UConn Stamford Student Orientation

cars in motion in front of campusJuly 1st is the deadline to register for Orientation and will begin in late-May/early-June. New students who paid the $300 enrollment deposit will receive an invitation to register for Orientation. This invitation will be sent to the student's personal and UConn email addresses. Invitations will be sent as the enrollment deposits are received beginning in late-May/early-June. Allow 2-3 business days after the enrollment deposit has been received and processed by the University to receive the Orientation invitation.

During Orientation new students will complete a series of online modules. Once the mandatory online modules are completed, students will be able to sign up for an advising session. Advising sessions are available on a first come, first served basis. Sessions begin in early June and each session is limited, so it is recommended you sign up early!

Orientation is MANDATORY – If this is your first time as a degree seeking student at UConn Stamford you are required to participate in Orientation in order to register for classes.

If you have been accepted to the University of Connecticut and will be attending the university in the fall semester, the Orientation program for Fall Admits is designed for you.

Be sure that you read this page in its entirety carefully.  You should also be sure to complete all items included on the new student checklist.

If you have questions, please review our FAQ for additional information.

If you require an accommodation to participate in orientation, please contact us at  stamfordorientation@uconn.edu at least two weeks prior to your selected orientation session.  

Orientation Structure

  • Participation is required for the entire program.
  • Students who do not complete Orientation will not be able to register for fall courses.
  • Here are all the steps for completing the UConn Stamford Student Orientation:
  • STEP 1: Pay Orientation fee
  • STEP 2: Online Modules
  • STEP 3: Personal Information
  • STEP 4: Questionnaire
  • STEP 5: Advising Session (Please note you will be able to register for courses after participating in the advising session)

Freshman Student Advising Session Dates

June 9th

June 11th

June 16th

June 18th

June 23rd

June 25th

July 7th

July 9th

July 14th

July 16th

 

Transfer Student Advising Session Dates

June 19th

June 30th

July 2nd

July 10th

July 15th

International Student Advising Session Dates

August 26th

Cost to Attend

The cost of the orientation program is $115. This is a non-refundable fee. The orientation session fee pays for:

  • Staffing
  • Programmatic and administrative costs for the program

Payment Options:

  • Credit Card – Students will receive an orientation invite once they have paid the enrollment deposit. The invite will have link and instructions to the orientation fee along with all the steps to complete orientation.
  • If you do not have a credit card, you may email stamfordorientation@uconn.edu to make other payment arrangements.
  • Please note that we CANNOT accept cash payments.

Sign up for Orientation

July 1st is the deadline to sign up for Orientation. New students who paid the $300 enrollment deposit will receive an invitation to sign up for Orientation. This invitation will be sent to the student's personal and UConn email addresses. Invitations will be sent as the enrollment deposits are received. Allow 2-3 business days after the enrollment deposit has been received and processed by the University to receive the Orientation invitation.

During Orientation new students will complete a series of online modules. Once the mandatory online modules are completed, students will be able to sign up for an advising session. Advising sessions are available on a first come, first served basis. Sessions begin in early June and each session is limited, so it is recommended you sign up early!

Confirming Your Session

An email confirmation will be sent after you sign up for your advising session. This email indicates you are “confirmed” for the session you selected. Emails are sent to the personal email address that the University has on file for you as well as and your UConn email account.

Contact us at stamfordorientation@uconn.edu if you haven’t received your email confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your online Orientation reservation.

Rescheduling a Confirmed Session

Confirmed sessions may only be changed in the case of an emergency and are based on session availability. For more information on the process, please visit our FAQ.

Orientation is a mandatory program for first time degree seeking students at UConn Stamford. There is no option to register for classes at UConn Stamford without participating in Orientation.

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