International Student Orientation @ UConn

Spring 2021 Orientation Information

ORIENTATION: UConn offers many orientation programs to new students- you are required to attend some orientation programs, while others are optional.  ISSS Orientation for International Students, Orientation for Undergraduate students, and Graduate School Orientation for Graduate students will be online for Spring 2021.  The Orientation will be available in early January and all students will be notified by email.  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.

ISSS Orientation for New International Students is available online in Husky CT.  Students must log in with their NetID and Password.  Click on "Organizations" and select "ISSS Orientation for New International Students".  The deadline to complete ISSS orientation is February 1, 2021.


New Student Meeting for Engineering Students: Meet Nadine Boudissa

Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am for Storrs Campus Engineering Students.

Meet your ISSS Advisor Nadine Boudissa!  All undergraduate Engineering majors and all graduate students in Engineering should attend.

Join Nadine's Meeting on 1/14/2021

  • Meeting number: 120 053 5412
  • Password: isssnewstudent
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    New Student Meeting: Meet Annie Casarella

    Thursday, January 14, 202111:00 am – 12:00 pm for Spring 2021 for Storrs Campus specific majors

    Meet ISSS Advisor Annie Casarella! Students in the following majors should attend: Accounting, ACES, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Allied Health Sciences, Animal Science, Applied and Resource Economics, Athletic Training, Business Administration, Certificate Entry Into Nursing (CEIN/BS), Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Dietetics, Environmental Sciences, Exercise Science, Finance, General Studies, Health Promotion Sciences, Healthcare Genetics, Healthcare Management, Individualized Major, Kinesiology, Landscape Architecture, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Natural Resources, Nursing, Nutritional Sciences, Pathobiology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy Studies, PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy), Physical Therapy, Plant Science, Ratcliffe Hicks, Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems

    Join Annie's Meeting on 1/14/2021

  • Meeting number: 120 389 8576
  • Password: isssnewstudent
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    New Student Meeting for Stamford Campus Students: Meet Lulu Dong

    January 11, 202110:00-11:00 am for Stamford and Waterbury Campus Students for Spring 2021

    Meet your ISSS Advisor Lulu Dong!  All new Stamford and Waterbury campus students should attend.


    New Student Meeting: Meet Amina Kader

    January 13, 20213:00-4:00 pm for Avery Point and Storrs Campus specific majors

    Meet ISSS Advisor Amina Kader! Students in the following majors should attend: All Avery Point students and Storrs students in the following majors Actuarial Science, Applied Financial Mathematics, Applied Mathematical Sciences, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Geological Sciences/Geoscience, Mathematics, Oceanography, Physics, Polymer Science, Statistics

    Join Amina's Meeting on 1/13/2021

  • Meeting number: 120 270 9443
  • Password: spring21
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    New Student Meeting for Hartford & GBLC Students: Meet Neena Kapoor

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:00 am – 10:30 am for Hartford Campus and Graduate Business Students in Hartford.

    Meet your ISSS Advisor Neena Kapoor!  All new Hartford campus students and graduate business students at GBLC should attend.

    Join Neena's Meeting on 1/12/2021

  • Meeting number: 120 017 8654
  • Password: isssnewstudent
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    New Student Meeting: Meet Leslie Lawrence

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm for Law School students and Storrs Campus specific majors

    Meet ISSS Advisor Leslie Lawrence! Students in the following majors should attend:  all Law students and Storrs students in the following majors Africana Studies, Applied Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Applied Genomics, Applied Microbial Systems Analysis, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Biological Sciences, Chinese, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Cognitive Science, Curriculum and Instruction (Education), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Education, Education Administration, Educational Psychology, English, French, German, Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA), History, International Studies, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring, Italian Literary and Cultural Studies, Judaic Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, Literary Translation, Literatures, Cultures and Languages, Medieval Studies, Molecular and Cell Biology, Philosophy, Physiology and Neurobiology, Psychological Sciences, Spanish, Special Education, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Sport Management, Structural Biology and Biophysics, Surgical Neurophysiology

    Join Leslie's Meeting on 1/12/2021

  • Meeting number:120 746 6601
  • Password: isssnewstudent
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    New Student Meeting: Meet Sarah Manning

    Thursday, January 14, 20212:00-3:00 pm for UCAELI students and Storrs Campus specific majors

    Meet ISSS Advisor Sarah Manning! Students in the following majors should attend:  All UCAELI students and Storrs students in the following majors Acting, American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Arts Administration, Communication, Design and Technical Theatre, Digital Media and Design, Dramatic Arts, Economics, Geographic Information Science, Geography, Human Development and Family Studies, Human Rights, Journalism, Linguistics, Linguistics/Philosophy, Linguistics/Psychology, Music, Political Science, Puppetry, Quantitative Economics, Sociology, Theatre Studies, Urban and Community Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

    Join Sarah's Meeting on 1/14/2021

  • Meeting number: 120 537 1629
  • Password: isssnewstudent
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    Pre-Arrival Live Chat Schedule:
    ISSS understands that starting a new degree program, moving to a new country, and getting settled in a new environment can be scary and stressful.  To help students prepare for their new student career at UConn, ISSS has arranged a series of Pre-Arrival Live Chats where you will have an opportunity to listen to important information about coming to UConn.

    View the Pre-Arrival Live Chat from 11/24/2020