Office of Residential Life
Fall Move-in Parking Pass Please complete the following information and place this pass on your rearview mirror prior to arriving to campus.
Fall 2012 Move-in Guide for
Student or Parent Cell Phone Number: ____________________ Name of Student: ______________________ Building & Room Number of Student: ____________________
Please Note: your vehicle will be towed during the unloading process if you leave your vehicle unattended. Parking is allowed in any legal parking space. See arrival website for further detailed information www.hartford.edu/arrival
Bring your student ID and this guide with you on move-in day! It contains important information to assist with check in.
University of Hartford 2012
Welcome! The Office of Residential Life looks forward to welcoming you to campus. In preparation, here are instructions for your arrival to campus. As you may know our University began a very complex construction project in late June 2012. This project includes the removal of a dam and the building of a new bridge over the river. Due to this construction, a portion of the campus roadway between the Hartt School and Lincoln Theater is now closed to vehicles and pedestrians and will remain closed until the end of the Fall 2012 semester. With this in mind, we have organized our parking, check-in location, and unloading locations to ensure a smooth process as possible. Gengras Student Union is where you will complete your check-in paperwork, obtain your room key, learn about services, and receive any assistance needed to help get you started at the University of Hartford. Red Caps and Residential Life staff members will be there to assist you and answer any questions. Reminders:
For students moving in on August 31st and September 1st, please label all boxes and items with your name, residence hall and room number to help maker sure your items are not being lost during move-in. This is EXTREMELY important. Please note that Howie Helpers (our student move-in crew) are here to assist you make your move-in process easier. However, families and students are expected to participate in moving items. This is a time to enjoy your University’s residential experience. We want you to enjoy the exciting programs offered and be part of your hall or apartment community. You determine your community’s success. Make solid decisions and enjoy your year!
Off-Campus Resources Forgot something at home, need groceries, or want to get a bite to eat. Here is a short list of shopping and hotel resources.
Albany Avenue and North Main Street Big Y, Staples, and Panera Bread
Blue Back Square
South Main Street and Memorial Road West Hartford www.bluebacksquare.com Whole Food Market, Barnes & Nobles, and the Cheesecake Factory
1489 New Britain Avenue West Hartford Trader Joe’s, Best Buy, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
185 Brainard Road, Hartford, CT 06114 860.525.1000 $94.00 rate for University of Hartford guests, shuttle service to campus.
338 Asylum Street Hartford, CT 06103 860.524.0223
200 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT 06103 860.373.9806
One Union Place Hartford, CT 06103 1.800.872.7245 www.hartfordtransit.org/unionstation
Getting to Campus Committed to Community
Should you need assistance, here is a short list of some commonly utilized offices during opening weekend. There will also be available professional and paraprofessional staff, to guide you to the appropriate resource.
860.768.4801 firstname.lastname@example.org Harry Jack Gray Center
860.768.4205 email@example.com Auerbach Hall 218
Address: 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117 From Northeast: Follow Route 90 West (Massachusetts Turnpike) to I-84 (exit 9). Travel I-84 West and take exit 61 onto I-291 West. Follow I-291 to exit 1 (route 218) and turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 218 West. Travel Route 218 West approximately four miles, passing a major shopping center on the left, to the junction of routes 218 and 189. Take a left onto Bloomfield Avenue (route 189) and proceed to the University of Hartford entrance two miles on the left. From South: Take the Tappan Zee Bridge East (I-287) to I-684 North to I-84 East. Follow I-84 into Connecticut. Take exit 41 and turn left onto S. Main Street. Follow S. Main Street, turning into N. Main Street, approximately 3.5 miles to its junction with Route 44. Turn right onto Albany Turnpike (Route 44) and travel 1.7 miles to its intersection with Route 189. Take a sharp left onto Bloomfield Avenue (Route 189) and follow 1/2 mile to the University entrance on the right.
Auerbach Hall 209
860.768.7925 firstname.lastname@example.org Operations Building
Office of Residential Life
860.768.7792 email@example.com Rear of F-Complex
860.768.7985 firstname.lastname@example.org Operations Building
Student Success Center
860.768.7003 email@example.com Rear of B-Complex
Howie’s Helpers Howie’s Helpers are upper-class students who volunteer to support new incoming residents and their families on August 31st and September 1st. A group of Howie's Helpers are stationed in each residential area and assist in carrying residents’ belongs to assigned rooms. It is important that students and families can do by labeling their belongings with student’s name, hall and room number. Labels will be available at arrival, however prior labeling will speed up the move-in process. Please be aware that we do not provide any type of moving equipment. In addition, we do not have elevators in the complexes or in the village apartments.
