Spring 2014 International Student Orientation
International Center has scheduled an orientation program and other
activities for all new international students and scholars who will begin
their program in the Spring 2014 semester. Please read the
following schedule closely. All new international students and
scholars are required to attend the Orientation Program scheduled for
Sunday, January 19, 2014. Please make your travel arrangements to ensure your arrival to the
University to participate in this program.
Arrival to the University of Hartford
The University will begin classes for the
semester on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. If you have made arrangements to live
on-campus, you will be allowed to move into your housing assignment as early
as Saturday, January 18, 2014. When you arrive to the University campus, you
may proceed directly to the Residential Life Office (F Complex), or if you
wish, to either the International Center (Gengras Student Union, room 327)
or the Office of Public Safety (Facilities Building). You will then be
directed to the Office of Residential Life where you may obtain your room
assignment and key.
If prior housing arrangements have not been made and
you will live off-campus or you plan to arrive before January 18, 2014, you
will have to arrange for your own accommodations. Please click
hotel accommodations and
off-campus housing locations.
All new International Students MUST report to
the International Center with their passports and Immigration documents.
You WILL NOT be allowed to register for classes until you have done
- Sunday, January 19, 2014 - Location and
time: 8:45am – 1:00pm - Gengras Student Union, 3rd floor, rooms 331 - 333.
Please plan to arrive no later than 8:30am
English Language Proficiency Exam
January 20, 2014
This exam may be required of
all new international students and scholars entering the University of
Hartford for academic coursework. You may not be allowed to register for
classes until you have taken this exam. If you are an undergraduate
student, your University acceptance letter will tell you whether you must
take the exam or not. If you are a graduate student and your TOEFL score is
below 80 or your ILETS score is below 6.0, you may be required to sit for the exam. If you are not certain whether you
should take this exam, please speak to a staff member from the undergraduate
or graduate admissions office, your Dean's office, or the Director of the
English Language Institute.
If you have not been
accepted into a degree program and are only planning to register for English
language studies, you will also be required to take your English Language
Proficiency exam on this date.
The proficiency exam will
be given in Hillyer Hall, room 256 at 9:00 a.m. Please be present at least
15 minutes prior to the testing time.
If you miss this exam please contact the English Language Institute
immediately at (860) 768-4129. This date and time may be subject to change.
Please contact the Director the our English Language Program,
Kimberly Schrader for further
Academic Classes Begin
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
English Language Institute
- Tuesday, January 21, 2014
For further information regarding the International
Student Orientation Program, please contact the International Center: ph
(860) 768-4870 or fax (860) 768-4726.
These Important Notices
SEVIS Fee Reimbursement Program
The University of Hartford will reimburse your university student account
for your SEVIS fee payment made to the U.S. government to secure your F-1 or
J-1 student visa. To receive your reimbursement for this payment you must:
· be enrolled as a full-time student and matriculated in a degree program (if
you are an English language studies student, you must have been already
accepted into a degree program)
attend the International Student Orientation Program (students who do not
attend will not receive the credit)
provide the International Center with a copy of your SEVIS
You do not qualify for the SEVIS reimbursement program if:
you have paid the fee to secure your visa for attendance at another college
or university in the U.S. (transfer students)
you have previously been granted a SEVIS reimbursement credit from the
University of Hartford
you are enrolled in a non-degree program
You are enrolled as a “visiting “student or are a non-degree “exchange”
The SEVIS Fee
reimbursement program is limited to $200. You will be credited $100 during
your first semester of study and credited the remaining $100 in the
following semester. You will not receive a cash payment; your student
account will be credited.
The University will not have on-campus housing
available until January 18th, 2014. Students, who have sent their housing
deposit to the University and have otherwise completed on-campus housing
arrangements prior to their arrival, may move into their room assignment on
that date. Students who have made on-campus housing arrangements and arrive
to the U.S. prior to January 18th, 2014, will have to make prior arrangements
for temporary off-campus housing. Students who have not sent a deposit to
secure on-campus housing will have to make their own temporary and permanent
housing arrangements. Students who wish to live off-campus will also have
to make their own arrangements.
Housing for graduate students is not available on the University of Hartford
main campus and only available at our
Asylum Avenue and
housing sites The University does not provide "family" housing.
Please make all necessary travel arrangements prior to
your departure. If possible, you should plan to arrive at
Bradley International Airport,
Windsor Locks, CT (it is only 12 miles from the University). You
can take a taxi or limousine service to the University of Hartford from
there. The cost is approximately $50. If you arrive by air to
New York's JFK airport or
Logan Airport in Boston,
you should take a
limousine service to Hartford, and then take a taxi (dial
860.666.6666 for reservations) to the campus. If you arrive to campus past
normal business hours (8:30a.m. to 4:30pm. - Monday thru Friday), please
report to our Public Safety Office.
Click here for other transport services in
Connecticut and the surrounding area
The University of Hartford requires that you complete
and submit a record of your immunizations. Specifically, the State of
Connecticut and the University require all international students and
scholars who have been accepted to a degree program to be vaccinated against
measles, mumps, rubella and varicella. You will find an "Immunization
Record" form with your pre-arrival information packet or you may download
here . Please take this to your family doctor or other medical
professional and have it certified that you have been properly vaccinated.
Your record must be translated to English. The Immunization Record may be submitted prior to your arrival, by sending
it to our Health Services Department. If you arrive to campus without
the proper medical records, you may be required to be revaccinated by
the Health Services Department. If you choose to send your Immunization
Record to our Health Services prior to your arrival, please make an
additional copy to carry with you.
Prior to your departure for the U.S. and the University
of Hartford, be sure that you do not forget to carry with you:
Passport, I-20 (F-1 students) or DSP-2019 form (J-1 exchange
Financial statements of sponsorship
Credit card and U.S. dollars