New Student Orientation

As a first time degree seeking student to the UConn Storrs campus you will attend a new student orientation to assist in your transition to UConn. During this program, you will register for classes and learn the ins and outs of UConn’s academic programs, student community, and on-campus services. As an Honors student, there are special features of this program that will help you get off to a great start at UConn.

Selecting an Honors Session

We are looking forward to meeting you at Orientation. We strongly recommend you attend an Honors Orientation session (Sessions 1-12) where you will meet other Honors first-year students and learn more about UConn and the Honors Program. (You may even meet a potential roommate!)

Preparing for Orientation

Prior to attending Orientation, be sure to complete the checklist items on the Orientation website in the time frame indicated. This will help you prepare for the events of the session that you will attend. It may also be helpful for you to review the information for your school or college and the course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog. Feel free to make a list of the courses that interest you.

Course Registration

One of the main things you will accomplish at Orientation is course registration for first semester. We understand this is all new; we will provide lots of help. Prior to your actual registration, you will attend meetings with representatives from your school or college to familiarize you with degree requirements. You will also meet Honors Program staff advisors to learn about Honors requirements and courses offered in the upcoming fall semester.

Academic Interests and Previous College Credits

At Orientation you will meet with an advisor to discuss your schedule requests. Your advisor will ask about your academic interests and if you have an intended major(s) and/or minor(s). You should mention any possible credits you will have earned by the time you matriculate. These may include AP, ECE, IB, or transfer credits from other institutions. Sharing the results of any placement surveys will also help your advisor make recommendations.

Changes to Your Course Schedule

We expect you to leave Orientation with a working schedule. However, you do have the opportunity to make adjustments over the summer through the online system if needed. You will be able to begin making changes during “Add/Drop/Swap”, which begins in July.

Join the Community

Orientation provides a great opportunity to be introduced to the UConn and Honors communities, take care of important matters such as registration and I.D. cards, and meet other students with whom you will share this new adventure.