Information for New Parents

Profound support. It's what brings us together and sets us apart.

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.

We welcome you and your family to the unique environment that is the University of Hartford.

Parent Network

How can you help? Join fellow parents and families in making a difference at UHart. We have seen firsthand the impact of parents sharing their time, expertise, and resources. From volunteering at an admission event to establishing scholarships or sharing internship opportunities, we are grateful for parent engagement!

Interested in getting involved? Learn more about our Parent Network.


Circle of Support Series

Are you a parent, guardian or family member to an incoming UHart student? We are sure you have a lot of questions about your student's college experience and life at UHart. We invite you to join our Circle of Support Series, a webinar series on popular topics including academic registrations, housing, dining, getting involved on campus, and student support. These webinars are on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. 

Summer 2022 Schedule

Resources for the 22/23 Academic Year


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. You can refer to our First Year Billing Checklist for important steps in the enrollment and bill paying process. 

Keeping Hawks Healthy

At UHart, we are committed to working together to act in the best interest of the safety and well-being of our entire campus community, while delivering an excellent student-centered educational experience. Learn more about what we are doing to keep Hawks healthy.

Resources for Students

At UHart, we build a network of support for students from day one! Below are a list of resources available to students:

Student Life & Support

Emergency Text Notifications

The University of Hartford provides an emergency notification system that enables you to receive alerts and updates as text messages on cell phones and through their UHart email accounts. Sign up to receive text alerts.

At most universities, student life and academic services are distinct units with different goals and priorities. At the University of Hartford, Student Affairs and Academic Affairs exist together under one label: the Division of Student Success. We know that every student is different and we work collaboratively to celebrate and support each and every one.

Gail Silver

Mother of Erica Silver, Class of 2022

Gayle Silver’s daughter, Erica, is a sophomore in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at UHart. She and her family found that experiences both in and out of the classroom were are equally important to Erica’s growth and success at UHart.

Read more about Gail and Erica

The University of Hartford was the right choice for Erica, and she now calls Hartford her home – that’s how much she loves it!