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Off-campus Housing

International students coming to the University of Hartford have numerous options regarding their living accommodations. You may choose to live on campus in our residential housing, off-campus in an apartment, in a private home, or a boarding room.  On-campus housing is available only to undergraduate students. Housing for graduate students is currently not available on campus and only available at our Asylum Avenue site. The University does not provide "family" housing.  

The decision about where to live is yours. Arrangements for either on- or off-campus housing are your responsibility. The International Center will not secure your housing for you in advance of your arrival. If you wish to live off-campus, please be sure that you have the necessary financial funds available to cover your initial expenses, which typically will be: two months advance rent (your first month's rent and one month security deposit), a telephone landline or cell phone purchase and/or installation charges, internet and cable TV installation, electricity/gas hookup, cooking utensils, bed and mattress, furniture (such as a kitchen table and chairs, couch and lighting), and other personal items. 

View our "Apartment Hunting" checklist of things you need to be aware of when looking for a place to stay.

Below you will find a listing of apartment complexes and management companies that are located within a three- to five-mile radius of the University.

Transportation and the University Shuttle Bus Service

The University shuttle bus runs from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., however, the only off-campus sites the shuttle will stop near any apartment complexes are Clemens Place, our graduate housing site on Asylum Avenue and 61 Woodland St (near Parkview Towers).  The University shuttle bus does NOT run during the winter and summer semester or during the fall and spring semester breaks. The shuttle service begins operation on the first day of class of the fall and spring semesters. Click here for the university Shuttle Bus Schedule

Please be aware that the Hartford city bus system only passes by the University from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you have night classes that end after 7 p.m. there will not be city transportation available.

Off-Campus Apartment Resources 

Off-campus housing is the sole responsibility of the student. Neither the International Center nor the University recommends what housing is best suited to your needs, will not negotiate or enter into any housing agreement(s) between you and your landlord, nor assume any liability with regard to your choice of off-campus housing. The list of apartment housing below is for your information only and does not reflect an endorsement from the International Center or the University of Hartford.

Local apartment complexes near the University and on-line apartment guides

Apartment Complexes

Asylum Ave. Campus University of HartfordGraduate Housing Temple Street Townhouses
29 Temple Street
Hartford, CT
Clemens Place
16 Owen St.
Hartford, CT
Park Place Towers
24 Park Place
Hartford, CT  860.951.3400
Park View Towers
967 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT  860.278.2181
The 600 Apartments
675 Cottage Grove Rd.,
Bloomfield, CT
Bushnell on the Park
100 Wells St
Hartford, CT
West Gate Apartments
1248 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT
Boulevard West
891 West Boulevard
Hartford, CT
Manor House Apartments
14 Revere St.
Bloomfield, CT
The Hawthorne   2 Francis Way Bloomfield, CT 06002  PH:860-242-2354 Fax: 860-242-2355

Online housing Resources

Craigslist is always a helpful apartment hunting source Hotpads on-line housing search ApartmentList .com a good resource for apartment hunting Zillow, a good resource for apartment hunting Apartment Guide, a helpful apartment resource
ABODO Apartments on-line housing search on-line housing search Smart Move on-line housing search Squeakly apartment rental reviews


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Renters Insurance

Renter Insurance Comparison Compare apartment renter's insurance costs

Short-term Hotel Listing  (if needed prior to moving into an apartment)

Public Utilities

  • Electric  Connecticut Light and Power Company
  • Gas  Connecticut Natural Gas Company
  • Phone  There are many landline and cell phone companies to choose from including ATT, Sprint and Verizon
  • Cable TV (there are numerous options to choose from for Cable TV, including Comcast, Dish, and ATT
  • Internet (there are numerous options to choose from for your internet service, including Comcast, Dish, and ATT).

Furnishing your Apartment

Furnishing your off-campus apartment can be an ordeal, particularly following your initial arrival to the Hartford area. The International Center is familiar with the various stores in the area that can provide you with your basic needs at reasonable costs. We have listed some necessary items for you with typical costs.

Bedding: $150 (single), $250 (full) - remember, a low-cost bed will not be comfortable, particularly if you will be here for several years.

Dishes and cooking utensils: $70 (Walmart, Target)

Small computer desk or kitchen table with chairs: $60 (Walmart, Target)

Laptop computer: $500 to $750 - Gateway, Acer and Dell are commonly bought brands for student use.

Places to Shop

  • Walmart  for most of your everyday needs
  • Best Buy  computers and electronics
  • CVS Pharmacy is a convenient store for many items including personal care products, pharmaceuticals and much more
  • Target  The quality of goods is a step better than Walmart

Please refer to our Hartford Area Resource Handbook for places to shop for food and other goods and services.

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