University of Hartford Athletics Joins Commonwealth Coast Conference

June 23, 2022
Submitted By: Office of Marketing and Communication

The University of Hartford is pleased to announce the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) as its new athletics conference, beginning in the 2023–24 academic year.

The conference emerged as the right partner for UHart as the University evaluated potential conferences and as the CCC continued its search for additional members after welcoming Suffolk University as its 10th core member in the 2020–21 school year.

The CCC is an NCAA Division III athletics conference with 10 member institutions throughout the New England region. UHart will become the 11th core conference member of the CCC after receiving formal NCAA approval to transition from Division I to Division III last March.

“On behalf of the Commonwealth Coast Conference Board of Directors and my fellow CCC presidents, I wish to welcome the University of Hartford to the CCC family,” said University of New England President James Herbert, chair of the CCC Board of Directors. “The CCC Board has been most impressed with UHart’s thorough strategic planning, vision for athletics, and solid commitment to providing expanded sport offerings. Each of the CCC member institutions places the highest emphasis on providing elite academic and athletic opportunities that complement each other, and the CCC board is pleased to partner with an institution that has demonstrated a commitment to these values."