Prospective Students

Summer Programs

  • BRIDGE Program

    • BRIDGE is a five-week intensive summer program designed to prepare students who are underrepresented in engineering fields for the rigor of engineering curriculum at UConn, to introduce them to careers in engineering, and to familiarize students with the University of Connecticut and the college experience as a whole
    • Applications for the Summer 2017 BRIDGE program are now open.  The deadline is May 1, 2017. This year, BRIDGE will be held from July 2 to August 4, 2017.
  • Student Support Services (SSS) Summer Program

    • UConn Student Support Services (SSS) provides students who are first-generation to college and/or from under-served populations with access to the university, with services to help them achieve their goal of graduation, and with programming designed to support their academic, professional, and personal growth at UConn and beyond. Each year, approximately 300 students are accepted to UConn through SSS at the main campus in Storrs and at the Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury regional campuses.

Peer Mentor Programs

  • REACHing Peers Program

    • REACH (Resources in Education and Advocacy for Current Huskies) Mentees are first year, transfer, or newly registered students who are beginning their experience at UConn and with Center for Students with Disabilities. They are students who want the opportunity to build connections with a returning student and who would benefit from additional support in their transition to UConn.

      Being a REACH Mentee will provide students the opportunity to connect with their peers and help foster a network of support and community for students with disabilities at UConn. Mentees will meet with their Mentors at least once a month, but are encouraged to keep in contact more frequently to make the most of their experience.

  • METAS Peer mentoring Program

    • The METAS Program (Mentoring, Educating and Training for Academic Success) is designed to assist first-year and transfer students with their college transition by pairing them with a peer mentor who provides guidance and support throughout the mentee’s first year at UConn. Benefits to participation include learning about resources and opportunities at UConn, attending educational, cultural and social events sponsored by the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) as well as other departments throughout campus, and meeting other students who are going through the same experience.
    • Our goals are: to enhance Latinx student retention; to create a strong sense of community; to provide leadership opportunities; and to provide a support system for Latinx freshmen and transfer students as they transition into college life.
  • F.A.M.I.L.E.E. Mentor Program

    • Fostering Academics, Maturity, Independence, Leadership, Empowerment & Excellence (F.A.M.I.L.E.E.), a program through the Rainbow Center, pairs new students with continuing students during their first or transfer year, involving group activities and one-on-one meetings. This program is designed to assist students in their first year at UConn-Storrs including regional campus and transfer students who are new to the Storrs campus with their transition by pairing them with peer mentors
  • PA2SS Mentor Program

    • The PA2SS (Peer African Americans Sustaining Success) Peer Mentor Program was established for African American freshman and transfer students and upper class mentors. The program will seek to improve academic performance, retention and graduation rates of African American students. The PA2SS program is a 1 credit course that is offered during the spring and fall semester of the academic year. Faculty/staff mentoring and grade monitoring will be a feature of the program. Peer educators participate in a 2 day peer education training session and are enrolled in the mentor section of the 1 credit class.