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Monday, January 26

A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening and Connecticut has issued a statewide travel ban starting at 9 p.m. The University is now closed as of 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Day and evening classes are canceled through tomorrow. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries will be closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities through tomorrow are canceled.

current as of 3:05 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015

University of Hartford Students Host Walk for Water

Posted 04/09/2010
Posted by Meagan Fazio

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The University of Hartford's Engineers Without Borders student chapter is holding a "Walk for Water" on Friday, April 9, to raise awareness of the need for people everywhere to have access to clean drinking water. This is an important cause for student chapter members because many have traveled to Abheypur, India to help villagers install a solar powered well and maintain a clean drinking water supply.

More than 60 students plan to walk 15 laps around the campus lawn from 5-7 p.m. Those laps will total 3.75 miles, representing the average distance women in underdeveloped regions of the world walk to collect water. Student walkers will have the option of carrying a 50-pound bag of sand to represent the weight of the water women in a developing country typically carry at one time.

The event is free, but walkers are encouraged to donate $15 to Engineers Without Borders to help continue their efforts in Abheypur.

The University of Hartford's Engineers Without Borders chapter is working to provide a sustainable clean water source for approximately 20% of the 3,400 villagers in Abheypur, India who do not have easy access to a public water supply. Students have made several trips to India to work on this project, most recently in January, 2010. To read a blog about their recent trip, visit