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 Move In and Welcome Reception
Where: Werth Residence Hall, 1st Floor Forum
What: UCFS program check-in followed by a welcome reception and mandatory meeting; check-in and attendance is required.

UCFS Events and Activities

UCFS Cohort Community Building Activity
Where: Four Arrows
What: UCFS students and staff will get to know one another and build community within the program through a day-long, immersive experience at UConn's own Four Arrows team building facility. Transportation is provided from Werth Residence Hall. 


Things To Do Around and Outside of Campus:

The William Benton Museum of Art
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
The Ballard Institute is home to over 3,500 puppets from across the world; stop by to learn about the wide and fascinating world of pupperty!

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

J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum
Additional details to follow.

UConn Animal Barn Tours
Additional details to follow.

UConn Dairy Bar - see 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 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* Summer Concerts on the Square

Moonlight Movies - information to come. 

Storrs Farmers Market - see 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: