UConn Life

Four people with bags and boxes standing in the lobby of a dorm, with a handpainted sign behind them reading "Welcome to Shippee"

Welcome Back! Everything you Need to Know About Returning to UConn for Fall 2022

From torch lightning to traffic patterns, this weekend will be bustling with activity at UConn's campuses across the state

Drone photos looking up Hillside Road from the Jorgensen

Portion of Hillside Road To Be Closed To Vehicular Traffic

The closing is a pilot effort to enhance safety and help to make the area friendlier to walkers and bicyclists in the foot-traffic-heavy center of campus

An aerial view of UConn Field Hockey playing against Rutgers.

UConn Honors Trailblazing, Championship-Winning Field Hockey Coaches

The names of Diane Wright and Nancy Stevens will adorn two prominent campus locations in recognition of their towering contributions to UConn and their sport

Cyclists hold up their bikes on the Atlantic shore

’22 Coast to Coast Comes Home

Dustin Moore, Julia Neri, and Brian Legato, the students making up the UConn Health’s 17th Coast to Coast for a Cause team, pedal for seven weeks and more than 3,000 miles to complete this year’s cross-country bicycle tour for charity.

UConn students Robert Avena (left) and Sumeet Kadian (right) pose for a photo in front of the Hop River Trail tunnel in Bolton Notch State Park that runs under Interstate 384 in Bolton, CT

For Popular Trail, There’s Light at the End – and the Beginning, and the Middle – of the Tunnel

UConn students' Service Learning project will help make the Hop River Trail safer for the thousands of bikers and pedestrians who use it

Mark Brand, professor of horticulture, stands with a descendent of the beloved "swing tree" growing along Swan Lake

Legacy of Beloved Former ‘Swing Tree’ Lives on As its Progeny Thrive on Campus

Instagram-famous tree was the only known example of Dahurian birch in the region

Class tree of 1895 in full bloom on the Great Lawn

With Class Tree, UConn Grads Put Down Roots Before Branching Out into the World

A tree grows in Storrs ... actually, lots of them do, thanks to graduating classes dating back to the 19th century

Michael Rodriguez sits on the steps of the Wilbur Cross Building on April 7, 2022.

The Wiki Writer

The UConn Library's Michael Rodriguez keeps the world up to date on scores of topics from the University and the state

Nicholas Xenophontos ’23 (CLAS) reads his prize-winning essay on the meaning of America

In Defining ‘America,’ Students Critique, Criticize, and Warn of What Is and Could Be

'If people value democracy, trust each other and the democratic process, they will build a better nation'

Close up of a UConn-decorated mortarboard

2022 Commencement at a Glance

Students in full regalia gathered with their classmates and processed together to hear their names called as they join the great community of graduates stretching all the way back to 1883.