Moving to Campus

We are so excited that you are joining our campus residential community. You are part of the UHart family and we want to be sure that you to feel at home here.

Move-In Schedule for First-Year Students

Mark your calendars for opening week at UHart on August 31–September 6. During your first week, you will move to campus, participate in fun activities to meet new friends, and get ready for your first day of class. In July, you should receive an email to your University of Hartford email account with your room assignment and move-in date. Please email us if you haven't receive this email at and we will get you the information.

If you have signed up for early adventure, please note that you can move in early. Please check with the Center for Student Success if you have any questions. 

Information about move-in schedule will be updated on this page and emailed to your University of Hartford email account in July. All buildings will be assigned specific times to arrive to campus and check-in during, and it is important that you follow that schedule to ensure a smooth move-in for everyone.

Friday August 30, 2019:
Students attending Orientation Session 5 and students moving into Hawk Hall move in.

Saturday August 31, 2019:
All other first-year students move into their campus housing. Schedule of what time to arrive to campus will be released in July.

Important things to remember 

During Move-in weekend, current students, also called Howie's Helpers, volunteer to help you move in. To ensure a smooth process, please remember:

  1. To label all items with the student's name, building, and room number.
  2. A driver needs to stay with the vehicle being unloaded at all times.
  3. Each complex has four floors. There are no elevators in the complexes.
  4. Please review our recommended items to bring.
  5. Pick up your key in Gengras Student Union at Check-in

Move-In Schedule for Returning Students

Returning students will be scheduled to move-in on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 or Monday Sept. 2, 2019 depending on their building. The schedule of arrival days and times will be updated on this page and emailed to your University of Hartford email account in July.

Please do not arrive on campus earlier than your scheduled move-in time. Your cooperation in ensuring a smooth move-in process for all students is greatly appreciated.

Early Arrival

To apply for early or late arrival, we will have a form available here in July.


Pick up your keys at check-in in Gengras Student Union during the time-slot assigned to your building/area before you go to move into your assignment.

What Should I 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.

Bed and Bath

  • Extra long twin sheets
  • Extra long mattress pad
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Comforter
  • Blanket
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower shoes and flip flops
  • Shower caddy
  • Throw rugs
  • Desk lamp and bulbs (non-halogen)
  • One or two head floor lamp and bulbs (non-halogen)
  • Hangers
  • Mirror
  • Personal trash can and trash bags


  • Camera
  • Computer
  • Cellphone and charger
  • Gaming system
  • Power strips with surge protector
  • Printer and ink cartridge
  • Television
  • Microwave
  • Compact refrigerator (3.6 cubic ft. or less)

Hygiene Supplies

  • Cleaning supplies
  • First aid kit
  • Hand soap and paper towels
  • Electric thermometer
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shaving accessories

Identification and Money

  • ATM Debit/Credit cards
  • State or government photo ID
  • Insurance cards
  • Social security card
  • Lock box

Laundry Supplies

  • Detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Drying rack
  • Fabric softener
  • Iron (with auto shut off feature)
  • Ironing boards
  • Laundry bag/basket


  • Backpack
  • School supplies (pen, paper, notebooks etc.)
  • Calendar
  • Flashlight
  • Pastric food storage containers
  • Dishware
  • Can opener
  • Water filter pitcher
  • Umbrella/rain gear
  • Plastic bins/storage
  • Fan
  • Prescription medication

Prohibited Items

  • Open coil heating devices (exception: coffee pots with an auto shutoff feature such as Keurigs are permitted)
  • George foreman grills, toaster ovens, induction cookers, crock pots, toasters and hot plates (exception: these appliances are permitted in areas with full kitchens, such as the Village Apartments, Park River Apartments, and the Asylum Avenue Graduate Townhouses)
  • Oil-based popcorn poppers and grills
  • Halogen lamps, lava lamps, and 3, 4, or 5 headed lamps with plastic covers
  • Air conditioners and space heaters (except those issued by the University)
  • Dishwashers
  • Extension cords and multi-plug outlet adapters
  • Outdoor holiday lights and non-UL approved indoor holiday lights
  • Bed risers/Lofts
  • Items hanging from the ceiling
  • Flammable materials (i.e. storing or possessing gasoline or any flammable liquids, including gasoline-powered machines, gas or charcoal grills, and other combustibles or explosive chemicals, fireworks, oil lamps, oil warmers, etc.)
  • Candles and incense (lit and unlit)
  • Pets (exception: fish are permitted in no more than a 20 gallon aquarium)
  • Weapons (i.e. hunting bows, knives, paintball guns or paraphernalia, and pellet and air-soft guns are prohibited, along with instruments legally classified as dangerous weapons)
  • Wireless routers
  • Electric heating blankets
  • Personal mattress (unless approved by Student Affairs for documented medical reasons)
  • Hover boards
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia (i.e. hookahs, pipes, grinders, rolling papers, smoking devices, etc.)
  • Alcohol
  • l (unless 21 or older), bulk containers (i.e. kegs, logs, beer balls, etc.), binge drinking paraphernalia, alcohol above 100 proof, empty alcohol containers (unless 21 or older), and displaying alcohol related materials such as signs in common areas or within public view