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Parents

Welcome to the UHart Family!

Get to Know the Director
Erica Schermerhorn Light

We know that not all college journeys are the same, and that parents will have questions. I’m here to help.

Erica's Profile

As soon as your student chooses the University of Hartford, all parents and/or guardians instantly become a part of the Parent Network, playing a significant role in the student experience and at the University overall. We encourage you to engage with us and support students in meaningful ways—from attending events as a parent volunteer and connecting with prospective families to providing professional development and scholarship opportunities. You can create a unique way of being involved, ultimately enjoying a UHart experience of your very own!

Check out the many ways you can stay connected below and join us in making your mark. Interested in getting involved? We want to hear from you.

Hawktober

UHart Hawktober Festivities

Hawktober, the University of Hartford's annual reunion and family weekend, are days packed with exciting opportunities to explore campus, connect with members of our community, and have fun! Stay tuned for the dates of Hawktober 2024.

UHart Hub

Curious how your student is connecting with other Hawks?

Check out our online events platform, UHart Hub. The HEAT (Hartford Events and Activities Team), Student Government Association, and all clubs and organizations add events for students to attend—both in-person and virtually.

Student Life & Support

At most universities, student life and academic services are distinct units with different goals and priorities. At the University of Hartford, Student Affairs and Academic Affairs exist together under one label: the Division of Student Success. We know that every student is different and we work collaboratively to celebrate and support each and every one.

Emergency Text Notifications

The University of Hartford provides an emergency notification system that enables you to receive alerts and updates as text messages on cell phones and through their UHart email accounts.

Sign up at UHart Alert to receive text alerts.

Steven Halsband

Risk Management and Insurance, '20

Steven Halsband ’20 likes to solve problems. He does so every day at his job at Chubb, the world’s largest property and casualty insurance company, and he credits the University of Hartford for helping him gain and hone the skills necessary to succeed there.

Steven's Story

UHart taught me to be confident in my abilities and always advocate for myself.

Submit Your Story

Has your Hawk Landed somewhere great? Are they soaring on to a new adventure after UHart? Have them fill out our Hawks Landed form

Celeste Evans

Mother of Carla, Class of 2024

Celeste Evans' daughter, Carla, is a sophomore in the Barney School of Business at UHart. She and her family found that her role as a member of the Parent Network Council was important to Carla's growth and success at UHart. 

Read a message from Celeste

Our family has found UHart to be a community where parents can get involved on their own, while allowing their students to independently navigate their own experience at the University.

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