Frequently Asked Questions

I’m thinking about leaving UConn what do I do next?

You can make an appointment with an Assistant Dean of Students by calling 860-486-3426 or you can come to drop-in hours Monday-Friday from 1:00pm-3:30pm to discuss options about leaving and returning to UConn.
Students wishing to be seen during drop-in hours must be signed in at or before 3:30pm. Students who arrive for drop-in hours after 3:30pm are welcome to schedule an appointment with an Assistant Dean for a later day and time.

I need to reschedule finals, and/or I have bunched finals. What do I do?

Come to the Dean of Students Office reception desk on the Second Floor of the Wilbur Cross Building to determine next steps.

I was academically dismissed, I am ready to return, what do I need to next?

You can make an appointment with an Assistant Dean of Students by calling 860-486-3426 or you can come to drop-in hours Monday-Friday from 1:00pm-3:30pm to discuss the Readmission process and steps to return to UConn.
Students wishing to be seen during drop-in hours must be signed in at or before 3:30pm. Students who arrive for drop-in hours after 3:30pm are welcome to schedule an appointment with an Assistant Dean for a later day and time.

I’ve been away from UConn and now am ready to return to complete my degree, what do I do next?

You can make an appointment with an Assistant Dean of Students by calling 860-486-3426 or you can come to drop-in hours Monday-Friday from 1:00pm-3:30pm to discuss the Readmission process and steps to return to UConn.
Students wishing to be seen during drop-in hours must be signed in at or before 3:30pm. Students who arrive for drop-in hours after 3:30pm are welcome to schedule an appointment with an Assistant Dean for a later day and time.

Is it true that Dean of Students Office staff conducts office hours in the Cultural Centers?

Yes, during the academic year, Assistant Deans hold office hours in the African American Cultural Center, the Asian American Cultural Center, the Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center, the Women’s Center and the Rainbow Center in the afternoons. See the Dean of Students website or the Cultural Center Digests for the schedule.

I am currently at a regional campus and am looking to enroll at Storrs, how do I complete a campus change?

As a regional student, you are a UConn student, to change to Storrs you will need to meet the eligibility criteria for the Campus Change process. To learn more about the process, meet with the Student Services staff at your home campus or review the information on the Campus Change page.

How do I qualify for in-state tuition?

The Dean of Students Office uses the information provided by the Connecticut General Statutes to determine a student’s residency classification. To request a change of status to in-state you must meet the established criteria and submit a completed Application for In-state Tuition. We strongly encourage you to schedule a meeting to discuss your criteria and your eligibility prior to submitting an application.

I’m having financial difficulties. Can the Dean of Students help me?

If you are facing financial difficulties, we could possibly explore the following options but please note that options will vary depending on individual circumstances:

  • Short Term Emergency Loan (STELF) - Loans are available to Storrs undergraduate degree seeking students. The loan must be for school related expenses and cannot be used to pay a balance owed to the University. All loans must be repaid by the end of the semester in which it was requested. Students with an active Bursar hold are not eligible for a STELF loan.
  • Student First Fund - When a student is facing an unexpected crisis, we may be able to financially support through a Students First Fund grant.
  • UConn Swipes - The UConn Swipes Program aims to provide students who are food insecure, and/or who are experiencing an emergency situation, access to healthy and well-balanced meals in our campus dining halls. To determine if you are eligible for this program please come to the Dean of Students Office during drop-in hours, Monday through Friday from 1:00pm-3:30pm or call 860-486-3426 to schedule an appointment with an Assistant Dean of Students.
  • Assistance navigating support through the Office of Student Financial Aid Services

Please make an appointment with an Assistant Dean of Students by calling (860) 486-3426 or come to our drop-in hours from 1:00pm – 3:30pm to discuss the appropriate resource.

Students wishing to be seen during drop-in hours must be signed in at or before 3:30pm. Students who arrive for drop-in hours after 3:30pm are welcome to schedule an appointment with an Assistant Dean for a later day and time.

I won’t finish my incomplete coursework by the University due date. What are my options to complete the work?

