Center for Student Success
"I love Hartwick! Everyone is so welcoming and warm. There are so many activities I want to get involved in and my classes are incredible." Brittany Kindt
Start your journey here! We look forward to working with you as you become an involved, committed, and successful member of the Hartwick community. The courses you take, the experiences you have, and the people you get to know all will contribute to your being able to make confident and informed decisions that will determine your future--in college and beyond.
The Center for Student Success is committed to helping you transition to Hartwick through a series of programs and opportunities that allow you to:
- Build a sense of Hartwick community
- Engage in co-curricular life
- Identify resources for collegiate success
- Develop independence and self-advocacy skills
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation, required for all first-year students, is an exciting day in June designed to welcome you to the Hartwick community and prepare you for a successful first semester. More about orientation...
First Year Student Course Registration
Registration for new students begins with the completion of the Academic Course Planner, an online form available in April. Check back soon for more information...
Required New Student Forms
To prepare for the first semester, new students must complete and submit all required New Student Forms by the appropriate deadline.
New Student Important Dates
Find out when to expect mailings from the college and when you should plan to arrive on campus for the Fall Term! More about important dates...
Transfer Student Transition
The Transfer Student Transition at Hartwick is recognized as a process that can be customized for each student based on their previous experience and needs. More about the Transfer Transition...
You may choose to Start Out Academics Right (SOAR), even before you begin your first year at Hartwick. During this summer five-week residential program, SOAR students take two credit-bearing courses, participate in academic workshops to improve basic skills, and take part in a variety of out-of-class trips and events. Students who are successful in the SOAR Program are admitted to the College.
Awakening is an optional six-day college orientation program occurring the week before fall semester begins. It's an adventuresome, fun way for students to begin life at Hartwick. More about Awakening...
Welcome Weekend kicks off with the arrival of all new students and our campus-wide Convocation celebration, an annual tradition that marks the beginning of a new academic year. More about Welcome Weekend...
'Wick 101 is an integral, required, and non-credit-bearing component of the First Year Experience. The course serves as an introduction to higher education and as an on-going orientation to Hartwick's resources and services, academic skills and strategies, and social issues. More about 'Wick 101...
True Blue Weekend
The Center for Student Success invites families to participate in True Blue Weekend, Hartwick's signature event that welcomes alumni, families, and reunion classes to campus for an exciting weekend of events. Mark your calendar now for October 11-13, 2013.