Storrs Campus Preview Program – There will be No On-Campus Preview Program for Summer 2020 Due to the Covid-19 Situation

The Storrs Campus Preview Program Fall 2020

If you have been approved for a campus change from a regional campus to the Storrs campus for the fall semester, or if you are a regional campus student who will be living on the Storrs campus, the Storrs Campus Preview program is designed for you.

NOTE:  This program is for UConn students only.  

The Storrs Campus Preview program is an introductory session for Campus Change students and regional campus students who will be living on the Storrs campus and attending classes at their regional campus.  The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at approximately 3:30 p.m. During the Preview Program you will learn about the services, resources and opportunities available on the Storrs campus and also go on a guided walking tour.  The tour is focused on academic buildings and support service facilities.

VALUE OF THE PROGRAM:  The Storrs Campus Preview program will give you a variety of sessions that you will not get at any other time.  These sessions include information on how to be academically successful at Storrs, and learn more about life in a residence hall, or services for commuting students.  Other sessions will cover how to get involved on campus, and introduce the opportunities available through the Center for Career Services and Education Abroad. You will also go on a walking tour given by the Lodewick Visitors Center tour leaders.  Please note that the tour does not visit residence halls  because residence halls are not open during the summer. and they are located on the extreme rim of campus.  We encourage you to take advantage of this one-time preview opportunity so you can be familiar with Storrs before classes begin.

EXPECTATIONS IF YOU DECIDE TO ATTEND THE PROGRAM.  Out of respect for the university program session presenters who are taking time out of their schedules to be a part of this preview program we expect that students attend ALL sessions of the program. Sessions  are presented by University staff and faculty.  If you do not care to attend all program sessions then please do not register for the Storrs Campus Preview Program.

No Fee to Attend

There is no charge to attend the Storrs Campus Preview Program because you are not paying a fee to attend.  The only things you will need to pay for is parking in the North Garage, and lunch if you wish to eat on campus.

Students will be responsible for paying to park in the North Parking Garage to avoid ticketing during the campus change preview program. The charge for parking during the program will be approximately $12 (covers 6-7 hours) payable when you exit the garage. There are no other charges for the program.

Sign Up in Mid-May

Sign up for the Campus Change Preview Program will be available starting mid-May. You will first receive an invitation sent to your personal email address.  The invitation will tell you how to sign up for a Preview Program.   This program is for STUDENTS ONLY. Parents, siblings, or friends cannot accompany students through this program.  Students will need to meet up with their family or friends after the Storrs Campus Preview program ends which is between 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Confirming Your Session

An email confirmation will be sent to your personal email address within 7 days after your reserve your spot in a session.

Contact the Office of Orientation Services at (860) 486-4866 if you haven’t received your email confirmation within a week of making your online Orientation reservation.

Do not make any travel arrangements until you receive an email from the Office of Orientation Services confirming your assigned Preview session.  Each session has a capacity for the number of students that can be reserved.


Lunch is NOT included as part of the Storrs Campus Preview program. If you would like to have lunch while you are on campus we suggest eating at the Student Union Food Court which serves a variety of food.

Selecting a Storrs Campus Preview Session

  1. The online Orientation portal where you submit your preview reservation has the most up-to-date information regarding session availability. (For Campus Change students only.)
  2. The reservation portal is an entirely automated system, so the sessions listed in your reservation form are dates that are currently available and eligible for you to sign up for.  (Campus Change Students only)
  3. Each preview program has a limit for the number of students it can accommodate.  Reservations are made online and sessions are filled on a first received, first assigned basis until the session reaches its capacity.
  4. This program is for students only.

Storrs Campus Preview Sessions – Programs Will Not Occur on Campus due to the Covid-19 Situation.

Session Dates Reservation Deadline
June 2, 2020 May 27, 2020
June 9, 2020 June 2, 2020
June 16, 2020 June 9, 2020
June 23, 2020 June 16, 2020
 June 30, 2020 June 23, 2020