UConn Stamford New Student Orientation

January 8th is the deadline to register for Orientation!  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 mid-November. 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 mid-December 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 spring semester, the Orientation program for Spring Admits is designed for you.

Be sure that you read this page in its entirety.  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 spring courses.
  • Here are the steps for completing the UConn Stamford Student Orientation:
    • STEP 1: Pay Orientation fee
    • STEP 2: Online Orientation Modules
    • STEP 3: Advising Session (Please note you will be able to register for courses after participating in the advising session)

Advising Session Dates

December 17th

January 14th

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

January 8th 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 mid-December 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.