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

Within three days of your deposit being processed, you will receive your University ID number, UHart email address, and a temporary password in the personal email you used to set up your application portal. Make sure you log in to your UHart email right away—you will need to use your UHart credentials for many of the items listed in this checklist!

You can access your UHart Email here. Click on the "Hawkmail" icon.

Prior to starting your first semester, log in to MyUHart and select "Self-Service" 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).

You will need to use your UHart credentials to sign in to Self-Service.

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. 

Join the conversation on the social app ZeeMee. Similar to Instagram, you can watch videos and view posts from other students, introduce yourself, and be a part of smaller communities that help you to get all of your questions answered.

Join today at:

We look forward to welcoming our incoming Class of 2028, and transfer students starting with us in the fall for Orientation this summer! Please register for one of the five options below: 

If you can't make one of our required Orientation dates in June, we have two alternative dates:

  • Session #4: August 23 – Register
    *Students registered for Session #4 move-in on Thursday, August 22
  • Session #5: August 24 – Register
    *Students registered for Session #5 move-in on Friday, August 23

Stay tuned for more information!

Your class schedule will be generated once you complete your pre-registration survey, the will be sent to you via email. Your schedule will be sent to you through your email in early July.

Check Your Academic Schedule 

First-year students will receive an email from your advisor in the Center for Student Success with your schedule. If you have completed your pre-registration survey, you can expect to receive your schedule by early July. 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

Transfer students, please reach out to your school or college transfer evaluator. If you are not successful in connecting with your school or college, please feel free to contact the CSS Transfer contact: Julie Spring at

The housing application
  • Go to Self-Serve
  • Select Student
  • Select Residential Life
  • Complete the application

The priority deadline to complete the housing application is June 15. If you are unable to complete the housing application by June 15, please reach out to the Office of Residential Life for help. 

The deadline to submit your application to live in a Residential Learning Community is May 17.

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. You will need to use your email address credentials to sign onto the health portal.

Immunization records are required prior to the start of classes. The immunization form must be uploaded by July 15 for students starting in the fall semester. For students beginning in the spring semester, records must be submitted within two weeks of your deposit, or by the first time you come to campus, whichever is earlier.

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

Your student ID is used to access facilities around campus, for meals, to obtain a parking pass, and so much more. You must successfully complete the class registration process (see Step 6 above). Once you receive your schedule from your CSS advisor, you will need to wait 24 hours for your account to upload to the University system before you can login and upload your photo.

  • Log in with your email username and password. If you don’t know your password, you can request a reset by emailing or calling 860-768-4357, but please note we do not have weekend support at this time.
  • Take a picture of your face against a white or light background, similar to a DMV or passport photo (but please take a new photo, not a picture of a previous photo)
  • Upload photo and submit
  • Receive confirmation email

The deadline to submit your Student ID photo is July 15.

For questions regarding the photo upload process please contact

Incoming Residential Students

Please visit our Moving to Campus page for more information regarding selecting a move-in Timeslot. 

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

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

The University offers a series of payment plans. 

As a resource to helping you navigate financing your education, we host a webinar called Dollars and Sense. During this webinar we cover important information regarding financial aid and billing. Below is a recording of our most recent session for you as a resource!

You will receive an email invite to complete the required Healthy Hawks Training. This training invite comes to your University email address. This is a legitimate email and includes instructions on how to complete the five (5) required online trainings to help make our campus a healthy and safe environment for all. If you have any questions about this online training, please email

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.

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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

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Start your UHart journey today. Take the next step.