First Year Programs & Learning Communities

Gifts to this fund provide unrestricted support to First-Year Programs and Learning Communities at UConn.

The mission of the Office of First Year Programs and Learning Communities is to assist students with their transition from high school to college and to aid in the retention of students at the University of Connecticut. We provide holistic guidance, opportunities, and resources to enable students to actively engage and thrive at the University by becoming learners with a purpose.

Through programs and courses like First Year Experience, Learning Communities, the Academic Achievement Center, UConn Connects, and Student Mentoring, our office works with students to realize the value of the intellectual, social, and cultural dimensions of the University of Connecticut. With an array of courses, a network for personal support, interactive online resources, and unique living/learning experiences, First Year Programs helps new students at the University of Connecticut achieve success from the start.