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Checklist

Below is a checklist of items to attend to when you are starting out at the University of Hartford.

1.  Obtain e-mail account

Your e-mail account will be generated at your first registration by ITS (Information Technology Services). Shortly after registration, your email address and login information will be sent to you in U.S. mail. You can also find your email by visiting http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/. Click on Utilities and Directories and then U of H Email Directory, type in your last name and your email should come up.  

To log into your email, go to www.hartford.edu and click on the Webmail link at the top of the page.  Your username is your email address without the @hartford.edu part and your password is your student ID number.

All official University of Hartford communication, including billing and communications from your professors, will be sent to your University of Hartford email address, so it is essential that you check it regularly.  In addition, University of Hartford e-mail accounts are required to log in to the Library from home and to access Blackboard, our course management tool. More information on the email system can be found at its.hartford.edu/e-mail.htm. If you have questions, call 860.768.5999 or visit the Computer Support Center on the first floor of the Computer and Administration Center. For hours of operation, check the website at uhaweb.hartford.edu/its/services.htm and scroll down until you find its hours.

2. Log onto the Self Service Center

Log into the Self Service Center to confirm your registration schedule, check and pay your bills and register your car.  Go to www.hartford.edu and click on the Self Service Center link at the top of the page.  Click on Student Sign On; your User ID is your eight-digit student ID (created when you registered) and your unique PIN should have been sent to you at your University of Hartford email address. 

NOTE: The University does not send out paper bills or grade reports, so you must log into the Self-Service Center to check your grades, confirm your class schedule, and to view and pay your bills.  While here, you should print out a schedule to bring with you to get your Student ID (see #3) and register your car so you can get your parking permit (see #4).

3.  Obtain student photo ID card

Go to our student ID webpage for more information: http://www.hartford.edu/studentlife/studentid.aspx

4. Obtain a parking permit from Public Safety

Parking permits must be obtained through the Department of Public Safety.  To initiate the process, log onto the Self Service Center (see #1) and click on Public Safety/Parking.  You must enter your vehicle information including your plate number, acknowledge that you have read "Your Car on Campus" manual (you might want to print this and keep it in your car for reference on parking regulations), and then print out a temporary parking permit.   You must then go to public safety with your temporary permit and your student ID (see #2) to pick up your actual permit. The parking fee will be charged to your student account. Permits for the entire academic year (September through August) cost $75 and for one semester cost $45.  If you have questions, please call Public Safety at 860.768.7985.

5. Purchase books at Follett Bookstore in the Harry Jack Gray Center

Books are sold in the Campus Store in the Harry Jack Gray Center. The bookstore will be open special hours during the first two weeks of the term. Bring your schedule with you so that you get the proper books for your section and course number. If you have questions, call 860.768.4801. Books can also be purchased online at http://www.hartford.bkstr.com/

6. Provide the Health Services Department with the required MMR form

The form can be accessed online at uhaweb.hartford.edu/health/forms.html. It is important to fill this out and return it to the University of Hartford Health Services office. This form is required by state law and must be turned in before you will be allowed to register for a second semester of classes. You should aim to comply with the requirement within one month of starting classes. Please call 860.768.6601 with any questions.

7. FERPA

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act is a federal law that is designed to protect the privacy of and limit access to your educational records.  The University is unable to discuss details of your student account with anyone other than yourself unless you authorize us to do so.  You can do this by logging into the Self Service Center and clicking on Main Menu and then the FERPA link.  There you can add the names of individuals and check off which areas of your account we can discuss with them.

8.  TITLE IV AUTHORIZATION

Federal regulations state that the University must obtain written authorization from a student in order to use excess federal financial aid to:

  • Pay minor institutional charges
  • Pay non-institutional charges (e.g. books, parking permits, library fines, traffic fines, etc.)
  • Hold excess Title IV federal funds for a future semester in the same academic year

Students can access the Title IV authorization by logging into the Student Self-Service Center.

Each semester, be sure to do the following:

  • Pay all of your fees through the Self Service Center or at SASC.  Questions call SASC (Student Administrative Service Center) at 860-768-4999.
  • Register for classes as early as possible. Matriculated students can register through SASC with their advisor's signature on a registration form or online by obtaining a registration PIN from their advisor. Non-matriculated students register through SASC located in the Beatrice Auerbach Administration and Computer Center on the second floor. The Center for Adult Academic Services staff function as advisors for non-matriculated students.  Non-matriculated students may also be required to obtain signatures from the department offering the selected courses.  Please call the SASC at 860.768.4999 for questions regarding registration.
  • Ensure that your parking permit is current.
  • Purchase books as needed.
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