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Avery Point

Director’s Welcome

Annemarie Seifert

Welcome to UConn Avery Point

Located on beautiful Long Island Sound, our historic waterfront campus reflects both our region’s proud maritime tradition and active leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields. It is home to students from towns throughout Southeastern Connecticut, across the country, and to international students. The campus offers majors in American Studies, English, General Studies, Maritime Studies, and Marine Sciences. In addition, students who are interested in nearly every other major offered at UConn can complete one or two years of study here at the Avery Point campus. Several STEM-related graduate programs are also offered, including Engineering, Nursing (Certificate Entry Into Nursing CEIN/BS), Oceanography, and Teacher Certification for College Graduates (TCPCG).

The campus features a renovated library, a $9 million student center, student recreation facilities, an active waterfront program, state-of-the-art classrooms, and continued improvement under NextGenCt legislation. These venues offer you opportunities to engage with our faculty and your peers. UConn Avery Point has an active student government organization and numerous activities for students on and off campus. Whether participating in one of our intercollegiate athletic teams, taking a course in sailing, visiting the art gallery, attending a wide range of student entertainment offerings, or joining student clubs and organizations, UConn Avery Point will provide stimulating and unique experiences to position you for success at UConn and beyond.

We invite students of all ages to start, restart, or continue their education. Our small class sizes, engaging faculty, and academic support team help students perform at the highest levels in the classroom. Our educational approach emphasizes experiential learning that brings out the very best of each student. Challenging coursework, hands-on lab programs, internships, and robust field studies provide students the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom.

UConn Avery Point is also home to several research centers related to oceanography, marine biology and marine meteorology, and to the newly created Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation. The campus also houses the research operations of the Mystic Aquarium. This unique partnership between the University of Connecticut and Mystic Aquarium offers students hands-on research and internship opportunities with marine animals, conservation programs on the local marine environment, field trips to the Aquarium, and special courses.

Explore the opportunities for personal and professional development at UConn Avery Point by contacting our Welcome Center (860-405-9262).

Again, welcome, and we look forward to seeing you on campus!

Annemarie Seifert, Ph.D.
Campus Director