About The Campus
Stamford is an exciting place to live, learn, work, and play, with over 400 restaurants, bars, and entertainment/arts venues. Easy transportation to New York City makes this a prime location for young adults, and access to onsite paid internships and weekend jobs is an attractive option for students looking to offset the investment in their education. Digital Media & Design students continue to secure placements during the semester at local design agencies, as well as leading digital companies such as NBC Sports, NBC Universal, and WWE. Furthermore, a growing tech community has given rise to Innovate Stamford, the Stamford Global Game Jam, industry conferences, and other hackathon and Maker Faire type events. These opportunities provide a unique chance for our students to engage in extra-curricular activities where they can network, ideate, and create alongside professionals in and around the Stamford area.
Student residential housing is now offered at UConn Stamford, located just two blocks from the main campus at 900 Washington Boulevard. https://stamford.uconn.edu/student-life/housing/. As the campus continues to experience rapid growth, plans to extend housing options are already underway.
Location / Commuting
For those students who wish to commute, the Metro-North Railroad connects our campus community to New York City and New Haven, CT and everywhere in between! With easy access throughout Fairfield County, taking the train provides a flexible option for students looking to maximize an extra hour during the day to catch-up on emails, finish a paper, complete a reading assignment, or just unwind after a long day. In addition, UConn students receive the U-Pass CT, which allows students to ride buses and trains in Connecticut without having to pay a fare! https://transpo.uconn.edu/u-pass-ct/
Below is a list of towns that offer direct service to the Stamford train station. Commuters then have the option of a 12-minute walk or 4-minute shuttle bus ride to campus.
- Greenwich to Stamford (D): Approx. 16 mins
- Norwalk to Stamford: Approx. 12 mins
- Bridgeport to Stamford: Approx. 35 mins
- Milford to Stamford: Approx. 48 mins
- New Haven to Stamford: Approx. 1 hr
- Danbury to Stamford: Approx. 1 hr
STAMFORD DMD FACILITIES
In the Digital Media & Design Department, located on the third floor of the UConn Stamford campus building, DMD students enjoy exclusive access to three contemporary learning spaces that include: one computer lab, a flex Space to accommodate anything from video interviews to traditional lectures, and the Splash Pad - a room dedicated to digital play and exploration! Our spaces host a variety of technology including: 3D imaging, 3D printing, VR headsets, projection mapping equipment, as well as a wide selection of professional production gear for students to sign-out throughout the year.
UConn Stamford also hosts the Innovation Collaboration Space (ICS), a state-of-the-art technology lab designed to foster a culture of innovation and collaboration among the UCONN Stamford community. Through the ICS, DMD students not only have access to advanced software applications dedicated to support the DMD program, but also 3D printers, a large format printer, 27’ wacom touchscreen cintiqs, VR and AR headsets, and a high-end video / audio editing suite.