Campus Resources

 

ACADEMIC SERVICES


CLAS Academic Services Center (ASC),  located at 423 Whitney Road, serves all students who have a declared a CLAS major, as well as faculty and staff advisors.

Academic Achievement Center located in John W. Rowe Center (CUE) 130, works one-on-one and in group settings with students who would like to improve their academic performance. This includes students who may be on probation or academic warning, but it also includes students who need to perform at the highest levels to be eligible for competitive scholarships, majors, and/or post graduate opportunities. It is also home to the UConnConnects Program, which serves undergraduates who want to be more successful academically. By matching each student with a facilitator, the program helps students locate and utilize the resources, skills, and personnel and to work on time management and study skills.

Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) , located in the John W. Rowe Center (CUE), advises students preparing to be accepted to the Neag School of Education and the School of Pharmacy, as well as students who have not yet been accepted to or decided upon a school or college.

Center for Interdisciplinary and Individualized Studies, located in the John W. Rowe Center (CUE) room 322, advises students interested in majors not traditionally offered at UConn.  To earn an Individualized Major (IMJR) from any of the schools offering an IMJR, the student must choose 18 of the required 36 credits in the major field of study from the school or college issuing the degree.

Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes (CPIA), located in Hall Dorm, advises intercollegiate athletes, helping them balance a full academic schedule with the rigors of practice sessions and sports events.  Counselors work closely with academic advisors in the schools and colleges in which athletes are enrolled.  They enforce NCAA rules and regulations, teach special sections of courses to their constituency, and provide tutoring in a wide range of disciplines. 

First Year Programs offers an array of courses, a network for personal support, interactive online resources, and unique living/learning experiences to help new students at the University of Connecticut achieve success from the start. The director is David Ouimette, the office is located in the John W. Rowe Center (CUE).

Honors Scholar Program/University Scholar Program, located on the fourth floor of the John W. Rowe Center (CUE), advises students who have been accepted to these programs.  Students are assigned an Honors faculty advisor from their desired major who will work in conjunction with the director of the Honors Program to help students fulfill honors requirements.

Student Support Services (or the CAP Program), located in the John W. Rowe Center (CUE), counsels first-generation students from under-represented ethnic and cultural groups, most of whom attend a special six week summer enhancement program before their first semester begins.  Counselors work closely with academic advisors in the schools and colleges in which SSS students are enrolled.  They teach special sections of  Freshmen Year Experience courses and provide tutoring in a wide range of disciplines.

Education Abroad Program, located in the John W. Rowe Center (CUE), advises students about the 200 plus study abroad programs in 65 countries on six continents that are available to them through the university.  Students should begin by reviewing the website to narrow down their options.  Next they are urged to make an appointment to discuss their goals with the advisor for the area in which they are interested. Faculty advisors can visit the website for a comprehensive list of FAQs.

 

CAREER SERVICES


Center for Career Development, located in the Wilbur Cross Building, Room 202, assists students in identifying strengths, interests, and special talents to help decide upon career goals. Internship opportunities, resume-writing instruction, and interview workshops are also offered.

The CLAS Career Program is a valuable resource, which provides information about programs and resources tailored to CLAS students.

The CLAS Career Advisor Program is an alumni-student mentoring initiative for sophomores and juniors in the CLAS.

 

CULTURAL AND SOCIAL CENTERS


African American Cultural Center

Asian American Cultural Center

Puerto-Rican/Latin American Cultural Center

Rainbow Center

Women’s Center

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES


Emergency Financial Support: Both the Dean of Students Office, located in the Wilbur Cross Building, and the Student Financial Aid Services (see below) attempt to meet the emergency financial needs of students. The Dean of Students oversees an emergency loan fund; Office of Student Financial Aid Services assists students who have a documented financial need.

The Office of Student Financial Aid Services, located in the Wilbur Cross Building, assists students in applying for and receiving grants, loans and scholarships.

 

REGISTRAR’S OFFICE


The Registrar’s Office, which includes the Records Office, Scheduling, and Degree Auditing, is the source for many materials required by both students and advisors. All course registration is processed through this office.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS


Certain scholarships are made available exclusively to students within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information including the scholarships available, deadlines and forms, please click here

 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES


Department of Student Activities, located in the Student Union room 302, is committed to enriching the intellectual, ethical and social development of students … and providing excellent programs and services that promote student self-governance, respect for diversity, civic responsibility, and life-long learning.  Activities include club sports, Greek life, and community involvement projects.

 

STUDENT SUPPORT


Center for Students with Disabilities, located in the Wilbur Cross Building, Room 204, provides academic accommodations and support services to all students with disabilities.

Dean of Students Office. The primary philosophy that guides the many and varied services of the office is “providing people with what they need to make informed decisions.” Whatever your need, our office will be able to address it directly, or connect you to others that will.

Health Education Office, is a service offered by a staff of professionals that helps both resident and commuter students make educated decisions regarding their own health and wellness.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS): Provides information for students regarding their immigration status, mandatory international student check-in, and for immigration forms and resources, as well as information for incoming and current UConn international students.

Speech and Hearing Clinic located in the David C. Phillips Communications Sciences Building, provides a full range of evaluation and treatment services to both children and adults with speech, language, and hearing disorders.

Student Health Services, located in the Infirmary Building on Glenbrook Road,  provides a wide range of student services including primary health care, acute care (non-life-threatening), mental health counseling, in-patient care, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, and pharmacy. Specialized services and programs include a women’s clinic, allergy clinic, athletic medicine, nutritional counseling, health education, a cold self-care center, HIV antibody testing, special health clinics, and substance abuse prevention education.

Veterans Affairs and Military Programs, located in Arjona 340, provides services to support veterans and active duty military personnel and their families on campus. Included in these services is the Veteran’s Oasis which is located on the main floor of the Student Union, above the food court.

Q Center, located in the Homer Babbidge Library on the 1st floor, provides free resources to help students become more proficient in their general Q-courses, including tutoring by knowledgeable undergraduate and graduate students, tutorials on difficult material, development of learning modules, forming and assisting study groups, group workshops run by Q-Center staff, and exam review sessions (including a bank of previous exams).

Writing Center, located in room 108 of the Homer Babbidge Library, provides help for student writers at every stage of the writing process.

 

TRANSFER ADMISSIONS


Transfer Admissions Office, located in the Tasker building, is responsible for transfer student credit evaluations.  Evaluations are completed after transfer students have been admitted and have confirmed their intention to enroll. In general, credit is granted for courses taken at regionally accredited colleges and universities that are comparable in content and quality to courses offered at UConn, provided a grade of at least a “C” has been earned.