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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



Professor Richard Freund Featured in "Finding Atlantis" Documentary

March 9 – The Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will host an advance screening of the new National Geographic Channel documentary, Finding Atlantis, on Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m., in Wilde Auditorium.  Read More


Dorothy Goodwin Café Starts Serving Starbucks

March 28 – Starting Monday, March 28, the Dorothy Goodwin Cafe (located in Mortensen Library) will be serving Starbucks coffee.  Read More


Men’s Lacrosse Wins First America East Championship

May 7 – The University of Hartford men’s lacrosse team is headed to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance after winning the America East Championship Saturday with a thrilling upset over Stony Brook.  Read More


Alumus Javier Colon Wins First Season of "The Voice"

June 29 – University of Hartford alumnus Javier Colon, a 2000 graduate of The Hartt School, won the first season of the popular NBC singing competition, The Voice, on Wednesday, taking home a prize of $100,000, a recording contract, and priceless exposure for his music career.  Read More


University sustains minimal damage from Hurricane Irene

Aug. 28 – The University of Hartford came through Hurricane Irene with minimal damage and no loss of power.  Read More


First-year Students Participate in “Our Campus Creates”

Aug. 29 – Students will create art installations from nature in one of more than 20 offerings for first-year students during Our Campus Creates!  Read More


University Magnet School enters its 10th year

Aug. 31 – University of Hartford Magnet School students received a big surprise when they arrived for their first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 31.  Read More


CNN’s Wolf Blitzer receives honorary degree

Sept. 25 – Wolf Blitzer, lead political anchor at CNN and host of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, told a packed house at the University's Lincoln Theater Sunday night that "we are at a very, very difficult time in our history.  Read More