Be sure to refer to the important tasks listed below, which you will need to complete before attending Orientation and before beginning your first semester at UConn.
As a new student, the University expects you to:
- Take personal responsibility for your academic and social choices
- Pay attention to all University requirements and fee deadlines
- Seek assistance
- Get involved
- Check your email constantly for important messages sent to you from the University. Email is the major mode of communication between university departments and its students. As a new student you should regularly check both your personal email address and your UConn email address to stay on top of things. Emails are sent to UConn students only.
Please be sure to read each of the sections below and complete each step in its entirety.
After Being Admitted to UConn
- After Receiving Your Acceptance Letter- Pay Your Enrollment Deposit.
If you have been accepted to UConn Waterbury, you must first pay a $300.00 enrollment deposit to confirm your intention to attend the University. Visit the Admissions website for details and instructions.
- Check the official FAFSA filing deadlines, which vary by state and year. Most awards are made based on information received by the FAFSA deadline. However students may continue to apply for UConn financial aid after this date. For more information about getting started, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.
- Complete Part 1 of the Technology Tutorial.
In this tutorial, you will reset your NetID password (if you haven’t already), learn how to access your University email account (available in mid-May) and review your financial aid status. Remember to bring your passwords to Orientation!
Sign up for Orientation
- Orientation is MANDATORY – If this is your first time as a degree seeking student at UConn Waterbury you are required to attend Orientation in order to register for classes.
- Sign up online here to select an Orientation session.
- Sessions are available on a first come, first served basis.
Available dates will be listed on the sign up page. Sessions run mid-May through August. Sessions have limited availability, so it is recommended that you register for a session as soon as possible. Check-in for Orientation begins at 8:30 and the program runs until 3:30pm. The entire program is mandatory, so plan to stay for the entire time.
- Review the Course Placement website and, if applicable, complete the Math Placement Exam. NOTE: If your major requires that you take the Math Placement Exam before Orientation and you do not do so, you WILL NOT BE ABLE to register for Precalculus, Calculus 1 or Calculus 2 at Orientation.
At Least 12 Business Days Before Attending Orientation
- Review the Course Placement website and, if applicable, complete the Math Placement Exam.
You will see a link for the Math Placement Exam at the bottom of the Math Placement webpage. NOTE: If your major requires that you take the Math Placement Exam before Orientation and you do not do so, you WILL NOT BE ABLE to register for Precalculus, Calculus 1 or Calculus 2 at Orientation.
- Complete Step 2: Before Orientation/Registration of the Technology Tutorial
- Log into your Student Administration System to see if you have any holds; for assistance locating this information visit the Student Administration System Help
Holds can be placed on your record by various offices for a variety of reasons. If you see a hold which says “Enrollment Restricted” for any other reason than “Advising Required,” please contact the appropriate office. The “Advising Required” hold will be lifted at Orientation when you meet with your advisor. Enrollment holds issued by other offices such as the Bursar, Financial Aid, Student Health Services etc. need to be taken care of before orientation otherwise you will not be able to register for classes.
- Message from the Center for Students with Disabilities
Welcome Huskies! Individuals with a disability who may need accommodations are requested to contact Dr. Stuart Brown at least two weeks in advance of this event in order that appropriate accommodations/arrangements may be made. Please call 203-236-9847 or email Stuart.Brown@uconn.edu to arrange for assistance. If you are a student with a disability and require accommodations for the fall, please register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) prior to the start of the semester. Complete information regarding the accommodations, services and programs coordinated through the Center, can be found on the CSD website. Huskies with a NetID can register with the CSD online via MyAccess, or from the CSD homepage (paper-based Student Information Forms are available to download from the CSD website).
Important Dates & Information
- Beginning July 1- Purchase your Parking decal. To purchase your parking decal, go to the parking services website
- By July 1- Submit the required Health History Form.
Students may request a Health History Form at Orientation advising if they have not already received one. Students who are not compliant with all of the required immunizations by the 10th day of classes will be charged a nonrefundable late fee of $50. Learn more about the mandatory Immunization requirements at Student Health Services
- By August 1- Pay your UConn tuition and fee bill.
Fee bills will be posted to the Student Administration System beginning in late June. Late payments will incur a $50 fee. To view the Bursar’s New Student Information click here.
- By August 24- Complete AlcoholEdu:As part of our comprehensive prevention efforts, UConn requires all incoming students to complete AlcoholEdu. Students who have already completed AlcoholEdu at their previous institution will receive an email about the waiver option requirements that needs to be received prior to August 21 for review to be waived from the program.
- By August 28 -
- Complete Step 3: Technology Tutorial.
Step 3 contains information on UConn technology, (Hardware, Operating Systems, Mobile Apps, and Software) for UConn students. In this part of the Tutorial you can check out the type and amount of software available to you as a UConn student.
- Transfer Students- Submit Your Transfer Credits/Transcripts Submit any final, official college transcripts with your most recent grades to Transfer Admissions.
- Complete Step 3: Technology Tutorial.
- By September 15- Submit a health insurance waiver
This must be completed if you are waiving out of the University-sponsored health insurance plan. If you fail to complete the waiver in the Student Administration system by September 15 2017, it will be assumed that you accept coverage offered under the University sponsored health insurance plan, and the charge for that coverage will remain on your bill. The online waiver is only available from June 1st through September 15th for the fall semester.
Don’t forget to…
- Upload a photo for your ID card.
For photo guidelines and upload instructions visit How to Upload Your Photo for Your UConn Husky One Card . The photo you upload must have been recently taken and only has you the new UConn student in it.
- Make sure your most current personal email address is on file with the University.
All Orientation-related communications will be sent to this email address. Need to check or update this address? Log into the Student Administration System; for assistance locating this information visit the Student Administration System Help
- Check your University email account (Google Apps)
Important information from the Offices of the Registrar, Student Financial Aid Services, and other offices will ONLY be sent to this email account after you are accepted to the University.
- Register your cell phone for the University’s Alert Notification System.
- If you are a Veteran please make sure to visit with the Waterbury Campus Point of Contact Kit Casey (in the Student Services Suite or email at Kit.Casey@uconn.edu) to discuss educational benefits and resources available to you. You are also encouraged to visit Veterans Affairs and Military Programs for more information.