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Learn more about UHart's response to COVID-19: hartford.edu/healthy-hawks.

Move-In Spring 2021

Moving In After Feb. 8

Still interested in moving onto campus? We are excited to welcome you! Please follow these steps.

In order to be on campus, you must provide documentation of a negative PCR COVID-19 test that was taken within seven days prior to your approved move-in date and time. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 during the last 90 days, please submit your POSITIVE results using the same process. 

Here is how to submit your test results:   

1:Log in to Self-Service.   
2:Click on the Student tab.   
3:Click on “Upload a COVID test.”   
 
Fill out the form and attach your test results.  The documentation must clearly show your name, the date the test was performed, and the test result.   

Health Services will review your results within two business days of receiving them. You can check the status of your test approval within Self-Service by going to the same place you went to upload the result. You will also receive an email once your test result is approved. If there are issues with your test result that need to be corrected, you will receive an email from Health Services with instructions for how to correct it.  

Students submitting a negative PCR COVID-19 test must complete a Binax test at Health Services when they arrive on campus.  This is your move-in time. Binax tests are available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.––10 a.m. 

Here is how to sign up for a Move-In Time Slot/Binax Test Appointment:   
  • Log into the housing portal through Self-Service.
  • Find the date you would like to arrive on the calendar. Use the arrows to scroll through the days or select ‘week’ view to see full weeks.
  • Find and select a move-in time slot/Binax test appointment.
  • Confirm you want to select a move-in time slot/Binax test appointment.
  • If you are unable to view a move-in time slot/Binax test appointment, it is unavailable, and you need to select another one.  

Students who do not arrive in time for their scheduled move-in time slot/Binax test appointment cannot move into their spring housing assignment and will need to select a move-in time slot/Binax test appointment for the next business day. Please contact the Office of Residential Life with any travel concerns.   

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 during the last 90 days do not have to complete an entry Binax test.  However, you must upload your positive test results to Self-Service and they must be approved before contacting the Office of Residential Life to select your move-in time slot.

  • Complete the daily health screening survey on the LiveSafe app; you must receive a green check mark to enter campus; do not come to campus if you are displaying any COVID symptoms.
  • Enter campus using the Bloomfield Ave. Entrance. 
  • Tell the Public Safety officer at the gate you are on the Approved Late Arrival List.
  • Negative PCR: Go directly to Health Services for your Binax testing appointment.   
  • Tested Positive in the Last 90 Days: Go directly to the Office of Residential Life.
  • Negative PCR: Once Health Services confirms your Binax test is negative, proceed to the Office of Residential Life located in the lower-level of Neighborhood F.  Look for the red door.  
  • A member of the Residential Life team will check you into your spring housing assignment.  
  • You will receive a red sticker for your UHart ID (so everyone knows you are approved to be on campus).  
  • New-to-housing students will also receive their key(s) and sign their housing agreement; new-to-UHart students will receive their student ID.  
  • Proceed to your spring housing assignment and move-in; you may park in designated areas adjacent to your building and unload your belongings for up to 15 minutes before moving your car to your assigned parking lot.  
  • If someone is dropping you off, this guest must always remain outside of the residence halls.  Visitors, including other students, are not permitted to enter other students' buildings, rooms, suites, or apartments.   

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

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
  • 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 http://hartford.campusdish.com 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. 

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.