Freshman Orientation

Large group of students in front of Branford House mansion.
Regular Orientation Part I is MANDATORY for New Students. It is a full, fast-paced day that introduces you to the University and offers a preview of what to expect as a UConn Husky.  The program includes course registration, a tour of campus services, discussion of critical social issues facing college students, mandatory financial and bystander training, and a chance to make new friends. For best selection of courses, choose an earlier Orientation date; classes fill quickly, and you will have fewer courses to choose from if you attend a later session! Orientation begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Plan to arrive by 8:45 to check in. You MUST arrive on time and stay for the entire day – no exceptions – so be sure you do not have family or work commitments that would interfere with your participation! Students should be sure that all appropriate placement testing is complete prior to attending Orientation, or you risk being unable to register for classes!  See Placement Testing. Orientation days are as follows:
  • Thursday May 23
  • Tuesday May 28th
  • Thursday May 30th
  • Tuesday June 4th
  • Thursday June 6th
  • Tuesday June 25th
  • Thursday June 27th
  • Tuesday, July 2
  • Wednesday, August 14
To register for the program, you will need your NetID, a list of any ECE or AP courses you have taken, and a credit card. Confirmation of your registration session will be e-mailed to you.

Cost to Attend

There is a $110.00 non-refundable charge to participate. Students who require financial assistance in order to attend should contact the Avery Point Bursar Office at (860) 405-9007. The charge pays for:
  • Refreshments and lunch
  • Program materials
  • Staffing
  • Event parking
  • Programmatic and administrative cost of the program
  • Participation in Orientation Part II

Payment Options:

  • Credit Card – a link and instructions will be provided once you’ve signed up for an orientation session.
  • If you do not have a credit card, payment can be made in person to the Avery Point Bursar Office located in Room 303 of the Branford House.

Confirming Your Session

An email confirmation will be sent soon after you submit your orientation reservation and payment. Contact the Office of Student Services at (860) 405-9024 if you haven’t received your email confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your online Orientation reservation and payment.

Rescheduling a Confirmed Session

Any changes made to your orientation date after the confirmation email is sent will incur rescheduling fees.  Confirmed sessions may only be changed in case of an emergency and are based on  session availability. For more information on the process and how to make a request, please call the Office of Student Services at (860) 405-9024.