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SHAPING THE UHART EXPERIENCE. Connecting students and alumni.

Traditions are an important part of the University of Hartford experience. Current students and alumni are bonded by the traditions we have all grown to love.

Current students keep our traditions alive and leave their footprint on the University of Hartford—sharing similar experiences with the alumni before them. UHart's Traditions Program starts with the UHart Traditions Passport, which incoming students receive during move-in weekend. It includes a checklist that outlines and guides the journey, and important information about the University's history. In 2016, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recognized UHart’s Traditions Program as one of the best in the country and awarded it a GOLD Award for Alumni Engagement Programming.


  • Chow down at Midnight Breakfast
    Held before finals every semester, Midnight Breakfast is hosted by UHart staff to help fuel you up before finals.

  • Attend Spring Fling
    UHart’s huge spring celebration includes live music and many fun events!

  • Paint the Anchor
    A UHart tradition that reaches back in time to when the anchor was delivered in 1958. Since then, it’s been painted over 30 times a year by students and different clubs and organizations. Join a club and paint the Anchor!

  • Participate in Hawktober Week Activities
    Hosted every year by the Student Alumni Association and the Hawktober Week Committee, Hawktober Week is filled with exciting, fun events that everyone can participate in! Check out this year’s schedule here or email Brittany Guarna at to learn more.

  • Check in with the Student Success Center
    Stop by to get help with your academic work and ensure your success in your journey at UHart

Want to see a full checklist of UHart traditions? Check out the UHart Traditions Passport.

Did we miss your favorite UHart tradition? Let us know! Email Brittany Guarna at