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Visiting Campus

Stamford campus at night

UConn Stamford is a modern facility with small classrooms, distance learning opportunities, up-to-date science labs, art gallery, Library Learning Commons, ELC (Experimental Learning Collaborative), Fitness Center, and Sports Club.

The Stamford campus is located at the heart of downtown Stamford. Stamford was voted #1 city in Connecticut, with exciting shops, restaurants, theaters, and movies. It has easy access from I95, Merritt Parkway, and the train station with a free shuttle to campus from the station Monday through Thursday. For more information about visiting Stamford, check out the Downtown Special Services District website as well as the “Visitors” website from the City of Stamford.

Campus Tours

Your UConn Stamford adventure begins at our Welcome Center. We offer student-led campus tours for prospective students and their families. Campus tours are offered year-round and are available on select days between Monday and Saturday. A walking tour of the campus usually lasts about 30 minutes. Our new Residential Hall is not a stop on the Campus Tour, due to the building being a living and learning community for our current students. We offer special dates for our Residential Hall tours. Check out the video of our Residential Hall. We are looking forward to seeing you on campus soon!

UConn Tour Tips

  1. Bring your questions so either the Tour Guides or the Admissions Staff can answer them for you.
  2. Avoid High School vacation days as they are usually busy and fill up quick.
  3. Check for weather announcements at alert.uconn.edu in the event of inclement weather. If UConn delays or is closed, tours will be cancelled.
  4. Check out our UConn Stamford and UConn websites!
  5. Plan to make other visits to UConn Stamford besides the tour in order to get a feel for what it really means to be a husky.
  6. Take pictures during your college visits!
  7. Take notes during the tour – this will come in handy when you want to recall what UConn Stamford has to offer to students like you.
  8. Bring a family member or two, this will allow more questions to be asked – your guests might think of questions that never crossed your mind but are important.
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Special Guest Tours

This tour is the perfect fit for a current Staff or Faculty member that would like to schedule a tour for a guest(s) or a School Counselor or Staff member that would like to visit UConn Stamford.esidential Hall tours. Check out the video of our Residential Hall. We are looking forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Transfer Infomation Sessions

Are you a transfer student thinking about Transferring? Are you currently at a Community College and you are looking to complete a Bachelor’s Degree? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the UConn Stamford Admissions Office is offering special appointments for you! Students can register for a time on June 13, 2019 and July 11, 2019 between 10:30 and 3pm by calling 203-251-8541. We hope to see you at one of the sessions.

Specialty Events

We are updating our events for Summer 2019. Please check back soon.

*If you need any accommodations to attend our visits or events, please call our office at 203-251-8541 or email us at stamfordadmissions@uconn.edu

Skype UConn Tours

If you are a prospective International or Out-of-State student who wants to know what it is like to live and learn at UConn Stamford, then this tour is right for you. The tour will take place over Skype. On the tour you have the opportunity to talk to our Admissions Officer and be taken on a virtual tour of the campus which will highlight our campus facilities and academic programs. If you are interested in setting up a Skype session with our Admissions team, please email StamfordAdmissions@uconn.edu to schedule a time.

Group Visits

UConn Stamford provides High School Group Tours to college ready High School students who are interested in seeing if our school is the right fit for them. We provide a tour of the full campus building led by student leaders to show students what it means to be a husky.

We offer Group Visits for groups with 10 or more students, during the academic year from September to April on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

While on campus, groups can participate in one of the sessions below. If your group has a preference, please indicate this on the Additional Comments section of the “Register Now” Form.

  1. Major Game - Learn about the many majors and schools the University of Connecticut has to offer.
  2. Trivia - Test your knowledge on what you learned on our campus tour about UConn Stamford or College Life.
  3. Student Leader Panel - Ask UConn Stamford students anything you have always wanted to know about UConn Stamford or College Life.
  4. Admissions Information Session - Learn about UConn as a whole and what makes UConn Stamford unique. During this session students will also learn some fast facts about the Admissions Process and tips to applying.
  5. Lunch on Campus - UConn Stamford has partnered with Pieology in Stamford, CT which is owned by two UConn Graduates. Pieology can provide groups visiting UConn Stamford pizza for $6.00 per person.

Bus parking is located on Franklin St. between the UConn campus building and the Whitey Heist Park.

Claudia Kraemer

Faculty Spotlight

Claudia Kraemer - Associate Professor in Residence

How long have you been a faculty member at the University of Connecticut?
I have been at UConn Stamford for 21 years.

What is your favorite class to teach?
Every class is great! I have no favorites because all of the courses are equally exciting and challenging.

What do you like most about UConn Stamford?
I love the size of UConn Stamford. Having small classes is very conducive to interactions with students, faculty and staff. It is almost like having a big “Italian” family.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Coffee with chocolate covered espresso beans from the Dairy Bar.

What is one piece of advice you have for college students?
Take your learning seriously, this is the beginning of the rest of your life.

Want to learn more about Claudia, feel free to email her at:
 claudia.kraemer@uconn.edu

The Inside Scoop on Freshman Year

Carly Brennan - Class of 2022

My name is Carly and I just finished my freshman year at UConn Stamford. I am currently in the School of Business majoring in Business Administration. I am originally from Newtown, Connecticut and I live on campus in our Residence Hall.

How was the transition from High School to College?

As a freshman, one of the biggest adjustments to college was living on my own and time management. In our Residence Hall, we are lucky enough to have our own apartment, with a kitchen and everything else we would need. I did feel a little bit of pressure at the beginning of the year because being on my own, was a big step into adulthood. My transition was much easier than I expected. With the help of my roommates, we all learned to share responsibilities of cleaning our apartment and even cooking each other dinner.

What are some of your favorite restaurants in Stamford?

On nights that we did not cook each other dinner, having so many restaurants that offer discounts to UConn students is really helpful. Even if we are going out to eat, we get to save some money which is always nice! Some of my favorite restaurants to go to that offer UConn discounts are Pieology, Fiesta on Main, Garden Catering and Buffalo Wild Wings.

How do you manage your time in college?

I found that keeping a planner and a calendar posted in my room with all the dates for work and school projects was very helpful to me. As a college student, you might have days where you have more free time but there is always an assignment that you can work on. While it is easy to procrastinate and push work aside, it will be much easier for you in the future if you stay ahead of your work. If you continuously work ahead of all of your deadlines, finals week will be so much easier for you and you will never have to worry about forgetting about any assignments.

What can you do for fun in Stamford?

As a student here, it is really helpful that UConn provided us with the UPass. The UPass allows us to travel for free on Metro North anywhere in Connecticut which makes it easier for us to do things in surrounding towns. We also get discounted train tickets to NYC with the UPass so my roommates and I like to go to Central Park and out to eat in NYC. The Student Government Association, our largest group on campus, are always holding events like movie night at the local movie theater (tickets are free!) and ice skating nights at the ice rink at Mill River Park.

Carly Brennan