Be sure to refer to the important tasks listed below, which you will need to complete before attending Orientation and before beginning your first semester at UConn.
As a new student, the University expects you to:
- Take personal responsibility for your academic and social choices
- Pay attention to all University requirements and fee deadlines
- Seek assistance
- Get involved
- Check your email constantly for important messages sent to you from the University. Email is the major mode of communication between university departments and its students. As a new student you should regularly check both your personal email address and your UConn email address to stay on top of things. Emails are sent to UConn students only.
Please be sure to read each of the sections below and complete each step in its entirety.
After Being Admitted to UConn
- After Receiving Your Acceptance Letter- Pay Your Enrollment Deposit.
If you have been accepted to UConn Stamford, you must first pay a $300 enrollment deposit to confirm your enrollment. Visit the Admissions website for details and instructions.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, if you are applying for Financial Aid.
Check the official FAFSA filing deadlines, which vary by state and year. Most awards are made based on information received by the FAFSA deadline. However students may continue to apply for UConn financial aid after this date. For more information about getting started, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.
- International Students– Form I-20, SEVIS I-901, and Transfer-In Form.
The Form I-20 will enable you to apply for the F-1 visa necessary to study in the United States. The F-1 application should be completed immediately as it is difficult to determine the length of time for processing. Undergraduate Admissions will issue the Form I-20 after your financial statement with supporting documents and enrollment deposit is received. For more information about obtaining your F-1 visa please visit Undergraduate Admissions.
- Complete Part 1 of the Technology Tutorial.
In this tutorial, you will reset your NetID password (if you haven’t already), learn how to access your University email account (available in mid-May), review your financial aid status, and apply for on-campus housing.
Sign up for Orientation
- Orientation is MANDATORY – If this is your first time as a degree seeking student at UConn Stamford you are required to attend Orientation in order to register for classes.
- Sign up for a session
- Sessions are available on a first come, first served basis.
Available dates will be listed on the sign up page. Sessions run mid-May through early July; International Student Orientation is in late August. It is recommended that you register for a session as soon as possible.
- Deadline to register for Orientation:
- Freshman June 15
- Transfer July 1
- International June 15
- Review the Course Placement website and, if applicable, complete the Math Placement Exam Pilot Study. You will see a link for the Math Placement Exam at the bottom of the Math Placement webpage. NOTE: If your major requires that you take the Math Placement Exam before Orientation and you do not do so, you WILL NOT BE ABLE to register for Precalculus, Calculus 1 or Calculus 2 at Orientation. On the Math Placement webpage you can see a list of majors that have to take the MPA. The same list takes the MPE Pilot Study test.
At Least 12 Business Days Before Attending Orientation
- Review the Course Placement website and, if applicable, complete the Math Placement Exam Pilot Study.
You will see a link for the Math Placement Exam at the bottom of the Math Placement webpage. NOTE: If your major requires that you take the Math Placement Exam before Orientation and you do not do so, you WILL NOT BE ABLE to register for Precalculus, Calculus 1 or Calculus 2 at Orientation. On the Math Placement webpage you can see a list of majors that have to take the MPA. The same list takes the MPE Pilot Study test.
- Upload a Photo for Your UConn ID Card.
For photo guidelines and upload instructions visit: How to upload your photo for your UConn Husky One card. Please Note: ID Photos must be submitted and approved by the OneCard Office three weeks prior to your origination session for you to receive your ID Card at Orientation. If you do not complete this in time, you may pick up your ID Card once the fall term begins.
- Log into your Student Administration System to see if you have any holds; for assistance locating this information visit the Student Administration System Help
Holds can be placed on your record by various offices for a variety of reasons. If you see a hold which says “Enrollment Restricted” for any other reason than “Advising Required,” please contact the appropriate office. The “Advising Required” hold will be lifted at Orientation when you meet with your advisor. Enrollment holds issued by other offices such as the Bursar, Financial Aid, Student Health Services etc. need to be taken care of before orientation otherwise you will not be able to register for classes.
- Message from the Center for Students with Disabilities
Welcome Huskies! If you are a student with a disability and require accommodations, please register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) prior to the start of the semester. Complete information regarding the accommodations, services and programs coordinated through the Center, can be found on the CSD website. Huskies with a NetID can register with the CSD online via MyAccess, or from the CSD homepage (paper-based Student Information Forms are available to download from the CSD website). Please contact the CSD at (860) 486-2020 or email@example.com with questions or to schedule an appointment. The CSD is looking forward to working with you.
During the orientation program, we will provide you with time/support to complete the following:
- Complete Part 2 of the Technology Tutorial.
- Register your cell phone at the University’s Alert Notification
- Submit a health insurance waiver
If you will be requesting a waiver to the Student Health insurance, bring your Insurance ID Card, and we will help you complete this waiver. The on-line waiver is only available from June 1 until September 15 for the fall semester.
Important Dates & Information
- Submit your online Housing Application
If you are a student that wishes to live on campus for Fall 2017 you must apply. The online application is available now. A confirmation email is automatically sent to your UConn email once the application has been submitted. If you do not receive a confirmation, contact the Department of Residential Life.
- By July 1- Submit your Health History Form.
Students may request a Health History Form at Orientation advising if they have not already received one. Students who are not compliant with all of the required immunizations by the 10th day of classes will be charged a nonrefundable late fee of $50.
- By July 15- Submit Your Official Final Transcript.
First-year freshmen will need to submit their official final high school/secondary school transcript, including graduation date. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in a sealed envelope from the school.
- By August 1- Pay your UConn tuition and fee bill.
Fee bills will be posted to the Student Administration System beginning in late June. To view the Bursar’s New Student Information click here.
- By August 1 for students residing on campus only: Complete "Sharing Spaces" online module.
There is an online module available through HuskyCT for new student to participate in and learn strategies to develop positive roommate relationships. The Department of Residential Life will send new students living on campus an email with a link to the "Sharing Spaces" module. Please check your UConn and personal email for this information.
- By August 28 - Submit Your Transfer Credits/Transcripts.
Transfer Students: Submit any final, official college transcripts with your most recent grades to Transfer Admissions.
- By August 28 Complete AlcoholEdu:
As part of our comprehensive prevention efforts, UConn requires all incoming student to complete AlcoholEdu. Student who have already completed AlcoholEdu at their previous institution may email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to be waived from this requirement.
- By August 28- Complete Step 3: Technology Tutorial.
Step 3 contains information on UConn technology, (Hardware, Operating Systems, Mobile Apps, and Software) for UConn students. In this part of the Tutorial you can check out the type and amount of software available to you as a UConn student.
- By September 15- Submit a health insurance waiver
This must be completed if you are waiving out of the University-sponsored health insurance plan. The online waiver is only available from June 1 until September 15 for the fall semester.
Don’t forget to…
- Make sure your most current personal email address is on file with the University.
All Orientation-related communications will be sent to this email address. Need to check or update this address? Log into the Student Administration System; for assistance locating this information visit the Student Administration System Help
- Check your University email account (Google Apps)
Important information from the Offices of the Registrar, Student Financial Aid Services, and other offices will ONLY be sent to this email account after you are accepted to the University.
- If you are a Veteran please make sure to visit with the Certifying Official at the Stamford campus (Gen Arce, RM 202, 203.251.8506, email@example.com) to discuss educational benefits. Student Services Office Hours: Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.