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Coronavirus Update

In-person classes will not resume for the spring semester. Classes resumed through remote instruction on March 30 and will continue until the end of the semester. Find full details of changes to the University’s schedule and operations, and additional information regarding our response to COVID-19 at www.hartford.edu/health-coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Updates

The University of Hartford continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19, and is taking steps to keep our community healthy and informed. 

Resources

Health Services: 860.768.6601
Public Safety: 860.768.7777 (Emergency) 860.768.7985 (Routine)
CDC
World Health Organization

Important Updates to spring semester
  • UHart will not resume in-person classes for the spring semester as planned. Classes resumed through remote instruction on March 30.
  • Residence halls are closed. We are putting a plan in place for future move out dates, likely after May 1 and subject to current health regulations and guidelines. 
  • Commencement has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 15, at noon at Hartford's XL Center.
  • See the announcement from President Woodward regarding changes to Spring Semester.
Quick links

Academic Changes | Residential Life | Campus Events | Travel Information | Employees | Health Recommendations | Campus Resources | Hours of Operation | Technology Resources

Questions

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
Messages and Advisories

See all current and past communications shared with UHart students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Latest Updates to UHart Community

Academic Changes

 Changes to spring semester

The University of Hartford will not resume in-person classes for the spring semester as planned. Classes will resume through remote instruction on March 30 and continue until the end of the semester.

Advance Registration for Fall 2020

To give students adequate time to have advising conversations, Advanced Registration for undergraduate students will begin on Monday, April 13. Graduate students and part-time students will begin registration on Wednesday, April 15.

Residential Life Information

REsidence halls closed

The residence halls are now closed to all students other than those who have already been approved to remain on campus.

We are putting a plan in place for future move out dates, likely after May 1 and subject to current health regulations and guidelines.

Campus Events

It is out of an abundance of caution that effective Friday, March 13, the University is postponing or canceling non-essential events or work-related gatherings scheduled to take place on campus until the foreseeable future.

Commencement

We will hold a combined Commencement 2020 ceremony at the end of the calendar year, bringing together those who would have been recognized in May 2020 with our graduates eligible for our December 2020 Commencement.

After consulting with deans and student leaders to discuss the best option among the limited dates available in December at downtown Hartford’s XL Center, we have selected Tuesday, Dec. 15, at noon, as the date and time for our Commencement 2020 ceremony.  

Admission Events

Due to the concerns of coronavirus, the University of Hartford is postponing all campus tours and spring events until further notice. We will provide updates as more information becomes available. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The Hartt School Community Division

See the latest updates regarding HCD classes, lessons, and performances on their website.

Athletic events

All competition and practices for all teams and individual student-athletes at America East Conference institutions have been canceled for the rest of this academic year, including any spring sport events that occur beyond the academic year.

Information for Employees

ESSENTIAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS WORKING ENVIRONMENT

As communicated via email on Tuesday, March 17, the University is asking all employees to work remotely for the foreseeable future. Essential personnel have been in contact with direct supervisors. Thank you for your help as we make these critical changes to follow the CDC recommendations and limit the number of people on campus.

If you will be 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.

Learn more about other Human Resources updates for employees. 

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 helpdesk@hartford.edu

We will continue to update employees with additional information as it becomes available.

Travel Information

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19 globally and domestically, travel restrictions and guidance are in effect for all travel for faculty, staff, and students.

In addition, on March 28, the CDC issued a travel advisory for Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. The CDC urges residents of these states to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. This Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries. Read the advisory here.

Registering All Travel

The University is asking all faculty, staff, and students to fill out this form to let us know of their recent or planned international and domestic travel. As updates can change quickly, having this information will allow us to proactively communicate with the members of our community we know have been or may be in affected areas.

International Travel Information

  • We continue to monitor the CDC’s travel alerts. Our policy prohibits official University travel to any countries with a Level 4, Level 3 or Leven 2 Alert. These alerts are changing daily and now cover much of the world.
  • Any student or employee who travels to one of those nations must self-quarantine away from campus until 14 days from your date of return, which is consistent with CDC guidelines.

Domestic Travel

We encourage faculty, staff, and students to carefully consider all non-essential domestic travel. All non-essential University-sponsored travel has been suspended until further notice. The Office of the Provost, in partnership with the academic deans, and University Officers will make determinations on essential vs. non-essential travel. Any changes will be communicated immediately.

Health Recommendations

For UHart Employees
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Students should call Health Services at 860.768.6601 if they develop symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. As of March 9, for the protection of students and healthcare staff, walk-in appointments will no longer be available. Students should call to be triaged over the phone and/or to make an appointment.

Faculty and staff experiencing these symptoms should contact their personal physicians. Employees who have Aetna insurance through the University also have the option of Teladoc, a virtual healthcare provider.

According to the CDC, confirmed cases have ranged from mild symptoms (especially in children and young adults) to severe illness and death (typically among the elderly and those with other underlying medical conditions). 

Prevention Tips
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol content.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue into the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

There is no current advice for wearing masks if you are well. As of March 9, Health Services will only be providing masks to people who are sick.

Prospective International Students

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. 

Resources

Campus resources
  • Health Services: 860.768.6601
  • Public Safety 860.768.7777 (Emergency), 860.768.7985 (Routine Calls)
  • Study Abroad and International Center: Nicole Kurker-Stewart, , 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: helpdesk@hartford.edu
Online resources

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