Much of the transportation done here is by car. The majority of Hartford students have vehicles on campus because that is the predominant way to get around. Students with cars are able to travel off campus when they want, and those without cars usually carpool with their friends to get to where they need to go. The University also offers off-campus shuttles for students who don’t have a car on campus. One shuttle runs on the weekends, starting Friday and ending on Sunday, and takes students to local shopping areas, such as Westfarms Mall and Bishops Corner. There is also a stop at an art store where art students can go to pick up supplies. The other campus shuttle goes to the off-campus University of Hartford Performing Arts Center (especially convenient for performing arts students) and travels around the popular off-campus apartment complexes, so students can get between their apartments and campus. An on-campus shuttle is also available and runs daily around the whole campus.
Students who want to go somewhere off campus that isn’t serviced by the University shuttles usually travel by taxi. Some students even take advantage of the Connecticut Transit bus, which has a stop located in front of the University. The bus travels to nearby towns and makes connections to other routes that go all over Connecticut. Transportation can be difficult for some students, but they learn to utilize their resources to the best of their ability.