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Center for Student Success

Welcome to Compass

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 offer one-on-one tutoring and support in study skills, mental health and wellness, career exploration and internships, financial aid and scholarships, Greek life, intramural athletics, and reminders about important deadlines. For upperclass students, we can help with academic registrations as well as administrative and financial questions.

Come in and visit us in our new center in Gengras Student Union. 

We look forward to working with you.

Please note, in addition to our regular business hours, from November 30 to January 4 our staff will be working remotely and available via Zoom for questions and virtual tours. Zoom will be monitored by CSS staff during the following times:

Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. to noon
Monday - Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We invite you to click here to connect with us via Zoom. (Meeting ID: 359 213 2191)

Regular Business Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Phone: 860.768.4999

Email: css@hartford.edu

Our Services

Advising

Advising

We want to help you find your path, explore new things, and challenge yourself. We can help you with:

Strategies to reduce stress and anxiety: there's a lot of pressure that comes with being a college student, let us work with you to find some ways to relax. 

Determine what clubs to join: we can help you get connected. 

Manage personal problems: Sometimes things come up that can distract or even prevent you from going to class. If you are experiencing these kinds of challenges, let someone in the Center for Student Success know and we may be able to find resources and share information that can help. 

Health and Wellness: We encourage you to speak with one of our counselors if you’re looking to improve your health or wellbeing.

General questions: Not sure where to go or who to talk to? Try us first! If we don't have the answer, we'll look for it with you. 

Financial and Administrative Services

financial support

Receive information and advice on student-related administrative processes, including registration, payment, billing, enrollment verification, access to academic records, access to transcripts, and general financial aid information. 

Tutoring Center

Do you need help with a subject?—Our Tutoring Center is dedicated to help you. 

Tutoring for a specific course/subject: 

Receive free, one-on-one tutoring in a course/subject you are looking to get some help with. In most cases, tutoring will be offered by an upper-class student, who has received an A in the class. 

Reading, writing, and studying: 

We also offers free individualized assistance to anyone in the University community who wants to develop efficient strategies for reading, writing, and studying. Professional and peer consultants help with writing issues such as generating ideas for papers, writing research papers, and organizing and editing drafts. They also teach flexible and effective strategies for managing time, taking notes, reading, and preparing for exams.

First-Year Experience

At UHart, we want you to feel connected and part of the family from day one. That's why we have developed a unique first-year experience to introduce you to campus. 

Orientation and First-Week

first-year resources

Orientation: We have five sessions over the summer and one in the spring. You will have a chance to learn about campus resources, how to prepare for your first year, meet classmates, and more. Learn more

First Week: Your first weekend on campus is a crucial time to meet new people, explore the University, get ready for the start of classes, and have fun. We’ve developed programming to facilitate all of that and more. Learn more

Learning Communities

Community

Academic Learning Communities: During your first semester, you have the option to participate in first-semester academic learning communities, where you will meet with students who take classes that are similar to yours. An example of that could be writing and psychology. Students enrolled in both classes will meet as a group and take classes together. This will help introduce you to related fields that can help your career. 

Residential/Commuter Living Communities: Whether you live on campus or commute, you will be assigned special communities to help connect you to students who have similar interest or are taking the same courses as you. Some of the themes include wellness, community service, global engagement, and creative art expressions. Learn more: commuter and residential

First-Year Advising and Program

Academic services

First Year Advising Program: As a first year student, you’ll be assigned a first year advisor within the Center for Student Success, who will help connect you with resources and offices on campus, teach you about time management and study strategies, and answer any questions that arise along the way. 

US 190 Course—First-year success seminar: Your first year success seminar is a one-credit course taught by your first year advisor. It is focused on teaching you the necessary skills to navigate college life successfully at UHart.  

Center for Student Success Staff

Mike Ormsby
Director of Center for Student Success and Orientation
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Katie Kitchens
Director of 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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Michael Goemans
First-Year Advisor; Assistant Director
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Ja Hannah
First-Year Advisor
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Travis Karas
Academic Advisor and Student Success Coach
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Arlene Maddox
First-Year Advisor and Assistant Director
Student Administrative Service Center
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Sean O'Donovan
Academic Advisor, Center for Student Success
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Christine Riley
First-Year Advisor and Assistant Director
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Jennifer Siegal
First-Year Advisor and Assistant Director
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Julie Spring
Associate Director
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Gail M. Syring
First-Year Advisor; Assistant Director for the Center of Student Success; Adjunct Faculty
Academic Strategies
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Dorice Dorvilier
First-Year Advisor
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Yasmine Taha
First Year Advisor
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Lesley Muchnick
Student Success Specialist
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Anna LaPenta
Student Success Specialist
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Sharon Dunn
Student Success Specialist
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Brian Nwafor
Administrative Assistant
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