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Office of Graduate Studies
124 White Hall
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 792-3335
(315) 792-3170 (Fax)

Getting Started in Graduate Studies


Welcome to Utica College!  As a new graduate student who has accepted admission to Utica College (UC), here is a list of first steps you should take in order to be prepared for the first day of classes and ensure that you are fully enrolled.

Step One - Pay Deposit
Step Two - Activate UC Account
Step Three - Set Up Student Financial Services Account
Step Four - Check UC E-Mail
Step Five - Register for Courses
Step Six - Attend Graduate Orientation
Step Seven - Get Textbooks
Additional Tips for Getting Started

Step One


Pay Deposit - If you have not already done so, please pay your deposit online.  This will guarantee you a spot in the academic program to which you've been accepted. Until your deposit has been received (or waived in certain circumstances) by Graduate Admissions, you will not be able proceed with next step and may miss important information.

Step Two


Activate UC Account - You may activate your UC student account (or reset a forgotten password) at any time by going to password.utica.edu. This creates the login you will need throughout your student career at Utica College.

Step Three


Set Up Student Financial Services Account - Setting up a Student Financial Services account at utica.edu/consent allows you to view your account balance and make secure payments online.

Step Four


Check UC E-mail - Use the username and password created in Step Two and log in at utica.edu/google. NOTE: All official correspondence will be sent to your UC e-mail account, and it should be checked regularly.

Step Five


Register for Courses - Register for your courses at bannerweb.utica.edu.  Log in and click the tab marked "Student Services and Financial Aid." A Help Sheet is available for online registration. 


Step Six


Attend Graduate Orientation - Designed to help you be successful in graduate study at UC, this program should be useful regardless of where you are in your academic career.  Whether you did your undergraduate studies last year at UC or you are returning to college after a long hiatus, everyone should benefit from attending Orientation.
 

Step Seven

Get Textbooks - You can buy your textbooks at the UC Bookstore or online at utica.edu/bookstore.

Additional Tips for Getting Started


Campus Map - Find your way around the UC campus using the interactive campus map, including virtual tours.

Help Sheets
- In addition to the one mentioned above in Step Four, a number of other Help Sheets are available covering a range of topics such as setting up your UC e-mail on a smartphone, using the Table of Contents feature in Word, using Reference Manager in Word, making a PDF using Office or OpenOffice, burning files to CD, and much more!

Explore BannerWeb - BannerWeb is a very valuable tool for you as a student.  BannerWeb can be accessed through the "Login" link at the top of all UC web pages or by going to bannerweb.utica.edu. Besides registering for courses, using the Student Services and Financial Aid tab in BannerWeb you can...
 
- Find your Advisor - Click on Student Records > View Student Information
- View Mid-term and Final Grades
- View Holds
- View your Academic Transcript
- View your Degree Evaluation - see what courses you still need to take in order to meet your degree requirements
- View your Active Registration - including a Week-at-a-Glance calendar of your course schedule

Log in to ANGEL - ANGEL is an online teaching and learning environment that may be used for some or all of your courses. ANGEL can be accessed through the "Login" link at the top of all UC web pages or by going to utica.angellearning.com. Check out the ANGEL information site for a quick start guide, system requirements, and a 24/7 toll-free helpline for ANGEL.
 
Explore Trax Connect - Trax Connect is a secure, online social networking site created for graduate students at Utica College! Create your profile and begin meeting other students within your program or in other academic disciplines. Look for a roommate, find someone with similar interests, and ask for and provide recommendations. Log in to Trax Connect now - utica.edu/traxconnect - and GET CONNECTED!