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University of Connecticut Undergraduate Orientation

Welcome to UConn!

During our Orientation program, you will register for your classes and learn the ins and outs of our academic programs, student community, and on-campus services – all the essentials you need to make the most of your UConn experience.

Freshman Orientation

Transfer Orientation

International Orientation

Parent/Guardian Orientation

With a fast-paced, two-day session that includes an overnight stay in a UConn residence hall, Freshman Orientation introduces you to the University and gives you a preview of what to expect for your first semester.

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Transfer Orientation offers a comprehensive, one-day session that gives you a chance to register for classes, familiarize yourself with the University and is designed to prepare you for a successful transition to UConn.

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Orientation for all new international undergraduate students is required and will support you during your transition to the University through academic advising, informative workshops, and other activities.

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Parents/guardians are warmly invited, but not required, to attend a program that will introduce you to UConn and give you an opportunity to learn about the experience awaiting your son or daughter as a new Husky.

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Top Reasons to Attend

  • Receive academic advice in planning your class schedule
  • Register for classes
  • Obtain your UConn student ID
  • Meet other incoming students
  • Get to know the campus and its resources
  • Have many of your questions answered before classes begin

Student Checklist

Check out this list of tasks that must be completed after you're accepted to UConn and before you begin your first semester.

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Fast Facts

  • More than 6,000 freshmen, transfers and parents attended summer Orientation 2010.
  • More than 1,100 out-of-state students attended summer Orientation 2010.
  • "Students who attend orientation programs are more successful [in college] than those who do not participate." Orientation Planning Manual: 2010 Edition
Enrolling at one of UConn's regional campuses? As a regional campus student, you will attend an Orientation program at your appointed regional campus, specifically designed to help prepare you for your first semester. Read more.

Become an Orientation Leader

Are you a current student looking for a summer job and the opportunity to work with incoming students?

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