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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

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.

Bishop’s Corner

Albany Avenue and North Main Street Big Y, Staples, and Panera Bread

Blue Back Square

South Main Street and Memorial Road West Hartford Whole Food Market, Barnes & Nobles, and the Cheesecake Factory

Corbin’s Corner

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.

Homewood Suites

338 Asylum Street Hartford, CT 06103 860.524.0223


200 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT 06103 860.373.9806

Train Station—Amtrak

One Union Place Hartford, CT 06103 1.800.872.7245

On-Campus Resources

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 Harry Jack Gray Center


860.768.4205 Auerbach Hall 218

Dining Services


Disability Services


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 Operations Building


Office of Residential Life

860.768.7792 Rear of F-Complex

Public Safety

860.768.7985 Operations Building


Student Success Center

860.768.7003 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:

Arrival Website

Parking Website

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

Alcohol Policy

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Village Market

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.

Hawk’s Nest

Garbage Removal

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Dinner Picnic

Sunday, September 2 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Einstein Bros. Bagels 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Village Market

11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Commons 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Hawk’s Nest

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.

Gengras Café

11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Village Market

5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Hawk’s Nest

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.


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 D


Lot C Lot B

Lot A

Lincoln Theater Konover Public Safety


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.

Move-in Guide 2012  

This guide has pertinent information regarding moving into on campus housing.

Move-in Guide 2012  

This guide has pertinent information regarding moving into on campus housing.