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Tuesday, March 3: University Closing at 7 p.m.

Due to expected storm conditions, the University will close at 7 p.m. this evening. All classes starting at or after 7 p.m. are canceled. Individual professors may opt to conduct classes or provide assignments online when the campus is closed, so students should check Blackboard and their email to learn of any alternate arrangements.  snow closing guide

University Libraries will close at 7 p.m. tonight. The University Commons dining facility, Subway, the Village Market, and the Hawk's Nest will be open normal hours tonight. All other dining locations will close at 6 p.m. 

All Hartt Community Division activities after 3 p.m. today are canceled.

Updated 3:47 p.m., 3/3/15

Applying to Live in Hawk Hall

Hawk Hall is a first-year (freshman) themed residence hall.  The application process for this community is integrated within the housing application.  There are eight Residential Learning Communities (RLC) within Hawk hall.   

Application Information

Applicants will have the opportunity to select either one or two preferences of RLCs for which they want to be considered.  A statement of interest is required for each community selected.  It is recommended for the applicant to complete their essay in Word then cut and paste it into the text box of the Hawk Hall page of the housing application. 

Application Essay Questions

For each community selected, the applicant must complete an essay of up to 200-words.  This statement of interest should address the following:  

  • Why you are interested in the RLC? 
  • Indicate prior activity or interest related to the RLC. 
  • Highlight prior community service or volunteer activities related to the RLC.

Please review the Residential Learning Communities (RLC) webpage for details of specific communities.

Application Deadline Information

The deadline for priority consideration is May 4, 2015. Applications received after this date will continue to be accepted and assessed as they are received until each RLC is filled.  

Please note that applying does not guarantee a space in Hawk Hall. All applications received by the priority deadline are reviewed by the specific Associates of the Residential Learning Community.  Applications received after the deadline are reviewed if a spot opens up in the requested RLC.  Notification of application status is sent to the student's University of Hartford email prior to the first Orientation session.     

For further information, please contact the Office of Residential Life at 860.768.7792 or email us at