Information for Parents
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At the University of Hartford we know a student's success in college takes a village. Over the next four years, your student's village will include faculty, fellow students and you–their family!
Here we've assembled resources for you to help your child succeed during their time at UHart. Below you can learn about everything from upcoming family events, where to send a care package, see the academic calendar, and learn how to add money to your child's HawkCard.
Resources for the Fall Semester
To make sure that your student is prepared for the start of the semester, we are hosting a series of summer webinars on a wide variety of topics that you and your student can participate in together.
In order for your student to be prepared for the start of the fall semester there are several important steps that need to be completed. These topics range from housing and dining to getting a school ID and preparing for move-in.
UHart partnered with CASHNet Systems to deliver bills via e-mail rather than by U.S. mail. When the bill is ready to be viewed, students receive a message through their University e-mail account.
We want to bring our unique in-person experience to you and your student virtually. We have put together several opportunities for you to connect with our campus community.
- Interactive campus tour
- Conversation witht the dean of admission
- Instagram FAQ
- Meet Bates House Admission and Financial Aid Team
News & Noteworthy
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, our commitment to community has come to light through inspiring acts of kindness from students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni. To share your story, click here.
Many students and families have been impacted by the current pandemic. If your student is in need of help from the University, they may be eligible for additional assistance. Click here to apply.
Parent Hour Webinars
Your child's move to college isn't just about transition for them. It's a transition for you too. We invite you to join our Parent Hour, a series of webinars on popular topics commonly faced by students and families in their first year. At each session, faculty and staff will present on a timely topic followed by a Q&A session. This is a great way to get your questions answered, stay connected, and learn about the University.
Save the date for upcoming Parent Hours this semester. Click on the hyperlink to listen to recordings of the webinars.
- Aug. 26, 2019, 8 p.m.: Final Checklist and Preparation
- Sept. 10, 2019, 8 p.m.: Living and working with different people
- Sept. 23, 2019, 8 p.m.: Adjusting to the "new normal"
- Oct. 8, 2019, 8 p.m.: Preparing for midterms
- Oct. 21, 2019, 8 p.m.: Stress, health, and well-being
- Nov. 5, 2019, 8 p.m.: Registering for spring semester and billing information
- Dec. 2, 2019, 8 p.m.: Celebrating the end of the semester and looking ahead
- Jan. 27, 2020, 8 p.m.: Housing Selection Process
- Feb. 3, 2020, 8 p.m.: Engagement, Weekends, and Finding Community
- Feb. 24, 2020, 8 p.m.: Internships and study abroad
How does it work?
For each session, we will send a separate email invite with a link to a webinar, where you can simply sign in and listen. We will include detailed login instructions with each invite.
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