What To Bring

The Office of Orientation Services is not responsible for any personal belongings left behind at the conclusion of each Orientation session.

Attending the Freshman or Transfer Orientation Program

List of items you should bring to your session:

  • Your Orientation Confirmation email (Print it out or be able to access it on your smart phone.)
  • Photo ID (EG:  Driver's License or State Issued ID card with photo) for Orientation check-in for identity verification.  Students who do not have a photo ID will not be able to get their UConn ID card at Orientation.  A photo ID verifies the identity of the person.  We need to see one to verify a student's identity for the university. 
  • Download the UConn Storrs Campus Map app to your Android device at Google play or iPhone at the Apple App Store. For a paper version print the Storrs Campus Map (PDF)  (This way you know where you're going.)
  • Make sure you know your NetID and password otherwise you will not be able to register for classes. If you do not know your NetID please complete Step 1 of the Technology Tutorial.
  • Casual clothes and comfortable closed-toe shoes (sneakers) for walking around campus. Jacket /Coat if cold. (Winter Orientation)   Umbrella or rain gear if rainy weather.
  • Review your Transfer Credit Evaluation (only applicable for Transfer students). Log into the Student Administration System; for assistance locating this information visit the Student Administration System Help section. Credit evaluations are posted in Student Admin on a rolling basis.

If You are a Freshman Attending the 2-Day mid-May to mid-July Overnight Orientation Program

For the 2-Day Overnight you should also bring:

  • Pillow and twin bed sheets or a sleeping bag.  (A sleeping bag works well.)  You will be sleeping in an extra long bed.  Linens are not provided for the 2-Day freshmen Orientation program.
  • Towel, shower shoes, toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.), hair dryer, etc.
  • Portable fan for your room if weather dictates. (The Orientation residence hall is not air-conditioned.)
  • Light jacket/sweatshirt if cool.
  • Notebook and pen
  • Alarm clock
  • Water Bottle to fill up with water in case you get thirsty and it's hot.
  • Money if you want to purchase any snacks or cold drinks outside of meal hours, or want to shop at the UConn Bookstore after Orientation ends.

Attending the Campus Change Orientation Program

You should bring:

  • Class schedule
  • Cash to pay for parking and meals
  • Casual clothes and comfortable closed-toe shoes (sneakers) for walking around campus
  • (Umbrella or rain gear if rainy.)
  • Coat or jacket if cold. (Winter Orientation)

What not to bring

  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Friends who are not UConn students and not reserved for your Orientation session.
  • Pets
  • Laptops, Tablets, iPods, iPads, etc.
  • Valuable jewelry
  • NOTE:  Students are responsible for any valuables brought to Orientation.  The Orientation program is not responsible for any personal items or valuables that are lost, misplaced or taken during the program.