At Your Fingertips
Services for students, faculty, and staff are available, including amenities available to students taking on-campus classes. Precautionary measures have been put in place to ensure the rich network of support students are accustomed to remains accessible in the safest way possible.
The mental health and wellness needs of our community are a top priority for the University. Visit the uKindness website for resources on how to stay calm, healthy, and active during challenging times.
Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) – Mental Health promotes and fosters the emotional and psychological growth and well-being of all students at UConn by providing a wide range of supportive services. SHaW's mental health services are exclusively being offered via telehealth during the pandemic, and services are available at all campuses.
- The Homer Babbidge Library is providing access to seats for studying or remote learning via a reservation system; the library is also delivering materials via contact-free pickup. Visit the library website to reserve a seat or learn more about services during Spring 2021.
- Students can also book classroom and other study spaces through Nexus. Spaces will be available in 85-minute blocks and can be booked consecutively for more time. Learn more at the Nexus website.
- The Student Recreation Center opened to students taking on-campus classes on Aug. 31, with measures in place to encourage physical distancing and reduce population density. The UConn Rec staff is committed to offering a robust selection of virtual classes and recreation options that will continue throughout the fall semester.
- Student Health Services will be open with measures in place to encourage physical distancing.
- The Student Union is open with several guidelines in place regarding social distancing and gathering sizes. Visit the Student Union website for the hours of operation.
- The UConn Bookstore is open and offering curbside pickup.
- Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, UConn Transportation Services discontinued the Green, Purple, and Parking Express shuttle bus services due to decreased ridership. Lot C permit holders can park in the eastern section of Lot F, serviced by the Silver Line. Visit the Transportation Services website to learn more about service reduction.
- The campus bookstores will be open, however, the hours of operation may change, and common seating areas will be spread out or removed entirely to promote physical distancing.
- Students at the Avery Point and Stamford campuses can reserve classrooms and study spaces through Nexus. Spaces will be available for 85-minute blocks and can be reserved consecutively for more time. Reservations can be made from two weeks in advance to the same day and are available between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday at Avery Point and Monday through Thursday at Stamford.
- On the Hartford and Waterbury campuses, several designated rooms will be available for quiet study, remote learning, or small study groups on a first-come, first-served basis.
- At the Hartford Times building, students may use rooms 143, 223 (both computer labs), 220, or 227. Limited gathering spaces will be available in the Hartford Times Building lounge spaces and the ground level of the UConn Hartford Library at the Hartford Public Library. The Times Building is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m The library is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A UConn ID is required to enter both buildings.
- Visit the UConn Waterbury website for details on reopening, including study spaces.
Activities and Events
Student activities and on-campus events are a vital part of the UConn experience, and we are continuously monitoring the state's guidelines and restrictions regarding group gatherings to ensure student safety.
All events, whether University- or student-led, will need to be carried out in compliance with state guidance.
Please see Dining Services' COVID Updates and FAQs page for up-to-date information on which dining halls are open and whether dining is take-out only or eat-in. Retail dining locations, such as the cafés, will be open with reduced seating and will be arranged to allow for adequate physical distancing.