International students coming to the University of Hartford have numerous options regarding their living accommodations. You may choose to live on campus in our residential housing, off-campus in an apartment, in a private home, or a boarding room. On-campus housing is available only to undergraduate students. Housing for graduate students is currently not available on campus and only available at our Asylum Avenue site. The University does not provide "family" housing.
The decision about where to live is yours. Arrangements for either on- or off-campus housing are your responsibility. The International Center will not secure your housing for you in advance of your arrival. If you wish to live off-campus, please be sure that you have the necessary financial funds available to cover your initial expenses, which typically will be: two months advance rent (your first month's rent and one month security deposit), a telephone landline or cell phone purchase and/or installation charges, internet and cable TV installation, electricity/gas hookup, cooking utensils, bed and mattress, furniture (such as a kitchen table and chairs, couch and lighting), and other personal items.
View our "Apartment Hunting" checklist of things you need to be aware of when looking for a place to stay.
Below you will find a listing of apartment complexes and management companies that are located within a three- to five-mile radius of the University.
Transportation and the University Shuttle Bus Service
The University shuttle bus runs from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., however, the only off-campus sites the shuttle will stop near any apartment complexes are Clemens Place, our graduate housing site on Asylum Avenue and 61 Woodland St (near Parkview Towers). The University shuttle bus does NOT run during the winter and summer semester or during the fall and spring semester breaks. The shuttle service begins operation on the first day of class of the fall and spring semesters. Click here for the university Shuttle Bus Schedule
Please be aware that the Hartford city bus system only passes by the University from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you have night classes that end after 7 p.m. there will not be city transportation available.
Off-Campus Apartment Resources
Off-campus housing is the sole responsibility of the student. Neither the International Center nor the University recommends what housing is best suited to your needs, will not negotiate or enter into any housing agreement(s) between you and your landlord, nor assume any liability with regard to your choice of off-campus housing. The list of apartment housing below is for your information only and does not reflect an endorsement from the International Center or the University of Hartford.
Local apartment complexes near the University and on-line apartment guides
|Asylum Ave. Campus University of HartfordGraduate Housing||Temple Street Townhouses
29 Temple Street
16 Owen St.
|Park Place Towers
24 Park Place
Hartford, CT 860.951.3400
|Park View Towers
967 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT 860.278.2181
|The 600 Apartments
675 Cottage Grove Rd.,
|Bushnell on the Park
100 Wells St
|West Gate Apartments
1248 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT
891 West Boulevard
|Manor House Apartments
14 Revere St.
|The Hawthorne 2 Francis Way Bloomfield, CT 06002 PH:860-242-2354 Fax: 860-242-2355 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Online housing Resources
|Craigslist is always a helpful apartment hunting source||Hotpads on-line housing search||MyCheapApartments, a good resource for apartment hunting||Zillow, a good resource for apartment hunting||Apartment Guide, a helpful apartment resource|
|MyApartmentMap on-line housing search||Rent.com on-line housing search||Smart Move on-line housing search||Squeakly apartment rental reviews|
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|CORT Furniture Rental|
|Renter Insurance Comparison Compare apartment renter's insurance costs|
Short-term Hotel Listing (if needed prior to moving into an apartment)
Furnishing your Apartment
Furnishing your off-campus apartment can be an ordeal, particularly following your initial arrival to the Hartford area. The International Center is familiar with the various stores in the area that can provide you with your basic needs at reasonable costs. We have listed some necessary items for you with typical costs.
Bedding: $150 (single), $250 (full) - remember, a low-cost bed will not be comfortable, particularly if you will be here for several years.
Dishes and cooking utensils: $70 (Walmart, Target)
Small computer desk or kitchen table with chairs: $60 (Walmart, Target)
Places to Shop
Please refer to our Hartford Area Resource Handbook for places to shop for food and other goods and services.
Moving from Place to Place
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