Presidents' College

Join Us Online
Learn how to use video conferencing to stay in touch with us.

Presidents’ College courses and lectures are now online. These video conference tools are great for staying in touch with friends, families, your book club, and the Presidents’ College.

The Presidents' College is an informal community of people who meet for courses and stand-alone lectures on a wide range of topics, history, literature, science, current events, the fine and performing arts. Our instructors include the most stimulating teacher-scholars on the University of Hartford faculty and a host of experts from the broader community. Anyone can become a part of our community by simply registering for one or more of our events.

The cost of our offerings is remarkably low. Nevertheless, the College generates a modest surplus each year that directly benefits the University’s library system. Over the past decade, that surplus has returned more than $250,000 to library operations, used to purchase books, musical scores, scholarly periodicals, computer equipment, and other necessities of a modern university library.

So there is a pleasing symmetry to the program: Presidents’ College members enjoy intellectual stimulation and engagement, while simultaneously contributing to the education of a future generation of informed citizens.

Please consider becoming part of our vibrant, friendly community.

Michele Troy
Interim Director, Presidents' College

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


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)