First Summer Activities

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UConn First Summer Experience

Formal UConn First Summer activities are considered an essential part of the First Summer experience. These events, as well as the many other opportunities to have fun and take part in campus community offered by our program, Student Recreation, Student Activities, Residential Life, Storrs Downtown and others are what make First Summer about more than taking two classes.  The more you invest in First Summer, the better it will prepare you for your UConn career ahead--so jump in!

UCFS Welcome and Ice Cream Social
When: Sunday, July 9 

Where: NextGen Hall
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
• Check-in and attendance is required
• Students will receive information packet

• Meet with Residential life immediately following the reception

UCFS Events and Activities - see below for calendar of events

UCFS FILM SERIES
Tuesday, July 11
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm "The Social Network" NextGen Forum (112)

Tuesday, July 18
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
"Her" NextGen Forum (112)

Tuesday, July 25
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
"Avatar" NextGen Forum (112)

Wednesday, August 2
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
"Straight Out of Compton" MUSC (102)

UCFS CRT MUSICAL
What: Newsies
When: July 14th
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $6.00
Please reserve tickets with Tommy Lee (UCFS Coordinator).

UCFS LIGHTNING ROUND: WHAT UCONN HAS FOR U
What: We are here for you. A lightening fast series of presentations from representatives of various support services from around campus. Invited speakers include: Academic Advising Center, Library, Q Center, W Center, Career Services, Community Outreach, Clubs and Organizations, Student Government, Cultural Center, Recreation, and more. Enjoy light refreshments as you mingle with UCFS classmates and speakers.
When: July 21
Time: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Where: NextGen Forum (112)
Check in when you arrive with UConn First Summer Student Mentors

UCFS GREEN CAMPUS TOUR
For those who want to dig in deeper to UConn EcoHusky experience and understand why UConn is one of Sierra Clubs top 10 Cool Schools, join Rich Miller, Director of UConn’s Office of Environmental Policy, on a shuttle tour of camps, which will highlight many of the green initiatives that make UConn special.  The tour will culminate with a visit to the student-run Spring Valley Farm near the Depot Campus. Seats are limited for the tour, so sign up now!
Where: Shuttle Bus from NextGen Hall
When: July 28
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: Free
Please rsvp with Tommy Lee (UCFS Coordinator).

UCFS DIVE-IN MOVIE BY UCONN RECREATION
What: Watch a movie while swimming in the UConn pool!
Where: Brundage Pool, UConn Recreation Center
When: August 1
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost: Free with UConn ID


UConn Recreational Activities - see below for calendar of events
UConn Recreation offers several programs during the summer. Take a look at the UCFS Calendar of events for various programs and activities sponsored by UConn Rec.


Student Recreation Facility:

recreation.uconn.edu

Adventure and Climbing Center:
recreation.uconn.edu
UConn Outdoors provides equipment, instruction/guidance, and transportation for all of its trips. We are based out of the UConn Adventure Center on the 2nd floor of the Student Union and rent gear to students.

Bodywise:
UconnBodywise recreation.uconn.edu/bodywise
Bodywise classes are run in the Bodywise Studios located in the Student Recreation Facility and are open to all students. Please check the website for Summer session 2 schedule.

Brundage Pool:
Weekend Trip Schedule with UConn Outdoors

Outdoor weekend trips from Campus rec have included Stand-Up Paddleboarding, mountain biking, day hikes, rock climbing and more!


Summer Activities Around Campus - see below for calendar of events

Visit: summer.studentactivities.uconn.edu for more information. 2017 Student Activities include:

Tons of Fun Tuesdays! (ice cream and more) - Student Union Terrace

July 11 Mini Almost Famous Magazine Covers
July 18 Decorate Your Own Bamboo
July 25 Personalized Key Tagso
August 1 Airbrush Pennants and Pillowcases
August 8  4"x6" Photo Magnets

Relax and Reset Wednesdays - Student Union Terrace

July 12 Cotton Candy and Blackout Poetry
July 19 Car Smash - takes place at the Fairfield Way UConn Seal
July 26 Therapy Dogs
August 2 Yoga and Meditation - takes place in Student Union (104)
August 9 Make Your Own Fruit Kebab and Coloring Books

Thursdays in the Halls!  (activities in your residence hall: food and fun!)

July 13 Summer Activities BBQ!
July 20 Pizza and Trivia Night- Additionally, we will be providing free transportation from NextGen to downtown Storrs from 6:30-7:15pm.  Transportation will only provide drop-off.  This is not round trip.
July 27 TBD
August 3 TBD
August 10 TBD

Tours from Storrs - sponsored by UConn Student Activities - see below for calendar of events
Spend a night the with Yard Goats!  Tour from Storrs second trip of the summer will be a baseball game at Dunkin Donuts Park featuring the Hartford Yard Goats against the Trenton Thunder (NYY).  This game also celebrates Hartford Whalers Alumni weekend! Come meet former Hartford Whalers players at the ballpark and after the game enjoy post-game atlas fireworks presented by Hospital for Special Care!
Hartford Yard Goats

Saturday, July15th
Leave from UConn Student Union at 4:00pm for 6:35pm game time.  Gates and pre-show start at 5pm
Leave from Dunkin Donuts Park at 10:30pm (or the completion of the fireworks after the game).
$10 for UConn undergraduate students, $15 for non UConn Undergraduate students (faculty, staff, graduate and guests).

