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.
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.
Welcome Center, Main Line: (203) 251-8514
Office of Undergraduate Admissions: (203) 251-8541
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!
Your UConn Stamford adventure begins at our Welcome Center. We offer student-led campus tours for prospective students and their families. 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. Our new Residential Hall is not a stop on the Campus Tour, due to the building being a living and learning community for our current students. We will offer Residential Hall tours after our Student Panel on March 19th, on Monday, April 9th at 2pm and at our Open House on April 21st. We are looking forward to seeing you on campus soon!
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!
Spring Open House
Our Spring Open House is a great opportunity to see what it means to be a UConn Stamford Husky! Students and families will be able to meet current UConn Stamford students, speak with faculty, take a tour of our Residential Hall, and see the campus. We hope you can join us!
From College to Career
Interested in a major in the School of Business? Come interact with an alumni panel on Wednesday, April 11th and hear as they share advice on their journey from UConn Stamford to their present career. Alumni from companies in Stamford such as Northern Trust will be present. The event starts at 5pm with a special session for prospective students and their families following the event. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
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.
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.
Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
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 (860) 486-4801.
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:
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.
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