UConn Dean of Students Office
Care is Needed, Success is Possible, We Assist
Members of the Dean of Students staff are available for in-person, online or phone appointments with Storrs students. In addition, drop-in hours are held Mon-Fri from 1:00-3:00 PM in Wilbur Cross room 203. Regional campus students should reach out to the Student Services staff at their home campus for support.
UConn Dean of Students Office
Our mission is to provide a place where students come to work with staff to identify possible solutions to challenges they face as they navigate campus life. We provide support without judgment and recognize that every student's experience is unique.
The DOS can present to your class or organization which covers the ways that we support students and how to access our services.
We are here to help!
The Dean of Students Office provides resources to students struggling with a variety of issues and seeks to be the “go to” spot for student assistance on campus.
Students First Fund
Funds may be used to pay expenses; to provide a student with assistance during a time of need (e.g. books; clothing; food) and/or other reasonable and typical expenses as would be appropriate in times of loss.
To be considered for the Students First Fund, individuals must meet the criteria listed below:
- Enrolled at UConn
- Priority will be given to undergraduate or graduate degree seeking students
- Demonstrate financial hardship due to an emergency situation, or for unanticipated and compelling circumstances that jeopardize the student’s ability to successfully continue at UConn
- Accessing all other possible funding sources as appropriate including student loans
UConn Swipes is a program managed by the Dean of Students Office in partnership with Dining Services. Storrs students (grad or undergrad) who are experiencing food insecurity can meet with an Assistant Dean to determine if they qualify for the Swipes program.
To be considered for this program, currently enrolled UConn students facing food insecurity can schedule an appointment with an Assistant Dean of Students. Through a holistic conversation, the Assistant Dean and student will look at issues affecting the student and complete a needs assessment to determine if the student qualifies for the Swipes program. When a student qualifies they are provided a block of 25 meals to use in any of the UConn Dining Halls and the meals are added that day. The meeting will include referrals to other appropriate resources as well to help in the long term.
Come to drop-in hours or schedule an appointment by calling 860-486-3426.
Reach us by phone, in-person, or online
Please come to see us during our drop-in hours each day between 1:00 and 3:00 PM, or call us to schedule an appointment at 860-486-3426.
Our staff can assist students in problem solving, navigating university policies and processes, and referring students to other helpful resources both on and off campus.