If you decide to go random, you fill out a survey but it’s more about habits (smoker, night vs morning person, how frequently you want guests) than interests. You can also try to find a roommate on facebook or at Orientation.
They aren’t gonna steal your stuff because hopefully we don’t consistently let thieves into UConn, and most people are decent people?
There are no freshmen dorms. Freshmen can be placed in almost any dorm.
To freshman and returning students alike:
I have worked for department of transportation on campus for a few years and just thought I’d give you guys some tips to start the year off.
- Use the time-point schedules on bus.uconn.edu for planning your bus trips. These are the exact time points that the bus drivers follow. Yes, they may be late (as a result from both vehicular and pedestrian traffic), but they will never leave before that time.
- Never plan to take the bus that will get you to class right on time. Always plans to take the one BEFORE that to account for inevitable delays (I mean seriously, have you SEEN 195 or Hillside Rd during the day?).
- Yes, we know the GPS isn’t working.
- The buses are NOT required to stop if there’s no one waiting at the bus stop. If you need to get off at an unpopular stop - speak up. If you need to be picked up - be there.
- In case you haven’t figured it out already: yellow, red, purple, & silver line are all detoured this semester (let’s be honest probably the whole year) due to construction on both Glenbrook Rd & Wilbur Cross Way. Yellow & red cannot use Glenbrook going northbound and will instead have to use North Eagleville Rd.
Well, that’s all I’ve got right now. We do our best!
You can always try? I think usually people are unsuccessful though.
to all uconn freshmen
I know during first semester you might feel too proud to take the bus to classes and all that walking is great and all but
when it gets colder
trust me, love yourself and take the bus. I didn’t take the bus when I should have many times and it was cold. That was a terrible understatement, let me try again. Do you know how windy it gets on this campus? It gets windier than those dramatic scenes in action movies where the hero looks out dramatically over their destroyed hometown from a cliff, and it gets pretty windy during those scenes.
So yeah, the bus is your friend. Take it when it’s cold, there’s no shame in it.
This is your casual weekly reminder that we have a page which you must read before asking us any questions
And that we tag questions from the following categories (and all these tags can be found on that page)
- food and the dining halls
- greek life
- the gym/working out
- learning communities
- study abroad
- things to do
- transfer life and transferring
- transportation and parking
- what to bring
here. and people have differing opinions on getting older editions on textbooks. some profs seriously require the new edition.