UHart Welcomes 1,400+ New Undergrads

September 08, 2023
Submitted By: Office of Marketing and Communication

The University of Hartford Class of 2027 was enthusiastically welcomed to campus by students, residential life staff, academic administrators, and many volunteers during Move-In Weekend as they gathered for the first time as members of the UHart community. NBC CT also visited during move-in and spoke with campus community members.

Meet the Class of 2027

The 1,465 new Hawks include 1,368 first-year students, 97 transfers, 131 student-athletes, and 16 international students representing 32 states and 16 foreign countries. Most of the new students are from Connecticut, while other popular home states include New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Florida, Maryland, Vermont, and California. Incoming international students come from countries as close as Canada, and as far away as India.

The Class of 2027 is on track to be the largest incoming class since 2017. The enrollment success comes as UHart experienced an increase in applications for the third straight year. In-demand academic programs, Division III Athletics, and new facilities like the Hursey Center for Advanced Engineering and Health Professions are all driving interest. Many families have also noted strategic partnerships, such as those with Stanley Black & Decker, Pratt & Whitney, and Hartford HealthCare, as important factors in their decision to enroll.

As we kick off the academic year, Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Students Aaron Isaacs encourages the Class of 2027 to let their curiosity guide them and to be unafraid to ask for help and support, seek out opportunities that push their boundaries, and take time to pay it forward along the way.

"We are very impressed with the high academic achievement and engagement of this year’s incoming class," said Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admission Shane Ciccarelli. “It was exciting to see their energy and enthusiasm throughout the admission process and during move-in weekend. We look forward to watching them grow academically and personally over the next four years."

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