UConn First Summer is an exciting summer opportunity designed for all incoming freshmen and transfer students who will be starting at UConn in the fall. This intensive five-week program was created to give interested admitted students a strong jump start to both their coursework and the UConn experience.*
Are you graduating from high school this spring? UConn First Summer will help with the transition to college by offering a jump start to your academic career. It will also provide you with the opportunity to explore the main campus and surrounding communities and to gain skills for college success.
Are you an incoming transfer student? UConn First Summer will offer you the chance to get a foothold on your UConn career, build relationships with peers and faculty, and establish important ties to the UConn community.
During UConn First Summer, you will enroll in two academic courses and take part in a range of social, cultural, educational and recreational activities that will get you moving, thinking, and interacting with others. The five-week courses require a significant commitment, but balancing that will be the activities designed to ease the transition to UConn in the fall
Links on this page lead to further information on the UConn First Summer program, including classes, activities, costs, and registration details. Please contact us if you have any questions— and we hope to see you soon!
Please review important information on the Costs and Courses pages before completing the online registration form!
*This optional program is open to incoming freshmen and transfer students admitted to any of UConn’s five campuses. However, this program runs as an independent summer program and does not alter any aspect of your fall admissions status, including your admission campus or any scholarship/financial aid decisions. Financial awards for fall semester do not guarantee any financial support for the First Summer program. See Costs for further details.
It is required that participants be available for the full five weeks of the program for which they are registered. There is a required opening Welcome Reception and full program meeting Sunday, July 14th.
*Some students will take courses during SS1 with special approval.*