Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture

The Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture emphasizes “hands-on learning” and is a gem hidden among the larger schools at the University of Connecticut. The School was established in 1941 with trust money from the Ratcliffe Hicks estate. Mr. Hicks (1843-1906) left instructions in his will to start an agricultural school to encourage and support farming in New England. The School offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a wide variety of disciplines within the plant and animal science majors.

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Sing the National Anthem at Graduation!

Audition to sing the National Anthem at CAHNR/RHSA Commencement on Tuesday, May 10th at 5:30pm in ATL 109. Auditions are open to any undergraduate student in CAHNR or RHSA. Email Jillian.Ives@uconn.edu to sign up. 

Apply to Become a College Ambassador!

Do you want to become a student leader? Apply to the College Ambassador program today! Ambassadors represent CAHNR/RHSA to various audiences while developing their professional and leadership skills. Learn more and apply by March 2nd! 

College Ambassador Blog

Being a Resident Assistant (RA) is often portrayed as an unglamorous job; however, Ambassador Abby thinks it will help her become a great doctor! In this week’s Ambassador blog, read about the life lessons of being an RA.