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Freshman Orientation for Spring 2017 Admits – Sign Up Begins in Mid-November


ORIENTATION IS MANDATORY: All first time degree seeking students attending the University of Connecticut at Storrs are required to attend an Orientation session in order to register for classes.

If you have been accepted to the University of Connecticut and will be starting classes in January, the spring Orientation program has been designed for you.

Sample Schedule (PDF) Spring 2017

This program is a fast-paced, one-day session that runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During Orientation, you will be on campus in an Orientation group with other new students. Each group is led by an Orientation Leader. You will will meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, learn what needs to be done before the spring semester begins, and attend some sessions that are mandatory for new students at the university.

This program is for new students only.

There are no parent Orientation programs offered during the spring Orientation period.  Parent Orientation programs are offered during the Mid-May through Mid-July phase of Orientation only.

Cost to Attend

The cost of the one-day January Orientation program is $115.00.
The charge is non-refundable. A $25 fee will be charged for returned checks. For more information on why there is a charge for orientation, please visit our FAQs.

Charge pays for:

  • Orientation materials
  • Lunch in a dining hall
  • Parking
  • Program Staffing
  • Programmatic and administrative expenses.

Payment Options:

All forms of payment must be from a United States affiliated bank.

NOTE: Payment of an Orientation reservation secures the reservation for the desired date.  If payment is not made at the time the reservation form is completed the date is still open for other students to reserve.  That means your Orientation date can be taken away from you by another student who pays for the session.

There are three options for payment:

    1. Credit Card – online – through the orientation portal. Orientation Services accepts: Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club
    2. Check or money order – mailed/postal service – all checks and money orders need to be made out to the “University of Connecticut.”
      For our mailing address, please visit our Contact Us page.
    3. Online Home Bill Pay – If you do your banking electronically, you can make payments directly to UConn through your own bank’s online bill paying system! Set up UConn the same way you would any other payee.

Sign Up

Visit the Freshman Orientation Sign Up page to review the session schedule and sign up once you receive your Orientation email invitation which will be sent starting in mid-November to all students who payed the $300 enrollment deposit.

Confirming Your Session

An email confirmation will be sent almost immediately after you submit your orientation reservation payment.  If you do not receive an email confirmation check your SPAM or JUNK MAIL folder(s).  This email indicates you are “confirmed” for the session you selected. Emails are sent to  your personal email address that the University has on file for you and  also your UConn email address.

Contact the Office of Orientation Services at (860) 486-4866 if you haven’t received your email confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your online Orientation reservation.  We recommend you check your SPAM or JUNK MAIL folder(s) before you call.

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

Residence Halls Open on Sunday, January 15, 2017.  New students cannot move in before this time to attend an early Orientation session.

Check-in Location

Please refer to your session confirmation for the Orientation check-in location. Be sure to double check your session confirmation to make sure you attend the session for which you are confirmed. We cannot accommodate students who walk in to a session that they do not have a reservation for.