CISS Undergraduate Student Welcome and Support Program

Storrs Campus Students

CISS urges all international undergraduate students to attend the CISS Welcome & Support Program.  This includes, but is not limited to, students on immigrant and non-immigrant visas, permanent residents, other immigrant statuses as well as U.S. citizens who were born or have parents born outside the U.S.  As part of our international community, we hope you can benefit from the services and resources provided as part of the program.

Summary of Events:
Arrival to campus & Move-In: Friday, August 16
CISS Welcome & Support Program: Saturday, August 17 – Tuesday, August 20
University Orientation: Wednesday, August 21 – Thursday, August 22
Weekend of Welcome (WOW): Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25
First Day of Classes: Monday, August 26

 

Friday, August 16, 2024 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Move-in date for new international undergraduate students who have signed up for International Orientation Program with Orientation Services.

 

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

Location: TBD 10:00  - 11:00 a.m. International Parent & Family Meeting

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Target Shopping Trip

Advanced sign up required

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.  After Dinner Social Event
Location: Putnam Dining Hall 

 

Sunday, August 18, 2024 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Brunch
Location: Putnam Dining Hall 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ISSS Immigration Check-in Location: McHugh Hall, First Floor
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Meet Your Welcome Program Student Leader
Complete your immigration check-in requirement. Bring your Laptop, Passport, I-20, and I-94.  
Monday, August 19 -
Tuesday, August 20, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CISS Welcome and Support Program
Location: Check the location on the schedule you received during move-in.
International Welcome Program Schedule Fall 24    View the Welcome Program Handouts
Wednesday, August 21-
Thursday, August 22, 2024
University Orientation Begins.  See schedule here: https://orientation.uconn.edu/schedule/storrs/
Friday, August 23-
Sunday, August 25, 2024
Husky WOW Begins - https://huskywow.uconn.edu/
Friday, August 23, 2023 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.- 11:00 a.m. Social Security Bus Trip

Advanced sign up required

 

Regional Campus Orientation Sessions

Avery Point Campus

TBD ISSS will be on campus on to meet with students. Please contact  Neena Kapoor to schedule your orientation time.
University Orientation for Avery Point Students
Avery Point Admitted Students:https://averypoint.uconn.edu/admissions/admitted-students/
Avery Point Orientation Schedule: https://orientation.uconn.edu/schedule/avery-point/

Hartford Campus

TBD - 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. Breakfast will be provided at the session.   Please plan to arrive by 9:30 am.  Register here by TBD to confirm attendance.  You will meet your ISSS Advisor Neena Kapoor at this session.

University Orientation for Hartford Students
Hartford Admitted Students: https://hartford.uconn.edu/admissions/admitted-students/
Hartford Orientation Schedule: https://orientation.uconn.edu/schedule/hartford/

Stamford Campus

 ISSS Stamford will host an Orientation program for international students. You will connect with peers and administrators, learn about campus resources, participate in academic advising, and register for courses. You will meet your ISSS advisor Lulu Dong at this session.

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Arrival to campus and move-in date for new international undergraduate students at Stamford campus. 
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CISS Welcome and Support Program for Stamford.
Thursday, August 22, 2024 University Orientation Begins.  See schedule here: https://orientation.uconn.edu/schedule/stamford/
Friday, August 23 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

University Orientation for Stamford Students
Stamford Admitted Students: https://stamford.uconn.edu/admissions/admitted-students/
Stamford Orientation Schedule: https://orientation.uconn.edu/schedule/stamford/

Waterbury Campus

TBD Waterbury Campus will host a 1-day Orientation program for international students. You will connect with peers and administrators, learn about campus resources, participate in academic advising, and register for courses. Please make an appointment with Lulu Dong for an orientation session.
University Orientation for Waterbury Students
Waterbury Admitted Students: https://waterbury.uconn.edu/admissions/admitted-students/
Waterbury Orientation Schedule: https://orientation.uconn.edu/schedule/waterbury/