Husky GPS

Husky GPS: Getting Prepared for School

Husky GPSProgram Dates: August 7, 2017 – August 25, 2017

What is the Husky GPS Program?

Husky GPS is an online summer program offering students entering the University of Connecticut (UConn) an opportunity to learn about campus resources, study and organizational skills, and commonly used technologies. Husky GPS provides new UConn students (First Year and Transfer) an opportunity to learn about the University and facilitate a smooth transition by helping students create an individualized plan based on their needs and assisting them in identifying campus resources.

Students participating in the Husky GPS program will meet online through the University’s HuskyCT system to engage in weekly self-directed learning throughout the summer. The learning environment will focus on online lectures, discussions, collaborative learning opportunities and projects. As this program goes beyond the legislative mandates, in order to provide the necessary resources, participation in this program is as follows:

  • Husky GPS
    • Dates: 8/7/17 – 8/25/17 (online 8/7 – 8/18; on campus 8/21 – 8/25)
    • Cost: $1500

Please be advised, fees for Beyond Access programs are subject to change.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • Supports you in making a smooth transition from high school or college to UConn by providing an overview of disability services and campus resources.
  • Guides your learning about the presence of campus life and how you can be an active member of the community.
  • Helps you to develop college readiness skills to become an independent, engaged, and active learner.
  • Introduces you to key learning technologies used as a college student.
  • Affords you the opportunity to move on campus early and assists you in creating an individualized transition plan.
  • Develops an understanding of how to independently navigate the physical campus and campus services.


How can students apply?

  • Any first-year or transfer student with a disability enrolled at the University is encouraged to apply.
  • Applications are available at the Center for Students with Disabilities (Wilbur Cross Building, Room 204) or by clicking the following links:
  • Upon receipt of the application, students will be contacted by a CSD representative to respond to any questions they may have and to process the Participation Agreement.
  • Due to the individualized nature of this program, space is limited. Students are encouraged to apply early.

If you have any questions regarding the Husky GPS program, please contact Christine Wenzel, Associate Director at (860) 486-2020 or by email at