The University of Connecticut system includes five regional campuses. Teaching and room assignments—as well as the general makeup of the student body—at these campuses may differ greatly from those at the main campus. Therefore, if you will be teaching at a regional campus, it is best to familiarize yourself with protocol there.Whereas most of the student body at Storrs comprises young adults who have moved on to college directly from high school, can focus primarily on their educations, live on campus, and are likely on campus most evenings, these characteristics are not typical of students at the regional campuses. The students you encounter at a regional campus will likely include some traditional students, and many others—students who are older, returning to school after a long career, juggling school and full-time employment, veterans, parents, or young people living at home and caring for siblings.The regional campuses are as follows:
Avery Point—UConn’s Avery Point campus is a center of excellence for marine and maritime studies. In addition to offering a range of introductory and advanced courses, Avery Point provides four-year degrees in Marine Sciences, Maritime Studies, American Studies, and English. Students can attend the Avery Point campus to start most of the 100+ majors offered by UConn, and then transition to Storrs to complete their degree. Avery Point does not have on-campus dorms but collaborates with a local college to offer an on-campus living option and stays in contact with local apartments where students choose to live; still, most students who attend Avery Point live at home. Avery Point does, however, offer a meal plan for students and faculty members. One distinctive attribute of Avery Point is that, of all the campuses, it hosts the largest percentage of veteran students. Overlooking Long Island Sound, the Avery Point campus is home to the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, Project Oceanology, the National Undersea Research Center, and the Long Island Sound Resource Center. If you will be teaching at Avery Point, please see Avery Point Academic Services for information specific to instructors at Avery Point.For information, visit the Avery Point Campus.
Hartford—UConn Hartford provides a small commuter college setting in which to begin a UConn undergraduate program as part of a student body comprised of a large number of cultures—demonstrated by a 43% minority population. Regional students can pursue the first half of their UConn undergraduate studies followed by a seamless transition to Storrs to complete the final semesters of the selected major (out of 100+ possibilities). Degree completion is also an option on the Hartford campus through offerings in American Studies, Business Administration, Business Data Analytics, English, Human Development and Family Studies, General Studies, Psychology, and Urban and Community Studies. Graduate opportunities are also available through our School of Social Work (MSW), the Department of Public Policy (MPA, MSR), and the Neag School of Education one-year Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (MA in Education). UConn Hartford occupies 58 acres in West Hartford with close proximity to the capital city which provides for many varied experiential learning opportunities through its myriad cultural, political, social, and economic institutions. For information, visit the Hartford Campus.
Stamford—UConn’s Stamford campus offers four-year degrees in American Studies, Business Administration, Business Data Analytics, Financial Management, Digital Media and Design, Economics, English, General Studies, History, Human Development and Family Studies, Political Science, Psychology and the Certificate Entry into Nursing (CEIN/BS) program. At the graduate level, the Stamford campus offers the Master of Business Administration and Master of Financial Risk Management degrees. Its location in lower Fairfield County provides access to internships, field placements and jobs with Fortune 500 companies, investment and banking institutions, non-profit organizations, and civic, education and community agencies. For information, visit the Stamford Campus.
Torrington—Located on 100 acres of rolling hills, UConn’s Torrington campus offers four-year degrees in American Studies, Business and Technology, English, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, and Urban and Community Studies in partnership with UConn’s Hartford Campus and Waterbury Campus. The Torrington campus is actively involved in many aspects of the local community, including economic development and the arts. It is also home to the Litchfield County Writers Project which, in addition to housing a collection of the published works of Litchfield County authors, includes programs and seminars by and about those authors. For information, visit the Torrington Campus.
Waterbury—Located in the heart of downtown, UConn’s Waterbury campus offers undergraduate degrees in American Studies, Business Administration, Business Data Analytics, English, General Studies, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, and Urban and Community Studies in partnership with UConn’s Hartford Campus and Torrington Campus. At the graduate level, the campus offers a Master of Business Administration, the Certificate Entry into Nursing (CEIN/BS) accelerated RN licensing program, and a Master of Engineering. If you will be teaching at the Waterbury campus, the Faculty Services Office is available to assist you and to orient you to the campus. This office also provides materials designed to help faculty navigate policies and become familiar with resources at the Waterbury campus. Mime Berman is the Faculty Services Coordinator and will be happy to assist you. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 236-9959. For information, visit the Waterbury Campus.
- UConn’s Regional Campuses website
- Avery Point CampusConnecticut Sea Grant College ProgramProject OceanologyNational Undersea Research Center
- Long Island Sound Resource Center
- Avery Point Academic Services
- Hartford Campus
- Stamford Campus
- Waterbury Campus
- Litchfield County Writers Project
- Torrington Campus
- Master of Business Administration
- Certificate Entry into Nursing (CEIN/BS)
- Waterbury Campus