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Residential Learning Communities

Hawk Hall is organized around themed communities where you live among others who share your interests or are taking the same course.

STEMC (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Community)

Living in the STEMC community, you have the advantage of being close to students, who can help you with your classes. STEMC promotes a team-building environment and encourages students to work with others to accomplish goals. 


In this community, you learn about healthy lifestyle options such as meditation, exercise, and nutrition. Programs provide a fun way to experience wellness concepts and ideas that may not be familiar to you. 

Emerging Leaders

This residential learning community is a great way for you to develop leadership skills. You will participate in the University's first-year student leadership development program called Emerging Leaders. Together with other members, you will get involved in improving the University through projects developed and implemented by you. 

Community Service

In this Residential Living Community, you get to make a difference. You will learn about the problems of homelessness, hunger, and other societal issues from faculty and special guests. You will also participate in community service projects both on and off campus. Such projects may include building with Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at a food shelter, visiting seniors in assisted living accommodations, and assisting with campus clean-up projects.

Global Engagement

You will have the opportunity to challenge your perspective and develop an appreciation for other cultures, ideas, and attitudes through discussions, movie nights, cultural cuisine, dance, music, and guest speakers. This unique experience will allow you to explore your own culture and give you insight to explore other cultures. 

Creative Arts Expressions

You will share your personal visual and performing arts creative experiences and energies, while exploring those of other residents. Mentored by faculty and staff from the campus arts community, you will attend and participate in the great variety of art exhibitions and performance experiences available on campus. 

Honors: The Pursuit of Excellence

How does thinking lead to action that makes life worthwhile? The Honors Residential Living Community tries to answer this question through a combination of critical reflection and action. You will take Honors 172 (an honors section of Introduction to Philosophy) and will investigate issues of individual human responsibility and your roles within various communities. You will develop and participate in University and community service activities. In order to live in the Honors RLC, students must receive a President's, Regents, or National Honor Academic scholarship.

Hawk Spirit

In this Residential Learning Community, you will promote Hawk Spirit by learning what it means to be a Hawk (to live the mission of the University of Hartford). Working with a team, you will encourage the development of Hawk Spirit on campus and in the local community.