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.

New Graduate Students Checklist

  • Enjoy and Celebrate your Success!

    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.

  • 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 send it, along with a non-refundable tuition deposit, in the postage-paid envelope provided.

  • Save the Date

    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.

  • 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.
    Graduate Students  (PDF)
    Graduate Health Science Students (PDF)

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

  •  Register for Classes

    1. DC, ND, and PA students will be registered as a cohort by their departments
    2. Initial Teacher Certification students will be registered at pre-service teacher training
    3. Sixth Year in Educational Leadership (092 Certification) students will register at new student orientation
    4. All other students are expected to contact their advisor to register for classes.  Your advisor’s contact information is available in your acceptance letter.
  • 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 Additional information can be found in your acceptance package or at Tuition and Financial Aid.

  • 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.

  • Review Your Bill

    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.

  • 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.

  • Keep in Touch

    Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 203-576-4552 with any questions moving forward. We look forward to working with you!

Other Things to Consider

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  •  Secure Housing Arrangements

    For more information on housing opportunities both on- and off-campus, please visit our Graduate Housing page or contact Residence Life at

  •  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.

  •  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.

  • 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.

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