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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



“Lest We Forget” Exhibition of Civil Rights Portraits Opens in Mortensen Library

Jan. 12 – The portraits of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks are among 18 works by Robert Templeton (1929–91) that are on display in Mortensen Library through Feb. 29.  Read More


Newly-Graduated HAS Student Wins Fulbright to Study in Russia

May 12 – Stass Shpanin '12, a new graduate who majored in painting in the Hartford Art School, has received a highly prestigious U.S. Fulbright Student Award, which will fund his 10-month, self-directed research project in Russia.  Read More


Student-athletes Win First America East Academic Cup in 15 Years

June 13 – The University of Hartford edged out University of Vermont by one one-hundredth of a point to win the school's first America East Academic Cup since 1996-97, as announced at the league's annual awards dinner in Annapolis, Md.  Read More


First National Merit Scholar Among the 100% of UHSSE graduates headed to college

June 13 – The 77 members of the University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) Class of 2012 walked proudly across the Lincoln Theater stage on Wednesday evening, June 13, to accept their diplomas.  Read More


University Senior Wins Miss Connecticut Title

June 30 – University of Hartford student Emily Audibert '13 was crowned Miss Connecticut 2012 on Saturday, June 30, and will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant in January.  Read More


Manufacturing Metrology Lab Opens at CETA

Aug. 24 – About 40 executives from the region’s top manufacturing firms and several political leaders joined with faculty and staff of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) on Aug. 24 to celebrate the opening of CETA's new Manufacturing Metrology Labin Dana Hall.  Read More


Shaw Center at Hillyer College is Dedicated

Sept. 13 – The University dedicated the Shaw Center at Hillyer College Thursday with an afternoon of festivities, including a traditional ceremony and a very non-traditional, multi-media performance by student musicians, dancers, and artists.  Read More