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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!

Student to Student Panel

Join us on March 19th, for a chance to hear from current students about their experiences at UConn Stamford, and what it means to be a Husky! Ask the students questions, take a tour of the campus, and even meet one-on-one with the UConn Stamford’s Director of Admissions!

Group Visits

UConn Stamford offers group visits for high school students, Monday-Friday.  High School students will have the opportunity to take a tour of the campus, which lasts about 30 minutes, and hear from the Admissions Officer and current UConn Stamford students.

Tell Us How We Are Doing

We hope you enjoyed your visit to UConn Stamford.  If you could take a moment to fill out a brief survey to help us make our programs and experiences for students even better, we would greatly appreciate it.

UConn Students Leading Students (SLS)

UConn SLS is a Shadow Day Program designed for high school seniors to gain a better understanding of the college environment at UConn Stamford.  Students will have the opportunity to observe a college course and tour the campus, as well as meet with a current UConn Stamford student. Shadow days are offered on Tuesdays for a 6-week period between February 20th-April 3rd (excluding March 13th). The Shadow Day Program will last 3 hours. We will be offering a morning session from 9-12pm and an afternoon session from 12-3pm. We hope you can join us this Spring 2018 for a Shadow Day and see what it means to be a Husky!

Featured UConn Stamford Student Photo

Featured UConn Stamford Student - Ariana Rojas

Why did you choose UConn Stamford?

I am able to get an education at a top university, at a much cheaper price, all while living in a city. Also, the class sizes are a lot smaller, so I knew I would have an easier time adjusting to college life.  

What is your favorite class at UConn?

My favorite class is Human Genetics with Professor Kraemer. I am a Molecular and Cell Biology major so I love learning about genetics. The class is small, so we all get to interact with each other and ask a lot of questions during class.

What is your favorite restaurant in Stamford?

My favorite restaurant in Stamford is Barcelona. It’s the perfect place to sit and relax on the patio in the summer and eat tapas or paella.

What is your career goal?

My goal is to go to Harvard Law School and work at a law firm as either a patent lawyer or work as an environmental lawyer.

What do you like to do for fun?

I like to read, explore the city, and cook with my friends.

What is your Favorite ice cream?

My favorite ice cream is chocolate chip cookie dough. I’ve always preferred vanilla ice cream over chocolate.

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.

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.

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.

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