Moving to Campus
We are so excited that you are joining our campus community. You are part of the UHart family and we want to be sure that you to feel at home here.
Below please find information about move-in weekend, your first week on campus, and important resources, including dining options and parking permits. We are sure you have a lot of questions, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Move-In Schedule and Procedure
- Arrive to campus during your assigned arrival and key pick up time–do no arrive early and please try not to arrive late.
- You will pick up your key(s), check in, and get your parking placard in Gengras Student Union
- After you have picked up your keys and parking placard, you and your vehicle will go into the holding lot and into the queue of cars waiting to move to the residential side.
- Once space is available, cars will be directed to go to the residential side. Staff will be directing all cars, so please be sure to pay attention to the directions and parking staff.
- At your residence hall, Howie’s Helpers (students volunteering) will help to unload and take your belongings to your room. You will go with Howie’s Helpers. Someone will need to stay with the vehicle so it can be moved to a parking lot.
- Once your items are unloaded and in your room, you can spend time unpacking and getting acclimated to your roommate, floor, and meeting new friends.
Arriving on campus and picking up your key:
Please enter the University through Bloomfield Avenue, the main entrance. You will be directed to the first holding lot so you can pick up your key.
What to bring?
Please bring your student ID and state issued ID.
Mark your calendars for opening week at UHart on Aug. 19—Aug. 24. 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.
- Aug. 19: International students and students participating in Transfer Orientation move in
- Aug. 20: Students participating in Early Adventure move in
- Aug. 21: Session 5 participants move in
- Aug. 22: All first-year students move in
In August, you will receive an email with your room assignment and move-in date. More details to be posted later.
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:
- To label all items with the student's name, building, and room number.
- A driver needs to stay with the vehicle being unloaded at all times.
- Each complex has four floors. There are no elevators in the complexes.
- Please review our recommended items to bring.
- Pick up your key in Gengras Student Union at Check-in
Fall move in
Returning students will be scheduled to move-in on Sunday, Aug. 23. 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.
To apply for early or late arrival, please send us an email.
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 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.
Bed and Bath
- Extra long twin sheets
- Extra long mattress pad
- Pillows and pillow cases
- 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)
- Personal trash can and trash bags
- Cellphone and charger
- Gaming system
- Power strips with surge protector
- Printer and ink cartridge
- Compact refrigerator (3.6 cubic ft. or less)
- 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
- Dryer sheets
- Drying rack
- Fabric softener
- Iron (with auto shut off feature)
- Ironing boards
- Laundry bag/basket
- School supplies (pen, paper, notebooks etc.)
- Plastic food storage containers
- Can opener
- Water filter pitcher
- Umbrella/rain gear
- Plastic bins/storage
- 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)
- 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.)
- 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
First-Week Activities and Convocation
During your first week, you will participate in fun social events, explore the local area, meet classmates and faculty in your major, be part of new traditions, settle into your residence hall, and so much more! Below is the schedule for this summer—more details will come later.
Wednesday, Aug. 19:
- International students move in
- Transfer students move in
Thursday, Aug. 20:
- International Orientation
- Early Adventure camping trip begins
- Transfer Orientation
Friday, Aug. 21:
- Students participating in Orientation Session 5 will be moving in.
- Some first-year students will be moving in
Saturday, Aug. 22:
- All first year students move in
- Convocation and BBQ
Sunday, Aug. 23:
- Karaoke and Ice Cream
Monday, Aug. 24:
- Lawn games and activities
- Club showcase
Tuesday, Aug. 25:
- Classes begin
The Commuter Student Association (CSA) is excited to welcome you to the University of Hartford and will be hosting a series of events during opening weekend to introduce you to the campus, the Commuter Lounge, and your fellow commuters. Below is a sample schedule of events. New events will be posted in July 2020.
