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

10:00 am- 4:30 pm

Husky WOW at the Benton

Open House at the Benton for Freshman

Galleries: Open 10am – 4:30 pm

Beanery open until 3pm.

Art Scavenger Hunt

Art Sticker give-away

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, or the Quick Service Restaurants or, Putnam, North, Gelfenbien Commons or 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
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Family Social!  

The Division of Student Affairs invites UConn families to join us for a casual ‘meet and greet’ with our staff.  We’d love to have the opportunity to talk with you and to answer any questions you may have about student life on campus.  Refreshments will be served. For more information about the Division of Student Affairs, please visit


Student Union Ballroom
4:00pm Time to say Goodbye

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

4:00pm-5:30pm  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, North & Gelfenbien Commons
5:45pm-6:30pm Residential Life First Community Meetings Residence Hall Areas
6:30pm-7:30pm 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.

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 -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
9:00pm Outdoor Movie on the Quad

Sponsored by The Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)

North Quad