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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RHSA Commencement

Are you graduating or walking in the May Commencement ceremony? Check out our Commencement website, which contains instructions for students and families participating on May 9th. Students: please be sure to fill out the Graduate Survey and Reception RSVP by May 1st. 

College Ambassador Blog

This week's Ambassador blog post is by a recent Ambassador alumna! She's now in graduate school studying Animal Behavior and Welfare at Purdue University. Read about why she is so happy that she reconsidered being a vet and decided to follow her own path.