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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


2015

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President Harrison Honored with NCAA’s 2015 Gerald R. Ford Award

Jan. 15 – University of Hartford President Walter Harrison has had a big week on the national collegiate athletics stage; on Wednesday he was appointed to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, and on Thursday he was presented with the NCAA’s prestigious Gerald R. Ford Award.  Read More

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Hartford Hawks Unveil New Logos

July 28 – The countdown is complete, the cheering continues, and the Hartford Hawks are soaring with their new logos. University of Hartford Athletics rolled out its new logo and identity for the Hawks athletics program on Tuesday evening, July 28.  Read More

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WELFund Becomes “The Women’s Advancement Initiative”

Aug. 26 – The Women’s Education and Leadership Fund (commonly known as WELFund) is now The Women’s Advancement Initiative.
WELFund was created in 2006 to continue the legacy of Hartford College for Women, with the goals of enhancing women’s education, empowering women to lead, and enriching the University community.  Read More

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Hartt is Named One of Playbill.com’s Top 15 Colleges Represented on Broadway

Sept. 1 – The list tracks where major members of the cast and creative team on each Broadway show went to college, along with a bit of added research, to present the top 10 colleges currently represented on Broadway, plus five honorable mentions. The Hartt School is one of the honorable mentions.  Read More

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Athletics introduces women’s lacrosse, discontinues tennis

Oct. 29  – University of Hartford Director of Athletics Anton Goff announced Thursday that the University will add the sport of women’s lacrosse for the 2017–18 season and will discontinue its men’s and women’s tennis programs at the conclusion of the 2015–16 season.   Read More

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President Harrison announces he will retire in 2017

Nov. 20 – Walter Harrison, president of the University of Hartford, informed the campus community today that he will retire on June 30, 2017. Harrison, 69, signed a five-year presidential contract in 2012, and told the University's Board of Regents at that time that he believed it would be his last contract.  Read More