Request for Housing

Housing at Hartford Seminary allows students to be a part of a diverse community while engaged in their studies.  On-campus living fosters a social life, openings for dialogue, and opportunities to cultivate friends that may last well beyond the years spent at our institution.

Hartford Seminary offers a limited number of furnished apartments on campus for students to rent. All of our housing is for same-gender housemates.  While we make every effort to accommodate housing requests, placements are made based on availability. View our housing brochure here.

Each student is assigned a private bedroom, and will share common living areas (kitchen, living room, and bath). Units come with basic furnishings and kitchen supplies.  Residents are expected to supply their own towels, linens, blankets and pillows.

Each unit comes equipped with wireless internet. There are no land line phones, so students are encouraged to bring cell phones.  Generally, standard utilities are included in monthly room rent.  There is a coin-operated washer and dryer available to those living in our on-campus housing.  Units are not air conditioned.  Box fans are provided for each room during summer school.  All housing is smoke-free.

When you live on campus at Hartford Seminary, there is a Resident Assistant to help you settle into your new home, get acquainted with Hartford, and make new connections in the community.  The Resident Assistant holds regular meetings for each house.

If you would like more information about housing at Hartford Seminary, please contact Rose Lezak, Director of Administration and Facilities, rlezak@hartsem.edu or call (860) 509-9501.

Housing is available for occupancy by the last week of August for the fall semester and by January 15 for the spring semester.  For winter intersession and summer classes, occupancy is available on the night before the class begins.

Note: Full-time residential students may have their summer rents waived only if they fully vacate their rooms for full months (June, July and/or August).

 Rates for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 are:

▪ Single room in shared house: $650-$700 per month, depending on room size
In most cases, heat, electricity, hot water,  basic internet access, and basic cable TV connection in the living room are included.

▪ Student with family: between $1,200 and $1,550 for an entire apartment
The rates vary depending on the particular apartment assignment.  Renters pay their own heat and electricity.

Short-term stays: $55 per night; minimum of 2 consecutive nights may be requested; subject to availability. 

Additional fees include:

$10 fee for use of linens

$20 monthly fee for supplemental cleaning of shared areas

$50 deduction from security deposit for departure cleaning

Housing Reservation and Security Deposits

To be considered for a space on campus, the Housing Application must be completed and returned with a Housing Reservation Deposit of $100.  This deposit is applied to your first month’s rent.  The Seminary requires payment of the first month’s rent and a Security Deposit in the amount of one month’s rent prior to occupancy. The Security Deposit covers damages done to the premises and is held until you vacate the apartment.  The Security Deposit less a year-end cleaning fee of $50 is refunded after a facility inspection, provided the facility is in the same condition as when originally occupied.  A monthly cleaning fee of $20 per resident is charged to each account to supplement their own weekly cleaning of shared spaces.  The monthly cleaning schedule will be around the first of each month.

Total funds required for reserving an on-campus single room

  • $1,250 (includes $100 deposit applied to first month’s rent, $525 remainder of first month’s rent, and $625 security deposit).
  • For a family apartment, please contact Rose Lezak for specific deposit and security rates.

Payment of the $100 Housing Reservation Deposit may be made by certified bank check or money order (payable to Hartford Seminary) or with one of the following credit cards:  VISA, Mastercard or Discover.  International applicants who are unable to provide a deposit in any of the ways listed, should contact Rose Lezak.

Deadlines for receipt of the Housing Application and $100 Reservation Deposit are:

Fall Semester Occupancy (beginning September 1) June 1
Winter/Spring Semester Occupancy (beginning January 15) November 1
Summer occupancy  (June, July, August) May 1

Assignments are subject to availability and will be confirmed ONLY after full-time enrollment is verified and the completed Housing Application and Reservation Deposit have been processed.

Refunds: The Housing Reservation Deposit will be refunded if, 30 days prior to the start of classes, you are unable to enroll or there is no housing available.  The Security Deposit will be refunded provided the Seminary receives at least 30 days’ notice from you.  Otherwise, the Security Deposit will be forfeited.

Housing forms

Housing Info and Instructions 2019-20

Housing Application 2019-20

Off Campus Housing

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