Your first year of college is awaiting you at the University of Hartford! We have constructed a caring, innovative and effective first-year experience for you.
It begins often with a late May or early June weekend of your senior year called Preview where you meet other students and faculty advisors, and register for courses. You will begin your first-year of college by participating in Liftoff, a program that introduces you to campus life. Some of you may want to participate in Lift-Off Adventure, a 3-day community-building experience in August at a lake-side camp in Connecticut.
The first-semester courses most students will be taking provide lots of options and very exciting learning opportunities. The first-year writing program (RLC 110 and 111) takes an innovative and effective approach to improving writing by learning to think critically. Many of you will be taking an All-University Curriculum course from our nationally recognized interdisciplinary general education curriculum. You may also participate in a first-year learning community (called FIGs) with 25 students who take several courses together connected by a theme or major. Your first semester may include a course in your chosen major or area of interest, if you are undecided. In addition, qualified students may take honors sections of required general education courses.
The University provides a full-range of support services including academic, personal and health, career, and international and multicultural.
Life on campus has many possibilities for you to consider: Residential Life, Clubs and Activities, Community Service, Intramural Sports, Sports and Fitness Center, Division 1 Intercollegiate Athletics, Bands, Comedians and other programs, and much more.