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Stamford campus at night

UConn Stamford is a modern facility with small classrooms, distance learning opportunities, up-to-date science labs, art gallery, Library Learning Commons, ELC (Experimental Learning Collaborative), Fitness Center, and Sports Club.

The Stamford campus is located at the heart of downtown Stamford. Stamford was voted #1 city in Connecticut, with exciting shops, restaurants, theaters, and movies. It has easy access from I95, Merritt Parkway, and the train station with a free shuttle to campus from the station Monday through Thursday. For more information about visiting Stamford, check out the Downtown Special Services District website as well as the “Visitors” website from the City of Stamford.

The Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is located on the 1st floor of the campus building at the corner of West Broad Street & Washington Boulevard, and is open every Monday through Friday.

Hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Welcome Center is the first point of contact for most visitors and members of the campus community. Services provided are: daily campus activity schedule, guest pass for shuttle bus, campus schedules, handouts, lost & found, and much more. The staff can also communicate to technology services, facilities and custodial service requests to the appropriate personnel.

The Welcome Center serves as the focal point for social, cultural and recreational and day-to-day activities for the entire campus community. Students, faculty, staff, visitors and alumni all come to UConn Stamford for a wide range of programs and events. It is our goal to provide and maintain friendly service that fosters a warm and welcoming atmosphere for vibrant campus life.

Please feel free to come visit us and enjoy our beautiful campus!

Welcome desk at UConn Stamford

Campus Tours

Your UConn Stamford adventure begins at our Welcome Center. We offer student-guided campus tours for prospective students and their families, group tours for high school students, and other specialty tours.  Campus tours are offered year-round and are available on select days between Monday and Saturday.  A walking tour of the campus usually lasts about 30 minutes.  We are looking forward to seeing you on campus soon!

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UConn Tour Tips:

  • Reserve a Weekday Tour when classes are in session to get the best sense of what it will be like as a future husky.
  • Hear about the UConn admissions process, our quality academic programs, residential life opportunities, commuter life, and our extensive co-curricular activities.
  • Combine a tour with a visit to any of the amazing restaurants and/or events in Downtown Stamford!

Campus Hours

Building Hours

Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Special Events

Campus Police must be notified to ensure that the building and garage are open for a specific event or individual. They can be reached at (203) 251-9508.

Exceptions

It is very likely the campus building will be on a shortened schedule during spring break week (3rd week in March), Thanksgiving recess, and the break at the end of the year between Fall and Spring semesters (mid December through mid January). Please call 203-251-8514 if you have questions.

Whitey Heist Park

An integral part of the UConn-Stamford footprint within the City of Stamford is our park. We’re extremely proud of this aspect of our campus as it provides a respite from classes and studying for our staff, students and faculty. We’re a proud member of Stamford Arts Community. Our outdoor park and sculpture as well as our indoor Art Gallery, are representative of that pride. Park details:

Sculpture Details

Location: University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus, corner of Broad Street and Franklin Street, downtown Stamford

Collection:
Connecticut Office of the Arts / DECD; Public Art Sites — Art in Public Spaces Program

Artist:
Jim Sanborn; best known for creating the encrypted Kryptos sculpture at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

Installation: Installed, 1999

Sculpture name: Rippawam

Materials: Rolled copper, Native American texts with English translation

Sculpture Size: 6′ x 26′ x 4′

Additional Description: A bronze sculpture is located within a mini-park designed by Jim Sanborn that links Stamford’s past and its future. A walkway edged by massive granite slabs is suggestive of the name given to the city by early indigenous peoples: Rippowam, or “Cliff of Rocks.” The serpentine bronze screen contains a passage from Native American lore in English, the Algonquin language, and the binary “language” of computers.

Whitey Helst Park sculpture

Park Details

Park Naming history: The Park is named in honor of L.C. “Whitey” Heist, who led the initiative to establish the downtown University of Connecticut Stamford Campus. He was President of Champion International Corporation (which is now part of International Paper) — a Stamford-based corporation that believed companies had a responsibility to its community — and supported myriad community efforts–as well as corporate voluntarism. It was a great company — and Whitey was dedicated to both UConn and Stamford Hospital (he was board President of the hospital too).

Materials:
Environmental sculpture in granite

Park size:
300′ x 100′ park area

Concept: Public Art designed to give tribute to Native American settlements in the area. During the 17th and 18th Centuries the State of Connecticut was “purchased” from its Native American inhabitants. The piece of land on which this park sits was called Rippowam (cliff of rocks) in the Algonquin language. The absurdly small amount of cash and/or curious objects traded for these lands are listed in sandblasted strips of text on the polished granite slabs which form part of this “mini park”. The difficulties the Indians had with the colonial interlopers is elegantly stated in an Algonquin document called the Mashpee Petition 1751. This text with its binary conversion and its English translation is the content of the serpentine copper screen adjacent to the park