dignitaries cut the ribbon to open the Hartford campus on Aug. 23, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Jonathan the Husky leads the UConn Marching Band and the platform party onto the steps of the Hartford campus for the dedication ceremony on Aug. 23, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)