After UHart

Be prepared for success.

Career Ready

UHart’s seven schools and colleges share a common focus: graduating career-ready, successful alumni.

Our graduates are prepared for the world after UHart because they’ve already been living a realistic slice of it.


Seven distinct schools and colleges provide UHart students with unparalleled opportunities to engage with multiple perspectives across academic disciplines. Our faculty are not only world-class scholars, they are practitioners and thought leaders in their fields. Our extensive partnership network enables students to gain valuable experience and make professional connections, beginning in their first year.


The results speak for themselves: 93 percent of our recent graduates are employed, in graduate school, volunteering, or in the military.


UHart alumni lead international corporations and play in world-class orchestras. They have flown to the moon and served in the U.S. Congress. They’ve been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame and received Tony awards on Broadway.


From your first step on campus, you start your journey to success.  

Joey Battaglia

Secondary Education, 2004

Joey "Batts" Battaglia is a high school teacher in the Hartford Public School system who is well known for using music, painting, and other visual arts to connect with students.


Battaglia often uses his talents to make a difference in his community. With his hip-hop band, Joey Batts & Them, he conducts a six-city tour in Connecticut to raise money for Hip Hop for Homeless. His influence as an artist and educator earned him a place on the Connecticut Magazine 40-Under-40 list.

It’s incredibly rewarding to see a child whom people have written off achieve a diploma.

”Choosing to attend Hillyer College was one of the best decisions I made. To this day, I remain in communication with my classmates from Hillyer, and we have yet to stop our tradition of celebrating each other’s accomplishments.

Wayne Lawrence, A’10, ’13

Take a bow.

Alumni from The Hartt School were well represented at the 2018 Tony Awards, which recognize Broadway’s best.

  • Orin Wolf ’01, is Lead Producer of The Band Visit, which won 10 Tony Awards.
  • Philip Boykin ’95, is a principal cast member in Once on This Island, winner for Best Revival of a Musical.
  • John Clancy ’96 was nominated for Best Orchestration in Mean Girls. Fellow alums Shane Shanahan ’98 and Riza Takahashi ’14 are also with the show.
  • Mike Dobson ’05, was nominated for Best Sound Design of a Musical for Sponge Bob Square Pants.

Learn more about our successful Hartt alumni!

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