We welcome members of our community to campus.
Whether it’s attending a Shakespeare production, cheering for one of the Hawks’ 17 Division 1 sports teams, or taking in the latest art exhibition, UHart’s community neighbors are invited to join us throughout the year.
UHart is also committed to supporting the region through partnerships, service learning, and local scholarships.
Arts and Culture
The Hartt School puts on more than 400 theatre, dance and music performances, recitals, lectures, and master classes each year. The Hartford Art School’s four galleries showcase the work of students, faculty, emerging artists, and nationally and internationally recognized artists in all media.
Enriching the community with the transformative power of music and dance, the Hartt School Community Division provides expert instruction in music and dance to the Greater Hartford area. At our locations in West Hartford, Hartford, and Simsbury, Conn., we are proud to serve over 2,800 students of all ages and backgrounds.
The Hartford Art School galleries include the Joseloff Gallery, the Silpe Gallery, the Kaman Print Study Center, and the Art on Campus program. Additionally, the Art Around Campus program brings art to various public spaces on campus to feature works by faculty, staff, and students, and to share the highlights of the Hartford Art School collection.
The Sporting Life
The University of Hartford Hawks field 17 NCAA Division 1 teams as members of the America East Conference. The Hawks have captured 48 conference championships, appeared in 31 NCAA tournaments, and have produced 15 academic All-Americans.
UHart Lectures and Learning
The University of Hartford hosts numerous public lectures and panel discussions each year, covering a broad range of academic disciplines and interests. Lectures are free and open to the public; some require advance registration or tickets.Learn more
The University of Hartford's Presidents' College is a self-supporting learning community offering short, modestly-priced, non-credit courses and lectures for adults, taught by leading University professors and scholars.Learn more
Summer Camp Programs
UHart offers summer programs through The Summer Place and the Hartt Community Division (HCD).
Summer Place: UHart offers four summer camp programs for children from pre-school through 11th grade. These programs share a commitment to excellence in curriculum, staff, and facilities, and are based on the premise that learning and fun go hand in hand! Learn more.
HCD Summer Study: HCD offers summer music programs for students of all ages, from infancy to adulthood. Learn more.
A private university advancing the public good.
The Hartford Scholars Program at the University of Hartford provides half-tuition scholarships to students who live in Hartford and graduate from Hartford public high schools or from suburban schools that participate in Project Choice, a state program to improve diversity in suburban school districts. In the two decades since the program’s founding, more than 400 degrees have been awarded. Learn more about Hartford Scholars Program.
Engaging with the Greater Hartford area
The Center for Community Service serves as a resource for students, alumni, faculty and staff in providing opportunities for civic engagement, volunteerism, and service learning with agencies throughout the Greater Hartford area. Learn about the Center for Community Service.
Making Spring Break memorable
This year, the University of Hartford is sending 35 students and two staff advisors to Eastern North Carolina, as part of UHart’s annual Alternative Spring Break program. The team will collaborate with local agencies and residents to support recovery efforts for a community left devastated by Hurricane Florence in September.
WWUH: A UHart Community Service Since 1968
WWUH, UHart’s Public Alternative Radio, is home to an extensive music library of close to 140,000 LPs and CDs – one of the largest collections in the country.
The station’s eclectic programming ranges from Morning Jazz and Polka Time to rock ‘n’ roll and gospel, supported by approximately 80 students, faculty, and community volunteers. Learn more about WWUH.