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Greater Hartford Campus to celebrate 60th year

by Terrie Judge - September 25, 2006

UConn's Greater Hartford Campus will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a fun-filled afternoon for all ages.

The festivities will take place on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m.

There will also be an open house for prospective students to learn more about the academic programs UConn offers.

Alumni and families are invited to check out the changes to the campus resulting from UConn 2000.

There will be games and face-painting for children, and live entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Cake and ice cream will be served at 3 p.m.

David Williams, director of the Greater Hartford Campus, hopes for a big turnout from both prospective and current UConn students, including students at the Storrs and other campuses.

"This event is a great opportunity for students and the public to find out where we are located and what we have to offer," he says.  

The event will be held rain or shine. Parking is available in the student lot on Trout Brook Drive.

UConn's Greater Hartford "branch campus" opened in 1946, because of the demand for higher education among World War II veterans. At that time it offered courses for freshmen and sophomores, leading to their transfer a juniors to Storrs.  

This year also marks the University's 125th anniversary.  

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