NYC and Broadway Show- School of Rock
Enjoy an afternoon in New York City and see School of Rock on Broadway!  The bus will drop you off right outside of the Winter Garden Theatre.  Take a few hours and explore Broadway, Times Square or Central Park before heading into the theater to watch School of Rock!  Bus will pick you up right outside the theater as soon as the show concludes at 4:15. Your ticket provides round trip transportation from the student union to NYC and back, in addition to entry into the show.

Saturday, August 5th
Leave UConn Student Union at 8:30am.
Show starts at 2pm.
Leave from Winter Garden Theatre at 4:30pm.
$45 for UConn undergraduate students, $55 for non UConn Undergraduate students (faculty, staff, graduate and guests)

UCFS Calendar of Events

Sunday,  July 9
All day — Putnam Dining Hall Opens
11:00 am – 5:00 pm — UCFS Parent Meet and Greet Event NextGen, "Living Room"

Monday, July 10 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am — REC–BodyWise SPINNING
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC–BodyWise XFit
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING 

Tuesday, July 11 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm — Student Activities: Mini Almost Famous Magazine Covers Student, 
Union Terrace
(Rain location Student 
Union Rm 104)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm — REC BodyWise Strength Training
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise All Levels Yoga
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm — UCFS Film Nights A Beautiful Mind, NextGen Forum (112)

Wednesday, July 12 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am — REC BodyWise 
XFit
11:30 am – 1:30 pm — Student Activities: Cotton Candy and Blackout Poetry Student, Union Terrace
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC BodyWise ZUMBA
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING

Thursday, July 13 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm — REC BodyWise 
ZUMBA
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Student Activities: Summer Activities BBQ, NextGen Hall
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise Kickboxing
6:3 0pm – 8:00 pm — Summer Concert on the Square "Sweet Crude", Downtown Storrs
8:00 pm — Paint Night Event, NextGen Forum, Room 112

Friday, July 14 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am REC BodyWise HIIT
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Four Arrows Challenge Course
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm — UCFS CRT Musical "Newsies"

Saturday, July 15
9:00 am – 12:30 pm — REC Stand-up Paddleboard
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm — REC Stand-up Paddleboard
3:30 pm – 10:30 pm — Student Activities Hartford Yard Goats ($10 for Undergrads)

Monday, July 17 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am — REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC BodyWise XFit
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING

Tuesday, July 18 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Student Activities: Decorate Your Own Bamboo Student Union Terrace
(Rain locationStudent 
Union Rm 104)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm — REC BodyWise Strength Training
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise All Levels Yoga
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm — UCFS Film Nights "Her", NextGen Forum (112)

Wednesday,  July 19 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am — 8:00 am — REC BodyWise 
XFit
11:30 am – 1:30 pm — Student Activities: Car Smash, Fairfield Way Seal
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC BodyWise ZUMBA
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING

Thursday, July 20 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm — REC BodyWise 
ZUMBA
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Student Activities: Nacho Bar and Trivia Night NextGen Hall
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise Kickboxing
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm — Summer Concert on the Square "The Crane Wives Summer", Downtown Storrs
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm — Pizza and Trivia Night, Downtown Storrs

Friday, July 21 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am — REC BodyWise HIIT
9:00 am – 11:30 pm — Honors Meet and Greet, location TBD

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm — UCFS Lightning Round, NextGen Forum (Room 112)
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm — Moonlight Movies: "The Wizard of Oz", Downtown Storrs

Saturday, July 22
9:00 am – 4:30 pm — REC Mountain Biking
9:00 pm - 5:00 pm — REC Surf Lessons ($75)

Sunday, July 23
9:00 am – 12:30 pm — REC Rock Climbing
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm —REC Rock Climbing

Monday, July 24 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm REC BodyWise XFit
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm REC BodyWise SPINNING
8:00 pm — REC Bubble Soccer Event, Shenkman Athletic Center

Tuesday, July 25 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Student Activities: Personalized Key Tags, Student 
Union Terrace
(Rain locationStudent Union Rm 104)
12:1 5pm – 1:15 pm — REC BodyWise Strength Training
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise All Levels Yoga
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm — UCFS Film Nights "Avatar", NextGen Forum (112)

Wednesday, July 26 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am — REC BodyWise 
XFit
11:30 am – 1:30 pm — Student Activities: Therapy Dogs, Student Union Terrace
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC BodyWise ZUMBA
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING

Thursday, July 27 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm — REC BodyWise ZUMBA
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Student Activities: TBA NextGen Hall
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise Kickboxing
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm — UCFS Presents "The Funky Dawgz Brass Band" Summer Concert on the Square, Downtown Storrs

