Friday, August 24, 2018

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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
11:30 am-

1:30 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, Northwest, Gelfenbien Commons, and South Dining Facilities
12:00 pm-

1:30 pm

NAV1GATE:  A session for first generation students and their parents

Welcome to UConn!  Students: are you the first person in your family to attend college?  If so, we would love for you and your family to come to our discussion and reception.  Come hear from a diverse group of staff, students, and alums who were the first in their families to come to college about how to NAV1GATE college life, both academically and outside of class.  These folks will be happy to answer your questions and share insights.

Sponsored by: The Dean of Students Office and The  Office of Diversity and Inclusion


Student Union Room 304A


UConn Parents Reception
Parents are invited to take a break and join President Susan Herbst, Vice President of Student Affairs Michael Gilbert and other members of the Student Affairs staff at this informal reception. The event will include refreshments, a brief speaking program and will provide parents the opportunity to ask questions.Sponsored by The Division of Student Affairs
 The Alumni Center
4:00 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.

Whitney, Buckley, South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest, North & Gelfenbien Commons
5:45 pm Residential Life First Community Meetings


In Your Respective Residence Hall Areas
6:30 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
7:45 pm Torch Lighting Convocation Ceremony  Student Union Mall

(Rain Date Sunday)

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

(Rain Date Sunday)

Following Convocation UConn Late Night

Sponsored by The Department of Student Activities

Student Union
Outdoor Movie on the Quad


Sponsored by The Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)