Around Town

The University of Hartford's location offers students access to a variety of attractions including those of a major city, while also providing the comfort, security, and beauty of a suburban campus.

West Hartford
West Hartford Center, located only a few miles from campus, is a very popular destination for University of Hartford Students. Take the campus shuttle bus or park your car and you will find an easy and enjoyable walk through the center's marketplace which features over 140 trendy shops, cafes, and gourmet restaurants. You can also experience a variety of cultural and community activities throughout the entire year such as "Dancing Under the Stars" in early September or the annual Halloween Parade held at the end of October. You can count on West Hartford Center to have exciting and special events in every season of the year. A quick walk from the center is Blue Back Square, featuring even more shops and resturants. Around the corner you will also find the Westfarms Mall and Bishops Corner shopping areas where students can pick up necessities or go out for a casual day of shopping.

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Westfarms Mall
Blue Back Square
West Hartford Center
Downtown Hartford
If you are looking for a little more of that "city experience" you can find plenty to do in Downtown Hartford with a variety of concerts, clubs, and restaurants. Many events take place at the Connecticut Convention Center and Connecticut Expo Center. You will find performances by popular artists at the Comcast Theatre, popular Broadway productions and concerts at the Bushnell Theatre and Hartford Stage, and amazing exhibits and events at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art. The City of Hartford also offers great opportunities for student internships, co-op experiences and job opportunities. More info at:
Wadsworth Atheneum
Hartford Stage
The Bushnell
The XL Center
New York and Boston
Finally, the University of Hartford's convenient location makes it quick and easy to get to surrounding areas such as Springfield, Boston, New York City, and Rhode Island. Whether by car, bus or train, you can take advantage of the opportunities, entertainment, and events that these popular areas have to offer. Students can learn all about local events and attractions and take advantage of discounted tickets and specials through the University of Hartford Campus Concierge.