Friday, July 28 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am — REC BodyWise HIIT
10:00 am – 12:00 pm — Green Campus Tour
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm — UCFS UConn Benton Tour

Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30
9:00 am – 11:45 pm — REC Rock Climbing Weekend, New Hampshire, ($50)

Monday,  July 31- Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am — REC BodyWise 
SPINNING
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm REC BodyWise XFit
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm REC BodyWise SPINNING

Tuesday, Aug 1 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Student Activities: Airbrush Pennants and Pillowcases, Student Union Terrace
(Rain locationStudent, 
Union Rm 104)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm — REC BodyWise Strength Training
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise All Levels Yoga
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm — UCFS "Jaws" DiveIn Movie Night Movie Night

Wednesday, Aug 2 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am REC BodyWise 
XFit
11:3 0am – 1:30 pm Student Activities: Yoga and Meditation Student Union 104
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm REC BodyWise ZUMBA
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm REC BodyWise SPINNING
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm UCFS Film Nights Straight Outta Compton (Need to confirm location), MUSB 102

Thursday, Aug 3 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm REC BodyWise 
ZUMBA
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Student Activities: TBA NextGen Hall
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm REC BodyWise Kickboxing
8:00 pm - Bonfire and S'mores at UConn Hillel

Friday, August 4 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am REC BodyWise 
HIIT
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm REC BodyWise SPINNING
2:30 pm — UConn Rock Painting
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Moonlight Movies: "Zootopia" Downtown Storrs

Saturday, August 5 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
9:00 am – 8:00 pm — Whitewater Kayaking ($30)
Bus Departs 8:30 am – leaves NYC at 4:30 —  Student Activities: NYC and Broadway Show "School of Rock" ($45 for undergrads)
All day Putnam Closes After Dinner

Sunday,  August 6 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm — Whitewater Kayaking ($30)
All day South Dining Hall Opens

Monday, August 7 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm REC BodyWise XFit
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm REC BodyWise SPINNING

Tuesday, August 8 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Student Activities: 4″x6″ Photo Magnets, Student 
Union Terrace
(Rain 
location Student Union Rm 104)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm REC BodyWise Strength Training
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm REC BodyWise All Levels Yoga
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm UCFS Film Nights "Mystic River", NextGen Forum (112)

Wednesday, August 9 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am — REC BodyWise 
XFit
11:30 am – 1:30 pm — Student Activities: Make Your Own Fruit Kebab and Coloring Books, Student Union Terrace
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm — REC BodyWise ZUMBA
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING

Thursday, August 10 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm REC BodyWise 
ZUMBA
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Student Activities: TBA NextGen Hall
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm REC BodyWise SPINNING
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm REC BodyWise Kickboxing

Friday, August 11 - Weekly Scavenger Hunt (locations all around campus)
7:00 am – 8:00 am — REC BodyWise 
HIIT
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm — REC BodyWise SPINNING

Things To Do Around and Outside of Campus:

The William Benton Museum of Art

benton.uconn.edu
The Benton always has interesting exhibits, and during the summer they often offer art walks (with parasols!) and other fun activities.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
bimp.uconn.edu/
The Benton always has interesting exhibits, and during the summer they often offer art walks (with parasols!) and other fun activities.

CT Repertory Threatre’s 2016 Nutmeg Summer Series
Additional details to follow.

http://crt.uconn.edu/

J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum
Additional details to follow.
uconnhuskies.com/trads/museum.html

UConn Animal Barn Tours
Additional details to follow.

animalscience.uconn.edu/visitors/tour.php

UConn Dairy Bar - see dairybar.uconn.edu for more details
The UConn Dairy Bar opened in 1953 to sell dairy products that were made by the Creamery. The Creamery was established in the early 1900s and bottled milk all the way up until 1991. Today, the Creamery makes ice cream according to its original recipe and sells this ice cream through the Dairy Bar retail establishment, along with a variety of cheeses.
Summer hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Off-Campus Attractions:

Storrs Center Downtown
Visit www.storrscenter.com for up-to-date information on events, activities, shops, restaurants, etc. 
Storrs Downtown always has fun stuff going on in the summer, including:

Live Music every week!
*UCFS Sponsored* 2017 Summer Concerts on the Square

Friendly Fire Board Game Nights - visit www.friendlyfiregamecenter.com/blog/ for more details
What: Each Wednesday night Friendly Fire hosts an entirely free Board Game Night. Players are encouraged to come join us play any number of board games, either from the store Demo Shelves or players can bring their own.

In addition to the plethora of board games being played there will be a Featured Board Game, this board game will not just be demoed, but will also be 10% OFF for that night only.

New players are always welcome and this is a great event to get to know new people that share similar interests.

Moonlight Movies - see www.mansfieldct.gov/movies for more details.

Storrs Farmers Market - see www.storrsfarmersmarket.org/ for more details
When: Every Saturday

Where: Mansfield Town Hall
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Since 1994, Storrs Farmers Market has provided fresh, local foods for the greater Mansfield community. Everything sold at the Market is grown or produced in Connecticut, so the offerings change with the seasons.


Other Off Campus attractions: