UConn has announced plans to move its campus from its current location in East Hartford to the new campus at UConn’s campus in Providence, Rhode Island.
The move comes a few months after UConn announced plans for the new facility, but the university announced on Monday that it would still use its existing campus in East Greenwich.
“We will continue to use the East Greenwich campus for our academic activities, our athletic and research programs, and our community engagement programs,” UConn said in a statement.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to our East Greenwich community, we will continue using the UConn Main Campus at Uconn campus.”
The move will mean the new Uconn site will have about 40% less space than the existing East Greenwich location.
In addition to the construction of a new facility in East Haven, UConn also announced that it will begin the process of selling the Uconn Main Campus to a private company for $4.7 billion.
The sale, which will be completed later this year, will allow the new site to be used for research, business development, and education.
UConn originally had planned to build a new, larger campus in the East Hartford area, but those plans have been delayed by an agreement with the Hartford Courant, the New Haven Register, and the state of Connecticut that will allow for construction of the new space in the U.S. The Hartford Courants report, which was first reported by The Connecticut Post, said the university is expected to be able to open in the fall of 2021.
Uconn said the new location will be able accommodate nearly 40,000 students and staff.
The university said the campus is expected with its student body of 2,000, and a student-faculty ratio of 3:1.
“The UConn Community Center is a historic and cherished part of the campus that we continue to build on.
We look forward to welcoming more people to our campus, and creating an even better environment for everyone in the community,” Uconn Chancellor Robert C. Ehrlich Jr. said in the statement.
U.N. Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in February that UConn needs to change its policies to protect the rights of students, faculty, staff, and students in the future.
“In order to meet the needs of its students, staff and students, U.C.I. is committed to creating a climate where all of our students, students, and staff can thrive, thrive, and thrive in the way they have for decades,” he said.
Ucahn’s announcement came just days after President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that requires universities across the country to report student sexual assault and harassment incidents, as well as to hold those responsible for such incidents to a higher standard.
“It is time for the U-Conn community to come together to do more,” Ucahns statement said.
“I know this change in location will allow us to focus on the mission, and to do it the right way, for our students and for our campus.
I will not rest until we have the facilities, the infrastructure, the resources, and everything in place to support the needs and needs of our student body and our faculty and students.”