What we do

UConn Hartford's Advocacy & Community Engagement team works collaboratively to support student success and community goals as part of the university's mission of educational excellence. Our office is an access point for enhancing our university values of social justice advocacy, community engagement, equity, diversity, inclusion, and antiracist practice. We actualize our values through four approaches: sharing institutional resources; convening conversations around social responsibility; supporting community partners; and cultivating student leadership and activism. Advocating for a just community requires that we be proximate and responsive to the unfavorable conditions of our shared reality, to engage together, and to re-imagine and co-create a more just future for everyone.

Land Acknowledgment

We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the territory of the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations. We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land, and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their example.



Staff Spotlight

Hartford Campus Events

  1. Jan 22 Coming Home: Readjustment Reactions Following Military Service And Deployment10:00am
  2. Jan 22 Husky To Hire: The Cover Letter7:00pm
  3. Jan 23 Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live2:00pm
  4. Jan 23 Chemistry Colloquium: SciFinder-n Database Training, SciFinder2:30pm
  5. Jan 24 SGA: Finance Meeting 9:00am
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Dinner: Mortensen Scholars x Capital City Crew

Image shows the group of students and staff standing and kneeling on the grass in the campus courtyard.
The Director's Office hosted a dinner with the Mortensen Scholars and the Capital City Crew, student groups who are particularly dedicated to social justice, community collaboration, and Hartford.

News & Events

UConn Hartford/Times Building Prospect Entrance

New Scholarship Fund for Hartford Students

50 UConn Hartford students will receive financial support and mentorship through their tenure at UConn Hartford/UConn, thanks to the generous gift of $1 million from insurance company The Hartford. [Read more]

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The image is a screenshot of the home page of myUConn-Hartford.

Find UConn Hartford in the myUConn App

UConn Hartford is the first regional campus with its own location in the myUConn app. From local events, to Hartford-specific parking information, to student organizations and so much more, download the myUConn app and set your location to Hartford. The app will serve as your one-stop-shop for all things UConn Hartford and Hartford. Don’t forget to allow […]

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In the image are our UConn Hartford students and staff. From left to right are: Campus Director Mark Overmyer-Velazquez with his young son, recent graduate Amaury Valentin, Associate Campus Director Nadine Brennan, and current student Mayra Vazquez.

Students and Staff Receive Community Kindness Hero Recognition from the Yard Goats

Students and Staff Receive Community Kindness Hero Recognition from the Yard Goats Amaury Valentin and Mayra Vasquez, student leaders of the Capital City Crew at UConn Hartford, were recognized for their commitment to bridging their student community to the wider Hartford community through programming that takes students out to explore the city’s landscape. In addition, […]

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Poster describing the Hartford History Shapers project with student portraits.

Hartford History Shapers

History Shapers is an installation that will open at the University of Connecticut at Hartford in 2021. Meant to inspire and delight a broad audience, it is a provocative experience that will celebrate today’s UConn students and Hartford residents who are shaping their histories by rising up, sharing their voices, and telling their stories.

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