Welcome to UConn, and congratulations on becoming part of the UConn family!
The faculty and staff at UConn share your excitement and wish you 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.
UConn students have many opportunities for growth and learning; however, there will be challenges as well. We recognize that students may have difficult decisions in balancing academics with social life. A topic of concern faced by universities across the country, including top academic institutions like ours, is substance use. Alcohol and other drug use have the potential to influence a student’s overall health, safety, and academic success.
As part of our comprehensive prevention efforts for students, UConn mandates all incoming students to complete AlcoholEdu® for College. AlcoholEdu is an online, non-opinionated alcohol prevention program that empowers college students to make well-informed and safe decisions about alcohol. Instructions to complete the course will be sent on August 10th when AlcoholEdu opens.
Completion of AlcoholEdu at your previous university does not exempt you from completing the program.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: AlcoholEdu will open on August 10th for all incoming students to complete Part 1. Students who do not complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of AlcoholEdu by their respective dates: August 27th and October 21st will have a hold placed on their account which will prevent them for registering for classes until they complete AlcoholEdu.
Even if a student abstains from alcohol, it can influence their life and the lives of family and friends. AlcoholEdu is designed to help students’ navigate the drinking behaviors of others, and to learn strategies to protect themselves as well as the rest of the UConn pack.
UConn is committed to the health, happiness, and success of all of our students. Thank you in advance for taking this course and for taking a first step to learn how to help another Husky.
Student Health and Wellness