Items to Bring

Get Ready!

In preparation for an exciting week filled with fun and educational activities, there are a few items we thought you should keep in mind to make your experience here at UConn run smoothly.

The Pre-College Summer at UConn program is not responsible for any personal belongings left behind at the conclusion of each session. Students are responsible for taking care of their personal property at all times. We recommend that students do not bring jewelry, electronics, or expensive items that can be misplaced or stolen.

You will be walking a lot! We emphasize bringing sunscreen, appropriate rain gear and shoes for walking.

Your room includes a linen packet! (Included are a top sheet, fitted sheet, thin cotton blanket, towel, face cloth, pillow case, and pillow)  


-Notebook and pen


-Alarm clock

-Shower/bathroom carry all (for shampoo, soap, toothbrush, etc.)

-Hair Dryer


-Laundry bag

-Laundry detergent

-Clothes hangers



-White t-shirt or item for tie dye activity



* You will have access to a washer and dryer

(How to Operate Laundry Machines)


-Casual clothes

-Comfortable closed-toe shoes (sneakers) for walking

-Rain gear

-Flip flops (for the shower)

-Light jacket/sweatshirt if cool

-Bathing suit

-Sports/workout gear

Students are NOT permitted to bring the following

-Extension cords

-Motor Vehicles


-No privately owned air conditioners

-Electric grills or skillets

-Electric heaters

-Firearms, ammunition, any weapons, bows, guns, BB guns, slingshots, and launching devices

-Fireworks, powder, and other explosive or potentially dangerous objects

-Drugs, narcotics, harmful materials

-Toaster ovens

-Hot plates

-Any items with exposed heating elements

-Candles or incense


The following are optional



-Locker lock for pool center

-Pocket money to buy snacks or items not included in the program


Medical Care

Care is available if you need medical assistance. For this reason, registered students are required to bring a photo ID and health insurance card. If you require medical care, UConn’s Health Urgent Care facility, located in Storrs, is open Monday – Friday from 9 am to 9 pm and 9 am to 5 pm on weekends and holidays.  In the event of medical emergencies, UConn’s EMS will transport you to a nearby hospital. Students will be accompanied by program residential staff.