Sunday, August 25, 2019

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

7:30 am
Full Breakfast

Learning Community students should plan to eat at this time.

South, North, Gelfenbien, and Putnam
9:00 am –

11:00 am

Learning Community Kick Off 

Each year, we gather to celebrate a new year of Learning Communities at UConn with speakers, games, music and fun. Don’t forget to wear your Learning Community t-shirt!

Seating begins at 8:30am

Gampel Pavilion
9:00 am – 11:00am Husky WOW Honors Live

First year honors students should attend the Honors Live Event. Come laugh with Honors Guides for Peer Success as they introduce you to honors peers and fun games to welcome you to the honors community.

MCHU 102
10:30 am-
11:45 am
Brunch for all First Years

(except Learning Community students)

(South and Putnam will be open straight through after the 8:30am breakfast.)

South, Putnam,  Northwest, North, McMahon,  and Gelfenbien
11:00 am-

12:00 pm

New Transfer Student Connection Welcome Breakfast

This event welcomes all new transfer students to UConn. Meet other transfer students, both new and returning. Transfer Insiders (mentors for new transfer students) will be at the breakfast to share their experiences of transferring to UConn. Enter a raffle for FREE UConn swag! Pre-registration required.

Sponsored by Transfer Connections

Student Union 304 AB
12:00 pm-
4:00 pm
Returning Student Check-In
Campus Change Student Check-In
Transfer Student Check-In 
Across Campus
12:30 pm-

1:30 pm

Opening Speaker


Nadya Okamoto

Grew up in Portland, OR, is 21-years-old Harvard student on a leave of absence. She is the Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD (, an organization she founded at the age of 16. Most recently, Nadya has become the Chief Brand Officer of JUV Consulting, a Generation Z marketing agency based in NYC. Most recently Nadya was named to InStyle Magazine’s “The Badass 50: Meet the Women Who Are Changing the World” list. She will speak about Agents of Change: Stepping out of our bubble to make real impact. The power of Generation Z and youth activism, and overcoming adversity (and how she turned her experiences into a platform for advocacy).


Gampel Pavilion
2:00 pm –

3:00 pm

Meeting with School/College Deans, Department Heads


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


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


McHugh Hall 102 –  School of Business


C80 Information Technologies Engineering Building (ITEB) – School of Engineering


Louis von der Mehden Recital Hall –School of Fine Arts


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


Storrs Hall WW16 – School of Nursing


Following the Deans’ Meetings Off-Campus Trips

Need something?  Take a ride to Walmart or the East Brook Mall.

 Ask your WOW Leader for more information
Following the Deans’ Meetings

Storrs Stroll

Be sure to head to Downtown Storrs to check out all that these businesses have to offer! A variety of businesses will be offering special discounts

You don’t want to miss out!

 Ask your WOW Leader for more information
3:00 pm-

4:00 pm

Husky WOW at the Benton

Open House at the Benton for Freshman

Galleries: Open 1 – 4:30

1 – 4pm

Student Member Sign Up

Art Scavenger Hunt

Art Sticker give-aways

The Benton
3:00 pm-

4:00 pm

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



Women’s Center Open House

Come discover all the different ways to get involved!

Learn about our different programs, groups and upcoming events.

Grab a snack and giveaways!

Women’s Center (Student Union 4th Floor)
4:00 pm-

7:00 pm

AACC Welcome Back Pizza and Game Night

We will be welcoming students back at the AACC with a pizza party and game night.

African American Cultural Center, Student Union Room 407
4:00 pm-

8:00 pm

Asiantation Asian/Asian American Mentoring Program Kick-Off Dinner

This dinner is for new students who have been accepted into the Asiantation Asian/Asian American Mentoring Program and their UConn Mentors.

Sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center

Student Union Ballroom 330/331
4:00 pm-
8:00 pm
Rain date: METAS Kick-Off Event

Opportunity for mentors and mentees of the METAS program to meet for the first time.  Dinner is provided.

Sponsored by the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center

** Only if rain on Saturday**

Student Union Theatre

4:15 pm-
7:15 pm
Dinner South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest, North, Gelfenbien, and Union Street Market (points)


UConn Recreation Center –  Grand Opening!

Join us, starting at 6pm for lots of FUN, food, and giveaways before we open the doors to the highly anticipated NEW Student Recreation Center! After the ribbon cutting at 7pm, we will reveal the new SRC to our students for the first time! You won’t want to miss this Grand Opening event!

New Rec Center
9:00pm SUBOG Comedy Show

Free tickets will be available throughout the weekend

Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts