Incoming Students

Community, Collaboration, and Preparation

Congratulations on your admission to The Graduate School at The University of Connecticut. Choosing to attend graduate school here is the next best decision you can make for meeting your future goals!

UConn, as we are affectionately known, is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students overall and nearly 7,000 graduate students.  No matter your area of interest, you will find opportunities to work with internationally renowned faculty and bright, engaged colleagues.

The Graduate School is dedicated to the welfare and progress of its students. We strive to strengthen this through a commitment to the ideas of creating community, promoting collaboration, and addressing your academic, professional, and career preparation. UConn is committed to fostering a diverse and dynamic culture that prepares you to meet the challenges of a changing global society.

The Graduate School leads and coordinates a variety of activities and resources to navigate your pathway through graduate school and to enrich the overall personal and professional experience of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.  Our vision for training of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars rests on three pillars as outlined in our academic plan.


The Graduate School will enhance the quality of life for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars by nurturing an engaged community of scholars that includes all disciplines and all campuses.


The Graduate School will foster the development of inter-, cross-, multi-, and trans- disciplinary research and teaching programs by removing barriers to cross-departmental, cross-program, and cross-campus graduate and postdoctoral education.


The Graduate School will enhance career and professional development of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars through programs designed to enhance discipline-independent, transferable skills. We utilize a framework of three categories to help students and scholars prioritize their activity. Individual Planning, Career Management and Professional/Personal Development (I.C.P)

UConn Sounds Great!

Q. What Should I Do First?

1. Go check out the Orientation page!

2. Go check out the Student Resources page!

3. Download myUConn app!



  • Establish your UConn  NetID, you need this to activate your new UConn email and other online systems.
  • Get your UConn ID Process started – at UConn we refer to this as your Husky Onecard. Learn more about how this ID helps you navigate life at UConn. 


A very special welcome to our international visitors! UConn is a medium-sized university but we are an active global community. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is your primary information source.  Please check with them, and visit their New Student site to learn more.