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University of Saint Joseph

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

Distance Learning Courses

Social Sciences (1)



In 1932, the Sisters of Mercy of Connecticut set out to establish the first liberal arts college for women in the Hartford area. They were determined to develop a curriculum that balanced professional studies with the liberal arts; focused on service to others; and infused the Catholic intellectual tradition while welcoming students of all ages, races, religions, and cultures.


Housing services

All USJ Residence Halls offer:

  • Study and television lounges
  • Laundry rooms
  • Kitchens
  • Community space
  • Student mail delivered to the hall
  • Extended cable for television
  • Free wifi, in each room

Library services

Located on the first floor of McGovern Hall, the USJ Bookstore is the place to purchase your books for the semester, check out the latest USJ gear or just grab a quick snack. Whatever your needs, our friendly bookstore staff is here to help.

ICT services

The “OIT” manages a centralized Helpdesk where students, faculty and staff can request technical support.

  • wired and wireless network access throughout campus
  • an official University email account
  • free access to Microsoft Office 365
  • 1TB of cloud storage via OneDrive
  • access to resources such as computer labs and specialized software to aid with academics

Medical services

USJ Health Services supports the various health and wellness needs of our students by providing an array of services on campus. 

Student Life

Student clubs

Catholic Hearts, Dance Ensemble, Class Council.


The University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc.

West Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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