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Academic Support Services

The Center for Student Success

Residence Halls, behind B-Complex on Alumni Plaza

The Center for Student Success (CSS) staff provides the resources and support necessary for a successful transition to college for our new students, and an enjoyable and rewarding academic and social experience at the University for all of our students. The Center includes information, guidance, and referrals in such areas as arranging for 1-1 tutoring, study skills, academic support services, mental health and wellness, career exploration and internships, financial aid and scholarships, Greek life, intramural athletics, and reminders about important deadlines.

In addition, the CSS will provide a client-centered, case-management approach for first-year students who are "at risk" of failing or leaving school. Faculty and staff are encouraged to call if they have concerns about a first-year student. The CSS is a drop-in center with no appointment needed. 

Student Association Tutor Program

Student Government Association, GSU 120, 768.4775

The Student Government Association (SGA) matches students seeking tutors for particular courses with students who performed well in these courses for one-on-one sessions. Tutors are available for a wide range of courses.

Center for Reading and Writing

Auerbach Hall, Room 209
Pat Morelli
, Director, 768.4139,
Patty O'Donovan, Administrative Secretary 768.4312

The Center for Reading and Writing (CRW) offers one-on-one assistance with peer or professional tutors, offering academic strategies for writing essays, research papers, task management, etc., to students in all departments and colleges. The Center is generally open Mondays through Fridays,10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with occasional evening and Saturday hours. It is recommended that students call 768.4312 for an appointment. 

Access-Ability Services

Auerbach Hall, Room 209
Patty O'Donovan, 768.4312, Admin. Secretary (for general questions)
E. Lynne Golden, 768.4522, Director (for specific concerns, see below)

Learning Plus provides services and accommodations to eligible students who have learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, acquired brain injuries, and Asperger's syndrome.  Please note that some students who received services and accommodations in high school may not qualify at the postsecondary level. The University of Hartford requires students to submit specific diagnostic documentation to Learning Plus to determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis. According to federal laws (Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act), it is incumbent upon the student to prove that s/he has a current disability that substantially limits learning in order to receive college-level accommodations. Determination of eligibility and appropriate accommodations is the sole responsibility of the Director of Learning Plus, E. Lynne Golden.

In the interests of academic integrity and personal liability, faculty members are encouraged to refer students to Learning Plus for assistance rather than implementing individual support plans themselves. Please visit the Learning Plus website for a more in-depth explanation of policies and procedures, especially regarding test-taking accommodations.


Sports Center, Room 232 and 231
Alexandra Morley, 768.4657
Arline Robbins, 768.5041

Support services for student athletes include: tutoring, time management sessions, personal counseling, proofreading, proctoring exams for students who have missed exams due to travel, academic progress reviews, mid-term progress reports, academic recognition awards, Champs Life Skill Workshop, various academic and sports workshops, academic advising, registration assistance, and tracking. The staff is responsible for the daily monitoring of NCAA academic compliance regulations as well as NCAA progress towards degree regulations. The support services staff is also responsible for advising the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), organizing community service projects, planning the end of the year athletic banquet, overseeing athletic award nominations, and planning Girls and Women In Sports Day and Howie's Sportsmanship Academy. A study hall is provided for all student athletes; all new and returning athletes with a GPA of 2.2 or below are required to attend six hours per week.

Study hall hours: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday during sports center hours.

Office hours: Support services staff available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.