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Housing Application

At the University of Hartford, we want you to feel comfortable in your dormitory.

That’s why students fill out our housing application each year to determine the right fit. We try to accommodate special requests and roommate wishes.

In order to live on campus, you must:

  • Be accepted by the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Assistance
  • Maintain full-time status, carrying at least 12 credit hours per semester
  • Be compliant with the State of Connecticut meningococcal meningitis regulations prior to moving into their assigned housing

You are required to have a meal plan while living on campus. You can learn more about meal plan options and dining services here at hartford.campusdish.com and see meal plan costs on the Bursars website.

Housing Application

First-Year and Transfer Students

Fill out your housing application

  1. Log into UHart’s Self-Service Center using your ID and password

  2. Select the Student tab at the top left side of the page, then Residential Life. This will take you to the housing portal, where you can fill out your housing application.

If you have any issues logging into the Self-Service Center, please contact the Student Administrative Services Center at 860.768.4999 or css@hartford.edu

Deadlines
The fall 2020 housing deposit deadline is July 13, 2020. If you are looking to live in Hawk Hall, you will need to submit your application by the first Friday in May with a motivational essay. For questions, please contact the Office of Residential Life at reslife@hartford.edu.

Roommates
After you complete your housing application, you can search and request roommates inside the housing application. Any roommate requests must be mutual or we cannot match you as roommates. If you do not request or match with a roommate, we will match you based on the profile questions you answer inside your housing application, so make sure you answer them accurately.

For transfer students, we work to house you with other transfer and non-transfer students who have similar majors, interests, and responses to the profile questions inside the housing application. If you have a roommate you would like to request, you and your desired roommate must contact our office at reslife@hartford.edu to request to live together.

The deadline for first-year and transfer students to select and confirm your roommate is by Aug. 1. The deadline will be available inside your housing application and will be emailed to you.

Returning Students

If you are currently living on campus, you will be able to re-apply for housing in the spring semester through our housing selection process. These deadlines will be updated every year, but are usually similar from year to year. We have two rounds of our housing selection process to make sure that all students have a chance to sign up for housing.

Deadlines for Housing Selection Round 1 and 2

Housing Selection Process: Round 1 

Jan. 27, 2020 at 11:59 .p.m: Special Housing Requests 

  • Special Housing Request
  • Same Space
  • Mixed Gender Request

In order to request one of these housing options, please submit your form in the Self-Service Center with your room reservation deposit. In order to make this deadline, you must have your deposit paid by Jan. 25, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. 

Jan. 31, 2020 at 4 p.m.: Pay Room Reservation Deposit 

If you are participating in round 1, the deadline to pay you room reservation deposit is on Jan. 31 at. 4 p.m. 

Feb. 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.: Housing Application Deadline

Please complete and submit your Housing Application in the Self-Service Center and confirm roommates by Feb. 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Between Feb. 12 and Feb. 14, you will have the opportunity to select your room online. 

Housing Selection Process: Round 2 

If you were assigned housing during round 1, you cannot participate in round 2. On Feb. 10, 2020, the housing application opens for housing selection round 2. 

March 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.: Special Requests

  • Special housing request 
  • Mixed gender

In order to request one of these housing options, please submit your form in the Self-Service Center with your room reservation deposit. In order to make this deadline, you must have your deposit paid by March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

March 6, 2020 at 4 p.m.: Pay Room Resevation Deposit 

If you are participating in round 2, the deadline to pay you room reservation depsoit is on March 6 at. 4 p.m. 

March 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.: Complete Housing Application 

If you are participating in round 2, the deadline to complete the housing application in the Self-Service Center is oo March 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. You will also have to confirm roommates within the application. Between March 31 and April 2, you will have the opportunity to select your room online. 

Missed housing selection round 1 and 2? 

Did you miss the first two housing selection rounds? Don't worry. You can still apply for housing after April 6 without paying the $250 room reservation deposit. You will be assigned to housing by the Office of Residential Life based on spaces that are available after room selection. 

How to participate in housing selection? 

Step 1: Pay your room reservation deposit 

In order to participate in the housing selection process, you must submit a $250 room reservation deposit through cashNET by our deadline (see above). This deposit will be applied to your fall bill if you select housing and live on campus for the following year. 

If you select your own housing or you are assigned to housing through same space selection or special housing requests and then decide to leave campus housing, the $250.00 room Reservation deposit is non-refundable.

Step 2: Complete the housing application and find roommates 

The day after you submit your room reservation deposit, you will be able to complete the housing application for the next academic year in the Self-Service Center. Once you and your friends complete your housing application, you must request each other as roommates in the housing application in order to form a roommate group. All requests must be mutual.

