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 by sex. Bring a favorite pillow, otherwise, all bed linens are supplied. We are still coordinating our housing plans for summer of 2020, but in 2018 and 2019, summer participants resided in Garrigus Suites. Check back soon to see where we will be staying this summer!

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!

Commuter Students
We will not have an option for students to commute. All students must reside on campus and plan to stay the entire duration of the program.

Participants will dine 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.