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Move-In Spring 2021

Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Residential students must document a negative COVID-19 test
  • Social distancing and masks will be required
  • No guests allowed in residence halls or buildings
  • Fill out the LiveSafe Health Screening before arrival

Our move-in process will look different in the spring, due to the Connecticut Travel Advisory and other important health and safety guidelines.

This January, we will have two different move-in time periods and processes: one for students who live in states or countries listed in the Travel Advisory, and one for those who do not. Please read the following sections carefully to make sure you are following the correct timeline and procedures. And please note, the Travel Advisory is subject to change at any time, so please remain as flexible in your planning as possible.

Move-in Schedule

Students from Travel Advisory States and Countries

The Connecticut Travel Advisory and University of Hartford requires residential students from affected states or countries to take additional steps when returning to UHart: 

  • Move back to campus on Friday, Jan. 22, or Saturday, Jan. 23.
  • Show documentation of a negative PCR COVID-19 test that was taken within 72 hours prior to moving in. We will not be accepting antibody or rapid antigen tests.
  • You cannot move into the residence halls without this test result. Information about how to submit your results will be coming soon.
  • Quarantine in your spring housing assignment when you move in. 
  • You will be tested on Wednesday, Jan. 27. 
  • If your results are negative, you can resume normal on-campus activity if you are asymptomatic.  
  • If the results are positive or you become symptomatic, you will be moved to isolation.

Students Not Impacted by the Connecticut Travel Advisory

  • Move back to campus residence halls between Friday, Jan. 29, and Sunday, Jan. 31.
  • Show documentation of a negative diagnostic PCR COVID-19 test that was taken within five days prior to moving in. We will not be accepting antibody or rapid antigen tests.
  • You cannot move into the residence halls without this test result. Information about how to submit your results will be coming soon.

What to Bring

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
  • Face masks

Electronics

  • Camera
  • Computer
  • Cell phone 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

Miscellaneous

  • Backpack
  • School supplies (pen, paper, notebooks etc.)
  • Calendar
  • Flashlight
  • Plastic 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

Microfridge

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

Parking for Residential Students

Parking permits should be requested using the parking website. You must log into the parking website using your University email address without the @hartford.edu. The password is your University email password. Once logged in, please select "Order Permits.” The parking fee can be paid online with a card or you can add the fee to your bill. Parking permits are “virtual.” You will not be issued a permit decal. Your vehicle will be registered once you successfully request a parking permit online. It is very important that you enter the correct vehicle information and license plate number when requesting a permit or you may receive a ticket. Please double check your vehicle information carefully before requesting a parking permit. Parking permits are required by the first day of class or as soon as the vehicle arrives on campus and are available online beginning August 1.

  • Resident students may park, on a space available basis, in unrestricted spaces in any of the following lots: C lot, yellow painted non-reserved spaces in D lot, E lot, left side of G lot, N lot and the lots between the Village Apartments.

  • Asylum Avenue residents must park in Commuter lots when on the main campus.

  • There are no special parking provisions for students with chronic medical conditions. If you have a chronic medical condition that would not enable you to adhere to the current parking system, we encourage you to apply in your state for a state issued handicap parking permit. This permit, in conjunction with a University of Hartford parking permit, entitles you to park in any clearly marked state handicap parking space on campus.  

For complete parking information, be sure to read Your Car on Campus

Vehicles found in violation may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner/operator’s expense. All vehicles parked on University of Hartford property must be registered with the Department of Public Safety before parking.

If you have any questions about parking, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 860.768.7985. The office is located adjacent to parking lot E and is open 24 hours each day.  

Parking for Commuter students

Parking permits should be requested using the parking website

You must log into the parking website using your University email address without the @hartford.edu. The password is your University email password. Once logged in, please select "Order Permits.” The parking fee can be paid online with a card or you can add the fee to your bill. Parking permits are “virtual.” You will not be issued a permit decal. Your vehicle will be registered once you successfully request a parking permit online. It is very important that you enter the correct vehicle information and license plate number when requesting a permit or you may receive a ticket. Please double check your vehicle information carefully before requesting a parking permit. Parking permits are required by the first day of class or as soon as the vehicle arrives on campus and are available online beginning August 1.

Commuter students may park on campus between 7:30 a.m.–2 a.m. Parking is allowed on a on a space available basis, in unrestricted spaces in any of the following lots: A Annex lot (small dirt/gravel lot located between A Lot and Watkinson School), B Lot, C lot, RED painted spaces in D Lot, F Lot, K Commuter Lot, L Lot.

After 4:30 p.m., Commuter students may park in A Lot, H Lot, K Faculty Lot.
There are no special parking provisions for students with chronic medical conditions. If you have a chronic medical condition that would not enable you to adhere to the current parking system, we encourage you to apply in your state for a state issued handicap parking permit. This permit, in conjunction with a University of Hartford parking permit, entitles you to park in any clearly marked state handicap parking space on campus.  

For complete parking information, be sure to read: Your Car on Campus
Vehicles found in violation may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner/operator’s expense. All vehicles parked on University of Hartford property must be registered with the Department of Public Safety before parking.

If you have any questions about parking, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 860.768.7985. The office is located adjacent to parking lot E and is open 24 hours each day.

Stickers needed

In addition to your virtual parking pass, you should also pick up a commuter sticker at the Office of Public Safety. The vehicle sticker alerts the officer at the main gate that the vehicle is authorized on campus.

Vehicle stickers can be picked up at Public Safety at any time. I will also issue vehicle stickers at two locations this week as follows:

August 26-28, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.: Gengras Student Union, outside of Career Services 
August 26–28, 4 –6 p.m.: Public Safety Satellite Office in Rear of B Complex

Mail Services

A few weeks before you begin your semester, you will receive an email from Residential Life with your personal mailbox number if you are living on campus. Please note that campus mail services won’t accept any packages/mail before the semester begins and all packages must be less than 35lbs. 

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.

Meal Plans and Dining Hours During Move-in

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 http://hartford.campusdish.com for more information on meal plans and dining at the University of Hartford.

Dining during move in

Commons:

  • Aug. 22 and Aug. 23: 11 a.m.–7 p.m..
  • Aug. 24–Aug. 26: 7 a.m.–9 p.m..

Hawks Nest

  • Aug. 22–Aug. 24: 11 a.m.–11 p.m..
  • Aug. 25–Aug. 26: 5–11 p.m..

Starbucks

  • Aug. 22–Aug. 24: Closed
  • Aug. 25–Aug. 26: 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Gengras Cafe

  • Aug. 22–Aug. 23: Closed
  • Aug. 24–Aug. 25: MOE's Only 11 a.m.–3 p.m..
  • Aug. 26: 11 a.m.–3 p.m..

Einstein Bros Bagel

  • Aug. 22–Aug. 24: Closed
  • Aug. 25–Aug. 26: 7:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

Hartford P.A.C

  • Aug. 22–Aug. 25: Closed
  • Aug. 25: Grubhub delivery 

Village Market

  • Aug. 22–Aug. 26: 2 p.m..–12 a.m.

Subway

  • Aug. 22: Closed
  • Aug. 23–Aug. 26: 5 p.m..–12 a.m.

University Rules

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. 

Pets
Only fish are allowed and the maximum size for an aquarium is 30 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.  

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