What To Bring

The Office of Orientation Services is not responsible for any personal belongings left behind at the conclusion of each Orientation session.

First-Year Student and Transfer Orientation Programs

List of items you should bring to your Orientation session:

  • Your Orientation Confirmation email (Print it out or be able to access it on your smart phone.)
  • Photo ID (EG:  Driver's License, State Issued ID card with photo or a Passport) for Orientation check-in for identity verification.  Students who do not have a photo ID will not be able to get their UConn ID card at Orientation.  A photo ID verifies the identity of the person.  We need to see one to verify a student's identity for the university. 
  • Download the UConn Storrs Campus Map App to your Android device at Google Play or iPhone at the Apple App Store. For a paper version print the Storrs Campus Map (PDF)  (This way you know where you're going.)
  • Make sure you know your NetID and password otherwise, you will not be able to register for classes. If you do not know your NetID please complete Step 1 of the New Student Tech Training site.
  • Something to take notes with. There will be a lot of information communicated to you during Orientation that you are expected to be aware of.  It would be to your advantage to take that information back with you in the form of notes.
  • Casual clothes and comfortable closed-toe shoes (sneakers) for walking around campus. Jacket /Coat if cold. (Winter Orientation)   Umbrella or rain gear if rainy weather.
  • Review your Transfer Credit Evaluation (only applicable for Transfer students). Log into the Student Administration System; for assistance locating this information visit the Student Administration System Help section. Credit evaluations are posted in Student Admin on a rolling basis.

If You are a First-Year Student Attending the 2-Day Mid-May to Mid-July Overnight Orientation Program

For the 2-Day Overnight you should also bring:

  • Pillow and twin bed sheets, blanket or a sleeping bag.  (A sleeping bag works well.)  You will be sleeping in an extra long bed.  Linens are not provided for the 2-Day First-Year Student Orientation program.
  • Towel, shower shoes, toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.), hair dryer, etc.
  • Portable fan for your room if the weather is hot because the Orientation residence hall is not air-conditioned.
  • Light jacket/sweatshirt if cool.
  • Something to take notes with. There will be a lot of information communicated to you during Orientation that you are expected to be aware of.  It would be to your advantage to take that information back with you in the form of notes.
  • Alarm clock or phone with an alarm clock.
  • Money if you want to purchase any snacks or cold drinks outside of meal hours, or want to shop at the UConn Bookstore after Orientation ends.
  • Umbrella or rain gear in case it rains which happens during May, June and July.  You will be walking around campus and between buildings no matter what the weather.

Attending the Storrs Campus Change Preview Program (June, July & January)

You should bring:

  • Storrs Class Schedule that indicate the buildings your classes are in.
  • Cash to pay for parking and if you want to eat lunch on campus.
  • Casual clothes and comfortable closed-toe shoes (sneakers) for walking around campus
  • Umbrella or rain gear if inclement weather.
  • Coat or jacket if cold. (Winter Campus Change Preview Program)
  • Something to take notes with.  There will be a lot of information covered in the Preview sessions which will be helpful to you when you move onto the Storrs campus and/or begin classes.

Attending the Storrs Spring Admission Preview (Orientation) Program (January)

You should bring:

  • Class schedule with building locations.
  • Warm Casual clothes and comfortable, snow,rain proof closed-toe shoes (sneakers or boots) for walking around campus
  • Coat, jacket , gloves or hat if extremely cold.
  • Umbrella or rain gear if inclement weather.
  • Something to take notes with since a lot of important information will be covered in the Preview sessions.

What not to bring

  • Illegal Drugs (Includes marijuana)**
  • Alcohol
  • Friends
  • Pets
  • Valuable Electronics
  • Valuable Jewelry
  • NOTE:  Students are responsible for any valuables brought to any of the Storrs Orientation or Preview programs.  The Orientation office is not responsible for any personal items or valuables that are lost, misplaced or "disappear" during the program.

**Violators will be reported to the UConn Police Department.