Residential Program Details

What You Can Expect:

We will provide:

  • Dinner on Sunday evening at 5:30 PM for the students in the designated dining hall.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the week in the assigned Dining hall
  • Continental breakfast on Saturday
  • Linen packet (flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillow, pillow case)
  • Towels and wash clothes
  • A roommate (each student will share a room with someone). 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 a SPARK program planned and supervised activity.
  • A notebook and writing implement
  • A program t-shirt
  • A lanyard with a SPARK 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)
  • 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
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear (jacket, poncho, umbrella)
  • Reusable water bottle

DO NOT bring:

  • Computers
  • 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

NOTE:

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.