Online orientation for UConn’s incoming freshman

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UConn students leave Northwest Dining Hall.  File photo/The Daily Campus

UConn students leave Northwest Dining Hall. File photo/The Daily Campus

The University of Connecticut’s freshman orientation will be held online due to COVID-19 restrictions, beginning in June. 

According to UConn’s Division of Enrollment Planning and Management, the dates for orientation will be posted within the upcoming few weeks on their website. 

The orientation is mandatory for “first-time degree seeking students,” according to the division of Enrollment Planning and Management’s website. This applies to students on both Storrs and regional campuses. 

“Students at the University of Connecticut must complete online Orientation before they can meet virtually with an academic advisor and register for classes,” according to the university’s website, “When the online Orientation program is ready, students who paid the enrollment deposit will receive an invitation to sign up for the program.”

According to the University’s COVID-19 Admissions website, the online orientation will cover the same essential elements as the on-campus orientation program.

“Alumni Orientation leaders are also mentoring our talented orientation leaders, building upon the rich experience of past leaders,” wrote the University’s website. 

Information regarding the parent orientation for families of first-time students will be available in June on UConn’s Division of Enrollment Planning and Management website.

To inquire about other COVID-19 and orientation related matters, contact orientation.storrs@uconn.edu. The university’s orientation office has ensured a “timely response.” 

All other COVID-19 and admissions-related issues can be addressed at https://uconn.edu/public-notification/coronavirus/covid-19-admissions/

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Grace Burns is campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at grace.burns@uconn.edu

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