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Orientation Spring 2019

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.


Spring 2019 orientation will take place on January 17th 2019 in the afternoon.

All New Graduate Students

The Graduate School will host New Graduate Student Orientation on TBD, from 8am to 1:30pm. Please join us in the Jorgensen Performing Arts Center (note the change of venue!) at 8am to check in.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration                                                   

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Dean’s Welcome

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Grad 101: Beginning your Journey at UConn

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Academic Integrity at UConn

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Planning for Success: Navigating Grad Student Wellness

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Graduate Student Panel

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Graduate Assistant Information Session (Those who aren't GAs are welcome to head to the resource fair at this point)

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. GEU Presentation (for all Graduate Assistants, including Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants)

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch (provided) & Resource Fair (in the Student Union Ballroom)

4:30 p.m. –  6:30 p.m. Graduate Student Senate BBQ (Fairfield Way)

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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

All New TAsTA Orientation will be held on TBD.

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International Students

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

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New International TAs: International Teaching Assistant Orientation will be held on TBD. Additional ITA testing for international TAs who require further English proficiency assessment will be held TBD. View more details and register

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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. 

Husky One Card Office Location:

Wilbur Cross Building, Room 207

Wednesday, August 22nd from 8am-10am (students with last names that start with A to H)

Wednesday, August 22nd from 10am-noon (students with last names that start with I to P)

Thursday, August 23rd from 8am-10am (students with last names that start with Q to Z)


If you are unable to make it to the time slot designated for your last name, Tuesday, August 21st from 1:00pm-2:30pm is also available (this does not include Teaching Assistants as they will be in training)

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.

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 require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact The Graduate School through email or by phone (860) 486-3617.