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Orientation for Fall 2018

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 should 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. Incoming International students and new and returning students beginning a TA job have specific required events  - please see each registration below.

International Students

Fall 2018 Orientation for International Students enrolled at the Storrs Campus will take place on Monday, August 20, 2018.  Please click below to register and view more information.

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All Students

The Graduate School will host New Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, from (this will be held in the morning, exact time and location TBD). Lunch and Resource Fair included! All new graduate students should attend this orientation program (Students enrolled in online programs or programs at other campuses do not need to attend).  Please also check in with your academic department for their orientation requirements.

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New Teaching Assistants

All New TAsFall 2018 TA Orientation will held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. (More details and registration information to come!)

New International TAs: Fall 2018 International Teaching Assistant Orientation will be held on August 13, 2018. Additional ITA testing for international TAs who require further English proficiency assessment will be held August 14-16. View more details and register here


The Husky One Card

(UConn’s official ID for all students, faculty and staff.)

All new graduate students are required to obtain Husky One Cards. To minimize wait time, new graduate students are asked to follow the schedule below to obtain their Husky One Cards.

Please bring your passport or license with you.

To help prevent long wait times, we have set up specific graduate student time slots to obtain IDs. Please use the time slots, however we understand if you need to make other arrangements to get your ID outside of these specific times. (Time slots TBD)


Husky One Card Office Location:

Wilbur Cross Building, Room 207


UConn Student's Page

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

UConn Student Resources


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.

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For UConn sponsored off campus student housing:

Off campus student services:

Off campus renter’s directory for Storrs, CT:

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.

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact The Graduate School through email gradschool@uconn.edu or by phone (860) 486-3617 by August 1, 2018.