International Student Orientation @ UConn

  • Choosing Majors-Orientation
    Lexy Taylor, a senior Communications major, helps Ting-Yu Chiu, a freshman Business Management major with UConn internet tools at the International Undergraduate Orientation in ITE 134.
  • New Students Orientation BBQ Around Table
  • Orientation-Gameroom
    Candlelight Vigil for Japan. The vigil started at the International Center in the Student Union and wrapped around West campus as UConn Taiko drummers performed. Bob Janes, a junior Math and Education major, led the procession.
  • New Students Orientation BBQ
  • New Students International Orientation Engineering
  • Game-Room-Orientation
    Orientation for international undergraduates took place at the Doug Bernstein Game Room in the Student Union on August 24, 2011. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Which orientation should I attend?

UConn offers many orientation programs to new students- you are required to attend some orientation programs, while others are optional.  Please use the chart 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 may hold a separate orientation for you to attend.

 

 Campus/Degree Undergraduate Students All Graduate Students Graduate Students with  Teaching Assistantships Exchange Students
Storrs August 19 - 23

International Undergraduate Orientation

August 21

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
SHS Health Screening
Chemistry Building

August 22

1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
SHS Health Screening
Chemistry Building

August 23

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
SHS Health Screening
Chemistry Building

**Submit Health History Form before arriving in U.S.

August 20

International Graduate Student Orientation

August 21

Graduate School Orientation

August 22

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
SHS Health Screening,
Chemistry Building

For new  students who did not submit the Health History Form, or who require medical testing/vaccinations. You will be notified by email and during International Graduate Student Orientation if you are required to attend the Health Screening.

August 13*

International Teaching Assistant Orientation

August 14-16

*Additional ITA testing for international TAs who require further English proficiency assessment

August 21

TA Orientation

August 21

Incoming Exchange Orientation

August 23
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
SHS Health Screening*
Chemistry Building

*Submit Health History Form before arriving in U.S.

GBLC August 13

MSBAPM Orientation

August 20

MSFRM Orientation

August 13 – 24

FT MBA Orientation

Stamford August 22-23

International Orientation

August 13
MSBAPM Orientation

August 20

MSFRM Orientation

Law School August 20-24

International Student Orientation

August 20-24

International Student Orientation

Hartford, Avery Point, Waterbury Various Dates

Regional Campus Orientation*

*Orientation occurs before new students may enter the U.S. with the Form I-20. ISSS will hold a meeting at the beginning of the semester to cover visa requirements.

Contact your ISSS Advisor to inquire about meeting date.

April 21

MSW Orientation*

August 23

MPA Orientation

TBD

ISSS Immigration Orientation

*Orientation occurs before new students may enter the U.S. with the Form I-20. ISSS will hold a meeting at the beginning of the semester to cover visa requirements.

Contact your ISSS Advisor to inquire about ISSS meeting date.