Getting Oriented
for Graduate Students

To welcome you to the graduate program in Communication at the University of Hartford and to help you get started, we hold an orientation session for new students at the beginning of the academic year. An on-line orientation session is also available to learn more about graduate study at the University of Hartford. There are also lots of informative websites about the University and the Hartford area. You can take a look at these below.

Orientation Session for New Graduate Students in Communication

Graduate Overview

Designed to provide students with essential information that they need to do well in the program, the orientation covers topics such as:

  • program requirements
  • thesis and comprehensive exam options
  • the role of seminars in graduate school
  • resources for graduate students at the University
  • important websites for graduate students
  • scholarly research and professional projects
  • opportunities for conference presentations

Required for new graduate students, attendance is also strongly recommended for current students who have earned less than 9 credits, non-matriculated students, and others who would like more information about graduate classes, the program in Communication and how to succeed in graduate school.

Orientation is held the week before the first day of classes in the fall term. Check the events page of our website for the date and location of this year’s orientation session.

On-line Orientation for New Graduate Students

Graduate On-line Orientation

The University provides a helpful orientation for new graduate students that can be viewed here. Click on the link for “Orientation” at this site to begin. The orientation helps you get started at the University with basic tasks like registering for classes, and getting a University email account, photo ID and parking permit. You can also get information about resources available to graduate students like assistance with research and writing, personal and professional counseling, and financial aid here.

Helpful Websites

Here are some websites that are useful for graduate students at the University of Hartford:

Self-Service Center
Student Administrative Services Center
Information Technology Services
Career Services
Health Services
Graduate Student Housing
International Center

Here are some sites for finding out more about the greater Hartford area:

The Hartford Advocate has information about local events as well as music, arts, restaurants and current events in Hartford and surrounding areas.

The Hartford Courant has news and information about the Hartford area.

These websites for Hartford, West Hartford and Bloomfield provide information about services and current events:

City of Hartford
Town of West Hartford
Town of Bloomfield

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