The University of Hartford began its 60th year on February 21, 2017 with a “Where’s Walt” scavenger hunt and birthday cake in the Commons. On this page, we’re sharing photos and a video about the day as well as some interesting and exciting University accomplishments that happened from 2007 to 2017. It’s not a comprehensive list but it is sure to spark some memories.
In the first two weeks of our 60th year, we are adding one year per day.
March 17 – The University of Hartford women's basketball team has earned a No. 10 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament, the highest seed in school history. Read More
April 15 - The University has established a new honor - the Harry Jack Gray Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement - and the first recipient of the award is Gray himself. Read More
June 13 – The first African-American astronaut to walk in space encouraged members of University High School's "Legacy Class" to follow their dreams, during a speech at the school's inaugural graduation ceremony on June 13. Read More
Aug. 8 – Using state-of-the-art geophysical techniques, such as ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetics technology, a University of Hartford team has made remarkable discoveries at the Sobibor concentration camp in Poland, where up to 200,000 people were killed during World War II. Read More
Sept. 4 – Students returned this week to find a number of changes on campus - most noticeably, the disappearance of the pedestrian bridge over the Park River. Read More
Oct. 20 – Federal Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who is often mentioned as a possible nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, will give a lecture today (Monday, Oct. 20) at 4:30 p.m.in Wilde Auditorium. Read More