The University of Hartford continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19, and is taking steps to keep our community healthy and informed.
- An email sent to students on August 4 details important information about our testing requirement for all students. It also explains how students from states under the CT Travel Advisory must quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in the state.
- We have created a blended approach to academics and are offering classes in a variety of formats: Online (asynchronous), remote (synchronous), hybrid, and in-person.
- We have made changes to the academic calendar to allow for on-campus learning this fall. Instruction begins Wednesday, Aug. 26. On-campus classes conclude on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Fall classes, review sessions, office hours, reading days, and final exams will be completed remotely.
Please email COVID19@hartford.edu with any questions or concerns. You can also learn more by reviewing a list of frequently asked questions.COVID-19 FAQs
See all current and past communications shared with UHart students, faculty, staff, and community members.Latest Updates to UHart Community
blended approach to academics for fall 2020
We have created a blended approach to academics for the fall and are offering classes in a variety of formats: in-person, hybrid, remote, and online.
winterterm and spring 2021
Winterterm will be fully online this winter, and will begin on Saturday, Dec. 26, and end on Friday, Jan. 15. The spring 2021 semester will begin as planned on Wednesday, Jan. 20, with residence halls reopening on Sunday, Jan. 17.
The University of Hartford will not not offer face-to-face classes this summer. Both Summerterm sessions will be held exclusively online.
Residential Life Information
Housing assignments for Fall 2020 will be finalized by the beginning of August. Students will receive an email with their fall housing assignments and further information about residential life will be forthcoming. Additionally, because of the changes to our fall calendar, billing statements will reflect a reduction in housing and dining costs for residential students. You can see a cost breakdown our website.
Health and Safety
We anticipate that with the very clear and careful health guidelines and protocols we will implement, the preemptive precautions, the partnership of our on campus health professionals at Hartford Healthcare, and the cooperation of our students and all members of our community, we will be able to secure a safe learning experience on campus this fall.
Refunds and Credits for Spring 2020
UHart developed a refund/credit plan in response to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Room, Meal Plan, and Parking Permit Adjustments
Credits and refunds were calculated student-by-student. Amounts are based on prorated costs, minus select fixed expenses, from the period beginning March 23, 2020, the day campus operations would have been resumed following spring break, and continuing through the end of the spring semester.
Credits and refunds are subject to the following adjustments:
- Financial aid applied to room and board
- Fees paid by those students who remained on campus
- Fees paid by the University for those students with certain on-campus job positions
- Outstanding account balances
Information for Employees
Throughout July and into the beginning of August, to the extent possible, employees who can effectively perform their job responsibilities remotely should continue to do so. We look forward to reopening all offices and welcoming employees back to campus on Monday, Aug. 10. Please see our complete Return to Work Guide.
If you are working remotely and need to come to campus to collect your materials or belongings, you will be required to submit this form to Public Safety in order to gain approval for access to campus buildings. These visits will require our staff to assist with access and cleaning, taking away from already reduced resources in our Public Safety and Facilities operations. Please be considerate of this in making your requests.
Information Technology Services
ITS will remain open and can help with the transition to remote work. If you need assistance from ITS, please make an appointment to visit the office. Walk-ins are discouraged due to work volume and the need to maintain social distancing. To set up an appointment, please email email@example.com.
A travel advisory is now in effect in Connecticut. Anyone traveling into Connecticut from the following states are directed to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. Please see CT.gov for the states that are currently on the list.
The states were selected by meeting the following criteria: new daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. The list of states is fluid and will be updated weekly. This travel advisory also applies to Connecticut residents who are returning from a visit to the impacted states.
The CDC recommends Americans avoid all nonessential international travel. If you must travel, follow the recommendations in the Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice, in addition to any travel health recommendations provided on the CDC's website.
The International Admission Office and Office of Graduate Admission have revised their admission procedures due to the coronavirus. Accommodations are being made for international students applying for undergraduate and graduate programs for the 2020 Fall Semester, which begins in September. Please visit the International Admission website for the details. Please visit the Graduate Admission website for details specific to graduate admission. For the answers to frequently asked questions regarding international students and admission, visit the International Student Center's FAQ page.
- Health Services: 860.768.6601
- Public Safety 860.768.7777 (Emergency), 860.768.7985 (Routine Calls)
- Study Abroad and International Center: Nicole Kurker-Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860.768.5101
- Dean of Students Office: Aaron Isaacs, DeanOfStu@hartford.edu, 860.768.4285
- Counseling and Psychological Services: 860.768.4482
- Information Technology Services: email@example.com
- World Health Organization Q&A
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Travel Information and Alerts
- Connecticut State Department of Public Health
- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, older adults and those with underlying medical conditions, are especially vulnerable. By visiting UHart you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.