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Upcoming Orientation Session

Your Introduction to Campus

Orientation Checklist

We want your transition to UHart to be a smooth one, so we've created a place where resources, next steps, and important "to-dos" can be found as you prepare for your first year. 

Visit the Orientation Checklist

We look forward to welcoming incoming students at our In-Person Orientation!

Orientation is a great time to learn more about campus and your future as a Hawk! 

We loved having the opportunity to meet many of you at our first three sessions of Orientation on June 3, June 4, and June 5! If you were unable to attend one of our June dates due to a conflict, there is an alternative date on August 19 you can register for.

We look forward to meeting you soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at css@hartford.edu so that we can help. 

 

Student Orientation Schedule

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  • 8—9:30 a.m.: Arrival, Registration, and ID Photos; Healthy Hawks Resource Fair; Campus Tours
  • 10—11 a.m.: Welcome Program
  • 11 a.m.—Noon: Icebreakers
  • Noon—1:15 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:30—2:30 p.m.: Get to Know Your College and Academic Class Schedules
  • 2:45—3:30 p.m.: A Guide to Student Self-Service Account, Billing, and Payment Process
  • 4:00—5:30 p.m.: Belonging and Being Seen
  • 5:30—7 p.m.: Dinner for Parents, Guests and Students
  • 7—8:30 p.m.: Late Night Food, Fun, Games, and Music

Parent/Guest Orientation Schedule

Students attending orientation will be allowed one guest to join them for orientation. Parents, guardians, and guests will have their own programming throughout the day!

  • 8—9:30 a.m.: Arrival, Registration, and ID Photos; Healthy Hawks Resource Fair; Campus Tours
  • 10—11 a.m.: Welcome Program
  • 11 a.m.—Noon: Mocktail and Cheese Mingler
  • Noon—1:15 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:30—2:30 p.m.: Dollars & Sense and Parent Q&A
  • 2:30—4:30 p.m.: Financial Aid Walk-in Meetings
  • 2:45—3:30 p.m.: Get to Know Your Student's College and Academic Class Schedule
  • 4:00—5:30 p.m.: Belonging and Being Seen
  • 5:30—7 p.m.: Dinner for Parents, Guests and Students
  • 7—8:30 p.m.: Late Night Food, Fun, Games, and Music

Save the Date for our Start Strong Adventures! August 21, 2022

Explore some of the fun local attractions to meet other students, and get ideas of ways you can spend your free time with friends off campus! There is something for everyone—with trips that can appeal to lots of different interests. All trips are free for students. You will be able to pick from one of many trip options!

Some examples of trips include:

  • Dragon Boat Racing on the CT River
  • Tubing on the Farmington River
  • Indoor Ropes Course/Adventure Park
  • Hiking on Talcott Mountain (insta-worthy views!)
  • Paint Bar
  • Yoga and Mindfulness Class at West Hartford Yoga
  • Improv Comedy Workshop at Hartford’s Sea Tea Theater
  • Yard Goats Baseball Game at Dunkin Donuts Park
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Tour in Hartford—the first public art museum in the US
  • Literary Adventure at the Mark Twain House

Meet the Team

Christine Barrera
First-Year Advisor and Director of Orientation
Center for Student Success

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Nathan Murphy
Graduate Assistant of Orientation
Center for Student Success

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Sean Svalestad
Orientation Student Committee Member
Center for Student Success

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Rachel Blocker
Orientation Student Committee Member
Center for Student Success

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Dariana Rosario
Orientation Student Committee Member
Center for Student Success

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