Orientation Sign Up for Students Campus Changing to Storrs in Fall 2017 Begins Mid-May

If you are switching from a regional campus to the Storrs campus for the fall semester after spending at least two to four semesters as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at a regional campus, the Campus Change Orientation program has been designed for you.

  • Dates for Summer 2017 Campus Change Orientation Sessions are posted below.  Emails inviting students to make a reservation for the orientation program will be sent on a rolling basis starting Mid-May.
  • In order to access the reservation system you must have received an email inviting you to sign up for orientation.
  • Reservations are accepted on a first-received, first-reserved basis, so be sure to make your reservation before sessions fill up. Please note that you must complete your reservation by the deadlines listed below, which vary by session date. Sessions do fill up before reservation deadlines, as we can only accommodate a certain number of students per session.
  • This Program is for UConn Campus Change students ONLY!
  • EXPECTATIONS IF YOU DECIDE TO ATTEND THE PROGRAM.   Out of respect for the university program session presenters who are taking time out of their busy schedules to be a part of this Orientation program we expect that campus change students attend ALL sessions of Orientation.  A personalized campus tour will be conducted in the afternoon specifically showing students the buildings that they indicated they wanted to see on their Orientation reservation form.  The tour will be conducted by the student staff of the Lodewick Visitors Center.  The sessions presented in the morning are conducted by University staff and faculty.  If you do not intend to attend all program sessions then please do not register for Campus Change Orientation. 

Selecting an Orientation Session (Starting Mid-May)

  1. The online orientation portal where you submit your orientation reservation has the most up-to-date information regarding session availability.
  2. The orientation portal is an entirely automated system, so the sessions listed in your reservation form are dates that are currently available and eligible for you to sign up for.
  3. This program is for UConn Campus Change students only.

Orientation Sessions

Session Dates Reservation Deadline
Friday, June 2, 2017 May 26, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017 June 2, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017 June 9, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017 June 16, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017 June 23, 2017

The Campus Change Orientation Program for Fall Admits

If you have been approved for a campus change from a regional campus to the Storrs campus for the fall semester, the Campus Change Orientation program is designed for you.

Sample Schedule Campus Change Orientation will be available shortly

NOTE:  This program is for UConn Campus Change students only.  

The Campus Change Orientation program to the Storrs campus runs from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. At orientation, you will learn about the services, resources and opportunities available on the Storrs campus and receive a guided walking tour.  The tour is focused on academic buildings and support service facilities and not residence halls.  University residence halls are not open during the summer and are located on the outer rim of campus.  We can indicate on a campus map where your residence hall is and you can either walk or drive there after the tour if you want to see the outside of the building.

VALUE OF THE PROGRAM:  The Campus Change program will give you a selection of sessions to choose from.  These sessions include information on how to be academically successful at Storrs, life in a residence hall, or commuting to campus, how to get involved on campus (co-curricular activities), and opportunities available through the Center for Career Services. You will also get a customized walking tour given by the student tour leaders from the Lodewick Visitors Center to see the buildings that interest you.  These are the buildings that you will list on your Orientation reservation.  The tour does not visit residence halls though because residence halls are not open during the summer.  The one-day Campus Change Orientation  program provides you with a lot of information that can help you as a new member of the Storrs campus community.  The month of June is the only time we are offering Orientation programs for Campus Change students so take advantage of it.

EXPECTATIONS IF YOU DECIDE TO ATTEND THE PROGRAM.  Out of respect for the university program session presenters who are taking time out of their busy schedules to be a part of this Orientation program we expect that campus change students attend ALL sessions of Orientation.  A personalized campus tour will be conducted in the afternoon specifically showing students the buildings that they indicated they wanted to see on their Orientation reservation form.  The tour will be conducted by the student staff of the Lodewick Visitors Center.  The sessions presented in the morning are conducted by University staff and faculty.  If you do not intend to attend all program sessions then please do not register for Campus Change Orientation.

Cost to Attend

There is no charge to attend this program with the exception of paying for parking in the North Garage, and lunch if you wish to eat on campus.

Students will be responsible for paying to park in the North Parking Garage to avoid ticketing during the campus change orientation program. The charge for parking during the program will be approximately $9 (covers 6-7 hours) payable when you exit the garage. There are no other charges for the program.

Sign Up in Mid-May

Visit the Campus Change Orientation Sign Up page to review the session schedule and sign up. This program is for STUDENTS ONLY. Parents and guests can meet up with Campus Change students after their program ends at 3:30 p.m.

Confirming Your Session

An email confirmation will be sent to you almost instantaneously after you submit your reservation form. Emails are sent to your UConn email account.

Contact the Office of Orientation Services at (860) 486-4866 if you haven’t received your email confirmation within 24 hours of making your online Orientation reservation.

Do not make any travel arrangements until you receive an email from the Office of Orientation Services confirming your assigned Orientation session.

Meals

Meals are not included as part of the campus change orientation program. If you would like to have lunch on-campus, suggestions will be provided.