The 350-acre main campus of the University is located at 200 Bloomfield Ave. in an attractive residential section, partly in Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield, overlooking the central city four miles away. It is easily accessible to the major highways and to air, rail, and bus transportation.
Bates House, a large, white frame building, the original structure on the campus, contains the Office of Admission and Student Financial Assistance.
Beatrice Fox Auerbach Computer and Administration Center. The University of Hartford’s commitment to the education of students in the multitude of areas related to computing is demonstrated by the construction in 1983 of the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Computer and Administration Center.
The center houses Information Technology Services (ITS), which supports both academic and administrative computing functions. It includes the Computer Support Center, where students and faculty can get basic computer support, obtain information and documentation on services and software available, as well as have access to scanners and printers for personal or academic use. The Computer Learning Center offers daytime hours for faculty and staff business and development, with evening hours as open lab time for all students.
ITS maintains hundreds of computers and dozens of network servers. It provides e-mail, Blackboard™, and Web-page accounts; Web-based access to mail, grades, and registration information; and streaming audio and video services. The University’s administrative computing systems are also housed and maintained by ITS. ITS’s computer lab PCs provide Web browsers; e-mail access; Web-page creation software; access to specialized software, such as SPSS, and Discrete Math; and the Microsoft Office Professional software suite. The general-access computer labs are located in Auerbach Hall (room AH113); Dana Hall (room D412); Mortensen Library, with PCs on all floors; and the Computer Learning Center (room CC114). All of the University’s residences are connected to the Internet via both wired and wireless access. The entire academic side of campus, along with the Asylum Avenue campus, currently offers wireless access.
On the center’s second floor are the offices of the Registrar, the Bursar, Veterans’ Affairs, National Direct Student Loan, Director of Planning and Institutional Research, Office of Summer and Winter Programs, and the Center for Graduate and Adult Academic Services.
The third floor provides space for the executive officers of the University, including the president and the provost. The University secretary and general counsel, the All-University Curriculum, and the head of the Faculty Senate also have offices on the third floor.
Beatrice Fox Auerbach Hall. This building houses the Barney School of Business; the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions’ departments of Nursing and Educational Leadership; the departments of English and Rhetoric and Professional Writing; and the English Language Institute.
East Hall. In addition to classrooms, this building houses the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology and the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology.
Alfred C. Fuller Music Center. Consisting of Paranov Hall, Millard Auditorium, and O’Connell Hall, the Alfred C. Fuller Music Center, which houses The Hartt School, contains facilities for the study of music.
Hillyer Hall. Offices of the College of Arts and Sciences (humanities and social sciences), the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions’ dean’s office and Department of Education and Human Services, and Hillyer College are in Hillyer Hall, which also houses classrooms, the Gilman Family Center for Communication Technology, the Educational Technology Laboratory, the English language laboratory, Auerbach Auditorium, and the Esphyr Slobodkina Urquhart Children’s Reading Room. The Shaw Center at Hillyer College, a two-story, 10,000-square-foot addition to Hillyer Hall, opened in the fall of 2012, providing Hillyer College with much-needed faculty offices, state-of-the-art classrooms, a dedicated seminar classroom, a conference room, and a large common area.
The Integrated Science, Engineering, and Technology (ISET) complex interconnects the Charles A. Dana Hall, United Technologies Hall, and the Biology-Chemistry Building. The complex is designed to create a synergism among engineering, engineering technology, science, mathematics, computer programs, and health profession disciplines. For a listing of departments and programs in each of the buildings, please see the descriptions below.
Biology-Chemistry Building. Opened in 2005, this ISET building is approximately 40,000 square feet in total size and contains the College of Arts and Sciences’ Chemistry and Biology departments. The building has modern laboratories and research facilities for biology and chemistry, and also houses the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture’s engineering and technology laboratories and the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions’ Clinical Laboratory Science Laboratory.
Charles A. Dana Hall houses the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Mathematics and its Physics and Computer Science programs; the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions’ departments of Physical Therapy and Health Sciences; the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture’s engineering and technology laboratories and research facilities; University Studies’ Interactive Information Technology program; and classrooms.
United Technologies Hall. This ISET building contains the dean’s office of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; the engineering and technology faculty and laboratories; the college’s Engineering Application Center; and classrooms.
Visual Arts Complex. The Hartford Art School occupies several facilities for visual arts instruction centrally located on the University campus. All art school facilities offer barrier-free access for the handicapped.
Gengras Student Union (GSU) is the hub of the University of Hartford campus. It serves as a gathering place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and guests of the University, who take advantage of its many services. These services include the Office of Student Centers, Office of Student Activities, North and South Cafeteria dining areas, meeting rooms, and Suisman Lounge. GSU is the focal point for many of the social, cultural, and recreational activities of the University and is frequently used for events scheduled by the Greater Hartford community.
