Thank you for your interest in an Overnight Visit! Please view the below information and return the Liability Waiver to the Office of Admission no later than two days prior to your scheduled visit.
This form is required for a guest to stay on campus overnight.
It can be mailed to:
Office of Admission
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Or, it can be faxed to 860.768.4961, Attn. Christine Riley
Sample Schedule / Guidelines
Here is a basic layout of your visit and the expectations we have of our overnight guests.
When you arrive on campus, you will meet your host/hostess in the Sports Center lobby. Where is the Sports Center? Find out here.
Thanks for your participation in the University of Hartford’s Overnight Program! The following are some FAQ’s many guests have prior to their visit:
Do I need a sleeping bag?
No. Beds, sheets, blankets, pillows and towels are supplied by the university for your overnight visit.
Do I need to bring my own shampoo, conditioner, etc?
Yes. Personal hygiene items are not supplied by the university.
Do I need to bring money?
Meal vouchers will be provided to cover dinner and breakfast, but if you want to purchase snacks or other items from vending machines, visit the bookstore, etc., you will need to use your own money. In addition, there will be various performances and events around campus that may cost money to attend. In other words, it is always a good idea to have some extra cash on hand!
Can I bring my own car? What other transportation is available?
Yes, but is not recommended. If you do choose to bring a car, it will be your responsibility to go to Public Safety to register it in order to avoid ticketing/towing. Please know that if you are not traveling by car, but are traveling by bus, train, or plane, you need to take a cab from the bus/train station or from the airport (the train/bus station is located in downtown Hartford, about four miles from campus. The closest airport is Bradley International, and a cab from the airport costs roughly $35 each way from the airport). Transportation is not provided by the Office of Admission or by the hosts.
What else should I bring?
Please bring any personal items that you'll need for an overnight visit, as well as homework and/or something else to do (i.e. books, magazines, etc). It is important to remember that the host and hostess are full-time undergraduate students, and, while they are both very happy to have visitors, they will most likely have some homework to do. Thus, there will be some "down time" during the evening hours.
When should I arrive?
Please arrive at the time we have pre-arranged (stated in the first paragraph of the official welcome letter). Please be aware that this time was agreed upon based on the host/hostess class and work schedule; thus, if you do not arrive at the pre-arranged time, the host/hostess may not be able to pick you up. Please call your host/hostess if you are going to be late (even if it is just 15 minutes!).
What if I decide not to come?
Please call Christine and the host/hostess to let us know that you’ve changed your mind about visiting the University of Hartford.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.
We look forward to meeting you!
Asst. Director of Admission
Assistant Overnight Host
Meet Your Hosts
Sam is our female overnight host. She studies Communication with an emphasis in Media & Journalism and Human Communication. She currently is a part of Connections Health and Wellness team, the teacher's assistant organization, and is a member of "Stop Laughing, Mom..." improv group on campus! She enjoys photography, doughnuts, and listening to music.
Wesaam is our male assistant overnight host. He is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Acoustics, and a minor in math. He is from Washington D.C. and went to high school in Sweden and Germany. In his free time he enjoys playing squash, billiards, drums, and guitar. He currently instructs the physics laboratory section of PHY 112, Calculus-Based Physics I.
Benny is our male assistant overnight host. He is majoring in Communications with an Emphasis on Media and Broadcasting. Benny enjoys participating in the student television network as a sports anchor staying up to date on Hawk athletics. When he is not covering sports he can be found on the Rugby pitch playing club Rugby.
"Nathaniel has decided to attend U of Hartford in part due to the friendly reception/treatment he has received."
"Our hostess was so cool! She was awesome and really told me what to expect about next year."
"The host was extremely cool and informative. He made me feel like I was already part of Hartford and he knew everything!"
"I would like to give a special thanks to both the host and hostess for taking their own personal time to host this overnight program. They were great hosts and definitely gave me a better perspective on the University."