HARTFORD, Conn. — The University of Connecticut has opened a satellite campus in downtown Hartford.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and university president Susan Herbst have cut the ribbon in a ceremony at the campus Wednesday.

About 2,300 UConn students and 300 full-time faculty are scheduled to begin classes Monday in the capital city.

The school spent $140 million to move the satellite campus from West Hartford, much of it on a major renovation and five-story addition to the historic centerpiece building that once housed the Hartford Times newspaper.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin says the new campus is a big piece in the ongoing revitalization of the city, which earlier this year opened a new minor-league baseball stadium.

The state this month began a new hourly bus service linking Hartford with UConn’s main campus in Storrs.

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