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Public Purpose

When the University of Hartford was incorporated just over 50 years ago by business and community leaders, they envisioned a center of education and culture for Greater Hartford. At its core, it would be a university for the community created by the community.

The University has come a long way since its humble beginnings on Hartford’s last remaining farm, evolving from a local school for commuters into a comprehensive university that attracts students from throughout the world. Yet it remains true to its original mission of serving as a valued resource for individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout the Hartford region, offering hundreds of programs that serve the University and its neighbors every day.


Lecture Series

Faculty involved in the community

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"I'd love to see every one of my students become a social activist. It would be great if everyone could get involved in community organizations or play an active role in the political process." Melinda Miceli, Associate Professor of Sociology  Read More