Step 3: Selecting housing

If you submit your room reservation deposit and housing application by the deadline, and request your desired roommates, you and your roommates will be able to select housing as a group. This is typically in February for Room Selection Round #1 or in early April for Room Selection Round #2. It is done online through the Self-Service Center.

Students are assigned a date and time to log-in and select from available housing. If you mutually requested roommates, only one of you will log-in and select housing for your group, but it’s important that you all discuss your desires ahead of time and have back-up plans. Dates and times to select housing are assigned by how many people are in your roommate group and the average number of credits in your group—the higher the credits, the earlier the time slot to select housing. 

If you are requesting to live in the same space for the following academic year, you must first submit your $250 room reservation deposit and your housing application for the upcoming year by the deadlines in January. Same space selection also requires an application (link is located within your housing application). More details about the Same space selection process will be emailed out to current residents living in residence halls and apartments that are eligible for this process and are located inside the housing application.

When going through housing selection, it is important to plan ahead and have multiple back-ups plans in case your first and second choice fill up before your time-slot.

FAQ

What if I missed the Room Reservation Deposit and/or Housing Application and/or Same Space Selection deadlines? 

Unfortunately, if you do not meet the deadlines for the housing selection and/or Same Space Selection processes, you cannot self-select housing or participate in same space selection. You can still apply to live on campus for the next year in April (no room reservation deposit needed) and you will be assigned to housing over the summer.

What if one of my roommates didn’t submit everything on time? Can I still select housing? 

Yes, you can still select housing however you cannot go through selection with anyone who did not meet the deadlines. You will have to select housing with the other people you requested as roommates or by yourself.

What is Same Space Room Selection?

Same Space Room Selection is available for students currently living on campus in non-first year areas. Students can request that the specific space they are currently assigned for the current academic year as the space they are assigned to for the next academic year, if they follow all deadlines. Same Space Room Selection is only available during Room Selection Round #1. If you live with an RA or in a space that is handicap accessible but you do not need that type of space, you may not be able to select the same exact space. However we can work with you to find a similar type of space

What is the advantage of putting together a group when participating in Room Selection?

Having a roommate group together means that only one person from the group needs to log into the system and select where you all wish to live. Each person in the group will receive the same room selection time slot and each person can log into the system and select a space. But it is much easier for just 1 person from each group to log in and select.

Timeslots are assigned by the number of students in a group. Groups of 6 people select first; groups of 5 people select after that; and so forth. If you request a single room, you will select last. To form a group, students must request and confirm each member of the group as a roommate on the housing application roommate page.

What if I do not select housing during Room Selection Round #1 but have everything completed for the deadlines?

If you do not select a space during Round #1, you will be automatically assigned a timeslot during Round #2. If you do not choose a room at either timeslots, you will be assigned to a space by the Office of Residential Life.

What if I do not want to live on campus?

All full-time undergraduate students must live in campus housing and participate in a meal plan during their first two years at the University, barring exceptions.

I chose housing through housing selection, but now I want to move off campus or withdraw from the University. Can I get my $250 room reservation deposit back?

Unfortunately, no. The Room Reservation Deposit secures your opportunity to choose your housing through housing selection or anchoring. Since you selected housing, you cannot receive that deposit back.

You can receive your $150 housing deposit back if you notify the Office of Residential Life in writing before July 1 and you do not have an outstanding balance on your University account. If you have a balance, the $150.00 housing deposit will be applied to your account balance instead.

I chose housing through housing selection/Same Space Selection/Special Housing Requests, but now I want to move off campus or withdraw from the University. Can I get my $250 room reservation deposit back?

Unfortunately, no. The Room Reservation Deposit secures your opportunity to choose your housing through housing selection, Same Space Selection, Special Housing Requests, or other processes to choose your housing. Since you selected housing, you cannot receive that deposit back.

You can receive your $150 housing deposit back if you notify the Office of Residential Life in writing before July 1 and you do not have an outstanding balance on your University account. If you have a balance, the $150.00 housing deposit will be applied to your account balance instead.

Housing Requirement

Living on campus is an important part of your University of Hartford educational experience. Studies nationally have shown that college students who live on campus have a better grade point average, are more involved in campus activities, take full advantage of campus resources, and are more likely to graduate than those who live off campus.

UHart is committed to providing you with rich opportunities to grow both intellectually and socially. This includes making connections with students whose life experiences are different than your own, actively participating in your residential community, learning how to appropriately deal with conflict, and living according to the shared values of our University community. It is our philosophy and expectation that all enrolled full-time first- and second-year students who do not qualify for an exception as detailed below live in University housing and participate in a University-sponsored meal plan.