The University of Hartford announced on Tuesday that the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) will be its new athletic conference, beginning in the 2023–24 academic year.
The CCC emerged as the right partner for Hartford as the university evaluated potential conferences and as the CCC continued its search for additional members after welcoming Suffolk University as its 10th core member in the 2020–21 school year.
Hartford, of course, is leaving Division 1 athletics, where it has been competing in the America East Conference.
"The University of Hartford is honored to have found a great match in the Commonwealth Coast Conference," said University of Hartford President Gregory Woodward. "The CCC member institutions share UHart's vision and values, our high expectations for academic and athletic achievement on a regional and national level, and our prioritization of student experiences and success. We are excited about the natural rivalries that will unfold and look forward to the competitive future of Hartford Athletics with our new conference partners. We have found the ideal conference to ensure the success of our landmark reclassification to Division 3."