Undergraduate Admissions

Program Presentations - Open House

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

Center for Career Development
Student Union, Room 304
Presentation Time: 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

This session will focus on how the Center for Career Development (CCD) integrates new students into activities that lead to long-term success in career planning, emphasizing major/career exploration and experiential learning through job shadows, externships, internships and co-ops. We will lay out the progression of our services as students’ advance through their academic careers, explaining the differences for each year. Time will be spent providing an overview of our collaboration with First Year Programs, which includes teaching freshmen how to write a résumé in their first semester. To achieve their career related goals, students meet with career counselors to discuss their major and career decisions, as well as facilitate their own learning through an online tool, The Personalized Career Plan. This plan is a nationally recognized, award winning concept that allows students to identify where they are on their own career path and move at a pace that suits their style and readiness. Lastly, we will explain how many of the decisions made at the CCD that impact students directly are driven by the needs of the corporate and not-for profit partners who recruit at UConn.    

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

UConn Education Abroad helps over 1,000 students become global citizens each year, with over 250 programs abroad that include study, internship, research, and service-learning opportunities in 60 countries. Where will the world take you?

First Year Programs
Laurel Hall, Room 101
Presentation Times: 1:00 p.m. and 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 90 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 University of Connecticut. 

How Major is Your Major: Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) & The Major Experience (TME)
Student Union Theatre
Presentation Times: 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Everyone can benefit from taking the time to examine their options, whether they’re completely undecided or already declared. However, preconceived assumptions and myths about majors prevent students from being able to take full advantage of the process. This presentation will focus on the importance of elevating the student approach to major exploration by acknowledging and correcting these misconceptions and demonstrating that choosing a major isn’t quite so major.

Individualized Major Program
Laurel Hall, Room 201
Presentation Time: 12:00 p.m.

Learn how you can design your interdisciplinary area of study. This option allows students to develop customized majors beyond UConn’s 110+ majors.

Learning Communities Showcase

Peter J. Werth/NextGen Residential Tower
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

At UConn, 40% of incoming freshmen choose to participate in a learning community – come find out why!  Learning Community students, faculty, and staff will be available to speak with you while you explore which Learning Community might fit you best. 

About Learning Communities at UConn:

First year students live in residence halls across campus and can opt to live in a faculty-led Learning Community within those residence halls. With 33 Learning Communities, 19 of which are residential, students can select to live in major or interest-based communities. Students who select to live in a Learning Community report a closer bond to faculty, making friends faster, access to special programming, more opportunities to engage in leadership positions or undergraduate research, field trips tied to academic interests, and access to unique study abroad opportunities. UConn’s Learning Communities have garnered national attention for their unique approach to supporting first year students. 

Learning Communities 101
Werth Tower/NextGen, Room 112
Information sessions: 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.

Werth Tower Tours
Werth Tower/NextGen Foyer

Tours of the residential and academic space in Werth Tower including community rooms, the Idea Lab and the Learning Community Innovation Zone. Tours will depart from the Werth Tower living room 101 starting at 10:00 a.m. with the last tour departing at 1:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

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 building, different living options, and 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. 

Student Financial Aid Services
Student Union Ballroom
Presentation Times: 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Explore financial aid options at UConn including grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment.  Walk through the next steps on how to finalize your financial aid award package.

Transfer Admissions
Student Union, Room 104
Presentation Time: 12:00 p.m.

Get answers to your questions about the transfer admissions timeline, including the credit evaluation process, from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Transfer staff.

UConn First Summer
Student Union, Room 104
Presentation Times: 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

UConn First Summer is an exciting five-week summer academic program designed specifically for incoming freshmen and transfer students. As a First Summer student, you will spend July 8 – August 11 at the Storrs campus getting a head start on your UConn career. Complete two pre-approved General Education courses, build lasting friendships, get to know campus life, and take part in a range of fun activities created just for you.

Undergraduate Research Exhibition
Wilbur Cross Building, North and South Reading Rooms
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Visit with undergraduates and learn more about the research and creative projects that have captured their imaginations. Approximately 200 enterprising students present posters at this annual event and are happy to speak with visitors and answer questions about their research.