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About NVCC's Waterbury Campus

Our beautiful 110-acre Waterbury Campus is just minutes from Exit 18 off of I-84. Come enjoy our extensive Student Center and Fine Arts Center (with two theaters; art, music and dance studios; multi-media labs and rehearsal rooms), Learning Resource CenterAcademic Center for Excellence (tutoring center), observatory, game room and so much more. Our Technology Hall, which features the latest classroom technology, advanced laboratories, a freestanding greenhouse and state-of-the-art facilities for our engineering, manufacturing, automotive and hospitality programs. 

The College's newly renovated Founders Hall is home to our Center for Health Sciences where you can train in our modern classrooms and progressive health care simulation labs. Naugatuck Valley Community College is known for its beautiful gardens. A Shakespeare Garden, a Biblical Garden, a Medicinal Garden, a Sustainability Garden, a Rain Garden, and a Poets’ Circle are just some of the now 14 specialized horticulture gardens on campus for students and our citizenry to learn first-hand about the plants and their culture using sustainable designs and landscaping. There are also 11 other landscaped plantings surrounding buildings and beautifying traffic islands. Currently the campus is home to the following thematic horticulture laboratories:

  • Alan Zinser Rose Garden
  • American Roses for Sustainability Trials Site 
  • Armillary Class Gift (2010) Aroma Sensory Garden 
  • Biblical Garden 
  • Campus Pond 
  • Conifer Collection 
  • Center for Early Childhood Education Garden 
  • Earth-kind Rose Test Trials Site 
  • Glacier Ridge Nature Trail 
  • Horticulture Turf Plots
  • Inland Wetland Japanese Maple Grove 
  • Medicinal Plants Garden 
  • Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial Garden 
  • Permaculture Garden 
  • Poets’ Circle 
  • Rain Garden
  • Sensory Aroma Garden 
  • Shakespeare Garden 
  • Sustainability Garden 
  • Tamarack Arboretum 
  • Teaching Garden 
  • Terrorists Attacks Memorial Garden 
  • Voices Against Oppression Garden
  • Wisniewski Japanese Garden

NVCC is a public, two-year, associate degree granting, co-educational, non-residential college and is one of 17 institutions comprising the
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU)NVCC is governed by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.

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Rose Garden
Rose Garden
Rose Garden

Soar Above NVCC's Campus with an aerial tour of the Waterbury campus