About Hartford

Trinity's location in Connecticut's capital city of Hartford provides an abundance of opportunities for learning, for career exploration, and for cultural growth. The College has a rich and wide network of connections with Hartford. Our faculty members routinely involve students in class projects that take advantage of the College's special relationship to its "hometown." Students have sat in on legislative meetings at the State House, followed the courtroom drama of important legal proceedings and judiciary decisions, and worked with a wide range of community agenicies and discovered the real-world applications of classroom learning.
 
Trinity also has a wealth of internship opportunities in which students can explore their career interests and make both important decisions for themselves and real contributions to corporate, professional, and non-profit institutions. Perhaps most importantly, Trinity's connections to Hartford represent excellent preparation for life after college: In contemporary America, more than 4 out of 5 college graduates work in a city.
 

LOCAL POINTS OF INTEREST (approximately five miles or less from campus)

 
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts (1.2)
Connecticut's premier presenter of the performing arts, the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts has played a leading role in the state's cultural life for more than 70 years.
 
Through exhibitions, performances, in-school programs, lectures, and workshops, the Charter Oak Cultural Center serves as an arts showcase for the exploration of cultures strongly represented in the Hartford region.
 
The Comcast Theatre is a state-of the-art indoor/outdoor amphitheatre where you can hear your favorite band.  
 
The seventh oldest historical society in the nation. 
 
Hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, educational labs, plus daily programs and events, offering endless exploration for children, teens, and adults.
 
Visit the Connecticut home of the internationally acclaimed author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
 
Hartford Stage is one of America's most distinguished non-profit professional resident theaters, internationally known for producing a wide range of drama, classics, provocative new works, and neglected works from the past.
 
Hartford Symphony Orchestra (1.2 mi.)
Connecticut's premier musical organization widely recognized as one of America's leading regional orchestras.
 
Step back to the Gilded Age on a year-round, guided tour of the home of one of America's most beloved authors. 
 
Costumed tour guides lead tours and provide hands-on activities and educational programs at the childhood home of Noah Webster, author of the first American dictionary.
 
Explore the beautifully restored Old State House on your own. Shoot the American Revolution-era cannon, listen to a concert on the lawn, or attend an opening for an art exhibit.
 
Real Art Ways is an alternative multi-disciplinary arts organization that presents and supports contemporary artists and their work, facilitates the creation of new work, and creatively engages and informs audiences and communities through exhibitions and films.
 
This 40,000-seat, open-air stadium located on 75 acres in East Hartford hosts a variety of athletic, entertainment, cultural, and community events.
 
Take a tour of the State Capital, a national historic landmark, observe the proceedings of the General Assembly, and learn about the legislative process.
 
Commonly known as Hartford's Off-Broadway theater, it has acquired a reputation for first-rate staging of edgy plays that have enjoyed success in New York's smaller theaters.
 
The Wadsworth Atheneum, America's oldest public art museum, was the first American museum to acquire works by Caravaggio, Frederic Church, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, and Balthus.
 
Hartford's premier rock venue featuring the hottest national and regional touring acts.
 
XL Center (1.5)
The XL Center is Connecticut's largest premier sports and entertainment facility where you can catch a Hartford Wolf Pack hockey game, a UConn Basketball game, or any number of concerts and activities.
 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 
The Connecticut Forum encourages the free and active exchange of ideas that inform, challenge, entertain, and inspire. Past forums have featured celebrity and renowned panelists such as Walter Cronkite, Toni Morrison, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Gloria Steinem, and Gene Wilder.
 
Part of the PGA Tour. Go online now to get ticket information for the hottest golf event in New England.
 
Starting with a solid jazz foundation, the festival's goal is to present a multicultural mix of music. Previous events have included jazz, Latin jazz, Brazilian, and blues, and plans are in place to include other music genres such as hip-hop, funk, drum & bass, and world music.
 
Open Studio Weekend is a city-wide opening of artists' studios and galleries.
 

HARTFORD AREA RESOURCES