50th Festival

UConn Avery Point 50th Anniversary Festival

Sunday, 15 October 2017, 11:00am - 4:00pm

(rain date: Sunday, 22 October 2017)



Band photo of The Cartells        Band photo of The River Gods

Live entertainment will be provided by

The Cartells


The River Gods

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A photo of UConn's food trucksWe will have a variety of food trucks on hand

including trucks from Taco Pacifico,

Captain Scott's, and Food Extrovert

Food truck vendors, please click here for more info

Games and Activities

Children and adults will be active with geocache locating, roaming pirates, a scavenger hunt, and an assortment of food. Branford House Mansion will be open to take you back in time; research and education exhibits will take you into the future; and all is located throughout the rolling lawns and breezy coastal setting of this shoreline university campus.


Non-Profit Booths

There will be local non-profit organizations showing the work and products of what they do in and for the community. A variety of health care, animal rescue, research, and other organizations have been invited to show displays and demonstrations of what they offer. You will learn about the important work people in our community provide to us all. If you are a non-profit interested in participating, please find information and an application at :  Non-Profit Booth Information 

Academic Presentations

Faculty and student research and education will be showcased with marine science touch tanks, interactive teaching demonstrations, research vessel tours and equipment demonstrations, posters, faculty flash talks, tours of the nursing hospital simulation lab, and more. Come and experience first-hand how learning happens at one of the top 20 national public research universities in the nation. 

Become a Sponsor

Avery Point is a thriving campus, largely due to the relationships with local communities.  Many of our graduates are living and working in the towns in South Eastern, CT.  They are your friends, neighbors, and colleagues.  Please join us in celebrating this momentous event. Your generous contribution will provide a chance to showcase your business both in print and in person, and demonstrate to our community how much you support our students.

Please click below for more information

Avery Point 50th Sponsorship

Special Exhibits and Guest Speakers

Avery Point is excited to host Marine Science, Maritime, and local history guest speakers, including:

Former Groton Mayor, and Historian James Streeter, who will discuss the Coast Guard's history at Avery Point

James and Patricia Kremer, two highly esteemed researchers in the field of Marine Sciences, who were at Avery Point since the inception of the Marine Science Program, and will discuss the program's beginnings, growth, and impact to the campus, Southeast Connecticut, UConn, and beyond.

Save The Date!

An action shot of Avery Point's Cardboard Boat Race

Come down to Eastern Point Beach on Wednesday, September 20th for our fun and exciting Cardboard Boat Race!

Races begin at 12:15

Directions to Avery Point

A map of the Avery Point Campus

Please click here for maps and directions to our campus