Gengras Student Union provides office space for many student organizations, including Brothers and Sisters United, Naciones Hispanas Unidas, University Commuter Association, Greek Life, Icon yearbook, The Informer newspaper, STN 2 News, the Muslim Student Association, Student Government Association, and Spectrum.
It also provides a number of services to assist student organizations in program planning and organizational effectiveness. Student organizations receive assistance from the Office of Student Centers to schedule meeting rooms or programs in GSU or other campus facilities, as well as information about community service, volunteering, leadership opportunities, and other services available on campus.
Also located in GSU are the offices of the Vice President for Student Affairs, ARAMARK campus dining service, Career Services, Student Employment and Cooperative Education, Campus Ministry, Counseling and Psychological Services, an ATM, the Hawk Card ID Office, GSU and Konover Campus Center administration and facilities scheduling, the International Center, Mail Services, and Multicultural Programs.
The operating hours of Gengras Student Union during the academic year are
||7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
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Konover Campus Center. The Konover Campus Center, adjacent to a small pond, provides a large hall for lectures, movies, concerts, dances, and other events and also houses the Village Market, Taco Bell, and Market Deli. It is managed and reserved through the Gengras Student Union Office in GSU 205. Operating hours of the Konover Campus Center during the academic year are
||7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
||12 noon-11 p.m.
Lincoln Theater provides Greater Hartford with a performing arts center of great flexibility. Adaptable staging and seating, with a capacity of 716 to 1,100, and advanced technical-production capabilities ensure the most effective showcasing. Hartt School performances, films, popular student acts, corporate events, and other community use of the theater make it a vital and highly visible part of the University of Hartford. Lincoln Theater also houses the University of Hartford Box Office, which handles ticket sales for the majority of events sponsored by the University.
Handel Performing Arts Center. The Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, which opened in 2008, was converted from an industrial building designed in 1929 by pioneering industrial architect Albert Kahn. This vibrant center for performing arts education serves as a resource for the entire community.
The 56,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility provides performance and rehearsal spaces, classrooms, and studios for students in The Hartt School’s dance and theatre divisions, as well as Hartt Community Division’s dance program. The center houses the 300-seat Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Theater and the 100-seat Kent McCray Theater, venues for theatre and dance performances, recitals, lectures, and Community Division performances.
All dance classes for dance division students are held at the Handel Performing Arts Center. The facility’s south wing includes five spacious studios, artistic and production offices, a conference room, and dressing and shower facilities. Classes for theatre division majors are held in the north wing, which houses four rehearsal studios/classrooms.
Harry Jack Gray Center. Harry Jack Gray Center contains, in addition to the William H. Mortensen Library and the Mildred P. Allen Memorial Library, the Gray Conference Center, including Wilde Auditorium; the Joseloff Gallery; the University bookstore; studios for art, radio, and television; the School of Communication; programs in the Department of Architecture; and the 1877 Club Restaurant, the University’s upscale, buffet-menu restaurant. The Gray Center is a great attraction for business and civic conferences, special student events, and provides a setting for multi-disciplinary learning.
The Sports Center is a comprehensive athletics complex that not only showcases the University’s intercollegiate programs but also provides recreational resources for the entire campus community. It encompasses 130,000 square feet of space and provides a home for intercollegiate, intramural, and club sports, fitness and health-related activities, and recreation and socializing for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Highlighting the Sports Center is a 3,508-seat main arena, the Chase Family Arena, home to the University’s basketball teams and other intercollegiate programs. The arena is also used for a variety of special events throughout the year.
The facility features an NCAA competition-size swimming pool; courts for volleyball, badminton, squash, and racquetball; and two fitness and weight rooms (a free-weight room and a 2,800-square-foot area with Eagle Cybex equipment). Six lighted tennis courts are located behind the Sports Center, adjacent to the soccer fields. The center offers such amenities as a pro shop, meeting rooms, concession areas, locker rooms with saunas, classrooms for sports and leisure classes, athletics staff offices, and a study hall for student-athletes.
The Yousuf Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium, behind the Sports Center, is used for intercollegiate competition and practices, fitness and leisure classes, and intramurals. The area is equipped with lights that allow for night play. Fiondella Field and the University of Hartford softball field are also used for both intercollegiate and intramural competition.
The Mary Baker Stanley Pool, a 25-meter outdoor swimming facility for warm-weather use, is located directly behind the Sports Center.
Operations Building. Located in the northeast corner of the campus, the building houses the Public Safety, Purchasing, and Facilities departments.