Founded in 1961, UConn Health is composed of the Graduate School, School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, John Dempsey Hospital, the UConn Medical Group, UConn Health Partners and University Dentists. UConn Health is the only public academic health center in Connecticut and with approximately 5,000 employees.
UConn Health’s 206-acre campus is situated around a wooded hilltop in the beautiful, historic community of Farmington, Connecticut and is part of the Greater Harford area. This richly diverse community is home to nearly 200 cultural, arts and heritage organizations, including art and historic museums, theatre, dance, opera, and concert venues, and dining options from the Caribbean, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Major area festivals are celebrated year round, such as the Greater Hartford Jazz Festival, the Amistad Foundation’s Juneteenth Celebration, Riverfest – July 4th weekend, and the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, as well as annual events including celebrations of our African American, Puerto Rican, West Indian, and Native American communities. UConn Health is also conveniently located about two hours by car from both Boston and New York City.
In addition, outstanding local recreation areas offer camping, hiking, horseback riding canoeing/tubing, skiing, golfing, and fresh and salt water beaches. Professional sports teams in the area include the New Britain Rock Cats AA baseball team, Connecticut Whale hockey team, and the WNBA Connecticut Sun. The area is also home to the nationally ranked University of Connecticut basketball, football and soccer teams. For more information on the area, visit www.hartford.com.
For information on housing in the area and other aspects of daily life, visit the Graduate School’s Guide to Life in Greater Hartford.