2017 Commuter Schedule

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Here is a look at the 2016 Schedule. Please check often for updates.

9:00am 9:15am

Meet with your WOW Leader

Meet up with your WOW Group to make your way over to the Great Lawn to participate in this annual tradition!

Student Union Commuter Lounge

9:30am 10:45am

Class Photo

After the class photo, please follow the appropriate schedule based upon your group assignment.

The Great Lawn

11:00am 1:00pm

New Commuter Student Brunch Resource Expo

At the brunch we will provide you with an opportunity to meet and ask questions of dedicated staff, insight into programs and services for commuter students, the chance to meet other incoming students, and information sessions to learn key strategies for becoming a successful commuter student. A FREE delicious hot brunch will be provided! We will also have a drawing to win great prizes including, gas gift cards, car emergency kits, and much more!

After this session, commuter students will follow Group B schedule (listed below).

Sponsored by Off-Campus Student Services

Student Union Room 304B

1:00pm 1:30pm

Four Arrows WOW Event (Group B)

Team builders, ice breakers, and lawn games for the first year students at UConn.

Student Union Mall (Rain Location: Field House)

1:45pm 3:00pm

InterACT Performance (Group B):

Protect our Pack: Bystander Intervention Training

InterACT is a nationally renowned social justice performance troupe based at California State University, Long Beach. The InterACT troupe presents complicated, realistic scenes about domestic violence and sexual assault. During the performances, audience members will be invited on stage to become active participants, rather than passive observers. The performances create a safe space for students to rehearse assertive communication strategies and inspire social and political change with the actor-educators.

Since 2000, InterACT has provided sexual assault intervention education for thousands of audience members at programs for universities, juvenile detention facilities, housing projects, after-school programs, and drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers around the United States.

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

3:00pm 3:45pm

InterACT Debrief

Hearing about sexual assault and watching folks try to intervene in troubling situations, even if they are acting, can be very difficult. We want to make sure you are ok.

Various Locations

4:30pm 5:30pm

Commuter Lot Class Hunt

Sponsored by Off Campus Student Services

Student Union Commuter Lounge

5:30pm 6:30pm

Commuter Student Dinner

The New Commuter Dinner is an opportunity to for all new commuters to experience all that the dining halls here at UConn have to offer while having dinner on us! Join us for a FREE dinner on Saturday, August 29th from 5:30-6:30 in the Northwest Dining Hall. This will be an opportunity to meet with other commuter students, experience UConn’s amazing dining options and enjoy a dinner with the Off-Campus Student Services Community Leaders.

Sponsored by Off Campus Student Services

North West Dining Hall

6:00pm 9:00pm

Rainbow Center Involvement Fair

Attendees will discover the various ways to get involved with the Rainbow Center as a volunteer, staff and/or participant.

Rainbow Center 403 Student Union

7:00pm 8:30pm

METAS-Mentees’ Social

The social is for METAS (Mentoring, Educating, & Training for Academic Success) mentees only, but if interested, please stop by. Participants will be able to introduce themselves and socialize with other first year students in the program. The social will be an opportunity to engage in both social and interactive icebreakers to begin facilitating connections.

PRLACC, Student Union 437

8:30 pm 9:30pm

Recovery Community

Welcome to any student curious about exploring addiction and understanding recovery. The URC is a space where students learn to integrate the principles of recovery into daily life, take part in fun, sober activities, and be part of a community of support. Come learn more about the URC and an environment that is supportive to the therapeutic and educational needs of students recovering from addiction.

Sponsored by UConn Recovery Community

Student Union Room 303

8:00pm Midnight

SUBOG Block Party

Live music, novelties, food, giveaways and a D J dance party.

Sponsored by the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)
UConn Recreational Services will also be here with games and prizes

Fairfield Way


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Here is a look at the 2016 Schedule. Please check often for updates.

8:00am 9:30am

Full Breakfast

Learning community students should plan to eat at this time

South and Putnam

9:30am 11:30am

Learning Community Kick Off

All Learning Community students gather for the annual Husky WOW Learning Community Kickoff. This Learning Community tradition provides students with a great opportunity to meet students in other communities. At this event there will be guest speakers, fun games, prizes and music!

For more information on UConn’s Learning Communities, please visit http://lc.uconn.edu

First-year Honors students please attend this event and we will also see you at the 3pm reception!

Gampel Pavilion

10:30am 11:45am


Whitney, Buckley, South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest, North and Gelfenbien Commons

(South and Putnam will be open straight thru after the 9:30 breakfast)

12:00pm 2:30pm

Starting your Academic Career

Opening Speaker- Noor Tagouri

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Parents Fund.

Meeting with School/College Dean, Department Heads

Gampel Pavilion

3:00pm 4:00pm

Honors Reception

Meet new incoming Honors students, leaders of Honors student organizations and Honors staff in a casual atmosphere with snacks

Student Union Terrace (Rain Location: Shippee Pequot Room)

3:30pm 5:00pm

Rainbow Center – Fostering Academics, Maturity, Independence, Leadership, Empowerment & Excellence (F.A.M.I.LE.E) Mentoring Program Info Session

Learn more about the Rainbow Center’s Mentoring program, and how to apply to be a mentee.

Rainbow Center 403 Student Union


Asiantation Kick-Off Dinner

This dinner is for freshmen and new transfer students who have signed up to be part of the Asiantation Mentoring Program (AMP).

Dinner, student performances, and a mini-involvement fair are all part of this afternoon’s event where students will meet their mentors and get acquainted with the Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC) and the mentoring program.

Check-in begins at 4pm followed by opening remarks and dinner at 4:45pm.

Student Union Ballroom 330/331

4:00pm 7:00pm

AACC Welcome Back Pizza and Game Night

This event welcomes incoming freshman and transfer students. You will be provided the opportunity to meet upperclassmen and the Director of the AACC. It also allowed for students to sign up for the AACC P.A²S.S. Program. Find out what the upcoming AACC events for the year. This event was a great way for all students to mix and mingle and get to know each other and the Center.

African American Cultural Center, Student Union, Room 407

4:00pm 7:00pm

M.E.T.A.S Mentoring Program
Program Kick Off Event and Dinner

The kickoff is for all participants (mentors and mentees) in the METAS program. This event will be an opportunity for METAS participants to engage and socialize with others in the cohort through dinner, activities, and an involvement fair.
Check-in begins at 4pm.

S.U. 304ABC

4:15pm 7:15pm


Whitney, Buckley, South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest, North & Gelfenbien Commons

7:00 pm

Men’s Soccer vs Nebraska-Omaha –
“Transfer Students & Campus Change Night”

Free admission for all students. We encourage all students to purchase season tickets before the season begins to receive a free “Goal Patrol” t-shirt.

Joseph J. Morrone Stadium


SUBOG Comedy Show!

Doors will open at 7pm and the show will begin at 8pm.
Tickets are free to students and will be distributed during the days prior to the event.

www.subog.uconn.edu for more information!

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts