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Transfer Orientation Sign Up 2017 – Sign-up Starts Mid-April

If you have been accepted to the University of Connecticut and will be attending the Storrs campus, the Transfer Orientation program for fall admits has been especially designed for you.

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

Orientation is Mandatory – If this is your first time as a degree seeking student at UConn Storrs you are required to attend Orientation in order to register for classes.

  • Dates for the 2017 Transfer Orientation sessions can be found below. Emails inviting you to make your reservation for orientation will start going out on a rolling basis starting in mid-April to all students who have paid the $300 enrollment deposit.
  • In order to access the reservation system you must have received an email inviting you to sign up for orientation.
  • Emails are only sent to students who pay the $300 enrollment deposit.  There is a 48 hour delay from when you pay the deposit online to when you will receive an orientation invitation.
  • Emails are sent to the student’s personal and UConn email addresses.
  • 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 deadline for each session which vary by session date. Sessions can fill up before the reservation deadline, as we can only accommodate a certain number of students per orientation session.
  • Orientation reservations will only be accepted once your $300 enrollment deposit has been received by the University starting in Mid-April.

Rescheduling Fees

After a student is sent a session confirmation email, confirmed sessions may only be rescheduled in case of emergency and are based on session availability. There is a $30 rescheduling fee for each request made within five business days of a confirmed orientation session date. Effective dates for the $30 fee are listed below. For more information on the process and how to reschedule your confirmed orientation session, please visit our FAQs.

Selecting an Orientation Session

  1. Review the “Reservation Notes” section, if you have been:
    a) Admitted to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences OR b) Are a student in the GAP (Guaranteed Admissions) Program
  2. Select a session when your School/College meets because during orientation you will register for classes with academic advisors from that school/college. Make sure that if you are part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) that your session choices correspond to the “Reservation Notes” for students in CLAS
  3. GAP Program Students (Guaranteed Admissions Program) should make a reservation to attend Session A on May 19, 2017.  Friday, May 19 is a GAP designated Transfer session for students in the College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources, the School of Business, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  4. The online orientation portal where you submit your orientation reservation has the most up-to-date information regarding session availability for your school/college.
  5. The orientation portal is an entirely automated system, so the sessions listed in your orientation portal reservation form are dates that are currently available and eligible for you to sign up for.
  6. The only way to sign up for an orientation session is online.
  7. June 15 is the deadline to sign up for an orientation session.

Orientation is when transfer students register for classes. New students cannot register for classes without attending an orientation session. 

  1. Orientation sessions for the fall 2017 program can be found below.  Students who pay the $300 enrollment deposit will receive an email directing them to sign up for an orientation session. These emails will start to be sent to deposited students starting in mid-April.
  2. Login to the online orientation portal at that time and access your orientation reservation. The site where you submit your orientation reservation has the most up-to-date information regarding session availability.
  3. In your orientation reservation you will reach a section called “Dates” where your school/college has provided a course registration option. You should select the option provided by your school/college.

Reservation Notes

GAP Students

Students accepted into the UConn Guaranteed Admissions Program or GAP should make their Orientation reservation for Session A on Friday, May 19.  In order to make a reservation the GAP student needs to call the Orientation office at  (860) 486-4866 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) when he/she receives their UConn email invitation to sign up for Orientation.  (Orientation email invitations will start to be sent in mid-April.  The email invitation will be sent to the student’s personal email address which is the address put on the admissions application.)    The Orientation office will then help facilitate registration for Session A.  This is for GAP students in the College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources, in the School of Business and in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and it is for the May 19th session (Session A) ONLY.

College of Liberal Arts
& Sciences (CLAS)
– If you were admitted to this college, you will need to select your orientation session based on your major. Majors for CLAS are broken into two divisions (see below). Listed below are the sessions those majors should attend. For dates of each orientation session please refer to the Orientation Session Dates table.

Division A Majors
Attend Sessions: B, D, F, G, H
Biological Sciences
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Environmental Science/Studies
Molecular & Cell Biology
Physiology & Neurobiology
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Structural Biology/Biophysics
Division B Majors
Attend Sessions: A, C, E, G
Africana Studies
American Studies
Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Cognitive Science
Engineering Physics
Human Development & Family Studies
Italian Literary & Cultural Studies
Judaic Studies
Latino and Latin American Studies
Linguistics & Philosophy
Linguistics & Psychology

Marine Sciences
Maritime Studies
Mathematics/Actuarial Science
Political Science
Urban & Community Studies
Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

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Orientation Session Dates Table Abbreviations

ACES-Academic Center for Exploratory Students
AGNR-College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources
CLAS-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
GAP Students – Students in UConn’s Guaranteed Admissions Program

Session Dates
Schools/Colleges Meeting
Reservation Deadline
Effective date for $30 rescheduling fee
Session A
May 19, 2017
AGNR – 4-yr program (GAP Students Only)
Business (GAP Students Only)
CLAS – Division AB Majors (GAP Students Only)
Fine Arts

May 3 2017


May 12, 2017



Session B
May 24, 2017
AGNR (4-year program)
CLAS-Division A Majors
Fine Arts

May 8, 2017


May 17, 2017



Session C
June 7, 2017
AGNR (4-year program)
CLAS – Division B Majors
Education – Upper Division Neag
Fine Arts
Pharmacy (Upper Division Students)

May 22, 2017


May 31, 2017



Session D
June 14, 2017
CLAS – Division A Majors
Education – Upper Division Neag
Fine Arts

May 29, 2017


June 7, 2017



Session E
June 21, 2017
AGNR (4-year program)
CLAS – Division B Majors
Education – Upper Division Neag
Fine Arts
Ratcliffe Hicks (2-year program)

June 5, 2017


June 14, 2017



Session F
June 28, 2017
AGNR (4-year program)
CLAS – Division A Majors
Fine Arts

June 12, 2017


June 21, 2017



Session G
July 5, 2017
CLAS – Division A and B Majors
Fine Arts
June 15, 2017

June 28, 2017

Session H
July 14, 2017
AGNR (4-year program)
CLAS – Division A and B Majors
Fine Arts
Ratcliffe Hicks (2-year program)
June 15, 2017

July 7, 2017

**We are unable to accommodate any student who walks in without having made a reservation for an Orientation session.