University of Connecticut Storrs CT

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Street: 115 North Eagleville Road
City: Storrs, CT 06269


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The University of Connecticut, founded in 1881, is a national leader among public research universities, with a total of more than 30,000 students –19,133 of whom study at the Storrs main campus. There are 4 additional regional campuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury, plus the School of Law and Graduate Business Learning Center at Hartford, and Medical and Dental centers at Farmington,

Horsebarn Hill, home to the original College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources is still the picturesque center of the campus.

University of Connecticut–Storrs Campus Buildings toured:

Homer Babbidge Library, the largest library on Storrs campus, was built in 1998. The first and second floor entrances both offer push button power doors. There are seven floors in the library connected via three elevators. On the first floor there is a convenient elevator at the main entrance. There is a café, right off the second-floor entrance, known as The Book Worm. Computer work stations are located just outside the cafe area. An ATM, is also available. There are two additional libraries on the campus – Pharmacy and Music.

Information Technologies Engineering Building. The front entrance has a concrete ramp, with hand rails and push button power doors. There are two elevators on the first floor, and accessible washrooms. The rear entrance offers a push-button power entrance.

Student Union is the largest student center, offering a second-floor convenience store, Dunkin Donuts, plus a lounge and study area. On the first floor is located a Union Student Market and grill, and a Subway sandwich shop. The floors are connected via an elevator. The renovated area of the building offers push button power doors and handicap accessible washrooms.

Hugh S. Greer Field House provides three up front handicap accessible parking spots. There is a front ramp, with no power doors. The Physical Education Building, next door, has push button power doors at the front entrance, plus an elevator to the second floor. A weight room, climbing area, squash courts, and a basketball court along with an accessible pool, with a lift, are located here. A new recreational area is being built, to be completed for fall of 2019, to be known as UCONN Recreational.

Israel Sports Complex is an outdoor track. The visiting bleacher area is known as the George Sherman Complex, which is accessible on the first floor via a ramp.

Out of a total of eight varied dining areas, The Putnum Dining Area is the newest. Putnam does not offer a power entrances, but is near a residential hall, and does have an elevator connecting floors and offers accessible washrooms on the second floor. The rear side door is not power accessible although there are three handicap accessible parking spots outside that entrance.

Peter J Werth Residence Tower is the newest residential building on campus. This dorm is handicap friendly, providing push button accessible power doors and elevators. There are two handicap parking spots across the courtyard from the dorm, which is on a hill along with three other dorms, using Putnam as the main dining area.

The campus offers two parking garages. One, at the foot of the hill, across from the exterior parking lot. The second garage is on the upper part of the campus, across the street from to the basketball stadium. This garage offers sixteen accessible parking spots on the first floor and is connected via two elevators.

The upper parking garage is right next to the Book Store, which offers a push button power entrance, and a Starbucks Coffee shop. A branch of Peoples United Bank is available between the Book Store and Upper Parking Garage.


The University of Connecticut rates an eight and a half out of ten for accessibility. There are numerous handicap accessible, newly renovated buildings, and buildings under construction.


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