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International Orientation Sign Up

June 15 is the deadline to sign up for an Orientation program.

  • AUGUST ORIENTATION PROGRAMS:  There will be two Orientation programs in August for International students studying on an F1 visa. One program will be held on Monday, August 21 to Tuesday, August 22.  The second program will be held on Wednesday, August 23 to Thursday, August 24.  International students must attend one of these two-day programs if they did not attend an Orientation program that was offered from mid-May through mid-July.
  • ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST – OFFERED ONE TIME ONLY:  ALL international students must take an English Placement test to be administered on Monday, August 21st, 2017 on the UConn, Storrs campus.  Students who will be attending the August 21-22 Orientation program will take the English Placement test during their session.  Students who will be attending the August 23-24 Orientation program will take the English Placement Test on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (Connecticut time) in Laurel Hall, Room 101.  It does not make a difference if a student is from an English speaking country.  The English Placement test will place all International students in the appropriate English course.
  • TIME ORIENTATION BEGINS: Check-in for freshman Orientation is from7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. on the first day of the program.  The Orientation program officially begins at 8:45 a.m. on the first day.   Students are expected to stay with their Orientation group at all times and attend all sessions during the two-day program.
  • BOTH DAYS REQUIRED: Attendance is required on both days of Orientation (August 21 to 22 or August 23 to 24) because sessions conducted on the first day serve as pre-requisites for the sessions conducted on the second day. NO ONE CAN ATTEND ONLY ONE DAY OF THE TWO-DAY PROGRAM.
  • ENDING TIME OF ORIENTATION: Orientation officially ends at 5:00 p.m. on the second day of the program. Students who choose to leave before the official end of the two-day Orientation program will have the classes that they registered for at Orientation dropped from their schedules.  Students can re-register for classes starting Monday, August 28, 2017 which is the first day of classes.
  • This Orientation program is for undergraduate UConn degree-seeking International students studying in the United States on an F1 Visa.
  • There is no Parent Orientation Program offered in August during International Orientation.  The Parent Orientation program is only offered during the Mid-May though Mid-July Orientation period.
  •  Parents/Guardians CANNOT accompany their students through the two-day Orientation program
  • In order to access the Orientation reservation system you must have received an email inviting you to sign up for orientation.  (Emails will begin to be sent in mid-April.)
  • Review the key dates below and submit your Orientation reservation &  payment no later then  June 15, 2017.

Visit the International Orientation page to find out more about the program and Orientation options available for international students.  International students can attend one of the mid-May through mid-July Orientation two-day programs or can attend one of the late August two-day programs.

Schedule for Fall 2017 Admitted International Students

  • New undergraduate international students can move into their university residence hall rooms on Saturday, August 19 or Sunday, August 20th.  Please make sure that you arrive on campus in time to take the English Placement Test which will be given on Monday, August 21, 2017.
  • New undergraduate International students CANNOT move into their residence hall room before Saturday, August 19, 2017.  If you arrive on campus before August 19 you will have to make arrangements to stay in an area hotel.
  • Orientation is mandatory for ALL first time degree seeking students who will be attending the Storrs campus.  New students cannot register for classes without attending an Orientation program.  There are no exceptions to this.


When Can I Move Into my Residence Hall Room for International Orientation?

Undergraduate International students who will be attending Orientation need to be on campus for their two-day Orientation program. Students can start to move into their UConn residence hall rooms on Saturday, August 19, 2017 and Sunday, August 20, 2017.  In August, 2017 UConn’s Department of Residential Life will send emails to students living on campus with their residence hall assignment and the location on where to check-in and pick up their room key.   New students CANNOT move into their residence halls earlier than Saturday, August 19th.  Students who arrive on campus before August 19th will have to make their own arrangements to stay in an area motel or hotel.
Airport Shuttle Arrangements:  Students can arrange for airport shuttle transportation from Bradley to the University at the Department of Transportation Services.  Bradley International Airport is a 60 minute drive to the university and the closest airport to campus.
Meals:  Student meals will be provided during the two-day Orientation program only.  Students are responsible for purchasing their your own meals when they are not attending Orientation.   That means students attending the Monday/Tuesday, August 21 to 22 Orientation program need to purchase their own meals on the weekend (August 19 & 20) and on August 23 and 24.  Students attending the Wednesday/Thursday, August 23-24 Orientation program need to purchase their own meals on the weekend (August 19 & 20) and on August 21 and 22.  The university meal plan begins with lunch on Friday, August 25th.


Saturday, August 19 & Sunday August 20, 2017


Check-in is between 9:00  a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day

(Connecticut Eastern Standard Time)


**Students will be moving into their residence hall rooms and staying in their rooms all week no matter what Orientation session they select.

Undergraduate International Orientation Program Dates

New students need to register for one of the two-day International Orientation sessions that are offered.  Each session can accommodate a limited number of students. Sessions fill on a first received, first reserved basis.  Students need to arrive on campus prior to their Orientation session so they do not miss any part of the two-days.


August 21-22, 2017


August 23-24, 2017

(Attend one session)


English Placement Test for ALL Undergraduate International Students – Monday, August 21, 2017 

Students attending the August 21 to 22 Orientation session will take the English Placement test during the Orientation program itself.  Students attending the August 23-24 Orientation session  will take the English Placement test on Monday, August 21 at 11:00 a.m. in room 101 of Laurel Hall on the Storrs Campus.  It does not make a difference if a student is from an English speaking country.  The English Placement test will place all International students in the appropriate English course.


August 21, 2017


UConn’s Husky WOW (Week of Welcome) Program for New Students

Husky WOW is a continuation of your Orientation program.  New students will be put into WOW groups by the area of campus they live in.  During Husky WOW you will get to know more students, find the locations of your classes and attend special presentations that will help in your transition to the university.  In July you can check out the Husky WOW schedule at

August 25-27, 2017


First day of classes

Monday, August 28, 2017


Sign-up for International Orientation