Graduate

New Graduate Student Orientation

Our online Orientation for graduate students helps you get better acquainted with the University of Hartford and the services available to you. 

Once accepted into one of our graduate programs, new students should review our easy-to-follow checklist of tips and information to help you get started at the University of Hartford. These are separated for domestic and international incoming graduate students, as well as students attending The Hartt School.

Orientation Checklist

Domestic Students

Follow the below steps to complete your online Orientation:

  1. To start the Orientation process, submit your non-refundable tuition deposit in the applicant portal. Your tuition deposit will hold your spot in classes. Once you deposit, you will be eligible to register for courses. (hint: your log‐in credentials are the same as your application log‐in and PIN). If you have trouble with this please email gradstudy@hartford.edu or call 860‐768‐4371.
  2. Access your Self‐Service Portal at Hartford.edu/selfserve. This is where you can see everything from your course schedule and transfer credits to your financial aid and bill. You must also accept the University’s Terms and Conditions.
  3. Register for courses with your Program Director/Manager.
  4. Apply for a parking passthrough your Self‐Service Portal (if you intend to have a car on campus).
  5. Get your email address (information will be mailed to you 24‐48 hours after depositing).
  6. Get your Student Photo ID.
  7. Sign up for text alerts about closings, emergencies etc. on campus.
  8. Check the academic calendar and course registration dates.

Additional Information

Questions? Contact your program director/manager. 

Per Connecticut State Law you must submit your immunization records. Learn more about the Immunization form.

If you would like federal financial aid (Domestic Students only) to help you pay for your education you will need to go to www.FAFSA.gov and file the FAFSA. Please note Graduate students are only eligible for unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans based on the student’s financial need (taking 6 or more credits is required to secure aid). For questions please email FinAid@hartford.edu or call 860‐768‐4296.

International Students

  1. To start the Orientation process, submit your non-refundable tuition deposit in the applicant portal. Your tuition deposit will hold your spot in classes. Your tuition deposit will hold your spot in classes and allow you to register for courses (hint: your login credentials are the same as your application log‐in and PIN). Once we have received your tuition deposit we will issue you an I‐20. If you have trouble with this please email gradstudy@hartford.edu or call 860‐768‐4371.
  2. Submit our I‐20 request form and a copy of your passport to gradstudy@hartford.eduif you have not done so already (must be done before we can issue your I‐20 form).
  3. Once the I‐20 form has been received, book your appointment at the US Embassy for your visa interview.
  4. Access your Self‐Service Portal at hartford.edu/selfserve. This is where you can see everything from your course schedule and transfer credits to your bill. You may also accept the University’s Terms and Conditions.
  5. Register for courses with your Program Director/Manager (Hint: sometimes this is done when you arrive on campus).
  6. Apply for a parking passthrough your Self‐Service Portal (if you intend to have a car on campus).
  7. Get your email address (information will be mailed to you 24‐48 hours after depositing).
  8. Sign up for text alerts about closings, emergencies etc. on campus.

Additional Information

Graduate students can set up a tuition payment plan (hint: sign up early for the maximum benefit and to avoid late fees!). For help email SASC@hartford.edu or call 860‐768‐4999.

If you have questions about your program please contact your Program Director/Manager.

Per Connecticut State Law you must submit your immunization records. Learn more about the Immunization Form.

Check www.hartford.edu/calendar for the academic calendar and course registration dates.

Book your flights for arrival – Arrive at the University of Hartford one day before the mandatory International Student Orientation Program. During the orientation the University of Hartford offers temporary housing free, please contact us at gradstudy@hartford.edu for more information. The Orientation Program will be posted on the UHart International Center website.

Research your housing options before you arrive. University of Hartford offers graduate housing for a limited number of students. There are also off‐campus housing options.

Buy your books at least a week before classes start, many books must be ordered online so this will allow for shipping. 

Hartt Graduate Student Orientation Information

The Hartt School Graduate Orientation Monday, Aug. 26–Wednesday, Aug. 28. Here is what you need to know:

Placement Exams

Entering graduate students who have successfully completed a prior Hartt graduate degree or diploma within the past 2 years and successfully completed the graduate music theory, ear training, and music history placement examination requirements during that program do not have to retake the placement examinations.

Entering graduate diploma students who plan to apply for admission to a Hartt graduate degree program beginning in January and who have not successfully completed a prior Hartt graduate program fulfilling the graduate music theory, ear training, and music history placement examination requirements may take those exams in August.

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Mission & Vision

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Meet Your Graduate Program Director

Meet with your graduate program director or faculty advisor to determine the appropriate courses to commence your graduate studies.  

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Registering for Classes and Tuition

Learn how to find and register for classes for your first semester and how to manage tuition payments for your graduate studies.  

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Health Services and Health Insurance

Our campus facility provides various health-care services to University students, including acute care, women's health clinic, laboratory testing, allergy clinic, medication, and immunizations.  

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Obtaining a Parking Permit

You may now purchase your parking permits online through our Self-Service Center.  

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Setting up an Email Account

E-mail accounts will be automatically generated based on registration.  

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Obtaining Your ID Card

All students should obtain a student ID, also called a Hawk Card. Your Hawk Card allows you to take advantage of University of Hartford services with the ease of not carrying cash.  

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Purchasing or Renting Your Textbooks

Textbooks are located on the lower level of the bookstore in the Harry Jack Gray Center. Bring your class registration to help you find the appropriate books for your courses.  

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Dining Services

On the academic side of campus, you will find the Gengras Café and Einstein Bros. Bagels in Gengras Student Union, and the Dorothy Goodwin Café and 1877 Club in the Harry Jack Gray Center.

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Graduate Housing

Graduate housing is available on our Asylum Avenue campus, which is located in a quiet residential area near the Bloomfield campus in West Hartford.

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University Libraries

The Mortensen Library is the main library on campus and encompasses all subjects, except  music, dance, and theater, which are found in the Allen Library.  

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Sports Center Membership

Memberships are available for graduate students of the University of Hartford. You will need to bring your ID card or proof of registration to the Sports Center to purchase a membership.

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International Students

The International Center has scheduled an orientation program and other activities for all new international students and scholars who will begin their program in the fall or spring semesters.  

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