Student Life

The classroom is one road of your journey. What you do outside the classroom is another.

The Hartford Art School’s student-led clubs, which are open to all students, include the Clay Club, Printmaking Club, and Sculpture Club, with activities ranging from workshops to artists talks to pop-up shops.

Whether you live on or off campus, your life as a Hartford Art School student will revolve around the studios, classrooms, and galleries in Taub Hall and the Renée Samuels Center. The facility is accessible 24/7, with few limitations.

Beyond the Art School, the University of Hartford experience is limitless with interesting people, clubs, cultural gatherings, and sporting events inviting you to step out of your comfort zone, because that’s what college is all about—defining your passion, discovering your strengths, and creating the crew that will get you through.

Art Clubs

Matt Dercole works on a giant clay piece for Clay Club.

The annual Clay Club holiday sale raises money for students to attend the National Clay Conference.

Clubs invite visiting artists to give exclusive workshops to Hartford Art School students.


Clubs like Just Creatives organize pop-up artist talks, exhibition opportunities & meetings for creatives all over campus.

Around Us

We make it easy to get to the dozens of creative destinations around the greater Hartford area and nearby metropolitan areas, including New York and Boston.

All students residing on campus, including first-year students, have the option to bring a car or bike to campus by obtaining a permit through Public Safety.

The University of Hartford offers shuttle services both on and off campus for the convenience of students, the entire UHart community, and guests. Stops include Westfarms Mall, Bishops Corner, Blue Back Square, and Jerry's Artarama of West Hartford!

Art Spaces Nearby

Artspace Hartford | Hartford, Connecticut

Charter Oak Cultural Center | Hartford, Connecticut

Five Points Gallery | Torrington, Connecticut

The Guggenheim Museum | New York, New York

Hillstead Museum | Farmington, Connecticut

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) | North Adams, Massachusetts

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York, New York

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) | New York, New York

New Britain Museum of American Art | New Britain, Connecticut

Real Art Ways | Hartford, Connecticut

Wadsworth Atheneum | Hartford, Connecticut

HAS Community

The lil' Pantry Project

We have re-purposed the old HAS phone booth (more recently known as the Candy Closet) as a site to help out with food insecurity in our Hartford Art School Community!

With your support of the HAS Community Lil Pantry Project we can help to feed members of our community through your donations.

• Cereal (hot and cold)
• Crackers
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly

• Rice
• Pasta
• Canned Soup
• Canned Vegetables
• Tomato Sauce
• Ramen Noodles
• Canned Fruit
• Canned Beans
• Nuts and Seeds
• Coffee/Tea
• Canned Fish/Meat
• Bottled Juices
• Granola Bars
• Canned Nuts & Seeds
• Bar Soap
• Dish Soap
• Deodorant
• Toothbrushes
• Toothpaste
• Shampoo

• Feminine Products
• Laundry Detergent
• Dryer Sheets

Please drop off your donations in one of the labeled bins in the HAS Dean’s Suite or if you wish to make a cash donation to the Lil Pantry Project you may do so to Marsha Gaulin or Mark Snyder.

Please note that we cannot accept damaged, opened, or expired items. We can only accept shelf-stable, non-perishable items due to our
limited space. We also appreciate items which require little/no additional ingredients (for example, pancake mix which requires only water or Mac and Cheese kits which require no milk or butter).

The HAS Community Lil Food Pantry is an initiative started by several stakeholders in our community and provides food and other essentials to students, staff, faculty, and anyone in our community who has a need. Our mantra for this initiative is if you need some, take some...if you have some, give some!

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