Orientation for Fall 2017
We are delighted that you have chosen to continue your professional preparation by enrolling in a graduate program at UConn. You are invited to start the year off right by attending events scheduled during New Graduate Student Orientation. Incoming International students and new and returning students beginning a TA job have specific required events - please register below. All incoming students should check out the orientation events calendar. Check back often, as it may change.
The Graduate School does not have required Orientation events, however, we do have optional events and you should check-in with your academic department for their requirements.
New Teaching Assistants
TA’s should attend the TA Orientation. The information sessions taking place at the Student Union will be repeated in the afternoon for the convenience of TA’s. Please click below to register for required events!
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.
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.
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.
Monday, 8/21: 9AM -12PM (Last names: A-J)
Wednesday, 8/23: 9AM- 12PM (Last names: K-S)
Thursday, 8/24: 8:30 -10:30 AM (Last names: T-Z)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.