UConn offers many orientation programs to new students visit "Orientation at UConn" above for a schedule of upcoming orientation events. If you are a graduate student, your academic program or academic department might also require you to attend a departmental orientation, in person or online. There are also orientation programs for new Teaching Assistants as well.
Find out more information about ISSS Orientation and Welcome Programs:
Online Orientation in Husky CT Storrs Campus Students Regional Campus Students
Online Pre-Arrival Orientation in Husky CT
ISSS Pre-Arrvial Orientation for New International Students is available online in Husky CT in the months before classes begin. Students must log in with their NetID and Password. Click on "Organizations" and select "ISSS Orientation for New International Students".
ISSS New Student Orientation Storrs Campus
ISSS New Student Orientation is required for all new graduate students and undergraduate students who started their program from abroad.
Graduate Students: Register here by August 12, 2022 to confirm you will attend the ISSS New Student Orientation on August 22, 2022. If you will live on campus, you must complete the orientation registration form to be eligible for early move in on August 7th or August 20th.
Undergraduate Students Admitted Before Fall 2022 (and began UConn program abroad): Register here by August 12, 2022 to confirm you will attend the ISSS New Student Orientation on August 22, 2022. If you will live on campus, you must complete the orientation registration form to be eligible for early move in on August 20th.
Undergraduate Students Admitted for Fall 2022: Confirm your arrival information here Undergraduate students admitted to begin their UConn program in fall 2022 are required to attend the International Orientation for Storrs Campus Students offered by the Undergraduate Orientation office. To learn more, please visit their website here.
|August 7, 2022||10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Early move-in date for new international graduate students living on campus (Storrs).|
|August 20, 2022||10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Move-in date for new international graduate students, undergraduate students admitted for fall 2022, and undergraduate students who began their program abroad living on campus (Storrs). 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Walmart Shopping Trip. Advanced sign up required.|
|August 21, 2022||Last day to arrive in U.S. for new international students in Storrs who will live off-campus.|
|August 22, 2022||8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ISSS New Student Orientation
Location: Student Union
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Walmart Shopping Trip. Advanced sign up required.
|August 24, 2022||8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Required University Health Screening for new international graduate students and undergraduate students who started their program from abroad.|
|August 25, 2022||8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Social Security Bus Trip #1. Advanced sign up required.
12:30 pm. -4:30 p.m. Social Security Bus Trip #2. Advanced sign up required.
|August 26, 2022||9:00 a.m. - 10:30 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.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CISS Open House. Meet ISSS staff, see the ISSS office, ask questions, share a cup of coffee.
Regional Campus Orientation Sessions
The ISSS Pre-Arrival Online Orientation in HuskyCT is required for all incoming students before arriving to the U.S. Additionally you may have an in-person ISSS session depending on your academic program.
August 22, 2022, 9 am
Full day meeting with campus tours for new students at the Hartford & GBLC campuses to meet the ISSS advisor, learn about the services ISSS provides and ask questions. Lunch and campus/city tours will be included. Please make sure you will be available for the full day. Specific times for each activity TBA. Register here by August 12, 2022 to confirm you will attend this orientation.
August 22, 2022, 11 am to 12 pm -For incoming graduate students in Stamford business programs and undergraduate students admitted BEFORE fall 2022 who started their UConn program from abroad. This in-person orientation session is for new students at Stamford campus to meet the ISSS advisor, learn about the services ISSS provides, and ask questions. Lunch will be served after the orientation session. Register here by August 15, 2022 to confirm you will attend this orientation.
For new Waterbury campus students, you need to make an appointment with Lulu Dong for an orientation session.
August 24, 2022 - For incoming undergraduate students beginning their program in fall 2022. This mandatory ISSS session will take place as part of the regular Stamford Undergraduate orientation program. To find more information and sign up for this orientation, please visit the UConn Stamford Student Orientation page here.
August 25, 2022, 9:00 am to 10:00 am - Visa Orientation required for students on J-1 and F-1 visas.