Items to Bring

In preparation for an exciting summer filled with learning about your course's topic and participating in exploratory and social programming activities, there are a few items we thought you should keep in mind to make your experience here at UConn run smoothly.

  • Clothing: Dress is casual and keep in mind that it can get pretty hot in Connecticut
  • Pajamas and personal garments
  • Laboratory attire: Long pants, close-toed shoes, and hair tie for long hair
  • Light jacket or sweater: The air conditioning indoors can be strong, layering is always a good idea
  • Rain gear: a rain jacket and umbrella just in case we get a rainy day
  • Walking shoes: UConn is a big campus, you will be walking a lot!
  • Sports/workout gear
  • Swimsuit
  • Shower shoes: flip-flops will do
  • Personal toiletries including a shower/bathroom caddy
  • Hair dryer
  • Waste basket
  • Laundry bag/basket, detergent, hangers
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Notebook, pen, backpack
  • Alarm clock
  • Your favorite snacks
  • The one pillow you can't sleep without: We will provide you with one, but is one ever enough?
  • Headphones: to use on your walk to class or listen to music on your free time
  • Extra contact lenses or glasses
  • Cellphone: we use a mobile app to stay in touch with students throughout the week
  • Laptop/tablet: Some courses may require you to bring one, check it out here
  • Camera to take pictures of the beautiful campus
  • White t-shirt or item for tie dye activity
  • Spending money: your Resident Manager may plan a visit to the UConn Bookstore, Dairy Bar, or Downtown Storrs Center
  • Musical instrument: On Friday nights we have an Open Mic
  • Athletic equipment: UConn has basketball and volleyball courts, as well as soccer and tennis fields

Please see our Course Information site for additional course details including a faculty welcome letter from faculty and course instructions.

Biomedical Engineering, Creative Writing, Digital Media: Intro to Programming, and Food Science and Technology do not require additional items or any online trainings. 

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (first meal starts with dinner on each Sunday)
  • Room furnishings: XL twin bed, dresser, desk, and chair
  • Linen packet: top sheet, fitted sheet, thing cotton blanket, towel, face cloth, pillow, and pillow case
  • A lanyard with meal card and room key
  • Program t-shirt, backpack, and water bottle
  • Wireless Internet
  • Laundry machines (How to Operate Laundry Machines)
  • Valuables (jewelry, electronics, or expensive items)
  • Extension cords
  • Motor Vehicles, mopeds, or motorcycles
  • Air conditioners
  • Electric heaters, toaster ovens, hot plates, electric grills or skillets
  • 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
  • Any items with exposed heating elements, candles or incense
  • Pets

UConn Pre-College Summer is not responsible for lost or stolen items, or 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.