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Center for Student Success

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Compass is an online platform that connects you to campus resources, and it can help faculty and staff support you when you need it.

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Adjusting to college life can be challenging. We are here to help.

At the Center for Student Success, we help you seamlessly transition into your first year. Whether you need guidance academically or personally, we are here to help first-year students get started on their journey. Our first-year advisors will point students in the right direction. For upper-class students, we can help with academic registrations and administrative and financial questions.

We look forward to working with you.

Regular Business Hours: 
Monday—Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Phone: 860.768.4999

Email: css@hartford.edu

Our Services

Student Accounts and Registration
The Center for Student Success shares information and advice on student-related administrative processes, including registration, payment, billing, enrollment verification, access to academic records and transcripts, and general financial aid information.

During registration time, we help connect students with our Center for Student Success Specialist to find the answers and solutions they need to succeed.

Center for Student Success Staff

Katie Kitchens
Assistant Vice President of the Division of Student Success
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Mike Ormsby
Director of Center for Student Success
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Julie Spring
Director, Student Services and Advising
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Megan Abernathy
First-Year Advisor; Assistant Director
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Alan Carlstrom
First-Year Advisor
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Ja Hannah
First-Year Advisor
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Arlene Maddox
First-Year Advisor and Assistant Director
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Sean O'Donovan
Assistant Director, Center for Student Success
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Christine Barrera
First-Year Advisor and Director of Orientation
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Dan Covino
First Year Advisor
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Denise Werner
Student Success Coach/Advisor
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Alicia Harrington
Student Success Specialist
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Andrés Madera
Center of Student Success Specialist
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Tee Merced
Assistant Director; First Year Advisor
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Gail M. Syring
Instructor
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Lesley Muchnick
Senior Student Success Specialist & CSS Trainer
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Sharon Dunn
Student Success Specialist
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Brian Nwafor
Student Success Coach & Academic Advisor
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Joseph A. Rocca
Assistant Director
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Carole Richards
Student Success Coach/Advisor
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The Center for Student Success is here to Help