UConn Avery PointOrientation Student Staff Standing in front of the Branford House Mansion
UConn Avery PointOrientation Student Staff
UConn Avery Point Orientation Students

Spring Orientation 2023 

UConn Avery Point 


New Student Orientation is mandatoryfor all first year and transfer students entering UConn for Spring 2023. Students who do not complete Orientation will not be able to register for Spring courses and/or attend the University.   

Students who have paid their enrollment deposit will be sent an email invitation to both their personal email and UConn email address to sign up for their New Student Pre-Orientation (online module).   Directions on how to activate your UConn email can be found here 

Orientation will consist of an online pre-orientation module and an in-person on campus orientation day where they will be orientated to the campus, resources, and met with an advisor on course planning and registration.  

As a new student, the University of Connecticut expects you to do the following. 

  • Take personal responsibility for your academic and social choices. 
  • Pay attention to all university requirements and deadlines. 
  • Seek assistance when you need it. 
  • Get involved with your academics. 
  • Check your email frequently for important messages from the university. 

THE IMPORTANCE OF EMAIL:  As a new student you should check both your personal and UConn email every day for important messages.  UConn sends emails only to its students; emails are not sent to parents/guardians. Until your UConn email is created make sure to check your personal email. 

SPECIAL NOTE:  If your personal email address is a high school or previous college email make sure to change it before that address gets inactivated by your previous school.  Directions on how to officially update the personal email address that the University has on file can be found here 

Orientation is Mandatory:All first-time degree seeking students (First Year & Transfer students) are required to complete the both the Pre-Orientation online module and one in-person campus orientation day to fulfill the university's mandatory Orientation enrollment requirement.  Students who do not complete Orientation will lose their admission to the university. 

The Orientation Experience at the University of Connecticut consists of the following parts: 


This on-line module will include task list items that cover things like: 

  • UConn ID Card upload information 
  • Introduction to the Student Code at UConn 
  • Health History and Vaccination Records 
  • Bursar and Financial Aid information 
  • Course Placement Exam information 
  • Once modules/tasks completed, register for your On Campus Orientation Session and Advisor Meeting 


On-Campus Orientation Day  

  • Meet your Orientation Leader and other incoming students 
  • Learn about campus resources, support service, as well as clubs and activities 
  • Meet one on one with your Advisor 
  • Register for Spring classes 


    Orientation Dates 

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022 

    Tuesday, January 10, 2022  


    Orientation begins promptly at 9am, with check-in beginning at 8:30am.  

    Orientation will end at approximately 3:30pm. 


    Students are required to be in attendance the entire time period 

    If you require an accommodation to participate in orientation, please contact us at  orientation.averypoint@uconn.eduat least two weeks prior to your selected orientation session.   

    We look forward to meeting and working with you as you begin your UConn journey! 

    UConn Avery Point Orientation  

    Office of Student Services 

    Branford House Building Room 307 

    1084 Shennecossette Road 

    Groton, CT 06340 


    Questions? Contact the Orientation office at orientation.averypoint@uconn.edu