UCONN

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

Undergraduate Admissions

Program Presentations - Open House

Open House presentations are designed to address important topics for our prospective students. Be sure to check with the printed program distributed at Open House as presentation times and locations are subject to change.

Freshman Admissions

Student Union Theatre
Presentation Times: 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Early Bird Sessions: 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

Laurel Hall, Room 102
Early Bird Session: 8:45 a.m. 

Gain a general overview of admission requirements and the application process at UConn.


The Honors Program

von der Mehden Hall 
Presentation Times: 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

The Honors Program enriches the undergraduate student experience through specialized coursework, independent study, research opportunities, and engagement beyond the classroom. Honors students, faculty, and staff create a vibrant community of scholars designed for academic, social, and cultural development within the broader UConn community.


Learning Communities

Next Generation CT Residence Hall
Presentation Time: 11:00 a.m. 

Students can apply to live in a faculty-led Learning Community within various residence halls across campus. With over 30 Learning Communities, 19 of which are residential, students can select to live in communities such as: EcoHouse, Global House, Human Rights & Action House, Humanities House, Innovation House, Public Health House, and Transfer Connections House (a community designed specifically for transfer students). Students who select to live in a Learning Community report developing meaningful relationships with faculty, staff, and student leaders; being able to develop friendships faster; having access to special programming, student leadership positions, and unique study abroad opportunities; and participating in field trips tied to academic interests.  UConn’s Learning Communities have garnered national attention for their unique approach to supporting first-year students.  Attend this session to find out why nearly 40 percent of the first-year class participates in a Learning Community.


First Year Experience

Laurel Hall, Room 101 
Presentation Time: 2:00 p.m.

This presentation addresses UConn’s nationally recognized approach to holistic student development through First Year Experience (FYE) courses, Peer Mentoring, the Academic Achievement Center, Supplemental Instruction, and Learning Communities. With over 80 percent of first-year students enrolling in FYE and its offerings, these personalized programs help students transition from high school to college and make the most of their education at the UConn.


Education Abroad

Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium
Presentation Times: 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

UConn prepares global citizens for the next generation, with over 275 opportunities to study in more than 60 countries. Where will UConn take you?


Regional Campuses

Student Union, Room 104
Presentation Time: 1:00 p.m. 

Campuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury complement our main campus in Storrs by offering small classes, esteemed faculty, exclusive internships and majors, and increased flexibility. Learn about the advantages to beginning your UConn degree at a campus close to home.


Residential Life

Laurel Hall, Room 102
Presentation Times: 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Staff from the department of Residential Life will give a 20-30 minute presentation about what it is like to live on-campus at UConn highlighting community buildings, different living options, and the staff in place to support students’ success. The remainder of the time will be left for current students and staff to answer questions from prospective students and family members.


Students Undecided about a Major: Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES)

Information Technologies Engineering Building, Room C80
Presentation Times: 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

With UConn offering 110+ majors, it’s not surprising that one out of every three first-year students is undecided about a major. Get valuable information about ACES, an Academic Advising Center that helps students select a major based on individual skills, interests, and goals, before committing to a course of study.


Student Financial Aid Services

Student Union Ballroom
Presentation Times: 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Early Bird Sessions: 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.

Information Technologies Engineering Building, C80
Early Bird Session: 8:45 a.m.

Explore financial aid options at UConn including grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment. Learn about the application process and the next steps after you apply.


Center for Career Development

Laurel Hall, Room 201
Presentation Times: 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Our interactive session will focus on how we integrate freshman students into activities that lead to long-term success in career planning, by discussing our emphasis on major/career exploration and experiential learning through job shadows, externships, internships, and co-ops. We will introduce how this focus has been driven by the needs of the corporate partners who recruit at UConn. Finally, we will lay out the progression of our services as students advance through their academic careers, explaining the difference for each year.


Transfer Admissions

Student Union Theatre
Presentation Time: 1:00 p.m.

Learn all the details about the transfer application process from the Office of Undergraduate Transfer Admissions staff. Staff will cover application requirements, process, deadlines, majors and campuses; along with transferring credits and useful resources. Listen to our panel of recent transfer students who will be sharing both their experiences transferring to UConn as well as their perspective on campus life.