New students who paid their 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 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 will take place in December and January 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  orientation.stamford@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 and/or attend the University.
  • Here is a preview of student Task List items for the UConn Stamford Student Orientation:
    • Online Modules: Welcome, Financial Aid, Student Financial Responsibility Agreement, etc.
    • Advising Session Registration: Please note you will be able to register for courses after participating in the advising session
    • Other Task List Items include:
      • UConn ID Card
      • Placement Tests

    Freshman, Transfer, & International Student Advising Session Dates

    December 15
    January 12

    Sign up for Orientation

    January 8th is the deadline to sign up for Orientation. New students who paid their 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 Advising 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 orientation.stamford@uconn.edu if you haven’t received your email confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your online Orientation reservation.

    Rescheduling Advising Session

    Advising sessions may only be changed in the case of an emergency and are based on session availability.

    Rescheduling requests made less than five business days from confirmed advising session date will be rescheduled for a late-January advising session date. Contact us at orientation.stamford@uconn.edu if you are rescheduling your session less than five business days of your scheduled session date.

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

    Rescheduling Advising Session

    Rescheduling Advising Session

    Advising sessions may only be changed in the case of an emergency and are based on session availability.

    Rescheduling requests made less than five business days from confirmed advising session date will be rescheduled for an August advising session date. Contact us at orientation.stamford@uconn.edu if you are rescheduling your session less than five business days of your scheduled session date.

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