Information for Spring 2020 Admitted Students
Once again congratulations of your acceptance as an exchange student to the University of Connecticut. We are excited to welcome you into your community.
To make sure your transition to UConn goes well, we have prepare this page with very important information that you will need to know before arriving to UConn.
Please plan to arrive on campus on Saturday, January 18th . On-Campus Housing will not be available before this date.
Below you will find a handy checklist of key requirements that you will need to complete before you arrive in Storrs:
- By October 21st – Commit to the Program
- By October 22th – Activate your UConn credentials
- By October 25th – Complete the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement
- By November 15th– Complete Housing Application
- By November 20th– Complete the DS-2019 application
- By December 1st – Submit Student Health History Form.
- By December 15th– Submit photo for UConn Husky One Card
- By January 5th – Submit Flight Itinerary
- January 18th – Arrival and move-in Day
- January 19th– 20th– Mandatory Orientation
- January 21st – First day of classes
Spring 2020 Semester
|Arrival to UConn||Saturday, January 18th|
|Mandatory Orientation||January 19th to January 20th|
|First day of Classes||Tuesday, January 21st|
|Course Add/drop Period||Monday, February 3rd|
|Spring Recess||March 15th to March 21|
|Last day of class||Friday, May 1st|
|Final Exams||May 4th to May 9th|
You can also find the most up-to-date calendar here.
Activate your Net ID
Your net ID is a combination of letters (your initials) and numbers and was provided in your acceptance letter to UConn Exchange Program.
You should have received an email from UConn’s University Information Technology Services (UITS) with information on how to activate your NetID (included on your acceptance letter), but here are the instructions:
- Go to the Activate NetID page: https://netid.uconn.edu/activate.php
- Enter your NetID (provided on your acceptance letter) then click continue
- Follow on-screen prompts for what needs to be entered.
If you did not receive an email from UConn ITS team, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a tech through the chat asking for the activation code. Make sure to provide your peoplesoft # (AKA University ID number).
Completing the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement
The SF Responsibility Agreement is a statement of the financial obligations and responsibilities you agree to assume when you attend UCONN. Without completing the SF Responsibility Agreement, students are not able to register for courses. Here is the instructions on how to complete the financial agreement:
- Go to UConn Student Administration System: https://studentadmin.uconn.edu/
- Login with your NetID and password (you should have complete the NetID activation first)
- Once on the system, click on Self-service and then Student Center.
- On the right side of the student Center page, you should be able to see a box called “To Do List and under it you will have the link for the SF Responsibility Agreement.
- Click on “SF Responsibility Agreement” and follow the prompt.
UConn guarantees housing to exchange students, provided that you fill out the online application for housing by the deadline.
If you opt to live off-campus, and then have difficulties finding a space, we will not be able to provide on campus housing after the deadline. Off campus apartments DO NOT generally offer leases for any period less than a year. Thus, it is STRONGLY encouraged you live on campus. Further, UConn does NOT provide transportation from off-campus locations.
In order to apply for housing, students should complete the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Housing Application through MyHousing portal by November 15th.
Before completing the application, you should revise the 2019-2020 housing guide (that was emailed to you), which shows all the housing options.
Please read through the following information before applying to housing:
- You MUST apply by November 15th if you want to select your own space.
- Exchange students are NOT required to pay the Acceptance Fee.
- The completion of the application(s) and the actual selection process for a space do not happen at the same time – it is a two part process.
- If you apply for Global House and are accepted, you will be removed from your originally selected housing and be placed in a designated Global House space. You will not have the opportunity to choose your room in Global House – you will be placed.
- You will need to apply for housing by November 15th, 2020 if you want guaranteed housing.
Health insurance is required of all students receiving a J-1 Exchange visa. Due to this requirement, students coming to UConn under the exchange program have two options:
1. RECOMMENDED: Take the UConn insurance that is provided to you. The plan is fully compliant with federal regulation mandates and offers preventative care. Please read the brochure to learn more about the UConn Health Plan. For more information about Health insure, please visit UConn Student Health and Wellness website.
2. Choose your own insurance plan that covers you in the U.S. and meets the requirements of the J-1 visa program. You are responsible for determining that your insurance meets the requirements of the J-1 exchange visitor program. Contact your insurance provider directly if you have questions about how to use your insurance in the U.S. and whether it covers the benefits required by the J-1 visa program. UConn is not able to review foreign insurance policies to determine if coverage meets the J-1 requirements, you must check with the provider to confirm.
Important: If you do not want the UConn insurance, you must waive/decline it by February 5th, 2020 or you will be automatically enrolled and responsible for the cost. If you want to be enrolled in the UConn insurance, do nothing – you will be automatically enrolled. The UConn insurance meets the Insurance Requirement for J-1 Exchange Visitors. Follow the link for directions on how to waive/decline the UConn Insurance through the Student Admin system. The waiver process will start on June 1st and you have until September 15th to complete it.
You must complete and submit the Student Health History Form by December 1st. UConn Student Health Services will email you separately with a packet of information and this form. If you have questions about completing it, please contact Student Health Services at email@example.com or by calling +1 860 486 0750. The completion and submission of the Health History Form in advance of your arrival at UConn is mandatory.
Please be aware that some health requirements involve a series of immunizations, so it is essential that you plan for these injections and obtaining the necessary requirements in advance of the December 1st submission deadline.
UConn student IDs are known as Husky One Cards. Your UConn One Card allows you to access your dormitory, dining facilities, attend events, use the Student Recreational Facility, receive student discounts, borrow library books and prove your student status, both on and off campus.
In order to receive your Husky One Card upon arrival, you will need to upload your photo before arriving to UConn. Please read through the instructions on how to upload your photo. Make sure to upload your photo by December 15th. It is important to have your card ready and activated for your arrival in August, as you will not be able to access your housing or dining facilities without your One Card.
The UConn Bursar’s Office will send your bill via email. Please keep an eye on your UConn email account for your UConn fee bill. You can also login directly into the Student Administration System to view your billing statement.
Here is how you can access your fee bill:
- Log into the Student Administration System with the student NetID and password.
- Once logged in, Under “Finances,” click on “Pay Fee Bill by e-Check, Manage Payment Plan, Authorize Users”
- Go to the e-Bill and Payment Suite
For more information about payments methods, please refer to UConn Office of the Bursar payment page.
Questions about the e-billing process? Please contact UConn Bursar’s Office