Checklist for New Admits

Checklist for New Huskies!

Get Ready for Orientation, Advising and Registration

  1. COMPLETE THE ORIENTATION MODULES. In early June you will receive an e-mail directing you to the Orientation Modules.  Work through all videos of information about being a student at UConn and getting ready for advising and registration.  This process will include directions on how to review and accept your Financial Aid offer, mandatory training and presentations for all new students, important technology competency training, and pre-advising requirements.  Any questions – your Orientation Leaders want to help you!
  2. REGISTER FOR AN ORIENTATION ADVISING SESSION. Upon completion of the modules, you will receive an email on how to register for a mandatory Orientation and Advising Session and prepare to make a personal advising appointment. There is a $115 fee to cover the costs of implementing this program and providing a few surprises we have planned for you this fall! Students in the SSS program do not pay the fee. Students with financial need or concerns should contact
  3. CHECK YOUR STUDENT RECORD ACCOUNTS. Check to see if you have any “service indicators” in Student Administration System  – these are holds on your account. 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 your Orientation and Advising session, otherwise you will not be able to register for classes.  Any questions – reach out to your Orientation Leader!
  4. WATCH FOR NEWS. Check for current news in your UConn e-mail account . All official correspondences from the University will be sent to this If you have not already set-up your UConn email account, go back to the Student Portal and follow the instructions in the First Year Checklist to set up your account.
  5. NEED ACCOMMODATIONS? Students who may need accommodations should contact Emily Sears at least two weeks in advance of their Orientation Advising session in order that appropriate accommodations or arrangements can be made. Be sure to learn about available resources from the Center for Students with Disabilities.

On the Day of your Orientation Advising session

  1. Please report on-line 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. This allows time to solve any connection issues prior to the program beginning.
  2. Please be aware of where you are sitting while participating in Orientation. You will want a desk, writing materials to make notes on, in a quiet location where you will not be disturbed. Make sure others in your household are not on-line to potentially degrade your bandwidth.  You will be on camera, so check your background to see what your new classmates will see behind you!
  3. At the end of your session you will be given instructions on how to make a one-on-one appointment with an advisor. Be sure to bring both your peoplesoft and netID and passwords and a list of any ECE, AP or transfer classes you have taken when you meet with your advisor.
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