Greetings, and congratulations again on becoming part of the UConn family!
The faculty and staff at UConn share your excitement and wish you every success as you reach your personal and academic goals. At UConn we take pride in creating a positive experience for students both in and out of the classroom.
As a UConn student there will be many opportunities for growth and learning which may seem challenging at first. We recognize that students will be faced with difficult decisions in balancing academic success with a social life. A topic of concern facing universities and colleges across the country, including top academic institutions like ours, is substance use. Substance use (alcohol and other drugs) has the potential to influence a college student’s overall health, safety and academic success.
As part of our comprehensive prevention efforts for new students, UConn requires you to complete AlcoholEdu® for College. AlcoholEdu is an online, non-opinionated alcohol prevention program for college students that will empower you to make well-informed safe decisions about alcohol for a successful college career. Instructions to complete the course are available here. Students who do not complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of AlcoholEdu by their respective August 25th and October 20th deadlines will have a hold placed on their account which will prevent them for registering for classes.
Even if you abstain from alcohol, it can be an influence in your life and the lives of family and friends. AlcoholEdu is designed to help you make well informed decisions about alcohol, to cope more effectively with the drinking behaviors of others, and to learn strategies to protect yourself as well as the rest of your UConn pack.
UConn is deeply committed to the greatest health and welfare, and ultimate success and happiness, of all of our students. We hope you enjoy the course!
Eileen M. Stone, Director
Wellness & Prevention Services