We encourage you to speak to your professor to discuss/request an Extension of Incomplete. If they approve of the extension, complete the Extension of Incomplete form with the professor and submit it to the Dean of Students Office for processing.

We also encourage you to make an appointment with an Assistant Dean of Students to determine if there are ways the Dean of Students Office can be of assistance.

I received orders to report for military training, how can the Dean of Students Office help me?

Once you receive your orders, and understand the impact to your academics, please schedule a meeting with an Assistant Dean of Students or stop during our drop-in hours, Monday through Friday from 1:00pm-3:30pm to discuss your next steps and options.

Students wishing to be seen during drop-in hours must be signed in at or before 3:30pm. Students who arrive for drop-in hours after 3:30pm are welcome to schedule an appointment with an Assistant Dean for a later day and time.

I am having a difficult time adjusting to campus and I need to talk to someone.

If you are having a difficult time adjusting to campus, please schedule an appointment with an Assistant Dean of Students or stop by during our drop-in hours, Monday through Friday from 1:00pm-3:30pm. We are here to listen, discuss resources and help identify options for support towards personal and academic success.

Students wishing to be seen during drop-in hours must be signed in at or before 3:30pm. Students who arrive for drop-in hours after 3:30pm are welcome to schedule an appointment with an Assistant Dean for a later day and time.

I am experiencing a personal issue (medical emergency, illness/death of a family member) — can I get help contacting my professors?

If you are experiencing a situation that requires you to leave campus for an extended period of time, please notify our office via email, make an appointment, or stop by during our drop-in hours, Monday-Friday from 1:00pm-3:30pm.  Upon notifying our office, we will contact your professors on your behalf to help you begin communicating with them about your need to be away. When you are able to do so, you should meet with an Assistant Dean of Students to discuss next steps and the best course of action given your specific circumstances.

Students wishing to be seen during drop-in hours must be signed in at or before 3:30pm. Students who arrive for drop-in hours after 3:30pm are welcome to schedule an appointment with an Assistant Dean for a later day and time.

I am potentially subject to dismissal, who can help?

Stop by during drop-in hours, Monday through Friday from 1:00pm-3:30pm or make an appointment to speak with an Assistant Dean of Students to talk about your specific circumstances and discuss the appeal process.

Students wishing to be seen during drop-in hours must be signed in at or before 3:30pm. Students who arrive for drop-in hours after 3:30pm are welcome to schedule an appointment with an Assistant Dean for a later day and time.

I am having trouble in classes, who can I talk to?

Stop by during drop-in hours, Monday through Friday from 1:00pm-3:30pm or make an appointment to speak with an Assistant Dean of Students to talk about your specific circumstances and discuss possible options to consider for getting back on track.

Students wishing to be seen during drop-in hours must be signed in at or before 3:30pm. Students who arrive for drop-in hours after 3:30pm are welcome to schedule an appointment with an Assistant Dean for a later day and time.

How does the University support undocumented students?

All academically eligible students are welcome at UConn regardless of citizenship status. Undocumented students in need of support should review the online resources or make an appointment with a staff member from the Dean of Students Office. We provide support without judgment and recognize that every student's experience is unique.

Make an Appointment

860-486-3426
dos@uconn.edu

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Drop-In Hours:
Monday - Friday
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Students must sign in by 3:30pm to be seen on that day.

Wilbur Cross Building
2nd Floor, Room 203
233 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT


Regional Student Services Contacts

Avery Point Campus
Trudy Flanery, Director of Student Services
Branford House, Rm.306
(860) 405-9024
trudy.flanery@uconn.edu

Hartford Campus
Christine Mosman, Associate Director of Student Services
10 Prospect Street, Rm 127B
(959) 200-3836
christine.mosman@uconn.edu

Stamford Campus
Erica Granoff, Director of Student Services
1 University Place, Rm 201
(203) 251-8484
erica.granoff@uconn.edu

Waterbury Campus
Kelly Bartlett, Associate Director, Student Services
Student Services Suite, 2nd Floor
(203) 236-9871
kelly.bartlett@uconn.edu