Be sure to refer to the important tasks listed below, which you will need to complete before participating in 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 and UConn email addresses 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 participating in 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.
- Visit the Admissions website for details and instructions. You will receive an invitation to sign up for an Orientation session which will be sent to your UConn and personal email addresses starting late-May/early-June if you paid the enrollment deposit. New students cannot sign up for an Orientation session until they pay their deposit and receive the email invitation. Orientation email invitations will be sent to students who paid the deposit starting mid-April.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by UConn's on-time deadline of February 15, if you are applying for Financial Aid.
- 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 (PDF). The photo you upload must have been recently taken and only has you the new UConn student in it.
- Students need their ID card to gain access to several places including their residence hall, University Shuttle, UPass, Fitness Centers, and various services/events on campus.
- The deadline for uploading a photo is 14 business days before your scheduled Orientation session. Uploading a photo earlier than that time is highly recommended in the event your initial photo is not accepted and you need to upload it again. Students who DO NOT upload a photo by the upload deadline WILL NOT receive their UConn ID at Orientation.
- Students who are late in uploading their photo will receive their UConn ID when they move in or when they begin classes.
- Put your Preferred Name on your ID Card – All UConn ID cards (Husky One Cards) are now being issued with a preferred name on the back of the card. You can view and update this name using the ITS Display Name tool.
- 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.
- NOTE ABOUT UConn EMAIL - UConn email addresses for new students will be available in Mid-May.
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 participate in Orientation in order to register for classes.
- Sign up for a session on line (beginning late-May/early-June)
- New students will be completing 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.
- It is recommended that you register for a session as soon as possible!
- Deadline to register for Orientation:
- Freshman/International Students: July 1, 2020
- Transfer Students: July 1, 2020
- 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 pre-calculus and calculus courses during Orientation. On the Math Placement webpage you can see a list of majors that require the MPE.
Two Weeks Before Orientation
- Complete Step 2 of the Technology Tutorial.
- Review the Course Placement website and, if applicable, complete the Math Placement Exam.
You can access a list of majors that have to take the MPE. Click on the Husky CT link to access the Math Placement Exam
- NOTE: If your major requires you to pass the Math Placement, use the MPE tutorials BEFORE taking the placement exam. Tutorials consist of video modules that introduce concepts, after which you may access worksheets to apply the concepts. Repeat this process as needed to deepen your calculus skills. You WILL NOT BE ABLE enroll in any math calculus course during Orientation unless you have earned the required scores.
- Log into your Student Administration System to:
Review holds on your account; for assistance locating this information visit the Student Administration System Help website.
- Holds can be placed on your account by various university offices for a variety of reasons.
- If you see a hold that says "Bursar Hold" that means you owe the university money. Please contact the appropriate office concerning your hold; in this case, it would be the Bursar's office.
- An "Orientation" hold will be put on all new undergraduate student accounts until they attend Orientation. At Orientation, this hold will be lifted when each student meets with their academic advisor to register for classes.
- Enrollment holds issued by other offices such as the Financial Aid Office, Student Health Services, etc. need to be taken care of before Orientation or you will not be able to register for classes at Orientation.
- Check that your personal cell phone number is correct in the Student Administration System so that you receive updates from the University's Alert Notification System.
- 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, (203)251-8508, or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to schedule an appointment. The CSD is looking forward to working with you.
- Students will review several mandatory presentations via our online modules:
- Protect Our Pack
- Money Matters
- Students will have the opportunity to review via our online modules:
- Major specific content
- Technology tutorials
- Students will meet with an academic advisor during their advising session
- Engage with a professional advisor
- Understand courses they need to take during one’s first semester
- Have the ability to ask questions
Important Dates & Information
Late-May/early-June: Orientation Registration
- 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 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 DEADLINE: Housing Application
- Within 3-5 business days of paying your enrollment deposit, you will receive access by email to submit Part 1 of the online Housing Application if you have been admitted as a residential student. A confirmation email is automatically sent to your email account once the application is submitted. If you do not receive confirmation, contact the Department of Residential Life. Visit Residential Life for more information.
By June 15th: Transfer Student Transcripts
- Transfer Students: Submit any final, official transcripts with your most recent grades to Transfer Admissions.
By July 2: Health History Form
- Submit your Health History Form, 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 August 1: Pay Your UConn Fee Bill
- Pay your UConn Fee Bill
- Beginning mid-June 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 August 27th (beginning August 10th): 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 August 31st: 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 September 15th (Waiver goes online June 1st): Health Insurance Waiver
- Health Insurance Waiver: Submit a health insurance waiver if you are waiving out of the University-sponsored health insurance plan.
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.
- Parking: Visit Parking Services website for information about student parking and to register your vehicle.
- Transit Pass:"U-Pass CT"is a program that provides free public transportation in the State of CT for eligible students. Visit Parking Services website for more information, and to register to get your U-Pass.
- If you are a Veteran please make sure to visit with the VA Representative at the Stamford campus (Gen Arce, RM 219, 203.251.8444, email@example.com) to discuss educational benefits. Bursar Office Hours: Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.