December 30, 2021 | University of Connecticut Photographers
UConn 2021: The Year in Photos
A partial return to 'normal,' new arrivals, and one big farewell: 12 months in the life of Connecticut's flagship public university
Students skate on a rink set up on Founders Green on Feb. 4, 2021. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
The pandemic required some obvious changes to life at UConn, but it couldn't stop students from engaging in traditions like HuskyTHON, one of the largest university dance marathons in the country. Students raised more than $1 million for Connecticut Children's Medical. (Sean Flynn/The University of Connecticut)
Students receiving the COVID 19 vaccine at Hawley Armory on April 8, 2021. The rollout of the vaccines across the state in the spring helped set up a return to a more familiar university experience. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
UConn Avery Point's baseball team vs Northern Essex (NECC) at the new Elliot Ballpark in Storrs on April 27, 2021. The brand-new Elliott Park is part of a major upgrade of athletic facilities on campus (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
The CLAS 2021 Commencement ceremony at Pratt & Whitney Stadium, Rentschler Field on May 9, 2021. This was the first in-person commencement since 2019, and the home of UConn football offered an opportunity for graduates and family members to attend in safety (UConn photo/Sean Flynn)
The Class of 2021 wasn't alone in celebrating commencement in East Hartford; a special ceremony was held for the Class of 2020, which had a virtual commencement in 2020 because of the pandemic. (UConn photo/Sean Flynn)
UConn Health was at the forefront of Connecticut's response to the pandemic, operating mobile clinics across the state, as well as providing vaccinations for UConn students, faculty and staff. (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health photo)
UConn Avery Point, seen from a drone in the summer (UConn Photos).
In May, UConn Health CEO Dr. Andrew Agwunobi - "Dr. Andy" to the UConn community - was named interim president of the University. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
An aerial view of the Science 1 Building under construction on Aug. 9, 2021. Major construction projects continued throughout 2021. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Uconn Hartford Director, Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, gives UConn Interim President Dr. Andrew Agwunobi a tour of UConn Hartford on August 19, 2021. (UConn Photo/Sean Flynn)
Students with help from family and friends move their belongings into dorms at the North Campus Residence Halls on Aug. 27, 2021. After the disruptions of the pandemic, UConn student housing was 90% occupied for the Fall 2021 semester (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Candles are held high as the flame is lit during the Convocation ceremony for the Class of 2025 on the Student Union Mall on Aug. 28, 2021. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Sunset yoga on Horsebarn Hill on Sept. 3, 2021. Students, ever resourceful, found ways to gather with friends in safe, outdoor activities. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
Members of the UConn Marching Band pose for a photo with Jonathan XIV during the UConn football team plays Holy Cross at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentchler Field on Sept. 4, 2021. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Students dance at the annual SUBOG Block Party on Fairfield Way on Sept. 4, 2021. (Kayla Simon/UConn Photo)
Students at UConn Stamford, which reopened its doors after being closed during the early months of the pandemic (UConn Photo).
Dr. Andrew Agwunobi addresses the student-organized Rally for a Peaceful Planet on Oct. 6, 2021, at which he affirmed UConn's decision to declare racism a public health crisis (Tom Breen / UConn Photo).
Students participate in the Homecoming Parade during Family Weekend on Oct. 10, 2021. (Kayla Simon/UConn Photo)
Students and families attend the Homecoming Carnival during Family Weekend on Oct. 10, 2021. This was the first in-person Family Weekend since 2019. (Kayla Simon/UConn Photo)
President Joe Biden speaks during the dedication ceremony of The Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut main campus in Storrs. Oct. 15, 2021. This was only the second time a sitting U.S. president has visited UConn. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
Costumes and decorations in the Financial Aid office at the fifth annual Wilbur Cross Halloween Contest on Oct. 29, 2021. (Kayla Simon/UConn Photo)
Claudia Lucien 23 (CLAS) speaking to other first generation students on. Nov. 8, 2021. the event marked the founding of the UConn chapter of a national honors society for first-generation students; about 25% of Storrs undergraduates are first-generation college students, with even higher percentages at the regional campuses (Sean Flynn / UConn Photo).
The speakers at Founders' Day at the UConn School of Law included, from left, Assistant Dean Karen DeMeola JD '96, UConn President Andrew Agwunobi, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, Dean Eboni S. Nelson, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, Provost Carl Lejuez, Trustee Marilda Gandara JD '78, and Attorney Tara Trifon JD '09. Founders Day marked the 100th anniversary of the UConn School of Law (UConn School of Law Photo).
UConn's original Olympian, Frank Dooley 62 JD being interviewed in front of UConn's Olympic Monument. Dec. 6, 2021. The Olympic Monument was dedicated to commemorate the University's many Olympians and Paralympians (Sean Flynn / UConn Photo)
The debut performance of the University Ballet Company at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. Dec. 7, 2021. (Sean Flynn / UConn Photo)
Students prepare for final exams at Homer Babbidge Library on Dec. 10, 2021. (Sean Flynn / UConn Photo)
Attendees react to the unveiling of the mural to commemorate the 50th anniversary of PRLACC on Dec. 10, 2021. (Kayla Simon/UConn Photo)
Jonathan XIII in the snow, on Feb. 9, 2017. The beloved "emeritus mascot" died at home in August, in the company of his host family and brother, Jonathan XIV. Farewell, old friend (UConn Photo).
Students and faculty return for in-person classes starting Monday, Jan. 31. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)