UConn Avery Point Orientation!

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

Summer Orientation 2022

UConn Avery Point

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all first year and transfer students entering UConn for Fall 2022. Students who do not complete Orientation will not be able to register for fall 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 an online pre-orientation module, on-campus orientation day, and a virtual follow-up advising appointment with an Academic Advisor. 

Orientation sessions are available on a first come, first served basis with limited seats per session. It is strongly encouraged to sign up for an early session for best class availability. 

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.  Students admitted for the Fall, (start classes August 29th) will be able to access their UConn email in mid-May. 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 are required to complete the three parts of Orientation in order 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 Session & Advisor Virtual Meeting

  • 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 Fall classes


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

  • Welcome to the Pack
  • Parking Pass
  • Additional Task List Items

Husky Fest

Make sure to join us at Husky Fest on August 25th from 4-6 pm Gazebo Lawn

  • Buy your books
  • Tie-dye T-shirts
  • Build a Cardboard Boat
  • Learn about jobs on campus
  • Sign-up for Clubs and Organizations
  • Meet with Avery Point Staff
  • Sign-up for HuskyTHON
  • Enjoy some UConn Ice Cream
  • Meet and have fun with other UConn Students!


    Orientation Dates

    May 25

    June 1, June 7, June 14, June 21, June 23

    Orientation begins promptly at 9am, with check-in beginning at 8:15a.m. Orientation will end at approximately 4:30p.m.

    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.edu at 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

    Email: orientation.averypoint@uconn.edu


    Admitted Students:

    • Email your question along with your phone number. We can call you with an answer.
    • If email works to ask and answer your question, great!