Storrs Fall 2018 Early Arrivals

Early Arrivals are not available at the Stamford campus for Fall 2018. This webpage is only relevant for Storrs campus residents.

Need to arrive early for the Fall 2018 semester? Early Arrival applications for undergraduates will be accepted via application in MyHousing from July 31st through August 9th. Please review the information in the drop-down menus below to help guide you through this process.

Individual Early Arrivals Fees

  • Can request to arrive on one of the following dates for $75/night.  No other nights are available for Early Arrivals.
    • Wednesday, August 22nd ($150)
    • Thursday, August 23rd ($75)
  • Requests are accepted July 31st through August 9th.  Students who submit a request after the 9th will be charged an additional $75, which cannot be appealed or removed.  Late requests will be reviewed every few days and students will receive a confirmation e-mail within 4 business days of a late application.  Late applicants will be charged:
    • Wednesday, August 22nd ($225)
    • Thursday, August 23rd  ($150)

Group Early Arrivals (Part of UConn Sponsored Group Arriving Early)

  • If you are arriving as part of an Early Arrival group (ex. employer or Greek Life) you will be requested by your groups Early Arrival coordinator and you will receive an e-mail from Residential Life by July 30th confirming your Early Arrival status based on the group’s request.  You do not need to submit an individual Early Arrival request.

  • If you need to confirm that you were requested by a group prior to July 30th, please contact your group coordinator.
  • If you were requested by a group you will not have access to the individual Early Arrival application and can refer to the Residential Life e-mail sent on or around July 30th for your check-in instructions.

Early Arrival Request Instructions – Deadline is August 9th

  • Log-in to ApplyOnline beginning on August 1 to complete the application.
  • Choose the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Early Arrival Application from the drop down menu.
  • From the drop down menu, select your status or arrival date. All charges will be posted to student fee bill after the start of the fall semester:
    • Wednesday - $150
    • Thursday - $75
    • Friday - Sibling of New Freshmen
  • List the name and student number (not NetID) of your new freshmen sibling, if applicable.
  • Submit the application to complete the request. Carefully read the confirmation email that is automatically sent to your UConn student email account.
  • You will then receive an e-mail to your UConn account by August 18th with an approval/denial status and check-in instructions if you are approved. 


Early Arrival Requests: Important Information to Note

  1. Not all requests can be granted. Some rooms are unavailable until Opening Weekend. If this applies to your room you will be notified by August 17th. Students approved to arrive early will receive check-in information via UConn email account by August 17th.
  2. Arrival and check-in on Friday, August 24th is reserved for newly admitted freshmen (and their siblings) ONLY.  Arriving on August 24, even as an approved early arrival for an earlier date, will result in a $200 early arrival charge placed on the student bill.  This $200 fee cannot be appealed or removed.
  3. Siblings of Newly Admitted Freshmen:Register online by August 9th for an approved August 24th arrival.
  4. Students Not on the Approved Early Arrival List who check-in to their assignment early will encounter a delay in receiving keys and will be charged a $75 convenience fee in addition to the $75/night fee.

Meals for Early Arrival Period

The Fall 2018 meal plan begins on Friday, August 24, 2018 at lunch. For meal options prior to August 24th at lunch, please contact Dining Services at (860) 486-3128. Students arriving with a group should contact their group coordinator to determine if meals will be provided by the group, or if the student is responsible for all meals.

Approved for Early Arrival Status?

Here's what you need to know now:

Early Arrival Check-In Information

Please refer to your Early Arrival confirmation e-mail for your approved date of arrival.

Office Hours:

  • August 5th-16th from 8:00am-11:00pm at Werth Tower
    • Graduate students only
  • August 17th-22nd from 9:00am-9:00pm at the Charter Oak Community Center
    • Friday, August 17th is only available to graduate students
    • Saturday, August 18th-Tuesday, August 21st are only available to approved group early arrival students. Individual requests are not permitted to arrive earlier than Wednesday, August 22nd.
  • August 23rd from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Charter Oak Community Center



  • Werth Tower (enter ‘Peter J. Werth Residence tower’ into the map search box) – first floor
  • Charter Oak Community Center (enter ‘Charter Oak Apartments’ into the map search box)




Phone: (860) 486-2639 (beginning August 17)


Arriving After Hours?

If you arrive after our office hours above, please call the Operations Center 860-486-3113 when you arrive on-campus to be let into your housing assignment. You will then need to come to the check-in office the next morning to officially check in and receive your keys. If you arrive in the morning prior to the check-in office time, you will need to wait until the check-in location opens to check-in to your assignment.

Fall 2018 Early Arrival Policies

  • Early Arrivals will not have access to the Residential Life staff in the same way you will during the academic year. If you encounter an emergency, you must contact the UConn Police Department.
  • The residential areas of the UConn campus officially open on Friday, August 24th for newly admitted freshmen, and Saturday, August 25th for all other students.
  • Students who arrive early are not permitted to have overnight guests in their rooms until the official opening of the residential areas.
  • Students who arrive early are held accountable to the On-Campus Housing Contract and the Student Code as well as all other written policies of the University.
  • Students must officially check into their residential area. Students that have not officially checked in, and are found in the residential areas, will be asked to leave, and the situation will be documented through the Community Standards process.

Card Access

Your University student ID card gives you access to residential facility. Please make sure to have your ID card with you at check-in. If you arrive outside of One Card Office business hours and do not have your ID card at check-in, please have another photo ID available to provide identification. If you need to obtain an ID card, please visit the One Card Office. Please bring a government issued ID with you for verification when you come to the One Card Office to get your student ID.

Early Arrival Mail–Not Available until August 27

Mailrooms will open for the Fall semester on Monday, August 27th. Mail and packages will be accepted and held during the week of Monday, August 20 through Friday, August 24 but will not be available until the mailrooms open on Monday, August 27th. Mail and packages arriving earlier than the previous Monday (August 20th) will be returned to sender. Please keep in mind that the University does not accept incoming packages from any carrier (USPS, FEDEX, UPS, DHL etc.) on the weekends. Saturday deliveries will be processed on the following Monday. Please plan accordingly and see here for more details:


Email Please make sure to include your first/last name, 7 digit student ID number and include "early arrival" in the subject so that we can disseminate the emails quickly.

Friday, August 24th - New Freshmen and their Siblings Only

Arrival and check-in on Friday, August 24 is reserved for newly admitted freshmen (and their approved siblings) ONLY. Arriving on August 24, even as an approved early arrival for an earlier date, will result in a $200 early arrival charge placed on the student bill. This $200 fee cannot be appealed or removed.