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Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Bridgeport!

We are pleased to welcome you to our university. Find everything you need to prepare for your graduate studies including checklists, orientation schedules, and more.

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First, be sure to enjoy this moment. Graduate studies are an important, and exciting, step for your future. Only 10 percent of the U.S. population has advanced degrees so you are joining an elite crowd.

checkbox Confirm your Acceptance
In your acceptance package you will find a “Confirmation of Graduate Admission Acceptance” form that contains your name, student ID, program and semester. Once you have decided to attend the University of Bridgeport, complete the form and sent it, along with a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit, in the postage-paid envelope provided.

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Most graduate programs have a new student orientation before classes start, and some are mandatory, so please plan accordingly. Information regarding orientation will be sent to you from your Admissions Counselor.

checkbox Fulfill Your Health Requirements
You are required to fulfill certain health requirements before registering for classes. Please select the correct form below, complete it and send it to the health services contact below.

Melissa Lopez, Director of Health Services
University of Bridgeport Student Health Services
60 Lafayette Street, Room 116
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 576-4712
Fax: (203) 576-4715
Email: healthservices@bridgeport.edu

You cannot register for classes until your health requirements are met.

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Once you have completed the steps above, contact your adviser to schedule a time to register for classes. Your adviser’s name and contact information is listed on your acceptance letter. Your adviser is a great source of information about your program and can help you with any academic questions you may have.

checkbox Apply for Financial Aid
If you will be taking six or more credits a semester, and are interested in applying for financial aid, you will need to complete the online FAFSA using UB’s Federal School Code, 001416. Student Financial Services will be in touch with you shortly after your FAFSA is complete to help you through the remaining steps to secure financial aid. If you submitted the FAFSA prior to being accepted, you must notify our Financial Aid Office to ensure proper processing.

You can reach Student Financial Services at (203) 576-4568 or sfs@bridgeport.edu. Additional information can be found in your acceptance package or at Tuition and Financial Aid.

checkbox Set up your UBNet Account

Your UBNet account is your online gateway to the University of Bridgeport. Your account can be set up online. It takes approximately 24 hours to activate your account before you can start using it. Once you register for classes, myUB will have a number of online services including:

  • UB announcements, news and events
  • Class schedules
  • Important documents
  • Online forms
  • Email access
  • WebAdvisor
  • Canvas
  • Library resources

If you need assistance registering for your UBNet account, you may contact the IT department at (203) 576-4606. One of the best ways to get familiar with UB’s student portal is to review the frequently asked questions.

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Information pertaining to your semester fees and financial aid can be found on myUB in the “WebAdvisor” tab. Use your UBNet account information to log in. Statements are generated electronically each month for all registered students and you will receive notification when a new statement is available via your UB email address. Payment for the semester is due by the first day of class.

checkbox Visit Campus Security to get your Campus Essentials
Before the start of the semester, bring your official registration form to the Campus Security office (located on Myrtle Avenue, directly across from the Wahlstrom Library) to get your Student ID card and Personal Alarm Locator.

If you will be taking classes and parking at the Bridgeport campus, bring your driver’s license to receive a parking pass. A parking sticker is not necessary for students attending the Stamford or Waterbury centers.

checkbox Keep in Touch
In addition to this site, we will be regularly updating Facebook and Twitter to keep you informed about the university and your program, so be sure to follow us. You can also use our Facebook page to connect with other new students.

checkbox  Visit UB
Come see us! Each UB location provides you the opportunity to see our facilities.

  • Bridgeport campus: Contact our campus visitation coordinator, Miguel Arroyo, at (203) 576-4166 or marroyo@bridgeport.edu to set up a walking tour of our beautiful seaside campus. Just let him know you’re a new graduate student.

checkbox  Apply for a Graduate Assistantship
Once you register for classes, you may be eligible for graduate assistantships around campus. To see a list of available positions, log in to myUB and connect to UBjobnet from the “student services” tab. Graduate assistantships are usually posted a month or more in advance of the start of classes.

checkbox  Research Private Loans
If you are interested, there are a number of private loans options for graduate studies. A list of recommended lenders that have previously worked with the University can be found online. These are just recommendations, as you are welcome to work with any lender you choose.

checkbox  Learn about UB’s Student Health Insurance
If you are interested in enrolling yourself, your spouse or child(ren), more detailed information is available here.

checkbox  Secure On- or Off-Campus Housing
On-campus, graduate housing is available in the newly renovated Chaffee Hall as well as University Place Apartments. Interested students should contact the office of residential life at (203) 576-4228.

To find off-campus housing near the university, you can browse the classified sections of the Connecticut Post and Stamford Advocate or surf Realtor.com.

checkbox  Sign up for Emergency Alerts
The easiest way to find out about class cancellations and emergency information is to sign up for the emergency alert system on WebAdvisor. From the UB homepage, select the “WebAdvisor” link in the upper right hand corner. From there, select “student” and log in. Next, click on “Emergency Notification Info.” Once you complete the form, you will receive up-to-date campus information. More detailed instructions are available here.

checkbox  Familiarize Yourself with Canvas
Canvas is UB’s online learning management tool. Many professors will use it to post class information, syllabi, required readings, assignments, etc. You can log in via myUB and begin using it before classes begin. You can also complete the online tutorial to get started.

checkbox  Get your Books
To purchase or rent your books, you can either stop by UB’s bookstore located on the Bridgeport campus or visit the website, which allows you to search for your classes to see what books are required. This information may also be available on Canvas.