Opening Events Committed to Community
Move-In Day: Be sure to complete and display your enclosed parking pass. Please enter at the Bloomfield Avenue campus main entrance (with the stop light). You will be directed to park in Lot A, B, C, or D, then walk to Gengras Student Union to check in. Please bring your student ID. You will receive your room keys and then return to your car. You must wait for Public Safety to release you from the parking lot before proceeding to the unloading area. You will be released as space is available. After unloading, you will be directed to another parking lot. To exit campus, please use Mark Twain Drive. After Move-in Day, if you are keeping a car on campus, please be aware of the following information:
Parking is allowed in any legal parking space.
All students MUST display a valid parking permit by the FIRST DAY of class.
Parking permit applications are available on the self-service center.
All residential students will be issued an “R” permit to park, on a space available basis, in unrestricted spaces in any of the following lots: C, yellow painted spaces in D, E, left side only of G, N and the lots between the Village Apartments. For more information about parking, please see parking letter located on the arrival website: www.hartford.edu/arrival.
LIFT OFF—2012 Saturday, September 1
These events are for Freshmen only. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Vendor Fair (Alumni Plaza) 5 p.m. meet in Alumni Plaza for Convocation 5:30 p.m. Convocation (Lincoln Theater) 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Glow Dance Party (GSU)
Sunday, September 2
These events are for Freshmen only. Day of Choices (register through SSC) 7 – 10 p.m. Freshman Fun Day (Alumni Plaza) Open to All 2 p.m. Women’s Soccer Game (vs. St. Joseph’s College)
Monday, September 3 1 - 2 p.m. Transfer Student Reception (Hawk Hall 106)
6 p.m. Campus Scavenger Hunt (Park River) 7 - 8 p.m. Residential Meetings (see your RA) 8 - 10:30 p.m. DJ Party (Alumni Plaza) 8 - 10 p.m. “Jingle” (Alumni Plaza)
Tuesday, September 4 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. International Student Orientation (GSU 331-333) 3 - 5 p.m. Student Club and Organization Fair (Alumni Plaza) 3 - 8 p.m. “Before First Night” (Outside Sport Center)
See your RA for more details or more events.
Move-in Guide 2012
Dining on Campus
Policies and Procedures
Saturday, September 1 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Einstein Bros. Bagels
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The University of Hartford abides by Connecticut state law and local ordinances pertaining to the consumption, possession, sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages.
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Commons
Students who consume alcohol MUST be 21.
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 2 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Einstein Bros. Bagels 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Commons 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, September 3 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Einstein Bros. Bagels 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 4 Einstein Bros. Bagels, Commons, Gengras Café, Village Market and Hawk’s Nest will be the same hours as September 3.
8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Dorothy Goodwin Café
Place all trash and recyclables inside the appropriate containers.
Only fish are allowed and a maximum size for an aquarium is 30 gallons.
No Air-Conditioning Units
Unless approved by the assistant vice president for student health and wellness
There is no smoking permitted in any University of Hartford Building. (see The Source online for complete list of policies and procedures)
How to submit a work order
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Backstage Café
Here are some important contacts, incase you come across a concern with our facilities and services.
7 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. Market City Deli & Taco Bell Express
Maintenance and furniture related issues: contact Facilities at 860.768.7925
11:30 am – 1:30 p.m. 1877 Club
Extended hours through September 17th: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. POD Express (Dana Hall) NORMAL DINING HOURS RESUME ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5.
Meal Plan Options
Understanding Your Meal Plan
Computer and Internet related issues: contact Information Technology Services (ITS) at 860.768.5999 Telephone (in room, not cellphone) related issues: contact Telecom at 860.768.7999 Cable related issues: contact Telecom at 860.768.8999
Move-in Guide 2012
Campus Map For full detailed campus map scan QR Code
Committed to Community
7 University Commons ATM Hawk’s Nest Restaurant Resident Students’ Dining Hall 8 Student Residence Halls A - D Complex E - F Complex Hawk Hall (HH) Office of Residential Life (rear of F complex) Student Success Center (rear of B complex)
9 Village Apartments Student Residences (Quads 1-7)
10 Park River Apartments Student Residences 23
Lot C Lot B
Lincoln Theater Konover Public Safety
BLOOMFIELD AVE (ROUTE 189)
11 Regents Park Student Residences 12 Konover Campus Center ATM Market City Deli Taco Bell Village Market 18 Gengras Student Union ATM Counseling Services Dean of Students Gengras Café ID Office Welcome Center 23 Operations Building Facilities Department Public Safety Office
Movement around campus (both driving and walking) will be greatly hindered by the dam removal and bridge construction project. Thank you in advance for your patience during Move-in Weekend and throughout the Fall, 2012 semester.
This guide has pertinent information regarding moving into on campus housing.