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. After Orientation, emails will only be sent to your UConn email account. It is imperative this is set up prior to attending Orientation.
Please be sure to read each of the sections below and complete each step in its entirety.
After Being Admitted to UConn
- Within Two Weeks of Receiving Your Acceptance Letter- Pay Your $300 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
- December 18, 2017
- January 9, 2018
- Sessions are available on a first come, first served basis.
Available dates are listed above. These are the only sessions for spring. It is recommended that you register for a session as soon as possible!
- Deadline to register for Orientation:
- January 3, 2018
- Review the Course Placement website and, if applicable, complete the Math Placement Exam. 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 MPE.
At Least 12 Business Days Before Attending Orientation
- Review the Course Placement website and, if applicable, complete the Math Placement Exam.
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 MPE.
- 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 orientation 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 spring 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Important Dates & Information
Starting Late-November: Orientation Registration
- Students who paid the $300 enrollment deposit will receive an invitation to register for an Orientation session. This invitation will be sent to the student's personal email address. 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.
- Students cannot sign up for an Orientation session until the $300 enrollment deposit is paid and the email invitation is received.
By November 17th: Housing Application
- Within 3-5 of paying your enrollment deposit, you will receive access by email to submit Part 1 of the online Housing Application for the spring 2018 semester if you have been admitted as a resident student and will live in on-campus housing. A confirmation email is automatically sent to your email account once the application is submitted. If you do not received a confirmation, contact the Department of Residential Life. Visit Residential Life and the 2017-2018 New Student Guide to Undergraduate On-Campus Housing Guide.pdf for more information.
By January 1st: Health History Form
- Submit your Health History Form.pdf, including proof of meningitis immunization.
- Students who are not compliant with all of the required immunizations by the 10th day of classes will have a hold put on their account which will prevent them from pre-registering for spring classes until the Health History Form is turned in. Upload your completed health history form through the Student Health Services Student Portal.
By January 8th: Pay Your UConn Fee Bill
- Pay your UConn Fee Bill
- Beginning mid-April students' fee bills will be posted in the Student Administration System. If a new student does not pay their fee bill, even if it is a partial one, (not for the entire semester) the student will not be able to register for classes at Orientation until the fee bill is paid.
- A "Bursar hold" will be put on a student's account that cannot be removed to register for classes until the fee bill is paid.
By January 12th: AlcoholEdu Part 1
- Complete AlcoholEdu: As part of our comprehensive prevention efforts, UConn requires all incoming students to complete AlcoholEdu.
- Students who have already completed AlcoholEdu at their previous institution will receive an email about the waiver option requirements
By January 15th: Transfer Student Transcripts
- Transfer Students: Submit any final, official transcripts with your most recent grades to Transfer Admissions.
By January 16th: Technology Tutorial Step 3
- Complete Step 3 of the 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 February 5th: Health Insurance Waiver
- Health Insurance Waiver: Submit a health insurance waiver if you are waiving out of the University-sponsored health insurance plan.
By March 6th: AlcoholEdu Part 2
- If you did not receive a waiver from completing AlcoholEdu, the second part of this is due March 6th
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.