Life At Hartford
Your Home Away From Home
Located in Hartford, Connecticut (the state’s capital city), you’ll get the full college campus experience while being close to bustling cities like New York and Boston. This means you’ll have easy access to America’s largest city, with its world-renowned cultural scene, as well as America’s most iconic city with its rich historical roots.
We’re based on a 350-acre campus, which is home to 4,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students from all over the world.
Hartford is an inspiring place to study – and a great place to begin your career. You will have plenty of opportunities, as multiple Fortune 500 companies and growing start-ups can be found nearby. Hartford is also known as "the insurance capital of the world" thanks to the many opportunities available in this sector.
#65 Best Place to Live
(U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021)
make up our diverse student community
“You have to see more to know more about yourself and to know more about the world. So being here is really good because you can see a lot of different people in different cultures. Everyone is nice to me.”
Morgane from Thailand
Studied the International Pathway Program
Progressed to MBA
Hartford, Connecticut is located 2 hours from Boston and New York City.
Living on Campus
All undergraduate IPP students will be housed in the same building among American and other international students. You'll be paired with a roommate in a double room in the F Complex. These residence halls accommodate eight to ten students in each suite. The rooms have cable TV and high-speed internet connections. In addition, each complex has laundry facilities, study lounges, and air conditioning.
Undergraduate students are required to live on campus and participate in the meal plan for the duration of their IPP experience.
Living on campus also means that all campus facilities and services are within easy walking distance.
Life in Hartford
Hear from staff and students at the University of Hartford about what life is like in Hartford – from the weather to the atmosphere.
Be Part of the Hartford Community
Safety Around Campus
The Department of Public Safety's mission is to provide the University community with a safe and secure environment, in which everyone can learn, live, work, and grow. Public Safety is in full operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Social and Cultural Activities
IPP students have many opportunities to celebrate their cultures with the campus community. Activities include the Buddy Program, Conversation Partners, Success Seminars, day trips, volunteer and community service, and a monthly calendar to celebrate cultural holidays and events.
Sports and Recreation
Catch an action-packed soccer or lacrosse game on Al-Marzook field, watch the basketball team compete in Chase Arena, or get in a workout yourself in the Sports Center.
Intramural and Clubs
Sports clubs are a great alternative for students. Options include karate and rugby, while intramural sports such as whiffle ball and tennis are also available.
- Students who value health and fitness can use the Sports Center to:
- Swim in the 25-yard, eight-lane pool
- Work out in the weight room
- Play tennis or basketball on a lighted court
- Relax in the sauna
Clubs and Organizations
Student clubs allow you to network with other students and the community. There are over 100 student clubs and organizations you can get involved in at UHart.Some of the many clubs include:
- National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
- Biomedical Engineering Society
- Campus Activities Team (CAT)
- Photography Club
Before You Get Here
Make sure to read our helpful pre-arrival guide in order to prepare for your arrival on campus.
International Pathway Program
Whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student, our International Pathway Program can help you study a degree at the top-ranking University of Hartford.
Find out more about the admissions process to study the International Pathway Program, as well as information on entry requirements and fees.