Please join us at the following events on Aug. 31:
- 2:30 p.m.: Commuter Welcome at the Commuter Lounge: Commuter Students are invited to the Commuter Lounge in Gengras Student Union 146 to meet your fellow commuter students and learn about the Commuter Student Association.
- 4:00 p.m.: Convocation
CSA will accompany students to the Sports Center for convocation. Following Convocation, all students will gather for a class photo. Afterwards, all students are invited to a complimentary barbeque to further get to know your new peers.
- 7:00 p.m.: Movie Night
The Campus Activities Team is sponsoring a Commuter Movie Night in Wilde Auditorium to view the new live-action movie, Aladdin. Popcorn will be provided; students are encouraged to bring their own water.
We are excited to welcome you and your student. While your student is moving in or participating in activities, we welcome you to join one of our many activities to get to know campus and the community. Below is a sample schedule of the past move-in weekend. New dates will be posted in July 2020.
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Get to know campus in a fun and interactive way. Join our scavenger hunt starting at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Gengras Student Union, Hawk Lounge. Prizes include a lunch with President Woodward, four tickets to any men’s or women’s regular season basketball games, baskets with food and UHart swag, and reserved parking passes!
Gengras Student Union, Hawk Lounge (18)
11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Welcome Bagel Brunch
Take a break from unpacking with some bagels and schmear at the Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. Sponsored by University of Hartford Hillel.
Upper level of the Harry Jack Gray Center, room HJGE300 (15)
11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Career Services Open House
Visit the Career Studio to learn about Fall 2019 Career Studio programming and the launch of our four Career Communities. Parents, there is also an opportunity for you to share your career advice.
Gengras Student Union (18)
Financial Aid Pop-Up
Meet with a financial aid counselor. They are ready to answer your questions and help maneuver applications and forms.
Gengras Student Union (18)
Hartford Art School student exhibition: Drink 2, An exhibition of Ceramic Drinking Vessels, utilitarian and sculptural, that respond to the act of/idea of drinking.
Silpe Gallery (6)
Hartford Scholars Luncheon
Please join the Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion as we welcome the 2019 Class of Hartford Scholars and their Parents. Learn about the history of the Hartford Scholars Program and meet the staff who will support our scholars on their journey here at the University of Hartford.
Gengras Student Union, Room 331-335 (18)
Join us as we officially convene the Class of 2023! You’ll hear from President Woodward, UHart students, and our Student Government Association President, James Brino. Say farewell to your Freshman as they head off to begin their UHart journey.
New options will be posted July 2020.
University Commons (7)
11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Starbucks in the Harrison Libraries (15)
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Subway and University’s super market in Konover Campus Center (12)
11 a.m.–11 p.m.
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
You can apply for a parking permit using our parking website. Please select "Order Permits.” You can pay the parking fee online with a card or add it to your bill.
After requesting the permit online, you must bring your valid vehicle registration and ID to the Department of Public Safety office and pick up your parking permit decal. The parking permit decal must be displayed by the first day of class or as soon as the vehicle arrives 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.
- All resident students will be issued an “R” permit to 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.
- Commuter students will be issued a “CM” permit to park in unrestricted spaces in the following lots: A Annex, B lot, C lot, F lot, K Commuter lot and the red painted spaces in D 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.
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 restriction during Move-In
Parking is not allowed in the Village Lots 1-7 or Rear Regents Lot from 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, through 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2. Vehicles parked in those locations will be subject to ticketing and/or towing at the owner’s expense.
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 or mail before the semester begins.
Please include the mailbox number on all mail sent to campus.
Your campus mailing address is:
Your first and last name
Your University mailbox number
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
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:
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.
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.
Help with move-in—Join Howie's Helpers
Help create a great experience for new students during move-in weekend.
Advantages for you:
- Move in early
- Free breakfast and lunch
- Free shirt
- Participation raffle prizes and give-aways
- Clubs with 10 participating members receive $100 towards their club. Participating clubs will be entered to win an additional $100 toward one of their events (three winners will be awarded)