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Fall 2017 Graduate Orientation

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Orientation for Fall 2017

We are delighted that you have chosen to continue your professional preparation by enrolling in a graduate program at UConn, one of the most research-productive universities in the world. Incoming graduate students will make up more than 40 percent of all students enrolling year at UConn. You will be joining a strong, vibrant community of more than 6600 graduate students.

International Students

Please click below to register for required events!

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New Teaching Assistants

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Not a TA or International Student?

There are no required events for you to attend, but please check with your academic department for their requirements. However, there are many events scheduled throughout the semester to help you get to know UConn and our Graduate Student Community. We encourage you to get involved with your department, and the many student organizations, clubs or community involvement groups.

Welcome to the UConn and Storrs vibrant community!

Orientation FAQs

What is the benefit of orientation?

The Graduate School orientation is a supplement to your departmental orientation. The purpose of the orientation is to get you connected with the UConn Graduate community as a whole. During your orientation sessions there will be opportunities to learn about academic, professional and personal resources on campus.

International Students

Register here!

New Teaching Assistants

Register here!

I can't attend any of the scheduled Orientation sessions. What should I do?

Contact your department to determine the best options for you.

Can I bring my family or friends to Orientation with me?

There is no Orientation program for family and friends. However, family and friends are welcome to explore the campus and visit Storrs Center. To arrange a tour of the campus, contact the Lodewick Visitors Center.

Resources

UConn Students' Page

Find tools and resources for current UConn students such as HuskyCT, library information, events, academic resources, campus maps and information, and more.

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Technology Training

A tutorial to familiarize you with the important technology-related services that you will use frequently as a UConn student. The tutorial is divided into three parts: One – New student to-dos; Two – Before Orientation/Registration; and Three – Before Classes Begin.

Student Technology Training »

Getting to UConn

Today more than 18,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students attend classes, perform cutting-edge research, and get involved in more than 600 clubs and organizations at our main campus.

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Parking

Students will be able to purchase parking permits online prior to the start of the Fall and Spring semesters. The online system will also be available 2-3 weeks into the beginning of the semester. Parking Services requests that all students purchase their permits ONLINE when the system is available.

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Housing

For UConn sponsored off campus student housing:  (http://www.offcampushousing.uconn.edu/)
Off campus student services: (http://www.offcampus.uconn.edu/)
Off campus renter’s directory for Storrs, CT: (http://www.therentersdirectory.com/storrs.html)

Graduate Students with Families

The Graduate School recognizes the importance of successfully balancing academics, work, and familial responsibilities. About one-third of our community identifies as care-givers to children and/or spouse. Graduate students and Post-doctoral scholars have the option to participate in UConn and Storrs - Mansfield programs and services, geared towards assisting the graduate community in meeting care obligations while pursuing their academic objectives.

Community

UConn is home to a vibrant, engaged community. Cheer for your UConn Huskies, grab a bite to eat in one of our many cafes, or catch a concert with some friends.

Welcome home.

UConn Huskies

Go Huskies! Make sure to check out any of our 24 varsity sports programs, including our champion basketball teams!

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Jorgensen Theater

The home to any and all major performances occurring on campus, where you can go to enjoy anything from inspiring lectures to exhilarating concerts.

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Storrs Center

A vibrant Town Square with inviting cafés and restaurants and plenty of places to shop.

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Student Union

The Student Union is the center of activity for students, faculty and staff, home to a popular food court and student organization offices.

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Recreation

A one stop for all your recreational needs! Whether you want to join an intramural basketball league or pump some iron, UConn Recreation is for you!

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Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry

The puppetry museum houses, preserves and exhibits puppets from around the world as well as those created here at UConn.

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Connecticut State Museum of Natural History

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History is located in the heart of the UConn campus, and offers unique exhibits year round.

See the exhibits »

The Benton

The William Benton Museum of Art is a great way to spend an afternoon taking in diverse exhibits.

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UConn Dairy Bar

Treat yourself to a famous UConn tradition! You have to visit the Dairy Bar at least once while you are at UConn.

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Connecticut Repertory Theatre

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre, located at the Jorgensen Theatre, is home to premieres, contemporary plays, and classics of the American musical theatre. Stop by and view this cultural center for dramatic arts!

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Contact

Location/Hours

The Whetten Graduate Center, Second Floor
438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit-1152
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 06269-1152
8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday

Front Desk/General Inquiries

Phone: 860-486-3617
Fax: 860-486-6739

gradschool@uconn.edu