Move-In Information

Welcome to campus!

Students unpacking car during move-in weekend

We are excited to welcome our new UHart students and see the many familiar faces of our returning students. You are part of our UHart family and we want to be sure you feel at home.

Check out important move-in information and plan out your residential packing list.

Move-In Time Slot Information

The University of Hartford has designated specific time frames for new (first-year and transfer) and returning students. Please select a day and time that is within your approved move-in block(s).

Move-in Dates and Times - Fall 2024

New Students
Thursday, August 22
  • 8 a.m. – noon: Hawk Hall/Special Programs (STRIDE, Vuela Mas Alto, and LEAD) 
  • 1-5 p.m.: Students attending Session #4 of Orientation 
Friday, August 23: 
  • 8 a.m. – noon: B and C Neighborhoods 
  • 1-5 p.m.: A and F Neighborhoods 
    *Students attending Session #5 of Orientation should register for a move-in timeslot on Friday, August 23 based on their assigned housing neighborhood. 
Returning Students
  • Saturday, August 24: 8 a.m.– 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 25: 9 a.m.– noon
New International Students
  • Thursday, August 22: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. 
Instructions to select a Move-In Time Slot 
  1. Log into the appointments portal through this link and click the “Hartford Student SSO Login” button.
  2. Click "Appointments" at the top of the page. 
  3. Read through the instructions and select "Check-in Appointments" section. 
  4. Select the time that works best for you from the available time slots. 
  5. Confirm your selected move-in time slot. 
  6. The page will update with your appointment information, and you will be sent an email confirmation to your UHart email address. 
  7. If your page does not update to show your chosen appointment time in the center of the page, please ensure that you select a date and confirm.
  8. If you need to change your time, click the reschedule button to select a new time.

If you have any questions, please contact   

What to Bring

All of our residence halls include a bed frame, mattress, dresser, closet, and a desk with a chair. If there is a common area, we provide a kitchen table and chairs. Please consider leaving valuable and/or sentimental items at home.

Any furniture (couch, chair, futon, table, etc.) with a length, width, and height greater than 24" is not permitted.

We encourage students to reach out to their roommates or suite and apartment-mates regarding shared items (TV, refrigerators, trash cans, etc.).

Bed and Bath

  • Extra-long twin sheets
  • Extra-long mattress pad
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Comforter
  • Blanket
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower shoes or flip flops
  • Shower caddy
  • Throw rug(s)
  • Non-halogen desk lamp​ and bulbs (*must be UL Listed)
  • Hangers
  • Mirror
  • Personal trash can and trash bags
  • Face masks


*Electronics must be UL Listed

  • Computer
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Gaming system
  • Power strips with surge protector
  • Television
  • Microwave
  • Compact refrigerator (3.6 cubic ft. or less)
    • Kitchen refrigerators are provided in Park River and Village Apartments
    • Students can rent a MicroFridge 

Hygiene Supplies

  • Cleaning supplies (disinfectant wipes, small vacuum)
  • First aid kit—including over the counter medication
  • Kleenex and paper towels
  • Digital thermometer
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Haircare products
  • Skincare products—including sunscreen
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shaving accessories

Identification and Money

  • ATM Debit/Credit card(s)
  • State or government photo ID
  • Insurance cards
  • COVID vaccination card
  • Social security card—if applicable

Laundry Supplies

  • Detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Drying rack
  • Fabric softener
  • Laundry bag/basket


  • Backpack
  • School supplies (pen, paper, notebooks etc.)
  • Message board and pen
  • Calendar/planner
  • Flashlight
  • Favorite snacks
  • Plastic food storage containers
  • Dishware
  • Can opener
  • Water bottle
  • Umbrella/rain gear
  • Plastic bins/storage
  • Throw rug
  • Fan (*must be UL Listed)
  • One or two-headed non-halogen floor lamp(s) and bulbs (*must be UL Listed)
  • Prescription medication

Suites (Regents Park)

  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
    • Surface/glass cleaner
    • Shower cleaner and sponge
    • Toilet bowl cleaner and brush
    • Hand towels
    • Air freshener
  • Bathroom trash can and trash bags
  • Cleaning bucket and mop
  • Hand soap
  • Kitchen items
  • Small kitchen appliances (*must be UL Listed and 1000 watts or less)
  • Kitchenette supplies (dishes, utensils, etc.)

Apartments (Park River and Village)

  • Area rug(s)
  • Bathroom and kitchen cleaning supplies
    • Surface/glass cleaner
    • Shower cleaner and sponge
    • Toilet bowl cleaner and brush
    • Hand towels
    • Air freshener
    • Oven cleaner and sponge
    • Dish soap
  • Bathroom and kitchen trash cans and trash bags
  • Cleaning bucket and mop
  • Hand soap
  • Kitchen items
    • Pots and pans
    • Dishes, cups, and utensils
    • Cooking utensils
    • Cutting board
    • Small appliances (*must be UL Listed)
    • Dish towels
    • Potholders
    • Trivet/hot pad
    • Ice trays
    • Water filter pitcher
  • Portable air conditioner - Village Apartments, only (*must be UL Listed)

For the safety of our students and campus community, the following items have been deemed hazardous and students are not permitted to have them in their possession or within their living space. Please review The Source—our student handbook for specific information regarding policies and procedures regarding residential life, alcohol, drugs, weapons, and more. 

