Friday, August 23, 2019

Here is a look back at our 2019 schedule. Please check back  for 2020 updates.

7:00 am –

4:00 pm

First Year Student Move In Across Campus
10:00 am –

4:00 pm

Welcome Tents

Welcome to UConn!  Stop by Fairfield Way to be greeted by various departments and offices from on and around UConn’s campus!  Feel free to ask questions, gather materials and grab a light snack!

Fairfield Way

10:00 am –

4:00 pm

Husky WOW at the Benton

Open House at the Benton for Freshman

Galleries: Open 10am – 4:30pm
Student Member Sign Up
T-Shirt Give Away
Art Scavenger Hunt
Art Sticker give-away

The Benton
11:30 am –

2:15 pm


Visit the Food Court in the Student Union for lunch or see the dining hall locations that are open!

Union Street Market, Quick Service Restaurants, or Putnam, North, Northwest, Gelfenbien Commons or South Dining Facilities
3:30 pm –

4:30 pm

Honoring First Generation Students and Their Families: A Reception for First Generation Students

Welcome to UConn! Are you the first person in your family to attend a 4yr college?  If so, we would love for you and your family to join us!  Come meet a diverse group of staff, students, and alums who were the first in their families to come to college. They will share info on how to navigate college life, both academically and outside of class.  These folks will be happy to answer your questions and share insights.

Sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and First Year Programs & Learning Communities

Student Union Room 304AB
4:00 pm –

4:30 pm

Time to say Goodbye

At this time the WOW schedule for first year students officially begins

4:00 pm –

5:30 pm 

Dinner in the Dining Halls

The Department of Dining Services will be hosting a “Husky Welcome” dinner held in all of the Residential Dining units. Meal plans will be active with this meal.

Buckley, South, McMahon, Putnam, North, Northwest, & Gelfenbien Commons
5:45 pm

6:30 pm

Residential Life First Community Meetings Residence Hall Areas
6:30 pm 

7:30 pm

First Year Students Meet with your WOW Group

WOW Leaders will meet new students outside of their Residential areas. You will go to Convocation together.

Residence Hall Areas
7:45pm Torch Lighting Convocation Ceremony

Gathering for incoming first-year students which marks the only time prior to Commencement that the entire undergraduate class gathers as one.

Sponsored by The President’s Office

Student Union Mall

(rain location: Gampel Pavilion)

Following convocation USG Ice Cream Social 

Join the rest of your peers for some Dairy Bar ice cream and then head over to the Student Union for UConn Late Night

Sponsored by The  Undergraduate Student Government

Fairfield Way/Student Union
Following convocation Sign the Class of 2023 Banner!

After convocation, head to the top of Fairfield Way to sign your class’s official banner.

Sponsored by the UConn Student Alumni Association

 Fairfield Way
Following convocation – 12AM UConn Late Night

Don’t Miss out on “WOW, It’s Late Night” – UConn Late Night’s kick-off event for the semester!There will be food, bamboo give-a-aways, mini-golf, FREE giveaways and a ton more. Be sure to swing by “WOW, It’s Late Night” competition room to win fun prizes and gift cards. Come check us out to find out what all the hype is!

Sponsored by The Department of Student Activities

Student Union
9:30pm Outdoor Movie at Towers Towers Residence Outdoor Space