An Ideal Location
If you want to experience the diversity of life in the United States, the University of Hartford offers the perfect location.
Here you will find a wonderful mix of weather conditions, an ideal mix of city and country life, and easy access to Boston
and New York - two of America's most exciting cities!
The Halfway Point between Boston and New York
Another advantage of studying in the Hartford area is proximity to New York and Boston, two of America's most exciting
cities. In Hartford, you can easily board a bus or train to explore Boston or New York. Either city is only about two
hours away. Hartford is also perfectly situated between beach resorts and mountain retreats. You can drive to ocean beaches,
just 1 1/2 hours south of the University. During the winter, you may want to head north to some of the area's
The Serenity of the Suburbs; the Excitement of the City
The University of Hartford is situated on 320 beautiful acres in suburban West Hartford, Connecticut. Yet it is only minutes
away from all the activities of a major city - Hartford, Connecticut.
Whatever your interests, you will find activities to enjoy in Hartford. For theater-goers, Hartford offers traveling Broadway
shows and performances of the city's own nationally renowned professional stage company. Sports enthusiasts find teams to cheer
at the Hartford Civic Center, a huge arena hosting professional hockey, basketball, and other major sports events. Music lovers
appreciate the many top-name concerts performed here, as well as the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Connecticut Opera, and
the Hartford Ballet.
For those just interested in a day or evening out, the city offers restaurants of all kinds, numerous shops, nightclubs,
and a variety of other entertainment possibilities.
Four Sensational Seasons
Living in Hartford will enable you to experience the four glorious seasons that characterize New England weather.
Each season brings with it a myriad of changes. Our warm springtimes come alive with fragrant flowers and
blossoming trees. Our sunny summers beckon visitors to the area's beautiful beaches and many recreational areas.
Our breathtaking autumns attract thousands to see our trees' spectacular change of colors. And our snow-frosted
winters draw skiers and other outdoors enthusiasts to our mountain retreats. While one season will surely become
your favorite, each is uniquely beautiful.
Season Average Temperature
Spring 38 to 60°F
(March - May: 3 to 15°C)
Summer 60 to 90°F
(June - August: 15 to 35°C)
Autumn 46 to 60°F
(September - November: 8 to 15°C)
Winter 0 to 37°F
(December - February: 17 to -3°C)
Average Precipitation - 3 inches per month
Learn more about the beauty of the area surrounding the University of Hartford by visiting the following web sites.
Welcome to Hartford
Welcome to Connecticut
What's going on in Hartford?
What is there to do in Hartford?