The University of Connecticut is a multi-campus system. Students may take courses at any campus: Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Storrs, and Waterbury. However, students must be registered for the majority of their credits at their home campus. The home campus is the campus to which the student was admitted unless an authorized campus change has taken place.
In order to campus change from a regional campus to the Storrs campus students have to fulfill the programmatic requirements for their major. For most students, this is the completion of 54 credits. However, where required course work is not available at the regional campuses, students may find it necessary to switch to the Storrs campus at an earlier point in their undergraduate career.
In registering for courses, students need to work with their advisor to plan out subsequent semester course loads to see when a change of campus is warranted. Using guidance from their advisor, supported by the Student Services office at the regional campus, students may be able to change to the Storrs campus earlier if course work necessary to progress toward degree completion on time requires them to do so. In order to campus change to the Storrs campus before the completion of 54 credits requires permission from the Director of Student Services at the student’s regional campus.
Normally, students should be planning to be at the Storrs campus after completion of 54 credits. Students should pay attention to any deadlines for applying to change campus, for applying for on-campus housing at Storrs, etc. rather than just wait until course work has been completed – this is even more important in situations requiring the need to change campuses earlier.
Students are encouraged to contact the Disability Contact Person at the appropriate campus with any questions or concerns about this process. Please visit the Regional Campus Contacts page for contact information and Campus Change for more information.