Residential Life & Dining

Residential Housing

The experience of living in a residence hall prior to attending college is an invaluable one. Pre-College Summer students will stay on-campus in very comfortable air conditioned University housing with a roommate that has been assigned to them. Pre-College Summer housing units are taken off-line and floors are specifically dedicated to the Pre-College Summer program. Bring a favorite pillow, otherwise, all bed linens are supplied. Though summer 2020 will be an entirely virtual experience and therefore there will not be a residential component, we look forward to returning to on campus programming in future summers. During 2018 and 2019, summer participants resided in Garrigus Suites.

If you are attending with a friend, you may request to room together. Each student must submit a request indicating that there is a mutual interest to be placed in the same room at time of course enrollment. It is important to note that roommate requests will be considered but are not guaranteed.

Social Programming

At UConn Pre College Summer, students are not only immersed in an academic area of interest; They also have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities each evening while on campus that assist in acclimating students with the social transition to college life. These activities are designed with the unique interests of our students in mind. Activities during previous summers have included volleyball matches, tie-dye nights, ping pong tournaments, movie nights, and watching sunsets at Horsebarn Hill- just to name a few. Social programming for summer 2021 will be entirely virtual.

Commuter Students

During previous summers, we have not allowed students to commute, and all students resided on campus for the duration of the program.


During previous summers, Participants have dined at UConn’s world-class facilities. Renowned for their variety of nutritious and delicious offerings, UConn’s Dining Services brings a level of culinary delight matched only by the best facilities. The Department of Dining Services provides students with nutritional information about food options served at each meal. Many special dietary needs can be accommodated.

Among a number of distinguished awards, UConn's Dining Services was deemed Sierra Magazine's #1 "Coolest Green Schools" and Udi's #1 for Gluten-free Dining Options.

More information regarding dining, including dietary restrictions can be found here.