UConn Resources for Parents and Families

UConn Grad/Postdoc Families Facebook Group 

Graduate Families email listserv

To subscribe to the listserv, send an email to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UCONN.EDU. Leave the subject field blank. In the email body, paste: SUBSCRIBE GRAD_FAMILIES-L [insert your name] and send, then click the confirmation email’s link.


Informal network of newcomers to UConn and the surrounding towns. They have a useful listing of local resources and ideas for what to do when moving to the UConn area.

UConn Child Development Labs

Accredited and certified on-campus care center connected to the Family Studies program, with daycare for infant, toddler, and preschool children.

Work/Life Committee

Collaborative group working within the Department of Human Resources to develop policies and resources for balancing professional and personal lives.

Women’s Center

UConn Off-Campus Housing site, with links to searchable listings

There are limited options for graduate student housing on campus at the moment, with no options for family housing.

UConn Ombuds Office

“The UConn Ombudsman serves as a neutral resource who provides confidential and informal assistance to members of the campus community. The Ombuds Office was established to provide a confidential, neutral resource for staff, faculty, and graduate students to express concerns, identify options to address workplace conflicts, facilitate productive communication, and surface responsible concerns regarding university policies and practices.” Located on the second floor of Homer Babbidge Library, Rm. 2189

Dean of Students Office

“The primary function of the Dean of Students Office is to help students and their families get answers and solutions to those tough college- life questions or problems that students may have. Question and problems may include life decisions (personal or academic), navigating the bureaucracy of a large institution and/or learning self-advocacy. In addition, the website maintains a page with helpful UConn web links.”  Located in Wilbur Cross, Room 203.

Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity

“In order to develop an inclusive community for instruction, research and outreach, the University embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship among our students, faculty, and staff. This collegiate and vibrant environment promotes and nurtures perspectives that are enabled through differences in culture, experience, and values. To achieve this goal, the university emphasizes diversity in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of students, faculty, and staff. Initiatives to support these goals are provided through the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity.” Located in Wilbur Cross.

Center for Career Development

UConn KIDS (Kids in Developmental Science) program

UConn KIDS is a contact database for families interested in participating in research and a group of UConn researchers spanning more than 20 child development and behavior labs across the University.  Depending on the study, participants or their parents may receive compensation for their time.

Counseling Centers for Individuals, Couples, or Children

Counseling and Mental Health Services

Short-term counseling available for all UConn students.  Located on the 4th floor of Arjona.

Psychological Services Clinic

“The Psychological Services Clinic offers an array of mental health services to adults, teens, children, and families in eastern Connecticut. The Clinic is operated by the University of Connecticut as a training clinic for graduate students in Clinical Psychology. Services are provided by graduate students under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists and faculty members in the department of Psychology. All contacts with the Clinic are completely confidential in accordance with Connecticut state law.”

Humphrey Clinic

The Humphrey Clinic is a counseling, teaching and research facility, housed within the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate training program at UCONN, Storrs.  It offers family therapy, co-parenting counseling, couple support, story stems, and conflict resolution sessions.