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.
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
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
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
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
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