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GCC CEO's Welcome

A message from the CEO


Welcome to Connecticut State Community College Gateway.

Located in the heart of downtown New Haven, Gateway is CT State’s flagship urban campus and offers students the education and skills you need to advance academically and professionally.

This website contains a wealth of information about CT State and the Gateway campus. Please add it to your favorites and refer back often for information about admissions to graduation and everything in between.

It is my pleasure to serve as Gateway’s Interim CEO in 2023/24. You will find my door is open, and I invite you to reach out to our exceptional faculty and staff. They share an unwavering commitment to helping each-and-every student succeed.

Gateway is a modern, sustainably designed, light-filled campus that offers the latest technologies throughout its smart classrooms, computer labs, and culinary, technology and clinical laboratories, which all simulate the real-world working environment.

Gateway students have access to all of the benefits of one of the nation’s largest community colleges located in an historic college town. You will be surrounded by world-class museums, art galleries, theatres, and Long Island Sound—all within walking distance.

Gateway offers transfer pathways to neighboring four-year colleges. Partners with world-class institutions like Yale New Have Health Care, and provides you access to unique academic and certificate programs, like: Public Utility Management, Railroad Engineering Technologies, Nuclear Medicine, Surgical Technology, and more.

Gateway Community College is a microcosm of the wider community, with all of the variety in age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, and culture that Connecticut has to offer. Attend online or  on-site; at one campus or more. At CT State Gateway, you will find a supportive and safe learning environment where the college experience is enhanced by mutual respect and appreciation for our differences

On behalf of GCC’s faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners, welcome to CT State Gateway. Scott Kalicki, Ph.D., Interim CEO