What to Bring

We will provide:

  • Dinner on Sunday evening at 5:30 PM for the students in the designated dining hall.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in the assigned Dining hall

  • Breakfast and Lunch on Thursday in the dining hall

  • Linen packet (flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillow, pillow case)

  • Towels and wash clothes

  • A roommate (each student will share a room with someone, boys on one floor, girls on another). Visiting the room of a student of the opposite gender is NOT permitted at any time.

  • 24 hour staff supervision. Students are NOT permitted to leave campus unless there is an E2 program planned and supervised activity.

  • Access to computer labs during free time

  • A notebook and writing implement

  • A program t-shirt

  • A lanyard with an E2 ID badge

We recommend you bring the following:

  • Table-top and/or floor oscillating fan

  • Shower Shoes (flip-flops suffice)

  • Wastebasket, hangers, and alarm clock

  • Personal toiletries

  • Small tote for toiletries, shower shoes/flip flops, hair dryer

  • A blanket (it can get cool in the evening)

  • OPTIONAL: Spending money if you plan on purchasing vending machine items or if the Counselors plan a visit to the UConn Bookstore or Dairy Bar.

  • Long pants and close-toed shoes (for safety, some labs will not permit any open toed shoes)

  • Rain gear (rain jacket, umbrellas, etc.)
  • Sunscreen (counselors will have sunscreen available too)  

  • If you are bringing prescription medications, they must be in their original packaging with the prescribing physician’s name.

All meals are included.

  • No refrigerators are provided in the rooms, but you may bring non-perishable snacks

DO NOT bring:

  • Computers (you will have access to the computer labs during free times)

  • Valuables – please leave expensive jewelry, expensive phones, expensive mobile devices, large sums of cash, etc. at home. We are not responsible for lost or stolen property.

  • Weapons, tobacco products, or anything else that is prohibited by University rules of the state or federal law.

  • A car – students are NOT permitted to have a car during Explore Engineering!


If your room key is lost or stolen you will be expected to pay $110 to replace and re-key the lock. This payment must be made before your student checks out, no exceptions.

If the student violates the rules set forth in the conduct agreement, parents/guardians may be asked to pick up their student to take home. NO REFUNDS will be issued.