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Celebrating 60 Years-Highlights of Our Sixth Decade

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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.

You can read a brief University history here and watch videos from our 50th anniversary here



University Announces Program in Prosthetics and Orthotics

April 2 – The University of Hartford on Monday announced a new master's degree program in prosthetics and orthotics, a field that is experiencing growing demand and dramatic technological advancements.  Read More


Alumnus and professional golfer Jerry Kelley receives honorary degree

June 22 – The University of Hartford presented alumnus and PGA Tour winner Jerry Kelly '89 with an honorary Doctor of Humanities during a special ceremony on Monday, June 22, in Wilde Auditorium.  Read More


New University High School of Science and Engineering building dedicated

Sept. 11 – Nearly 400 students, a U.S. senator, a number of other dignitaries, and a robot helped dedicate the spectacular new home of the University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) on Friday, Sept. 11.  Read More


Barney’s Mali Global Center Makes its Debut

Sept. 14 – The Barney School of Business celebrated the opening of the new Mali Global Center on Monday with a video conference that brought together speakers from multiple sites at the University, as well as California and Ireland.  Read More


Taco Bell Opens at Konover

Oct. 2 – University Dining Services is pleased to announce the much anticipated opening of Taco Bell at its new location in Konover Campus Center on Friday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., providing a new venue for late-night dining.  Read More


Fiondella field dedicated

Oct. 4 – Director of Athletics Patricia H. Meiser joined President Walter Harrison, head baseball Coach Jeff Calcaterra and Robert Fiondella on Sunday in officially naming the University of Hartford baseball field in honor of the Fiondella family.  Read More