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Upcoming Orientation Sessions

The remaining dates for the 2018 Orientation sessions are as follows:

Summer Sessions 1– 4 have concluded. It was a pleasure meeting all those who attended!

  • Transfer Orientation: Thursday, August 30
  • Summer Session 5: Friday, August 31–Saturday, September 1

If you attended one of the first four sessions, but misplaced any of your packet materials, you can view an electronic version of the student's packet materials. Parent packet materials can be found on the Parents, Guardians, and Guests page.

Orientation Session Schedules

These schedules are subject to change.

Session 1-4 Schedule

Day 1

Arrival and Registration

Time: 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Location: Gengras Student Union

Check in for Orientation, pick up your dorm key and move in for the weekend.

Welcome Program

Time: 10:45 a.m.—11:45 a.m.

We'll show you just how happy we are that you are here.


Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m.

Icebreakers: Hawks Fly Together:

Time: 1–2 p.m.

Time to get to know your fellow Hawks!

Academic Advising I: Introduction to Academic Programs and Advising

Time: 2:15–5:00 p.m.

Introduction to academic programs, advising, and course selection.

ID Pictures

Time: 3:00–5:30 p.m.


Time: 4:30—6:30 p.m.

Location: Univeristy Commons

Small group discussions with Red Caps

Time: 6:45–7:30 p.m.

Get to know your fellow Hawks a little better and begin to think about preparing for a successful semester.

Evening Entertainment: Hypnotist

Time: 7:45–8:45 p.m.

Late Night Food, Games, and Music

Time: 9–11 p.m.

Day 2


Time: 8–9 a.m.

Location: University Commons

You in three years!

Time: 9:15–10 a.m.

Imagining the life you can lead at the University of Hartford.

Academic Advising II

Time: 10:15–10:45 a.m.

Make final adjustments to your classes and receive your schedule for the fall.

Resource Fair

Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Learn about the University's extra-curricular programs, support services, and school year activities.

E-Billing and FERPA

Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Learn how to sign up authorized bill payers and complete the FERPA requirements for release of information.

Informational Meeting for Recruited or Walk-on Athletes

Time: 10:45–11:15 a.m.

Location: Dana Hall, Mali 2 (First Floor)
Learn about the academic expectations and services, insurance issues, and the code of conduct.

I'm First! First Generation Students

Time: 10:45–11:15 a.m.

Location: Dana Hall, Mali 1 (First Floor)
If you are the first in your family to attend college, learn more about resources available for your success.

Session 5 Schedule

Day 1

Arrival, Check-In, and Resource Fair:

Time: 8:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Location: Gengras Student Union

Check in for Orientation and meal access, browse and mingle with offices from around campus, and check-in to campus housing.

University Bookstore Open

Time: 9 a.m.—6:00 p.m.

Location: Harry Jack Gray Center

From t-shirts to textbooks, the campus store will have you prepared and proudly representing UHart.


Time: 11 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Welcome Program

Time: 1–2 p.m.

We'll show you just how happy we are that you are here. 

Hawks Fly Together

Time: 2:15–3 p.m.

We'll show you just how happy we are that you are here. 

Academic Advising I

Time: 3:15–6:00 p.m.

Introduction to academic programs, advising, and course selection.

ID Pictures

Time: 3:30–6 p.m.


Time: 4:30—6:45 p.m.

Location: Univeristy Commons

Crossing the Bridge

Time: 6:45 p.m.

Get to know your fellow Hawks a little better and begin to think about preparing for a successful semester.

Late Night Music & Games

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Day 2


Time: 8—9:45 a.m.

Academic Advising II

Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Harry Jack Gray Center
Students make any necessary adjustments to their schedules, are registered, and receive their completed class schedule for the fall semester.

Liftoff Begins

Time: 5 p.m.

Meet in alumni Plaza for convocation wearing the t-shirts you received at check-in!

Transfer Orientation Schedule

Arrival, Check-In, and Resource Fair:

Time: 9 a.m.—12 p.m.

Location: Gengras Student Union
Meet other new students, get your University ID, learn about meal plans, get your parking permit, and chat with clubs and offices on campus such as University Commuter's Association and Career Services. Residential students will also pick up their keys and move in.


Time: 12–1:15 p.m.

Location: University Commons

Academic Advising & College Preparation

Time: 1:30 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences, Hillyer Hall 207
Barney School of Business, Auerbach Hall 227
Education, Nursing and Health Professions: 
Education–Hillyer Hall 301
Health Science, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Rehab Sciences–Dana Hall 421
College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture, United Technologies Hall 215
Hartford Art School, Visual Arts Center 233
Hillyer College, Hillyer Hall 114 
The Hartt School, Fuller Music Center 204–7

Campus Tour

Time: 2:15 p.m.

Financial Aid Presentation

Time: 3 p.m.

Learn how our office of Student Financial Assistance works, how to maximize your aid and make sure all your paperwork is completed.

Student Administrative Services Center

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Learn about important dates and information regarding registration, how to set up e-billing, how to sign your FERPA form, and how to evaluate and remove holds from your account.

Scavenger Hunt

Time: 4 p.m.

Put what you learned during your campus tour to the test and compete for the first place prize.

Transfer Student Panel

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Hear from transfer students who have walked in your shoes. We will be asking questions and then open the floor for some questions of your own.

Technology, Getting Connected

Time: 5 p.m.

Learn about your email account, wireless access, online Library resources, and accessing Blackboard (our web-based classroom portal).


Time: 5:30 p.m.

Parents and guardians attending Orientation will follow a different schedule than students. For more information on the Parent Schedule, please visit the Parent Orientation page.

For questions, or additional information, please call:

  • 860.768.7003


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