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New UConn campus to open in Hartford

Posted August 23

— The Huskies are heading to Hartford.

The grand opening ceremony for the University of Connecticut's downtown campus will be taking place on Wednesday.

Both city and school officials called it an exciting and momentous day in Hartford.

Right when drivers get off the highway, they can see a UConn Hartford sign shining brightly, welcoming the Huskies to the capital city.

The UConn Hartford campus, which relocated from West Hartford consists, of the renovated and expanded historic former Hartford Times building on Prospect Street.

There's additional classroom and office space just down the street and shared space in the Hartford Public Library.

This fall, more than 3,300 students are enrolled in classes. This campus will also be home to more than 200 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wednesday morning, an opening ceremony will be held.

Gov. Dannel Malloy will be in attendance, along with UConn's president and other state and local officials.

The ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m.

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