A Summer Program for UConn First Year and Transfer Students

An exciting summer opportunity designed for all incoming first-year and transfer students who will be starting at UConn in the fall. This intensive five-week program was created to provide interested students who have committed to UConn, a strong jump start to both their coursework and the UConn experience.

Jump Start Your UConn Husky Life!

7 Credits

Earn 7 credits in 6 weeks during UConn First Summer Program. The program is offered during Summer Session 2 on the Storrs Campus.

Early Move-in

Students attending First Summer will be able to move-in to their fall semester housing assignment before the other students arrive on campus.

Early Access

Our First Summer students have early access to campus services such the Rec Center, Husky One Card, Student Health and Wellness, etc.

Top Faculty

Our First Summer faculty have national and international reputations and are recognized subject matter experts.

Coming to UConn in the Fall?

Kick off your academic experience with UConn First Summer!


This is an intensive five-week program created to provide interested students who have committed to UConn, 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 where you will be supported throughout your participation as you transition to UConn in the fall.

Work-Life Balance: Designed to Accommodate Professional Adult Student Schedules

UConn’s online MSW prioritizes convenience without compromise. Recognizing the many responsibilities of today's students, we've structured the online MSW to offer a mix of synchronous and asynchronous online classes. Flexible course schedules allow students to manage their coursework and existing commitments, providing the convenience needed to succeed. Whether you've just graduated from an undergraduate degree or you're a working professional, we know you’re balancing multiple responsibilities. The online MSW can be tailored to fit your lifestyle, ensuring that you can pursue an MSW degree without sacrificing personal or professional commitments.

An MSW Meeting Workforce Demands

In response to the growing need for skilled clinical practice social workers, UConn's online MSW degree stands as a solution. Driven by over 75 years of social work education excellence, the online MSW is designed to meet both state and national workforce needs. Targeting the demand for mental health, behavioral health, substance abuse, and addiction counselors, our online social work curriculum equips graduates with the direct practice skills and market-aligned knowledge needed to make a difference. By providing a convenient path to an MSW degree designed for busy adult students, UConn is contributing to the cultivation of an in-demand and well-prepared social work workforce.

Employed in Social Services? Your Time Could Count Towards Your Field Hours

Field internship opportunities provide students with a range of social work practice experiences and connections, many of which can lead to jobs after graduation. If you are already working in social services, your employment could count toward your field education requirements, making it convenient for you to complete your internship while working.

UConn First Summer Registration Process

Are you considering your UConn First Summer for your summer plans? To participate in the program, students must go through the registration process by completing an application first. Please see details below.

Registration Process

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Whether an admitted student or transfer student, we have a Summer for you!

We want to make sure you get the most out of your summer experience prior to starting your semester at UConn.

Admitted Students

Transfer Students

Is your student joining us for UConn First Summer?

Feeling overwhelmed about your student’s transition to college? While this is an exciting time, we are mindful of the anxieties and concerns that parents and guardians have about their student heading to college. We hope that the following information makes you feel more prepared.

Parent Information

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Quality is Paramount to Who We Are
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Top-ranked, Accredited, R1 Research Public Institution

Quality is the cornerstone of UConn’s online MSW degree. With a curriculum mirroring our on-campus program and guided by experienced UConn faculty, we maintain the same high standards in the online format. Coming to you from a top-ranked, accredited, R1 Research public institution, you can be assured that our online social work curriculum, delivery, and experience is central to our mission. Your success, and that of your clients and employers, is our success.

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Exterior views of the School of Social Work (SSW) with students walking out of the building. Sept. 15, 2022. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
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Designed to be one of the best-value online social work master’s degrees in the nation.

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