CISS Graduate Students Welcome & Support Program

Storrs Campus Students

CISS Graduate Student Welcome and Support Program is required for all new international graduate students.  Register here by August 12, 2024 to confirm you will attend the CISS Graduate Student Welcome and Support Program on August 19, 2024. If you will live on campus, you must complete the registration form to be eligible for early move in.  UConn offers many orientation programs to new students- you are required to attend some orientation programs, while others are optional.  Please use the information below to find out more information about your orientation programs. This list does not include all orientations – for example, if you are a graduate student, your academic program or academic department might also require you to attend a departmental orientation.
Friday, August 16, 2024 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Early Move-in date for new international graduate students.  Advanced sign up with Residential Life is required.

 

The Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) is arranging airport shuttle service to international students on move-in day. Airport Shuttles are departing from the following locations:

JFK International Airport (New York, NY)

EWR Newark Liberty Airport (Newark, NJ)

BOS Logan International Airport (Boston, MA)

Airport shuttles depart at 11:30 a.m. so students must plan their flights to arrive Thursday night 8/15 or early on 8/16.

Each shuttle will stop at a Walmart Supercenter on the way to campus for students to purchase essentials.

Book your Airport Shuttle before August 1, 2024 to reserve your seat.  Reserve your bus ticket Here:

Saturday, August 17, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. International Services Fair - Open Bank Accounts, Set Up a U.S. Cell Phone Plan
TBD Walmart/Target Shopping Trip Advanced sign up required
Sunday, August 18, 2024 ISSS Immigration Check-in

Submit your arrival documents on your own Here:

Monday, August 19, 2024 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CISS Graduate Student Welcome and Support Program  (Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m.)

Location: Student Union, Room 330/331

International Welcome Program Schedule FA 24    View the Orientation Welcome Packet

Friday, August 23, 2024 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Driving in the U.S. Virtual Session.

This session is presented by the ISSS office for students who want to learn how to obtain a U.S. driver’s license.

Log on Here:

Password:  Fall24

TBD  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Social Security Bus Trip  Advanced sign up required

Additional Orientation and Training Programs

Graduate School Orientation

Graduate School Orientation (Online)

Graduate Students with Teaching Assistants

Monday, August 12, 2024 from 9am-12pm.  ITA Orientation The orientation is for prospective international TA’s who have never taught in the U.S. International TA’s who are coming to UConn after having taught at another U.S. institution should submit written evidence of the TA position to the UCAELI office.  English proficiency may be certified based on previous TA experience, but the student is still welcome to attend the UConn ITA orientation.

Thursday, August 22, 2024 from 10am-2:30pm New TA Orientation for all new Teaching Assistants - Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).

Regional Campus Orientation Sessions

UConn offers many orientation programs to new students- you are required to attend some orientation programs, while others are optional.  Please use the information below to find out more information about your orientation programs. This list does not include all orientations – for example, if you are a graduate student, your academic program or academic department might also require you to attend a departmental orientation.

Avery Point Campus

New international students (F and J visa holders) at the Avery Point campus  are invited to attend the Storrs Campus orientation referenced above on TBD.  Avery Point students attending the Storrs Campus orientation will need to register in advance and arrange their own transportation to Storrs. Avery Point international students who cannot attend on 08/19/2024 will need to make an appointment with Neena Kapoor for an orientation session. The in person campus visit information will be sent out prior to the start of the semester.  Please contact Neena Kapoor to schedule your orientation time.

 

 

Friday, August 23, 2024 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Driving in the U.S. Virtual Session. This session is presented by the ISSS office for students who want to learn how to obtain a U.S. driver’s license.

Log on Here:

Password:  Fall24

Hartford/GBLC Campus

Monday, August 19, 2024 Mandatory session for new international (F and J visa holders) students at the Hartford & GBLC campuses. This required session will provide important visa information and requirements and allow students to meet the ISSS advisor, learn about the services ISSS provides and ask questions. Location/Time/Registration Details to be announced.

 

Friday, August 23, 2024 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Driving in the U.S. Virtual Session. This session is presented by the ISSS office for students who want to learn how to obtain a U.S. driver’s license.

Log on Here:

Password: Fall24

Stamford Campus

Monday, August 19, 2024- from 12pm-2 pm Mandatory session for new international (F and J visa holders) students at the Stamford campus.

ISSS Stamford will host an in-person graduate students orientation session on Monday, August 19, 2024, from 12 pm to 2 pm at DWTN 108 (Multi-purpose Meeting room). This is a mandatory session for new international graduate students at the Stamford campus. This required session will provide important visa information and requirements and allow students to meet the ISSS advisor, learn about the services ISSS provides and ask questions. Please fill out the form to register by August 16, 2024.

 

 

Friday, August 23, 2024 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Driving in the U.S. Virtual Session. This session is presented by the ISSS office for students who want to learn how to obtain a U.S. driver’s license.

Log on Here:

Password:  Fall24

Waterbury Campus

New international students (F and J visa holders) at the Waterbury campus need to make an appointment with Lulu Dong for an orientation session.

Friday, August 23, 2024 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Driving in the U.S. Virtual Session. This session is presented by the ISSS office for students who want to learn how to obtain a U.S. driver’s license.

Log on Here:

Password:  Fall24