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

  • 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. 


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. After August 9th, email
  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.

Early Arrival Check-In Information

Students who arrive before or after these check-in dates/times will not have access to their residential area or room. The Early Arrival check-in location must close at 5:00pm on August 23rd to transfer keys to Opening Weekend check-in locations. As such, the ability to check-in will not be available on August 23 from 5:00-7:00pm and will only be available after those hours by contacting your Hall Director.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

  • Time: 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Location: Charter Oak Apartments, Community Center
  • Phone: (860) 486-2639


Thursday, August 23, 2018

  • Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location: Charter Oak Apartments, Community Center
  • Phone: (860) 486-2639


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.

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.