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Enrolling at Portals

To complete your enrollment, please download and read the Enrollment Checklist which provides information about important steps.

2017 Enrollment Checklist

The 2017 list of important dates will be posted shortly. Please check back soon. Students will need to complete and return a health form:

For information about the Hotchkiss Summer Portals program, please email or call 860-435-3173.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. To apply, download and read the Financial Aid Application.

Download the Financial Aid Application

Student Bank Accounts

Each student is required to have a Hotchkiss School One Card, as it serves as his or her photo ID and dorm access card. Internal school purchases can also be made with the Hotchkiss School One Card, a multipurpose debit card that covers most of your student’s incidental and personal spending at the School. The Hotchkiss School One Card may also be used for the laundry machines in the dorms. Most School vendors will accept cash and checks, but we strongly advise that students use the debit card.

The Hotchkiss One Card System allows parents to control the amount of funds available to students, and students can deposit their own funds for future withdrawal. We believe this system gives students a valuable and realistic experience with handling money (without handling cash) and offers parents greater control over a student’s miscellaneous spending.

The balance on The Hotchkiss School One Card at the end of the program will be returned to the student in cash before their departure from campus. The Summer Portals office will email the Student Account # used as the Student ID on the One Card website about two weeks before the start of Summer Portals.
Details and One Card information will be posted in June 2017.

Before you come to campus

Before arriving on campus, download the Summer Portals Student Handbook. All students and parents are expected to read the handbook well in advance of arriving on campus.

download the Summer POrtals student handbook

suggested packing list of what to bring

Daily schedule for summer portals students

Because ticks are common in this region during the summer months, we offer this information regarding Lyme Disease and an outline of preventative steps:

Lyme Disease information

Getting here

Students must arrive on campus by 11 a.m. on the day prior to their program start date.

Download travel information


Parents and guardians are welcome to come with their children to help them settle in. Students who are flying without family members will be met at the airport by Portals staff at designated times and transported to campus via a designated livery service. Parents or guardians should pick up students by noon on the final day of the program. Those who are flying home will be transported to the airport in time for a mid-afternoon flight.

Preferred airports are Bradley International in Hartford, CT, an hour from campus, and JFK International in New York City, approximately two hours and fifteen minutes from campus. Please submit the completed student travel information form, along with a flight itinerary, to the Portals office as soon the student’s travel plans are confirmed.