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Connect with the curious. Expand your intellectual horizons. Share your enthusiasm for lifelong learning.

Join our dynamic community for a single lecture or a 2-4 session course. Taught by stimulating UHart professors and experts from the community, our portfolio of courses is sure to intrigue. Learn about cases being argued before the Supreme Court, Shakespearean dynamics, abstract art, science around reducing plastic waste, contemporary social protest, or a host of other topics. Enjoy being on a college campus again, catching the strains of student musicians in the quad. Tap into the numerous cultural and sporting events on this vibrant campus. Check out our course offerings and dive into the life of the mind with us.

Register for a Program

Explore the breadth and depth of the Presidents' College course offerings. Browse classes and register, all in the same place! Our new registration system is now live.

Please note that you will need to register and submit payment information separately for each course. Registration is open up to 48 hours before each course start date. Tuition and fees are non-refundable.

The location and format (in person or Zoom) of all Presidents' College events are subject to change, in keeping with CDC and University health and safety protocols. Should changes be necessary, our course coordinators will contact you via email the week before the events for which you have registered.

As always, we appreciate your flexibility.

For online courses, we offer the following resources:

Whether you want to deepen your knowledge of a few beloved subjects or seek a new intellectual journey, the Presidents’ College is intellectually stimulating, enlightening, fun, and collegial."

Catherine Banbury, Volunteer

You're Invited to a Community Conversation

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Connecticut Historical Society Collection (1988.142.3)

The Two Connecticuts: Conversations about Race and Place

A four-part series presented by University Presidents’ College and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, Third Age Initiative™ a program of Leadership Greater Hartford, Connecticut Mirror. 

Join us to learn more about the disparities that exist in our state, and what you can do about them. We will talk about initiatives enacted in other states and proposed here in Connecticut, so that all participants have the opportunity to join the effort to reduce these disparities where they live.

  • Admission is free but registration is required. This event will also be available via live stream.
  • Location: Panel I held virtually only; Panels II–IV held in person at Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford (also offered virtually)
  • Program: 7–8:15 p.m.
  • Register online

Upcoming Events


Duncaster Lectures

As part of the University’s continuing cooperation with the Duncaster Retirement Community in Bloomfield, monthly lectures are offered on the Duncaster campus, 40 Loeffler Road in Bloomfield. Each lecture begins at 4 p.m. (Not available Spring 2021)

Library Lectures

The Library Lectures are discrete 90-minute offerings on vibrant topics.

McAuley Lectures

The McAuley lectures feature outstanding faculty members from the University of Hartford. The lectures take place at 2 p.m. at McAuley Retirement Community, Steele Road, West Hartford. The lectures are held in the main building, at the foot of the hill. (Not available Spring 2021)