University of Connecticut Visit Report by TracyJackson
Visit to University of Connecticut in May 2013 by TracyJackson(Student, HS Class of 2012)
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Admissions Interview: No - UConn do not do interviews. You can schedule for one, but they don't do anything to you admission chance.
Information Session: Yes - Was great. Went for a campus tour and saw a great admission video. Walked to a model for room, and saw it was quite small. However, the actual typical freshman room is bigger than that (want to scare
Campus Tour: Yes - Tour lasted for an hour. Walked around core of campus and the Student Union. Saw a typical large lecture room, and saw a model dorm room.
Overnight Visit: No - UConn do not have overnight visits. All are one day.
Classroom Visit: No - Did not attend.
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Campus Visit Notes for University of Connecticut
The tour started in the morning, met with the admission director. She went over the admission details, but very boring for me. As a high school senior and already admitted to UConn, admissions stuff is not that valuable at the time. We went on an hour-long campus tour, saw the UConn Co-op, Babbage Library, and the Student Union (the center of student life on campus). Saw the Gampel basketball stadium and toured the soccer field. Husky football games are played off-campus, at the UConn football stadium in Hartford...so catch a free campus-operated bus to the games and leave early ! Most freshmen will live in North or Northwest dorms, with honors kids in Buckley or Shippee halls. Best dorms on campus appear to be South or the Hilltop dorms, but most upperclassmen (some freshmen and sophomore, but only if they ran out of spaces at other places). Freshmen are scattered all over campus, so you could live anywhere. The closer to the center of campus, the more Jr and Sr there are.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
The only place to stay is the Nathan Hale Inn, it's in the middle of campus. It's a simple hotel, unless you want to go to the nearest off-campus hotel (25min drive).
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Very little choice of foods in Storrs once you get away from the dining halls or "grab and go" shops. very student friendly (all in campus), but if you are visiting, not so good.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
UConn bus lines are important ! If you are a freshman or a new transfer student, get used to the bus lines...you will need it to get around !!