Orientation Checklist

Orientation Information

Please visit the orientation page for the latest information on dates, events, and updates!

To make sure that you are prepared for the start of the semester, we have gathered some important next steps and resources. 

We are excited to welcome you to campus soon! We want your transition to the UHart community to be a smooth one, so we've put a summary of what you need to do to prepare for your arrival on campus in one place.

Important Next Steps

Prior to starting your first semester, log in to the Self-Service Center to accept your financial aid award. You can do this by selecting the Student tab followed by Student Financial Records. Then choose Financial Aid and select Award/Award By Aid Year. If you are unable to see this tab, please click on Terms and Conditions and accept (Consent to Enrollment Terms and Conditions).

It's important you complete the Terms and Conditions of Enrollment and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) forms online. FERPA is a federal law that is designed to protect the privacy of and limit access to the education records of students. FERPA identifies the following privacy rights of students. Check out the video to learn how to sign the FERPA form online. This is mandatory for all students and must be done prior to the start of the semester. 

Complete Academic Survey 

All incoming students receive an email with a link to our registration survey. The survey helps your first-year advisor to put together your academic schedule for your first semester. 

If you are a transfer student, you did not have to fill out the survey, but should reach out to your school/college evaluator. 

Check Your Academic Schedule 

You will receive an email from your advisor in the Center for Student Success with your schedule. Make sure to check your schedule in the Self-Service Center. 

  1. Log-in to Self Service
  2. Select “Student” tab on the top of the page
  3. Click “Registration”
  4. The next menu will give two viewing options: “Student Schedule by Day & Time” and “Student Detail Schedule and Printable Schedule
The housing application

Your student ID is used to access facilities around campus, for meals, to obtain a parking pass, and so much more. In order to have your ID available when you arrive on campus, we need a photo from you.

For questions regarding the photo upload process please contact

All students, full time and part time, graduate and undergraduate, must submit an immunization record.

Please note that fully online learners do not need to meet the immunization requirement.

The form must be completed with your registration/acceptance to the University. It must be signed and stamped by your health care provider or you may submit a copy of records from another school or physician office.  You must then upload the form to and enter your immunization dates into the portal as well.

Immunization records are required prior to the start of classes. The immunization form must be uploaded by July 15th for students starting in the fall semester and by Dec 15th if starting in the spring semester.

If your provider will not fill out the form without a physical and will only provide a printout of immunizations, you must still fully fill out our form and submit the records. 

Requirements are based on The Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Learn More and Download the Immunization Form

Covid-19 Vaccine Information

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the community, all University of Hartford students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to come to campus this fall. 

Once you are fully vaccinated (with either one dose of Johnson and Johnson or two doses of Pfizer or Moderna), please log on to the Student Health Portal using your UHart email credentials, and:

  • Click “My Forms”
  • Click on “COVID-19 Vaccine”
  • Enter the dates of any vaccinations you have received
  • Upload an image of your CDC Vaccination Card

All students are required to submit their proof of health insurance prior to beginning of the semester. Students who do not have a compliant ACA plan, or who do not waive the University Student Insurance Plan available, will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan offered at the University of Hartford.  

More information on submitting your health insurance information can be be found here

You can review your bill, pay it, and add authorized payers in the Self-Service Center.

  1. Go to
  2. Select Student
  3. Click on Student Financial Records
  4. Select Pay Your Bill/CASHNet

The University offers a series of payment plans. 

You will receive an email from the University of Hartford to start your required Healthy Hawks online training. Trainings will be assigned about every other week through the beginning of the fall semester and include important topics such as alcohol use, sexual assault prevention, drug/marijuana use, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A Network of Support

We are a tight-knit campus community dedicated to supporting you throughout your years at UHart.

We are here to help prepare you for the goals and expectations of college life and make sure you don’t walk the journey alone. 

Below are a few good resources for you to look into prior to starting your first year. 

Quick Links


The University of Hartford partnered with CASHNet Systems to deliver bills via e-mail rather than by U.S. mail.

Learn more about billing

All students must acquire a valid parking permit before the first day of class.

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Tutoring Center

The Centralized Tutoring Center offers free peer-to-peer content and writing tutoring with a focus on engaging students in active learning to help build academic strengths.

Learn more

Access-Ability Services provides accommodations and services to students with disabilities to ensure access to programs, opportunities and activities.

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Health, Safety, and Wellness

UHart provides several resources to keep the campus community healthy and safe, including an on-campus medical facility, counseling and psychological services, and a newly-renovated fitness center.

Learn more

Additional Resources

Dell offers University of Hartford students a discount on the purchase of a computer. Learn how to take advantage of the this opportunity by checking out the flyer from Dell.

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Start your UHart journey today. Take the next step.