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., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.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, research and creative opportunities, and engagement beyond the classroom. Through the Honors Experience, students explore, create, and lead in academic and co-curricular areas. 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

Peter J. Werth Residence Tower
Presentation Time: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

Attend this session to find out why 44% of first year students  participates in a Learning Community. 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. 


First Year Experience

McHugh Hall, Room 101 
Presentation Time: 12:00 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 cloase to 90% 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.


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?


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

McHugh 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 students and family members.


How Major Is Your Major? Academic Center for Exploratory Students/The Major Experience

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.


Student Financial Aid Services

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

More than 75% of UConn students receive financial aid. 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

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

Myth: The Center for Career Development (CCD) is only for upper-class students looking for internship and jobs.

Fact: The CCD helps all students with major and career exploration starting as early as their first semester.  

In this presentation, we will dispel the common myth that a career center’s only purpose is to help students find a job after graduation. In reality, the CCD offers career coaching and program support to students as they advance through their entire academic career. Recognizing that each student is unique, the CCD staff partners with the student to discuss options that address career readiness and long term success. The earlier they utilize the CCD, the more students will learn about the numerous opportunities available to them that will help them build the skills and experiences for success.  This is a must attend session if you want to learn how to support your students through this process.


Transfer Admissions

Student Union, Room 304
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.


Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Student Union, Room 304
Presentation Time: 11:00 a.m.

UConn makes it easy to turn your ideas into a brighter future. Regardless of industry, today's employers value an entrepreneurial mindset. UConn has an extensive ecosystem of programs, resources, and courses that inspire entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity. Learn what it takes to use what's at your fingertips and blaze a trail.