Frequently Asked Questions

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What is UConn First Summer?

Who can participate in UConn First Summer?

Does UConn First Summer only take place at Storrs?

What if I can’t afford to live on campus this summer?

How do I register to UConn First Summer (when is the deadline)?

Does registering to UConn First Summer commit me to the program (fees, etc.)?

What happens once I register to UCFS?

My parents want to be a part of the registration process. How do I include them? A note on FERPA

What is the cost of attending UConn First Summer (when are fees due)?

When and How do I pay for First Summer?

Will my fees be refunded if I choose not to attend?

Do I have to take 2 classes during First Summer?

When will I register for my UCFS courses?

Do I have to attend a UConn Orientation?

How do I know the First Summer course bundle I choose is right for me?

How many planned events will I be required to attend during the program?

Is there any incentive to attending lots of activities?

Where do I sign up for housing?

When will I receive my room and roommate assignment?

Is financial aid available for UConn First Summer?

How do I purchase a parking permit for UConn First Summer?

How do I have mail delivered to me while attending UCFS

What is UConn First Summer?

UConn First Summer is a new summer program designed for incoming freshmen and transfer students who will be starting at UConn in the fall. The five-week intensive program has at its core two academic courses intended to give students a start on their UConn careers, but it also includes an array of activities and events designed to help students make the transition to UConn. These events are an integral part of the UConn First Summer experience.

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Who can participate in UConn First Summer?

First Summer is open to all incoming freshmen and transfer students who have been admitted to any of UConn’s campuses for the fall semester.

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Does UConn First Summer only take place at Storrs?

Yes. Because residence on campus is an important part of the UConn First Summer experience, the program only takes place at the main campus. However, it is open to students admitted to any of the five UConn campuses.

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What if I can’t afford to live on campus this summer?

There are other ways to get a jump start to your UConn coursework outside the First Summer program. If First Summer doesn’t fit your summer plans or budget, you may be interested in taking one or two classes on your own. Summer classes are offered at all UConn campuses. See UConn Summer Session for details.

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How do I register for UConn First Summer (when is the deadline)?

After you pay your required UConn deposit (see admissions.uconn.edu—deposits are due May 1st) you can register by following the Register Now link from this website. Be sure to read important information on our Dates and Fees and Courses pages before you complete the registration form.

The registration deadline for the UConn First Summer program is June 9, 2017.

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Does registering for UConn First Summer commit me to the program (fees, etc.)?

Completing the registration form is the first, important step in participating in the program.

The registration deadline for the UConn First Summer program is June 9, 2017.

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What happens once I register UCFS?

Once you register, you will receive an email confirming that you have registered. This email contains important information about the registration timeline.

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My parents want to be a part of the registration process. How do I include them?

Because of the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), we will not include your parents in any communications regarding the program unless you include them on the registration form by typing a valid email address for them. If it is important that they be included in communications about the program, please include their email address. Otherwise, all information about registration, billing, etc. will go to you alone.

Please note that giving us the right to communicate with a parent and/or guardian for the UConn First Summer program will not impact in any way the FERPA settings you confirm during Orientation. Your parent/guardian inclusion on communications will only extend through the weeks of the First Summer program and only pertain to UConn First Summer-related information.

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What is the cost of attending UConn First Summer (when are fees due)?

Please see UConn First Summer Dates and Fees for detailed information.

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When and How do I pay for First Summer?

Your fees for First Summer will be charged to your UConn student fees account, which is viewable in the Student Administration system. Tuition and related fees will be billed once we formally register you in classes after you confirm your participation. The University Bursar will notify you via email that fees have been posted to your account and will provide payment information at that time. (See http://bursar.uconn.edu/payment-option for more information).

Please note that housing and meal fees will not be posted to your account until Residential Life completes your housing assignment, probably in early July.

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Will my fees be refunded if I choose not to attend?

If you for some unforeseen circumstances, you cannot attend UConn First Summer after you have registered and submitted payment, your final payment is fully refundable except for any nonrefundable fees until July 14, 2017.

Please notify firstsummer@uconn.edu as soon as possible if you need to withdraw from the program so that we may have refundable fees removed from your account.

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Do I have to take 2 classes during First Summer?

Yes. UConn First Summer is a formal program. Participation in the program requires taking two 3-credit classes (one 4-credit class may be allowed).

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When will I register for my UConn First Summer courses?

You won’t. All registration will be done for you by our program in conjunction with the Office of the Registrar. We will use the choices you make on the registration form to register you in either a first or second choice 2-course bundle.

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Do I have to attend a UConn Orientation?

Yes. All UConn First Summer students should register for Orientation at their campus. Please register for orientation at the campus to which you were admitted, as Orientation sessions are customized at each campus to make sure you are familiar with services and resources at that campus.

Please see orientation.uconn.edu for further information, including contact numbers.

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How do I know the First Summer course bundle I choose is right for me?

We worked closely with the UConn advising community in designing the 2-course bundles. You’ll see that bundles are recommended by School/College/Program, which is a reflection of the work advisors put in to make sure you will choose classes that will give you a head start to your UConn career. It is a good idea to discuss your participation in UConn First Summer with your advisor when you arrive at your campus for Orientation this spring/summer.

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How many planned events will I be required to attend during the program?

We are doing our best to plan events you’ll want to go to. However, we realize that not everyone will be able to make all events. Very few events will be mandatory (a handful), and those will be carefully crafted just for First Summer participants, but we hope that you will take advantage of all UConn and the surrounding community have to offer during your time here.

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Is there any incentive to attending lots of activities?

Wait and see! Beyond what you’ll get out of involving yourself, our mentors will likely create some fun competition around attendance at events that will translate into UConn-themed prizes.

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Where do I sign up for housing?

The Summer 2017 Housing Application can be found at reslife.uconn.edu/summer-housing. UConn First Summer takes place during Summer Session 2 in NextGen Hall. Select "NextGen Double" on the housing application.

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When will I receive my room and roommate assignments?

Depending on when you complete your housing application, you will probably receive your room and roommate assignments in June.

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Do I need to purchase a meal plan for UCFS?

Yes. Summer students who live on campus must purchase a meal plan. You do not need to apply separately for your meal plan, as ResLife builds that into their application process for the summer. Visit Residental Life's website for more details.

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Is financial aid available for UConn First Summer?

Unfortunately not, due to federal rules about financial aid. A very limited number of students will be offered a Provost’s UConn First Summer Scholarship to cover all or part of their costs. There is no application for this scholarship, as all registrants will be evaluated for the scholarship based on need, as determined by your 2017-18 FAFSA. Recipients of this scholarship who have registered for UConn First Summer will be automatically contacted by June 5, 2017.

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How do I purchase a parking permit for UConn First Summer?

You can obtain a parking permit at Parking Services. Parking is free this summer. For more information, please visit Parking Services website or call (860) 486-4930.

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How do I have mail delivered to me while attending UCFS?

If you would like to have mail delivered to you at the UConn Storrs campus while you are attending UConn First Summer, please have it delivered to the following address:

Your Name
Room# NextGen Hall
Storrs, CT 06269

NextGen mail is delivered and picked up in the Putnam mailroom. Visit mail services for further information: http://reslife.uconn.edu/mail-information-summer/

 

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