CT-IETA conference will take place at University of Bridgeport (UB). UB on the beautiful seashore of Bridgeport, Connecticut is located on the northeast coast of the United States, a region known for the variation and beauty of its seasonal changes. The average mean temperature for June, July and August is 71 °F (23 °C) and the average mean temperature for December through March is 33 °F (0.6 °C). Situated in the heart of the New York City metro area, has endless options for entertainment, culture, relaxation, rejuvenation and discovery. New York City is just one hour away. Boston is three hours away, and Washington, D.C., is six hours away. Founded in 1927, the University of Bridgeport is well known for its diversity. In a typical year, the student body consists of learners from 45 states and 80 countries. The faculty also is diverse. This unique group of people is drawn together by shared commitments: an emphasis on professional development, career readiness for the twenty-first century, a supportive and challenging learning environment, and innovation and solution-seeking. The University offers more than 125 career-oriented programs, many of which benefit from industry connections unique to the region.
Many of UB’s 75 buildings are historically significant as well as beautiful.
- The archway entrance to our Marina Dining Hall once served as the entrance to the estate of P.T. Barnum, the famed circus showman. In fact, the dining hall is located where Barnum’s “Marina” mansion once stood.
- Bryant Hall, with its inlaid mosaic entryway and ornately carved banisters and ceilings, was built in 1895 for Waldo C. Bryant, an inventor of wiring devices in the early days of electricity.
- Perry Arch was designed by Henry Bacon, who also designed the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
- UB’s setting in Bridgeport’s picturesque Seaside Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed New York City’s Central Park.