New Student Orientation

Orientation will be online in 2021. Watch your email for information on how to register and receive more information.

As a first time degree-seeking student at UConn, 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. We look forward to meeting you as you begin your new journey!

Signing Up for Orientation

UConn Storrs: We strongly recommend you attend an Honors Orientation session where you will meet other Honors first-year students and learn more about UConn Storrs and the Honors Program.

UConn Stamford: If you were admitted as an Honors first-year student at UConn Stamford, please visit the UConn Stamford New Huskies web page for details about Orientation. Get off to a great start as you learn more about UConn Stamford and the Honors Program.

Preparing for Orientation

Prior to attending Orientation, be sure to complete the items on the UConn Storrs checklist or UConn Stamford checklist 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 CatalogFeel 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 be given instructions to learn more about your school or college and familiarize you with degree requirements. We will provide you with information about Honors requirements and courses offered in the upcoming fall semester.

Academic Interests and Previous College Credits

You will discuss your schedule requests with an advisor. This will be the time to let your advisor know about your academic interests and if you have an intended major(s) and/or minor(s). Make sure that you 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 for your course selection.

Changes to Your Course Schedule

We expect you to have a working schedule by the end of Orientation. 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 an opportunity to be introduced to the UConn and Honors communities, take care of important matters such as registration, and meet other students with whom you will share this new adventure.