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Experience Campus Life and the Surrounding Community

By mid-May, many UConn students have returned home to work and play, begun summer internships, or set off to study abroad or upon other adventures. But our campuses don’t roll down the shutters and drift into long summer naps between May and August. In fact, UConn Summer is a vibrant time for many students, faculty, and staff.

Many camps, conferences, and special sessions happen over the summer, and the result is a community very much awake and filled with activity. On the Storrs campus, everyone lines up on Tuesdays to fill a “bucket” (it’s big) with Dairy Bar ice cream for a mere $2.  Student Activities hosts barbeques and other special activities throughout the summer.  Off-campus, Storrs Center is (at last!) a fully-functioning downtown area offering shopping, lots of food options, including Dining Service’s own Le Petit Marche Café, housed in the new UConn Bookstore @ Storrs Center, which now connects to the just-opened UConn Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry.  During the summer months, Storrs Center sponsors activities ranging from weekly outdoor music, arts fairs, films, gaming nights, and more.

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Arts and Culture on Campus

The University of Connecticut offers a range of culturally – and gastronomically – rich attractions. Tour our diverse and distinct museums; attend world-class performances in music, theater, and the performing arts; enjoy homemade ice cream at the UConn Dairy Bar; or visit nearby Storrs Downtown, a vibrant town square featuring cafés, restaurants, and shopping galore.

Exhibits, Museums & Tours

Performing Arts


If you have questions, please contact the Office of Summer and Winter Programs at (860) 486-0465, or by email at