Move-In Fall 2021

Moving to Campus

Important Dates
  • Priority deadline to apply for Hawk Hall RLCs: May 9
  • Hawk Hall RLC Applicants notified: Week of May 10
  • On-campus housing priority deadline: June 15
  • Notification of fall housing assignments (new students): Week of July 12
  • Move-in timeslots available: Week of July 12

We are excited you are joining our campus residential community! You are part of our UHart family and want to be sure you feel at home.   

Check out the move-in schedules and important information about moving to campus on this page. 

To make move-in as safe as possible, additional information, including how to sign-up for a move-in timeslot, will be available in July on this website, as well as sent to students’ University of Hartford email. 

Move-In Schedule (First-Year & Transfer Students) 

Thursday, August 19: 8–10 a.m.
  • Hawk Hall Residential Learning Communities                 
  • LEAD Participants (Women’s Advancement Initiative)
  • STRIDE Participants
Friday, August 20: 8–11 a.m.
  • Start Strong–Session 1 
Saturday, August 21: 8–11 a.m.
  • Start Strong–Session 2 

*International students will be sent specific move-in instructions via email. 

Move-In Schedule (Returning Students) 

Returning students are scheduled to move-in on:

  • Friday, August 20 (afternoon)
  • Saturday, August 21 (afternoon)
  • Sunday, August 22 (all day)

Additional information, including how to sign-up for a move-in timeslot, will be available in July and sent to your UHart email.

Early Arrival Information 

The following groups typically arrive on campus prior to Friday, August 20 to assist with Move-in, or participate in pre-season practices, events, or training. Please contact your coach, supervisor, or program coordinator for tentative arrival dates. 

More information will be available in July once early arrival dates have been finalized.   

  • Resident Assistants 
  • Red Caps 
  • Howie’s Helpers 
  • Fall Athletes 
  • International Students 
  • Student Leaders (LEAD, Hillel, OSEI, etc.) 

New Student Move-In Weekend

Move-in Weekend at UHart is an exciting time for new and returning students. We are planning a number of activities, including Start Strong, to help you meet and engage with other students in a safe way. 

Start Strong In-Person Experience: August 20-22, 2021

Mark your calendars for an in-person two-day campus experience for all incoming students during Move-In Weekend. As part of your move-in selection process, you will have the option to register for one of two sessions between Aug. 20–22: 

  • Session 1: Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 20 through noon on Aug. 21
  • Session 2: Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 21 through noon on Aug. 22

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. 

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


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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

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 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.

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 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.  

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