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New Graduate Student Information

Fall 2018 Dates to Note:

  • Monday, August 27 & Tuesday, August 28 - Placement Exams
  • Wednesday, August 29 - Hartt Graduate Orientation
  • Thursday, August 30- Orientation for International Students 9:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Friday, August 31 & Monday, September 3 - Advising & Registration
  • Tuesday, September 4 - Performing Organization Auditions
  • Wednesday, September 5 - Classes Begin

Online Orientation:

Many of your questions will be answered at the online orientation website.

Fall Placement Exams:

2018 Graduate Registration/Orientation Schedule (This document was updated on April 13, 2018)

History Exam Study Guide

Theory Exam Study Guide

Returning Students:

Entering graduate students who have successfully completed a prior Hartt graduate degree or diploma within the past 2 years and successfully completed the graduate music theory, ear training, and music history placement examination requirements during that program do not have to retake the placement examinations.
Entering graduate diploma students who plan to apply for admission to a Hartt graduate degree program beginning in January and who have not successfully completed a prior Hartt graduate program fulfilling the graduate music theory, ear training, and music history placement examination requirements may take those exams in August.

On-Campus Hartt Graduate Student Orientation*:

*Required of all new graduate students including Hartt graduates returning for a new program.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018   

Graduate Student ORIENTATION 

  • I. Welcome & Introduction to Division Directors and Dean
  • II. Advising
  • III. Graduate Handbook
  • IV. Orientation
  • V. Refreshments

Audition for Instrumental/Vocal Performing Organizations:

All incoming graduate instrumental, vocal, and music education majors will audition for a performing organization. Choral audition sign-up sheets will be available outside of room 411 and instrumental audition sign-up sheets will be available outside of room 119A of the Fuller Music Center on Sunday, August 30. Instrumental and vocal division majors will receive further information about these auditions in June. Please contact the appropriate Division Coordinator if you are a music education student or if you do not receive this information in mid-June.

Instrumental Ensemble Auditions-Karen Peters

Vocal Ensemble Auditions-Barbara Porter


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Financial Aid:

Hartt scholarship offers have been allocated for the 2017-2018 academic year. Your first tuition bill will arrive in September (the university no longer uses paper billing; everything is done online) and cannot be issued until you have registered for classes, once placement tests have been taken and graded.

The University of Hartford offers need-based financial aid to eligible students to help defray their education expenses. To be considered for need-based financial aid, you must submit the Free Application for Free Student Financial Aid at and complete the necessary 2017-2018 forms.

There are three requirements which students must satisfy in order to be eligible for financial aid:

  • Be matriculated into a graduate degree or diploma-granting program.
  • Be registered for at least 6 credits a semester, except Summerterm, which contains 2 six-week sessions. You may satisfy the 6 credit requirement during Summerterm by taking 6 credits during one session or by taking 3 credits each session.
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-2018 academic year and meet all eligibility requirements established by the U. S. Department of Education.

Financial aid packets will be mailed from the University of Hartford's Office of Financial Aid in July.  Please direct questions regarding financial aid to .

Further information may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.

Graduate Student Housing:

On-Campus Housing

Limited Graduate Student Housing is available on the University of Hartford's Asylum Avenue Campus. This campus is a little over a mile from the Bloomfield Avenue Campus. The University of Hartford's shuttle bus provides transportation between the campuses.

Shuttle Bus Schedule

Please contact the Office of Residential Life with any questions about Graduate Housing at or 860.768.7792.

Off-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing Office
Gengras Student Union building, Room 146, 860.768.4484

This office maintains listings of available apartments and rooms, as well as other housing arrangements i.e., rent in exchange for child care, etc.

Apartments with-in a 15 minute drive from campus

Ramblestone Estates - Bloomfield

20 Girard Avenue Apartments
Cheryl Epstein 860.655.5960

Clemen's Place Apartments
Park Place Towers
Park View Towers

Additional Apartment Search Websites
Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield make up the surrounding area.

Hartford Courant


Student Resources:


University of Hartford Calendar

Hartt Performance Calendar 

Campus Concierge (cafeteria hours, tickets, and more)

Career Services 

Course Offerings 

New Graduate Student Resources 

Student Life 

Sports Center 

Self-Service Center (change address, pay bills, etc.)

University Libraries (Allen is the music library)

Additional International Student Resources:

International Student Admission 

International Student Travel Center 

Graduate International Students 

Greater Hartford Information:

Greater Hartford Arts Council (arts jobs and events)

Hartford Chamber of Commerce 

City of Hartford 

CT Transit (public transportation)

Other Transportation

West Hartford


450 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511 (40 minute drive)

475 Hartford Rd., New Britian, CT 06053

495 Flatbush Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

West Farms Mall 

West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square