Campus Life

Living on Campus

Residential students live in secure, traditional residence halls, situated in the heart of UConn’s campus. Students are assigned to same gender floors and typically live in double occupancy rooms. Students will be issued a room key and a secure ID card, and are expected to keep these items on their persons at all times. We allow students to request a roommate in advance of their arrival. Roommate requests has to be mutual and will be honored when possible, but are not guaranteed.

Rooms include desks, beds, closets, and dressers. Residences do not have air-conditioning. Wi-Fi access is available.

Dining

Students can easily access the dining hall within a short walk from their residence hall. Students eat in UConn dining facilities for all meals on campus. There are a wide variety of food selections daily, including vegan, vegetarian, kosher, and gluten free options in addition to a salad bar, hot entrees, sandwiches, and desserts. The dining staff is happy to accommodate any special needs or restrictions with advance notice.

Staff

Our programs are planned and managed by several full-time professional staff who work year round to support summer programs and other pre-college activities. During the summer, our SoE undergraduate students, join our team and serve as program assistants (counselors). Counselors are the core of the residential services staff and are responsible for students in a particular section or floor of a residence hall. They are selected for their leadership skills, enthusiasm, organizational skills, maturity, and willingness to help others, and they live in the residence halls with summer students to provide supervision and support after-hours. All of our program staff undergo criminal and sexual offender background checks.

Campus Safety

Our Campus Police staff works in concert with the rest of the UConn community to keep our campus safe.  All residential summer students are required to wear lanyards with ID badges for identification purposes, and are not allowed to leave campus unsupervised at any time.