2018 Commuter Schedule

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Please check often for updates.

9:00am Commuter Students meet with your WOW Leaders

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 (SU108)
9:30am Class Photo

The class of 2021 gathers for its official photo.

The Great Lawn, Rain Location- Shenkman
Immediately Following Class Photo InterAct Performances

Protect our Pack: Bystander Intervention Training

Jorgenson Center for the Performing Arts, Student Union Theatre, Laurel Hall 102

1:30 pm

New Commuter Lunch and Learn  

Student Union Room 304B


3:00 pm

Campus Tours

Join your WOW Leader in seeing all UConn has to offer. You will get to meet the people who run each area you will visit. It is your time to ask questions, get involved, figure out where your classes are, and explore some new spaces!

Across Campus
3:00pm- 5:00pm Student Recreation Open House
Come and let our staff take you through one of the most popular spots on campus, with features that include basketball courts, racquetball courts, a climbing center, fitness and weight rooms and a pool.  You will also be able to talk to staff regarding all the great programs that we offer, such as Bodywise fitness classes, Intramurals, club sports and our Outdoor.
Student Recreation Facility Lobby

4:00 pm

Get to Know Your Neighbors


Student Union Mall
4:00pm- 6:00pm Women’s Center Open House

Stop by the Women’s Center to see all that we do and ways you can get involved!  Free ice cream from The Dairy Bar will be provided.

Learn more about:

  • Women in STEM (WiS) Mentoring Program
  • Violence Against Women Prevention Program (VAWPP)
  • The Men’s Project
  • Greeks Against Sexual Assault
  • Between Women
  • Program and event planning on various topics including Body Image, Media Literacy, Herstory, Civic Engagement, Pay Equity and more!
Student Union Room 421
4:00pm- 6:00pm Rainbow Center Open House

Stop by the Rainbow Center to see its various updates and to meet the new director!  Learn about programming, resources, and various ways of involvement.

Rainbow Center, Student Union Room 403
4:00 pm-
8:00 pm
UConn Bookstore Freshmen VIP Event

We will have the mascots, Blaze Pizza, raffles, discounts and more

 UConn Bookstore
4:30 pm-
6:30 pm
Traditions Scavenger Hunt & Food Fest

Afraid of getting lost on your first day of classes? Want to learn more about our beautiful campus and its history? Join the Student Alumni Association WOW scavenger hunt! Make your way around UConn and learn fun facts behind many of our famous Husky landmarks for a chance to win prizes.  The event will start and finish at the Alumni Center, where there will also be a celebration with free food and giveaways!

Sponsored by Student Alumni Association

Alumni Center
5:00pm- 6:30pm Commuter Student Dinner Northwest Dining Hall
6:30pm- 8:00pm PRLACC 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 meet & socialize with other first year and transfer students in the program.
PRLACC, Student Union Room 438
7:00pm- 8:30pm Asian American Cultural Center’s (AsACC) Asiantation Mentoring Program (AMP) Mentees’ Reception


For new mentees in AMP to meet one another and learn more about the program

Laurel Hall Room 101
8:00pm- Midnight SUBOG Block Party

DJ dance party, novelties, food trucks, giveaways and 1000s of your closest friends. UConn Recreational Services will also be here with games & prizesSponsored by: The Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)

Fairfield Way


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Please check often for updates.


1:00 pm

Meeting with School/College Dean, Department Heads

Student Union Theatre –  Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) – Pre-Teaching, Pre-Sport Management , Pre-Pharmacy, Exploratory Majors

Oak Hall 101 – College of Agriculture and Natural Resources & The Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture

ITE C80 –  School of Business

Laurel Hall 102 – School of Engineering

Louis von der Mehden Recital Hall -School of Fine Arts Pizza Party

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Storrs Hall WW16 – School of Nursing

1:00pm Field Hockey vs. Northwestern


The Sherman Family Complex
Following the Deans’ Meetings Storrs Center Stroll

Be sure to head down to Storrs Center to check out all that these businesses have to offer! A variety of businesses will be offering special discounts and give-aways – you don’t want to miss out!

Check with your WOW Leader for meeting locations
Following the Deans’ Meetings Off Campus Trips

Need something? Take a bus trip to Walmart or the East Brook Mall. Feeling adventurous? Check out the Storrs Adventure Park.

 Tickets will be available. Ask your WOW Leader for more information
Native American Cultural Programs

Open House

 Student Union  Room 416B
4:00pm- 7:00pm AACC Welcome Back Pizza and Game Night
This event welcomes all new huskies! The AACC Director, Dr. Willena Kimpson Price, will be there to greet new students, as will many of the Center’s returning students. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for P.A2.S.S., the AACC’s peer mentoring program (UNIV 1820/2230). P.A2.S.S. is an important resource for students to help them truly thrive on campus, with support not only from classmates but also the resources provided from guest speakers, who are key members of UConn administration.  We will also have information on upcoming AACC events and ways to get involved in the center. This gathering is a great way for all students to get to know each other and find out more about the AACC.
African American Cultural Center, Student Union Room 407
Asiantation Kick-Off Dinner

The Welcoming event for new students who have signed up to participate in the Asiantation Mentoring Program
Student Union Ballroom 330/331
4:00pm- 8:00pm METAS 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 and activities.
Check-in begins at 4pm.
Student Union Rooms 304ABC
4:15pm- 7:15pm Dinner Whitney, South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest, North & Gelfenbien Commons, Union Street Market (points)
8:30pm SUBOG Comedy Show

Tickets are free to students and will be distributed during the days prior to the event. Doors will open at 7:30pm and the show will begin at 8:30pm.

subog.uconn.edu for more information!

Sponsored by The Student Union Board of Govenors (SUBOG)

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Monday, August 26, 2018

Please check often for updates.

7:00pm Men’s Soccer vs. Quinnipiac

Come show your UConn Pride and cheer on your Huskies as they take on in-state rival Quinnipiac.  The first 200 first year students in attendance will receive a free t-shirt!  Student tickets are just $3 and can be purchased on gameday.

Morrone Stadium