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A Convening on Hartford as a College Town

  • University of Connecticut/Hartford Public Library 500 Main Street Hartford, CT, 06103 United States (map)

This fall, UConn-Hartford joins Capital Community College, the University of Saint Joseph, the University of Hartford and Trinity College as active players in the heart of our capital city. This opens up new opportunities for student engagement and other areas of collaboration.

The Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE), under the auspices of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education (HCHE), is inviting a select group of educational, community and corporate leaders to join us as we work to help transform downtown Hartford into a vibrant center for learning, culture and recreation.

We would be honored if you would be part of this high-level working group.

The opportunities and challenges are clear.  With eleven colleges in the Capital City region…

  • How do we engage more than 40,000 college students and faculty in all the city has to offer?
  • How do we leverage UConn’s added presence to spur new programming and development?
  • How best can Hartford’s corporate, cultural and educational leaders reach out to college communities?
  • How can area colleges make it easier for students and faculty to take advantage of these growing opportunities?

We will actively engage stakeholders from multiple sectors – from college and K-12 education, local government, arts and culture, sports and recreation, retail business and night-life – in creating practical initiatives that can make a real difference in our city.

The day will consist of targeted presentations, working sessions on identifying obstacles and solutions, and the planning of concrete activities to be implemented in the near future, with a clear commitment to continue this important work in the coming months and years.

RSVP to by October 27.