School of Social Work

Commencement 2022 Highlights

On Saturday, May 7, 200 School of Social Work BSW, MSW and doctoral students gathered at Jorgenson Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate Commencement 2022.

Avery Smith '22 (SSW) at the School of Social Work

Celebrating Class of 2022: Meet School of Social Work’s Avery Smith BSW ’22

Avery Smith reflects on her time at UConn

Herald pipers announce the arrival of the faculty during the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources commencement ceremony at Gampel Pavilion on May 11, 2019. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

2022 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

Speakers from a broad range of fields and backgrounds will share their wisdom with UConn's Class of 2022

DCF Commissioner Vannessa Dorantes, Gianella Gutierrez BSW 22, Virgen Guadarrama BSW 22, and School of Social Work Dean Nina Rovinelli Heller. The students delivered their poster presentations this spring at DCF.

Social Work Program Puts Students on Track to Serve Latinx/a/o Families in Connecticut

As the need for bilingual social workers grows, the UConn School of Social Work's new program aims to meet that need

School of Social Work Commencement Speakers Stand Out as Community Builders, Advocates for Justice

2022 Commencement speakers Gabrielle Mitchell MSW '22 and Julio Leon Ortiz BSW '22 to deliver message of hope to graduates.

UConn School of Social Work Graduate Program Among Top 12% Nationwide and No. 1 in the State

UConn’s School of Social Work ranks in the top 12 percent of best graduate schools for social work, tied at no. 36, per the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings released earlier today.

Why Social Work is Political, and How it Matters for Democracy

Tanya Rhodes Smith of the School of Social Work talks about elections, health, and why policymakers should seek insight from social workers

Evacuees from Afghanistan wait for boarding into a passenger plane bound for the U.S. at the U.S. military's Ramstein air base on October 09, 2021 in Ramstein, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

Tens of Thousands of Afghan Evacuees Made it to the US: Here’s How the Resettlement Process Works

While many Americans think of the arriving Afghans as 'refugees,' most have a more tenuous legal status

UConn Women Celebrated as The 100 Women of Color

This Black History Month three women from the University of Connecticut have been named as this year's 100 Women of Color for their impact on the community. They will be honored at The 100 Women of Color Gala & Awards on June 24.

Amanda Brenner at the School of Social Work in Hartford on Feb. 9, 2022.

The Stigma Buster

How one student's experience with mental illness shaped her determination to help others through public policy