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Orientation Sign-up for International Students Starting Classes in January, 2017

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

We will be offering some early Orientation sessions in January for new students who are able to attend them. If you are an international student who will be in the United States during our early Orientation sessions you can register for session when your school and college is meeting. Please note that all the residence halls at UConn do not open until Sunday, January 15, 2017 which means you cannot move into your residence hall room to attend an early Orientation session.

If you are not able to attend an early Orientation session then you will register for classes on Monday, January 16 which is when other students who cannot make the early sessions will attend.

This program is for new students only. Parents, friends or siblings CANNOT stay with new students during their Orientation session. Parents, friends or siblings will have to wait for their student until the Orientation program ends at 5:00 p.m. Parent Orientation is not offered during the December/January Orientation period.

HEALTH FORM & F1 REGULATION SESSION: All international students on an F1 visa have to complete Health Screening and attend a session on F1 Immigration Regulations. We will update students on these two sessions when they attend Orientation. All new UConn students need to submit to UConn’s Department of Student Health Services a completed Health History form before the January 1, 2017 deadline. Students can access the Health History Form. The address for submission can be found on the Health History form. Please make sure to have this form completed which specifies all the immunizations that you must have to study at the University and submit it prior to the January 1, 2017 deadline. If you do not submit your completed Health History form your registration for classes can be affected.

TRAVEL TO THE UNIVERSITY – In terms of getting to the University, the closest airport to arrive at is Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. From Bradley you can arrange for airport shuttle transportation to the University by completing a reservation form at the link, Department of Transportation Services. This services is operated by the University
For a fee of $60.00 U.S. dollars one way. Reservations are required at least one week in advance of your arrival.
Sunday, January 15, 2017 is when residence halls open
Final Orientation Session on January 16 – begins at 8:00 a.m. After you make an online reservation for this session you will receive an email confirmation. Monday, January 16, 2017
First Day of Classes Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Orientation Session Dates Table Abbreviations

ACES – Academic Center for Exploratory Students
AGNR – College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources
BU – School of Business
CLAS – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
EG – School of Engineering
FA – School of Fine Arts
RHSA – Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture

Session Dates
Schools/Colleges Meeting
Reservation Deadline
Monday, December 19, 2016
ACES
BU
CLAS
EG

Friday, December 9, 2016

 

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
ACES
AGNR (4-year program)
CLAS
FA

Monday, December 12, 2016

 

 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
ACES
AGNR (4-year program)
CLAS

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

 

 

Thursday, December 22, 2016
ACES
CLAS

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017
ACES
AGNR (4-year program)
CLAS
EG
RHSA (2-year program)

Monday, January 2, 2017

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017
ACES
CLAS
FAs

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
ACES
CLAS
FA

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

 

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
ACES
AGNR (4-year program)
BU
CLAS
EG
FA
RHSA (2-year program)

Friday, January 6, 2017