Frequently Asked Questions
Health and Safety
Daily health screening requirements depend upon vaccination status and whether you are a member of the campus community or a guest.
Please see our website for complete information.
Masks are required for everyone inside on campus, regardless of vaccination status. Please make sure your mask always covers your mouth and nose.
Masks are not required outside, in your own personal living space, or while eating in a dining facility. But, please remember they are required in the classroom, library, Sports Center, dining facilities (when not eating), and any other indoor location on campus.
Our facilities teams perform regular cleaning of all public spaces. They consistently disinfect classrooms, common areas, workspaces, and dining areas to help minimize transmission. Additional hand sanitizing stations were installed across campus and ventilation systems have been updated with appropriate filters.
MONITOR FOR SYMPTOMS
Be aware of the following symptoms when you are completing your daily LiveSafe health questionnaire or at any other time of day:
- Fever (100.4° or higher) or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
If you experience these symptoms, please call Health Services at 860.768.6601 or complete the LiveSafe Health Screening.
Contact tracers will be in touch with you if they determine you are at risk. Their phone calls may come from Colorado or California.
It is our hope that you will remind one another to put on masks and follow all other rules.
For behavior that is belligerent or simply too large of an issue for you to manage, please use LiveSafe to report a violation. Go to the app, click “Report Tips,” and then “COVID-19 Concerns.” These tips can be anonymous, but should be submitted in a timely fashion. Reports that are submitted hours or days later may affect our ability to address the alleged concern.
As always, our main goal is to protect the health of our community by following the recommendations of the CDC, local health departments, and our healthcare partners. For this reason, the University of Hartford requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. There was a process for limited medical and religious exemptions.
Please visit our vaccine page for more information and for answers to frequently-asked questions.
Please visit our COVID-19 testing protocols page for the latest information in regards to the protocols in place for Fall 2021. The requirements vary according to vaccination status.
Residential Life Information
This semester, residential students will be allowed to have guests in their spaces. These guests must be University of Hartford students (residents or commuters) and the number of people in a space cannot exceed the capacity limit of that space. At this time, residential students may not have external guests in residential spaces. This will be revisited later in the semester depending on current health conditions.
Guests who are not members of the University community will only be permitted in housing units during move-in or as approved by the Office of Residential Life.
Support for Students
It's very important to care for your mental health during this challenging time. CAPS will maintain regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) on a remote basis.
If you would like to speak with a therapist, please call CAPS at 860.768.4482 and leave a voicemail. Or, email CAPS Director Dr. Jeff Burda at email@example.com. Questions from faculty, staff, or others should be directed to Dr. Burda.
If there is an emergency on campus, please contact Public Safety at 860.768.7777.
If there is an off-campus emergency requiring immediate assistance, please call 911 or go to your nearest ER.
Campus Life and Events
Yes. The Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion and other campus groups have dozens of events planned for students. Please see UHart Hub for a complete schedule and information.
Yes, clubs can meet. Please see the Student Engagement and Events Policy for complete information.
Please see the list of current hours of operation, which will be updated frequently as information changes.
Enhanced health and safety protocols mean access to campus is largely limited to current students, faculty, and staff. Others who are permitted on campus include:
- Food delivery
- Taxis or rideshares
- Mail delivery services
- First responders
- Approved third-party vendors and companies
- Prospective students and families by appointment
- Limited invited guests for athletic events, performances, and exhibitions at the discretion of the department*
- Limited invited guests of faculty and staff (e.g., guest speakers)*
- Immediate family members of residential students (outside, not in residential spaces or campus buildings)
Any guests coming to campus for a registered and approved event must:
- Provide proof of vaccination
- Your original vaccine card is preferable but, if not possible, a photo of your card is acceptable.
- Wear a mask at all times
- Fill out LiveSafe Health Survey (App)
- Follow any public health guidelines outlined by the event coordinators
Beginning at 9 p.m. each night, only immediate family members of students are permitted to come to campus as guests. Family members and external guests are not permitted to enter residence halls. Visitors should fill out the LiveSafe Daily Health Survey.
Please see our guidelines page for more information regarding events.