New banners now dress up Housatonic Community College, both inside and outside, at the downtown Bridgeport campus.

Five new banners have been put up near the Housatonic parking garage on Lafayette Boulevard, while 40 new banners — featuring inspirational academic messages — brighten up the college’s interior courtyard and entrances.

Housatonic is a state-supported, two-year community college that serves the greater Bridgeport area, including Shelton.