The Commuter Experience

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As a commuter student at UHart, you’ll be a part of a tight-knit community with access to countless fun events, a network of support services, and resources just for commuter students like you. We are committed to making UHart feel like your second home. 

Our Commuter Association

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Office located in GSU 154

The Commuter Student Association is committed to making your UHart experience enjoyable and successful. We have an entire team dedicated to helping you. 

Examples of events that we have hosted in the past include movie nights, car maintenance 101, and lunch hours. We also have members that sit on the Student Government Board to help advocate for commuter needs. 

President: Kylar Maldonado
Vice President/Treasurer: 
Samantha McAllister
Jaynalis Chevere
Event Planner: 
Viktoria Stasiowska
Publicist: Max Czellecz

Advisor: Sara Punsky Howard

Resources Just for You

In the lower level of the Gengras Student Union you will find our commuter lounge, which includes comfortable seating, computers, a Keurig coffee maker, a microwave, TV and gaming consoles, and more. This an ideal space for you to use when you have some time in between classes. 

You can submit your documents to be printed and picked up at the CSA office by emailing them to

At UHart, we offer six different meal plans and one is just for commuter students. You can use your meal plan everywhere on campus, including Gengras Student Union, University Commons, and Starbucks. Learn more about our commuter meal plans.  

As a commuter student, you will get a special parking rate and will have designated lots where you can park. Learn more about how to obtain your parking pass and rules about parking  

We also offer shuttle services both on and off campus, which will take you to popular locations, including West Farms Mall, Bishops Corner, and BlueBack Square. Look up schedules and routes.

Many students also take advantage of the CTtransit public transportation system

A Network of Support

At UHart, we are dedicated to your success. We understand that every student has different needs—That's why we provide individual advising, so we can best help you. 

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At UHart, there is always something to do and someone new to meet. With more than 100+ clubs and organizations, athletics, and countless health and wellness activities, you won't be bored during your down time. 

Eve Betterini

Communication, '20

When Eve Betterini ‘20 chose to start commuting to the University of Hartford after completing her first year, she was unsure of how she would continue interacting with the campus community. Eve found commuting did not limit her undergraduate experience. In fact, it motivated her to stay active within the campus community and pursue more clubs and organizations than she had before.

Read more about Eve's experience as a commuter

The rewarding part is watching one of my smaller ideas transform into a major campaign.

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