Fall Open Houses

At a UHart open house, you will meet with faculty and students, learn about innovative research projects and internships, clubs and activities, Division 1 athletics, scholarship opportunities, and so much more. Open houses are held in the fall.

Customize Your Day

At our open houses, you can create your own schedule and choose sessions that you are interested in: Take in-depth tours, attend major specific workshops, visit lab, hear from students and faculty, visit our TV studio, or take a mock-class—the choice is yours. 

When you sign up for one of our open houses, you will see a full list of events that you can select to create your own schedule. You can change your mind at any point in time. It is your day and we want you to get the most of your experience.

Sample Open House Sessions

Mock Classes & Labs

The Heart of Business
Come experience an interactive activity with one of our many distinguished faculty members. See how our students learn to be effective, responsible business leaders in today’s complex global economy.

Who Counts as an American?   
Evaluate political cartoons from the 1840s-1860s and discuss how European immigrants were perceived in America in the 19th century. You may be surprised as to the messages in these cartoons and how ideas about who “counts” as an American have changed over time.

What’s in that Kool-Aid You’re Drinking (Chemistry Lab)
Chromatography is a technique that can be used to separate a mixture of compounds into their various individual components.  Various types of chromatography are often used for analyzing forensic samples or for drug testing or other analyses. In this experiment, students will use a chromatographic technique to analyze grape Kool-Aid and observe the various components that make up the purple dye.  

Presentations

Presentation: Communications - Going Live in 3-2-1 (TV Studio Experience)
Expert faculty in the School of Communication will present you with a crisis communication problem, and you will actively participate on how best to respond to the public and media. You’ll also get to work on the set of our new TV and broadcast production studio that features the same equipment found in professional newsrooms.

Presentation: Resilient Sustainability: Design the Future. Now. 
Rising sea levels. Stronger and more frequent hurricanes. Dependence on non-renewable energy sources. These all point to the need to design better buildings—and urban environments—to meet the needs of humankind while mitigating environmental changes and preserving natural resources. This engaging talk will take you on a journey through how architects are responding to these challenges. And how you, as future architects, can start on this journey. Now.

Presentation: Shaping Sound with Electronics 
Changing the treble or bass on a device you hear can be described as shaping the sound. Adjusting the value of an electronic component is how it is done. An electric guitar has a tone control. Turning this control determines how much bass and treble are heard in the sound. This presentation shows how this works and includes an easy to understand math equation. This equation reveals what the "Shape" of the sound will be heard by the listener.

Presentation: Everyday Medical Devices—from Household to Hospital and Beyond Medical devices bridge the medical and biological sciences and engineering disciplines for making better health care, as well as better human living. We have already been facing and using many devices based on biomedical engineering. In this demo, several manual and electrical common household medical devices will be introduced, and they will be briefly dissected to explore how the device works. In addition, some instruments will be used for hands-on experiences to monitor real physiological phenomena.

Info Sessions & Department Tours

  • Exciting Careers in Health Professions
  • Dance, Theater & Music Education
  • Composition, BA Music, Music History & Music Theory 
  • Learn about Medical Imaging - Radiography, CT, MRI & Ultrasound
  • Hartford Art School: Meet | Explore | Question
  • Montessori Education
  • The Multi-Disciplinary Nature of Careers in Mechanical Engineering
  • Respiratory Care: A Critical Allied Health Profession

Experience UHart in the Fall!

See our career-ready programs in person.