About Eastern Connecticut State University

Founded in 1889, Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s public liberal arts university and one of only 26 such designated institutions in the country. Eastern is home to 5,400 students who come from 162 of Connecticut’s 169 townships, from 26 states throughout the country, and from 44 foreign countries. As a predominantly residential campus, Eastern has approximately 60 percent of undergraduate students living on its beautiful campus. With more than 150 buildings and 2.3 million square feet of space, Eastern’s physical plant is admired by students and visitors alike; in fall 2015, a new Fine Arts Center will further advance Eastern’s liberal arts mission.

The university offers 34 undergraduate majors, 56 minors, and seven master’s degree programs. An excellent student/teacher ratio (16:1) and small class sizes (average class size is 24) allow students to receive exceptional personal attention.

Academic Competition

Psychological Science Night at Eastern

The Psychology Department and Psychology Club at Eastern Connecticut State University co-sponsored the first ever Psychological Science Night on Dec. 10 in the Student Center. Through poster and oral presentations, the event showcased the undergraduate research of 60 students in Eastern's psychol...

4 days ago
Visual Arts

Eastern Visual Arts Kai Hansen Student Contributes Artwork to Windham Hospital Event

Eastern Visual Arts students contributed theme-based artwork to Windham Hospital's Auxilary's 19th Annual Autumn Gala held at the Marriott Hotel at Adriaen's Landing in Hartford.

7 days ago
Community Service

Students Sleep in Boxes to Raise Awareness of Homelessness

Despite freezing temperatures, students at Eastern Connecticut State University spent the night of Nov. 18th sleeping in cardboard boxes for the annual "Shackathon" to raise awareness about homelessness. The 30-hour overnight event was organized by Eastern's chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

7 days ago
Visual Arts

Eastern Visual Arts Student Contributes Artwork to Windham Hospital Event

Eastern Visual Arts students contributed theme-based artwork to Windham Hospital's Auxilary's 19th Annual Autumn Gala held at the Marriott Hotel at Adriaen's Landing in Hartford.

7 days ago
Visual Arts

Eastern Visual Arts Student Matthew Pappalardo Contributes Artwork to Windham Hospital Event

Eastern Visual Arts students contributed theme-based artwork to Windham Hospital Auxilary's 19th Annual Autumn Gala held at the Marriott Hotel at Adriaen's Landing in Hartford.

10 days ago