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Liftoff 2017

Liftoff is the University of Hartford's opening week of activities for incoming first-year students. Focusing on your academic and personal success, you will get to meet new people, connect with faculty advisors, and have a great time. Pay special attention to events with an asterisk (*) because they are mandatory for all first-year students. 

Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 26

Arrival and Check-In:

Time: 8 a.m.—3:30 p.m.

Location: Gengras Student Union

Legacy Student Ice Cream Social:

Time: 23:30 p.m.

Location: 1877 Rotunda

Join Alumni Relations and President Woodward at an ice cream social for students with relatives who attended the University of Hartford. This event is only for legacy students.

Commuter Student Checkin:

Time: 3–5 p.m.

Location: Gengras Student Union, lower level

*Mandatory for commuter students. 

*Walk to Convocation:

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Meet in Alumni Plaza

*Wear the t-shirt you received at check in!

*Convocation:

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Lincoln Theater

*The "Big H" and Barbeque:

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Gengras Student Union Lawn and Harry Jack Gray Lawn

Residential Meetings:

Time: 7:308 p.m.

Location: Harry Jack Gray Lawn

Games and Activities:

Time: 810:30 p.m.

Location: Harry Jack Gray Lawn

Sunday, Aug. 27

*"Thriving at the University of Hartford– Being a Healthy Hawk"

Time: 910:30 a.m.

Location: Lincoln Theater

The Health Education & Wellness Center and the Department of Public Safety will offer tips to help you make a smooth transition to college and develop habits that promote health and safety. This is mandatory program for students enrolled in The Hartt School, students living in B, D, E, and F Complexes, and commuter students.

Liftoff Adventures:

Time: 11 a.m3:30 p.m.  

Location: Meet at Commons

Get to know Greater Hartford and your classmates. Check out the schedule here.

Women's Soccer Game

Time: 2 p.m. 

Location: Al Marzook Field, behind the Sports Center

Welcome Kosher Barbeque, sponsored by Chabad

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Alumni Plaza

First-year Student Fun Day, sponsored by Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Time: 58:30 p.m. 

Location: Alumni Plaza

Monday, Aug. 28

*"Thriving at the University of Hartford– Being a Healthy Hawk"

Time: 910:30 a.m.

Location: Lincoln Theater

The Health Education & Wellness Center and the Department of Public Safety will offer tips to help you make a smooth transition to college and develop habits that promote health and safety. This is mandatory program for students living in A and C Complexes and Hawk Hall. 

Liftoff Adventures:

Time: 11 a.m.3:30 p.m. 

Location: Meet in front of University Commons

Get to know Greater Hartford and your classmates. Check out the schedule here. 

*Meeting of the Majors

Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Location: Meet Red Caps Orientation leaders at Alumni Plaza (8 HH) at 3:30 p.m. or see the list of meeting locations here. 

Fall Block Party

Time: 59 p.m. 

Location: Sports Center Parking Lot

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Classes begin

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Access-Ability Services and Accommodations Information Session

Time: 12:151:30 p.m. 

Location: Auerbach 426

Information session is only available for students with disabilities. The presentation will take place again on Sept. 6 from 3:30—4:30 p.m. in Auerbach 423.

Friday, Sep. 1

Hillel Welcome Back Shabbarbeque

Time: 5:30 p.m. 

Location: Alumni Plaza

Join Hillel for Barbeque, games, and information on Jewish life. Meet fellow students, learn how to register for birthright Israel trip this winter, what is offered for Jewish holidays, and the many opportunities to be involved in Hillel.