Fall 2020 Update

See UHart’s reopening plans for Fall 2020 and additional information about our response to COVID-19.

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A Message to Alumni and Friends

March 23, 2020

Dear UHart alumni and friends,

During this challenging and uncertain time, we are thinking of you, members of our UHart family. We hope that all of you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe. Regardless of where we now call home, our lives have been disrupted or put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We're touched by the messages we've received, as well as the support you have shown each other on social media. Caring for our fellow community members is needed now, perhaps more than ever. Although the impact of this crisis is profound, we persist forward so we are best positioned to serve our students both now and when life shifts back to normal, or to whatever our new normal may be.

I am writing today to update you on some of the steps we have taken to limit the risk of exposure to our campus community:

  • Beginning March 30, classes will resume with remote instruction for the remainder of the semester.
  • Campus operations continue with most staff working from home.
  • The University is taking all steps to ensure students are safe and have the resources they need.
  • On-campus and regional events are postponed until further notice, including Hartt School performances, gallery exhibits, and Hartford Athletics spring sports. We are working on creative ways to keep you connected and engaged remotely. Follow us on social media for more details.

Many of you have asked what you can do to help—thank you. The immediate focus is on supporting students who are now experiencing financial hardships due to the pandemic. In response, we have created the Student Emergency Support Fund, which will allow us to provide immediate support to students who have been most severely impacted by the crisis. If you are moved to help, you can do so by making a gift.

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We are grateful to have you in our UHart family. Wishing you good health and peace during this time.

Kate Pendergast
Vice President for Institutional Advancement