The School of Social Work is one of four graduate professional schools located in the Greater Hartford area. This proximity to the capital, one of the state’s areas of greatest need, enables these professional programs to help carry out the University’s public service mission, particularly to oppressed populations.
Being so close to the city, provides you exceptional opportunities for internships and other learning experiences related directly to your chosen profession. You will also benefit from the exceptional array of cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities available in Hartford and throughout the region. Hartford is home to such outstanding facilities as The Wadsworth Atheneum, the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, and top regional theaters like the Hartford Stage and TheaterWorks.
The city’s growing arts and entertainment scene also includes many of Connecticut’s top multicultural centers, such as the CRT Craftery, one of the premier African-American galleries in America; Guakia, home of Connecticut’s only theater devoted exclusively to the Puerto Rican experience; and the Charter Oak Cultural Center, which is dedicated to promoting, exploring, and celebrating diverse cultures.
Abundant and affordable housing makes it easy for you to live, study, and fully enjoy the area.
Small School, Major University
UConn School of Social Work graduate students benefit from the best of a variety of learning experiences. While the small school atmosphere is nurturing, you will also have full access to the educational resources of a major research institution.
The Harleigh B. Trecker Library serves the Greater Hartford Campus and is part of the University of Connecticut Library System. Trecker Library supports the Graduate School of Social Work, the graduate programs of the School of Business Administration, and the undergraduate programs offered at the Greater Hartford Campus. Information regarding the UConn Libraries’ collections and services is available online at www.lib.uconn.edu. Access to the Libraries’ web-based resources is available from workstations within Trecker Library. A proxy server account allows remote access to these same resources to members of the UConn community. Reference librarians are available for individual and class instruction in the use of print and electronic resources.
The UConn Hartford Computer Center is a state of the art facility. Staff members are here to instruct and assist students in research; to provide advanced computer services and systems; and to facilitate efficient computer use. We’re here to serve your needs in terms of education, documentation, technical support, and software maintenance. Computer needs are continuously identified through direct communication with users, through open user forums, and through the work of the Computer Center Advisory Committee.
The Zachs Community Room is the focal point on campus and is used for alumni events and educational, cultural, and social programs for as many as 200 people.