One quality of the University of Hartford that really stood out to me among other schools I looked at was the on-campus apartment-style living. You don't have to stay in a dorm all 4 years. You can move into a 4, 5, or 6-man apartment right after your freshman year! The dorms are great during your first year, with RAs holding programs to help bond floormates and comfortable rooms. My entire floor became very close my freshman year and we are all still friends now, post-grad! Hawk Hall is also a very unique living experience, with each floor having "themes" (community service, honors, leadership, Hawk spirit, etc.) that bond the students living on them. The apartments are great, too! They provide more independent living with living rooms, kitchens, beds and baths. They provide a real community feel with the apartments around you.