  • Candles and incense (lit and unlit)
  • Extension cords and multi-plug outlet adapters
  • Pets (unless non-lethal fish in a 20-gallon or less aquarium)
  • Bed risers/lofts
  • Personal mattress (unless approved by Access-Ability Services documented for medical reasons)
  • Any item hanging from the ceiling
  • Electric heating blankets
  • Garbage cans larger than 13-gallons (tall kitchen garbage bag size)
  • Halogen lamps, lava lamps, and 3, 4, or 5 headed lamps with plastic covers
  • Outdoor holiday lights and non-UL approved indoor holiday lights
  • Open coil heating devices and oil-based popcorn poppers
  • Small kitchen appliances (i.e. toaster ovens, hot plates, crock pots, toasters, etc.)
    • Exceptions:
      • Personal refrigerators 3.6 cubic feet or less and microwaves 1000 watts or less 
      • Coffee pots with an auto-shutoff feature, such as Keurigs (*must be UL Listed), are permitted everywhere
      • Small kitchen appliances that are UL approved are permitted in the kitchen area in Park River and the Village Apartments
      • Small kitchen appliances 1000 watts or less that are UL approved are permitted in the kitchenette area in Regents Park Suites—as long as they are used one at a time.
  • Furniture (couch, chair, futon, table, etc.) with a length, width, and height greater than 24”  
  • Dishwashers
  • Weapons 
  • Fireworks, powder, and other explosive or potentially dangerous materials
  • Flammable materials (storing or possessing gasoline or any flammable liquids, including gasoline-powered machines, gas or charcoal grills, and other combustibles or explosive chemicals, oil lamps, oil warmers, etc.)
  • Wireless routers
  • Irons (unless there is an auto-shutoff feature)
  • Hover boards
  • Space heaters (unless they are issued by the University)
  • Air conditioners (unless they are issued by the University)
    • Exception:
      • Standing units issued by the University are permitted
      • Standing units provided by students living in the Village Apartments are permitted Apr. 1 – Oct. 31 
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia (i.e. hookahs, pipes, grinders, rolling papers, smoking devices, etc.)
  • Bulk alcohol containers (i.e. kegs, logs, beer balls, etc.)
  • Binge drinking paraphernalia
  • Displaying alcohol-related materials such as signs in common areas or within public view.
  • Alcohol, including empty containers (unless 21 years of age or older)
    • NOTE: Quantity cannot exceed per person limits

Any permitted electronic cord, device, light or appliance must be UL approved. Residential Life, Aramark Facilities, and Public Safety reserve the right to check frayed or broken cords to ensure students safety. During break periods, it is strongly suggested all appliances not provided by the University be unplugged. The Office of Residential Life reserves the right to make changes to this list through the year to ensure student health and safety.    

Prohibited items and other health and safety hazards may be removed from students' living spaces by Residential Life team members or Public Safety officers. Items that are removed will be stored, destroyed, or discarded, as appropriate. A notice will be left any items are removed with instructions on how to claim any eligible items. Eligible items not claimed by May 31 will be discarded.   

Are you looking to bring a fridge, freezer, and a microwave? We have partnered with Microfridge and they offer rentals of their combo solution, where you get all in one. Learn more.

Other Information

Please visit the parking website for up-to-date information.

Shortly after you receive your housing assignment, you will receive your mailbox number.  Please note that campus Mail Services won’t accept any packages/mail before the semester begins and all packages must weigh less than 35 pounds.

Please include the mailbox number on all mail sent to campus, and for safety reasons, do not include your ID number or e-mail on the front of the mail piece.

Your campus mailing address is:
Your first and last name
Your University mailbox number
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117 

Packages for off-campus students will not be accepted through Mail Services. If you live off-campus, please have mail sent directly to your specific residential address.

All residential students are required to have a meal plan. Students can make changes to their meal plan at the ID Office on campus. Check for more information on meal plans and dining at the University of Hartford.

Once you arrive on campus, you will be integrated into our campus community and expected to abide by all campus policies. Take some time to review The Source, our student handbook, and take note of just a few of the more common policies we get questions on:

Alcohol Policy
The University of Hartford abides by Connecticut state law and local ordinances pertaining to the consumption, possession, sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages. Students who consume alcohol MUST be 21 years old.   

Garbage Removal
Place all trash and recyclables in the appropriate containers. Dumpsters are located outside all complexes and residential areas for students to utilize. 

Only fish are allowed and the maximum size for an aquarium is 20 gallons. 

No Air-Conditioning Units
All of the complexes (A – F complexes) and Hawk Hall are air conditioned. If a student is not living in an air-conditioned residence hall and needs air conditioning due to a medical condition, they should contact the Dean of Students Office.  

There is no smoking permitted in any University of Hartford Building.

Are you a new UHart student in need of a Hawk student ID card? Follow the instructions below to create a student ID.  

For questions regarding the photo upload process please contact