Orientation Involvement Information

 Welcome

Welcome to UConn! College life can be more fun and meaningful when you are making connections, getting involved, and finding cool things to do in addition to your classes!  See below for more information about different ways to Get Involved at UConn!

Student Organizations
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UConn has over 650 student organizations! If you have an interest or hobby we’ve most likely got you covered. You can take a look at all of them on UConntact.uconn.edu before you step foot on campus or start classes.  This will be your one stop shop for all student orgs!  You can search by type of organization and find contact info!

Be on the lookout for Involvement Fair info once the semester starts!  You’ll have the chance to meet student orgs you are interested in joining!  Up to date information will appear here!

Tier III Student Organizations
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Our fee-funded groups are very visible and active on campus. Are you interested in Student Government? We have you covered with the Undergraduate Student Government or USG. Do you have a passion for Activism? You may want to check out Praxis. We also have a programming board that plans events and entertainment for campus called the Student Union Board of Governors or SUBOG.

Undergraduate Student Government (USG)

UConn Praxis

Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG)

Campus Media
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Are you interested in media? We also have fee funded organizations that specialize in that! The Daily Campus is the UConn student-run newspaper. We have our very own television station, UCTV, and our radio station is WHUS. You can also get involved with Nutmeg Publishing and work on the Yearbook and Magazine.

The Daily Campus

UCTV

WHUS

Nutmeg Publishing

Community Service
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Serve. Learn. Lead. Change. Community Outreach is a great program to get involved with if you are interested in community service. Opportunities range from one-time service projects to semester long programs across a wide range of social topics. They also offer alternative breaks, democracy and political engagement, and JumpStart opportunities.

Cultural Centers and Programs
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The Cultural Centers and Programs at UConn are a great resource and support system for all students’ social and cultural backgrounds and identities. Cultural Centers and Programs at UConn provide and host important resources and events that educate, enrich, and support a more diverse and inclusive community. You can find them all on the fourth floor of the Student Union.

African American Cultural Center

Asian American Cultural Center

Native American Cultural Programs

Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center

Rainbow Center

Fraternity & Sorority Life
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With over 40 organizations including 21 men's fraternities, 18 women's fraternities and sororities, and 1 gender-inclusive society, fraternity and sorority life at UConn has been an important tradition for over 130 years. The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Development takes pride in their award winning community and upholds their membership to excellence, integrity, and honor.

Interested in joining? Find out more here!

UConn Rec
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Are you looking to stay active on campus? Well, look no further than UConn’s brand new Recreation Center. The brand new, state of the art Rec Center offers 191,000 square feet of gym space for fitness equipment, BodyWise classes, pools, a climbing center, and much more. You can also get involved with Club Sports teams and intramurals. Classes are offered both in person and online, so it’s always easy and safe to stay active.

Interested in staying active with UConn Rec? Find out more here!

Husky Pride
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UConn is never short on Husky Pride! From our great athletic traditions, our Spirit Pride and Tradition Cheer & Dance Teams, and the Marching Band have you covered with cheers, energy, spirit, game day fight songs, and many other traditions! Don't forget to say hi to our mascot Jonathan around campus! 

You can cheer on our national champion basketball teams in Gampel Pavilion on campus and at the XL Center in Hartford. UConn football games are played in East Hartford and most of our other varsity teams play on the Storrs campus, as well! We hope to see you at a game!

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Cheer & Dance Teams

Jonathan the Husky

UConn Band

Entertainment
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Once you get to campus we know you’re going to want to find things to do! We have a whole team that works on planning events, just for you!

Late Night happens each weekend and provides giveaways, food, interactive activities, crafts, and other entertainment.

SUBOG plans a whole calendar of concerts, comedians, lectures, and special events. If you don’t know what Stuff-a-Husky is yet, well you will soon!.

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts brings big acts to campus in its 2,000 seat theater.

The Connecticut Repertory Theater produces plays throughout the year.

The Ballard Museum of Puppetry offers exhibits and galleries promoting puppetry as an art form.

The Benton is Connecticut's State art museum with a collection of over 6,500 pieces and special art exhibitions.

Off Campus & Commuter Student Services
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If you are living off campus, check out Off Campus and Commuter Student Services!  You can look to them for help with community life, living independently, and involvement with the surrounding communities of the Storrs campus. They also plan fun events to help you connect with other commuter students, find housing, and get involved in the campus community!

Downtown Storrs offers shopping, dining, and entertainment just steps away from the campus community.