We are delighted that you have chosen to continue your professional preparation by enrolling in a graduate program at UConn! The Graduate School invites you to begin your time at UConn by attending New Graduate Student Orientation. All new graduate students are encouraged to attend this orientation program, as it will provide important information about academic and everyday life at UConn, and is the first step to ensuring your success and getting you connected to our community.

While the orientation is geared toward students in campus based Master's and PhD programs, new students in certificate and online programs are all welcome to register and attend.  Regional students are also most welcome, but may wish to check with their program to see if there is a similar orientation being planned on their home campus.

The Graduate School Spring Orientation January 17th:

The Graduate School will host New Graduate Student Orientation on January 17th , from 12:30pm to 5:00pm. Please join us in the Student Union Theater.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Student Union Theater (1st floor)                                                   

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:

  • Dean’s Welcome
  • Grad 101: Beginning your Journey at UConn
  • Graduate Student Panel
  • Graduate Assistant Information Session (Those who aren't GAs are welcome to head to the resource fair at this point)
  • Resource Fair (in the Student Union, 331)

Time/Location TBD: Graduate Student Senate Happy Hour

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Note: In the case of winter weather conditions that cause the University to close on January 17, 2019 (go to http://www.alert.uconn.edu/ for inclement weather closures), the event will be rescheduled for Friday, January 18th from 1pm-5pm.  The main program will be in the Student Union Theater  and the Resource Fair will be in Student Union 304.

The Graduate School Fall Orientation:

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
1:30pm to 5:00pm
UConn, Storrs Campus

Rome Commons Ballroom
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269

Other Important Orientations:

Please note that these orientations are not hosted by The Graduate School, but by our partners across the university.

New Teaching Assistants

New TA Orientation is sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. 

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International Students

New International Students: Orientation for International Students enrolled at the Storrs Campus will take place on Monday, August 19, 2019. Please click below to register and view more information.

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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 7,000 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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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.

Apply for your Parking Permit


For UConn sponsored off campus student housing:

Off campus student services:

Off campus renter’s directory for Storrs, CT:

If you have any questions about this event or require an accommodation to participate, please contact The Graduate School through email gradschool@uconn.edu or by phone (860) 486-3617.