Checklist for New Huskies!
Be sure to refer to the important tasks listed below, which you will need to complete before attending Orientation and before beginning your first semester at UConn.
As a new student, the University expects you to:
- Take personal responsibility for your academic and social choices
- Pay attention to all University requirements and fee deadlines
- Seek assistance
- Get involved
- Check your email constantly for important messages sent to you from the University. Email is the major mode of communication between university departments and its students. As a new student you should regularly check both your personal email address and your UConn email address to stay on top of things. Emails are sent to UConn students only.
Please be sure to read each of the sections below and complete each step in its entirety.
After Being Admitted to UConn
- Pay your Enrollment Deposit: Pay $300 deposit within 10 days from the receipt of your official admission letter. Visit the Admissions website for details and instructions.
- Activate your Net ID: An email providing your NetID and activation information was sent from University Information Technology Services when you applied for admission. You will use your NetID to access the Student Administration (SA) System, HuskyCT, and other technology services. If you participated in UConn Early College Experience (ECE), your NetID will not change. Visit NetID if you have questions or need to reset your password.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you wish to apply for Financial Aid. If applying after FEBRUARY 15, you will still be considered for Financial Aid (if eligible); however, funds are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information about getting started, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.
- Review and Accept any Financial Aid Offer: If you were awarded financial aid, log into the Student Administration System to view and accept, reduce or decline your offer.
- Complete the Technology Tutorial: Complete Step 1 of the Technology Tutorial. The University expects students to show competence in a wide variety of technology applications. To that end, the University offers a three-part mandatory technology training tutorial.
- Register for mandatory Orientation Session and make an advising appointment.
At Least 12 Business Days BEFORE Attending Orientation
- Complete Step 2 of the Technology Tutorial.
- Review the Course Placement website and, if applicable, complete the Math Placement Exam. Complete Placement Testing. Especially critical is the Math Placement Exam for all students majoring in a science or math based major. Check the list of majors here. NOTE: If your major requires that you take the Math Placement Exam, and you do not do so before Orientation, you will not be able to register for math and science classes.
- Upload a Photo for Your UConn ID Card. For photo guidelines and upload instructions visit How to Upload Your Photo for Your UConn Husky One Card.
- Log into your Student Administration System to see if you have any holds; for assistance locating this information visit the Student Administration System Help website. Holds can be placed on your record by various offices for a variety of reasons. If you see a hold which says “Enrollment Restricted” for any other reason than “Advising Required,” please contact the appropriate office. The “Advising Required” hold will be lifted at Orientation when you meet with your advisor. Enrollment holds issued by other offices such as the Bursar, Financial Aid, Student Health Services etc. need to be taken care of before Orientation, otherwise you will not be able to register for classes.
- Register your cell phone at the University’s Alert Notification website.
- Check for mail in your UConn e-mail Account. All official correspondences from the University will be sent to this address.
- Individuals with a disability who may need accommodations are requested to contact Katie Halbruner at least two weeks in advance of their Orientation in order that appropriate accommodations or arrangements can be made. You can also contact her at: email@example.com
Parking at Orientation
All new students are required to have a parking permit. Be sure to register your vehicle prior to attending Orientation. If you do not have a permit when you visit your advisor, you will be able to park in the small lot behind Branford House but you must register your vehicle in the Welcome Center.
On the Day of Orientation
Please bring your Net ID and password (students cannot register for classes without this), math placement score, list of any AP or ECE or transfer classes, note pad, pen, personal calendar, inclement weather attire (if applicable). You will be walking outside rain or shine. Please wear comfortable attire.
Before the Semester Begins
- Submit your official final transcripts from previously attended institutions directly to UConn, either electronically or by mail in a sealed envelope.
- Pay your UConn tuition/fee bill. All billing and financial aid information is accessible via the Student Administration website. Students must view the financials link to access their bill and their financial aid package. No bill will be sent to you via US Postal Service. It is each student's responsibility to pay the fees by the due date. Failure to make payment by the due date will result in the addition of a late fee or cancellation of the privileges accorded a student, including registration. Fall bills are due August 1; Spring bills are due January 8.
- Watch your e-mail with instructions on how to complete AlcoholEdu. As part of our comprehensive prevention efforts, UConn requires all incoming students to complete AlcoholEdu. Students who have already completed AlcoholEdu at their previous institution may email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to be waived from the requirement.
- Before Classes Begin – Submit your Health History Form. The health/immunization form must be completed and returned to the Storrs campus Student Health Services.
- Before Classes Begin – Complete Step 3 of the Technology Tutorial.
- Before Classes Begin – Parking Decal: You must register and pay for your parking pass on-line (Click on Apply for Parking on the bottom of the screen.)
- Submit a health insurance waiver if you are waiving the University-sponsored health insurance plan.
- Pick up your Student ID from the Library.
- If you are a student with a disability and require accommodations please register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) prior to the start of the semester.