Sunday, August 26, 2018

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7:30 am
Full Breakfast

Learning Community students should plan to eat at this time.

South, North, and Putnam
8:00 am-
7:00 pm
Returning Student Check-In
Campus Change Student Check-In
Transfer Student Check-In 
Across Campus
8:00 am-   9:00 pm Road Dogs

Join the UConn REC Road Dogs running group for a 2-mile loop around campus.  All running abilities are welcome!

Learn about the great running/jogging loops on campus as well as training for road races with the Road Dogs training team.

Sponsored by UConn Recreation


Meet at the Husky Statue near Gampel
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- 11:30 am Husky WOW Honors Community Service Event

First-year Honors students should attend the Honors Community Service event taking place in Shippee Hall Pequot Room at the time scheduled for their floor. Refer to the Honors handout given to you when you checked in for move-in at Buckley or Shippee for times and details. After the community service event, first-year Honors students should attend the appropriate Dean’s meeting.

Shippee Pequot Room
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.)

Whitney, South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest, North, and Gelfenbien Commons
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) and learn how to quickly become involved at UConn. Representatives from the Transfer Student Association and Transfer Insiders (mentors for new transfer students) will be at the breakfast to share their experiences of transferring to UConn. Students will receive FREE football and soccer tickets for the first home games of the season, as well as a chance to enter a raffle for FREE UConn swag! Pre-registration required.

Sponsored by Transfer Connections

Student Union 304 AB
12:30 pm- 1:30 pm Opening Speaker

The remarkable story of Rhodes scholar, Caylin Moore:  Life isn’t linear or logical, and Moore’s experiences add up only because they all actually happened to him. He’s the son of a convicted murderer and a sexual assault survivor. He spent most of his childhood sharing a bed with his mother and two siblings, living in a house without hot water on the crime-ridden border of Compton and Carson, south of Los Angeles. He collected cans and bottles to buy football cleats, blossomed in Snoop Dogg’s youth football league and went on to play in high school and college. He has been a Fulbright scholar and, yes, a campus custodian. At TCU, he majors in economics, minors in math and sociology, and carries a GPA of 3.934.

Sponsored by The Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Gampel Pavilion
1:00 pm- 4:30 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

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 Pizza Party


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


Storrs Hall WW16 – School of Nursing



Following the Deans’ Meetings Storrs 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 giveaways – you don’t want to miss out!

 Check with your WOW Leader for meeting locations
Following the Deans’ Meetings Off-Campus Trips  Tickets will be available. Ask your WOW Leader for more information
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

3:00 pm- 4:30 pm Walking Tour for Transfer and Campus Change Students

A walking tour of campus so Campus Change and transfer students can find the buildings for their classes. UConn Orientation staff will lead the tours.

Meet by the Husky Dog stature near Gampel
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 Kick-Off Dinner

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

Sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center

Student Union Ballroom 330/331
4:00 pm-
8:00 pm
METAS Mentoring Program Kick-Off

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

Student Union Rooms 304ABC
4:15 pm-
7:15 pm
Dinner Whitney, South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest, North, Gelfenbien Commons, and Union Street Market (points)
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm Native American Cultural Programs Open House Student Union Room 416B
5:00 pm– 6:30 pm Rainbow Center Open House

Learn about Rainbow Center programs, services, and events, and play some games

Rainbow Center

Student Union 403

7:00 pm– 8:00 pm FAMILEE Mentoring Program Information Session

This is a session to learn about the Rainbow Center’s FAMILEE mentoring program, which is a program for first year students to be mentored by other UConn students. This program is run through the Rainbow Center and centers around LGBTQIA+ identity and themes.

Rainbow Center

Student Union 403

8:00 pm SUBOG Comedy Show!

Sponsored by The Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts