Applicants for Fall 2023 will be notified of their admission status by email in January.
We are excited to welcome admitted students for UConn HESA Admitted Students Weekend (ASW) on Feb. 12 and 13, 2023. Below you will find information to assist with your planning and preparation for ASW. If you have specific questions that are not addressed below, please contact us at email@example.com.
Admitted Students Weekend Schedule
Admitted Students Weekend Events & Programs
We invite you to take full advantage of our Admitted Students Weekend programming to engage with current students, other admitted students, and program faculty. Please check your email for links to each of the below virtual meetings. All times on our schedule are in Eastern Standard Time. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our full schedule for Admitted Students Weekend will be available in January.
- Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, 12 - 4:30 p.m. EST, via WebEx — HESA Welcome and Admitted Students Orientation
- Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST, via WebEx — Assistantship Site Interviews
If you are interviewing for graduate assistantships, we will do our best to accommodate time zone considerations in your interview schedule.
Get Ready for Admitted Students Weekend: What to Do Next
*You will receive all necessary links and forms referenced below via email*
Step 1: RSVP for ASW
- Complete the Admitted Students Weekend RSVP Form by Friday, January 20, 2023.
Step 2: Apply for Assistantships
- If you are interested in being considered for graduate assistantships, review the graduate assistantship position descriptions under the next section below, “Assistantships: Review and Rank Preferences.”
- Consider attending the virtual information session at 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 17, to learn more about applying for graduate assistantships.
- After you receive your admissions decision email, register for the GA interview process, upload your resume and a cover letter, and select your preferences for available GA positions using the CampusDirector site. You can review step-by-step instructions for using CampusDirector here.
- You must register and select your preferences by January 20 to participate in interviews during ASW.
Step 2: Get Connected
- Review all of the information on this site, including how to connect with current HESA students, getting to know our faculty, and learning about UConn and the surrounding areas.
Step 3: Learn More About HESA
- Review this presentation on an Introduction to HESA
- Learn more about the HESA Academic Program & Faculty.
Step 4: Prepare for Admitted Students Weekend
- Online Engagement
- UConn uses the WebEx video conferencing software, and all of our Admitted Students Weekend sessions will be held via WebEx. To prepare, you should download the WebEx software for free and familiarize yourself with the software. We also recommend uploading a photo of yourself to your WebEx account.
- Be sure to do a technology check ahead of time, including checking that your audio and video are working properly with WebEx.
- Due to the importance of engagement during Admitted Students Weekend, we strongly recommend having access to both audio and video throughout the sessions. If you anticipate issues with using audio and video during Admitted Students Weekend, please let us know at email@example.com.
- Admitted Students Weekend will be virtual, but you can still enjoy our beautiful campus scenery. Feel free to use one of our WebEx Backgrounds during ASW! Download the files below and upload to your WebEx account:
- Gentry Building (Neag School of Education) Interior
- Gentry Building (Neag School of Education) Exterior
- Horsebarn Hill
- Campus Aerial (featuring the quad outside of the Gentry Building)
- Campus Sunset (featuring the Wilbur Cross administrative building)
- Campus Entrance Sign
- We recommend casual attire for our Sunday (Feb. 12) programming and business attire for interviews on Monday (Feb. 13).
Step 5: Participate in Admitted Students Weekend!
Participation in Admitted Students Weekend will be virtual. The Weekend includes two components:
- HESA Welcome and Admitted Students Orientation (Sunday, Feb. 12)
- Assistantship Site Interviews (Monday, Feb. 13)
A detailed schedule will be available in January.
Step 6: After Admitted Students Weekend
- Complete the Admitted Students Weekend Feedback Form by February 16.
- If you interviewed for assistantships, rank your choices in your CampusDirector account by February 16.
Assistantships: Review and Rank Preferences
To indicate your interests and preferences for assistantships, be sure to register and apply in CampusDirector. You will receive a link and instructions by email. Again, note that assistantships are not required, but we strongly encourage our students to either hold a graduate assistantship (GA) or full-time employment in a higher education or aligned role.
HESA students have held a wide variety of graduate assistantships in UConn’s Division of Student Affairs, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Cultural Centers, and various academic and administrative departments. This is a list of assistantship sites that are currently hiring for a graduate assistantship role for Fall 2023. Click on an assistantship title for the responsibilities and duties.
To determine your assistantship site preferences we recommend you take the following steps:
- Reflect on the types of knowledge and skills you hope to gain through a graduate assistantship. Consider what experiences you need in order to enhance your ability to be a reflective and inclusive higher education & student affairs professional.
- Also, reflect on the characteristics of your ideal work environment (e.g., highly structured or less structured, many opportunities for collaboration or many opportunities for independent work).
- Consider the context and mission of the assistantship sites, and consider how the context and mission compare with similar sites in which you were involved at previous institutions.
- Review the descriptions of each available assistantship.
- Look for assistantships that fit well with what you are hoping to learn as well as how you are hoping to learn in graduate school.
All Graduate Assistantships (GA) are compensated according to the contract between the GEU-UAW and the University of Connecticut. 2023 Graduate Assistantships will include a $26,824.59 stipend, full tuition waiver, waiver of selected fees, and access to highly subsidized health insurance. Learn more about GA compensation, benefits, and rights here.
Graduate assistantship position descriptions are provided below in PDF format.
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Assistantships: Additional Opportunities
We strongly encourage our students to either hold a graduate assistantship (GA) or full-time employment in a higher education or aligned role. Given this, we are committed to working with partners across the university to identify and share emerging GA opportunities as they become available. The GA opportunities shared here are open to students from various graduate programs at UConn, but may be of particular interest to HESA students because of their responsibilities related to higher education and student affairs-related programs and services.
Positions will be shared here on a rolling basis as we become aware of them. We recommend that you refer to this page and to the Graduate School's listing of GA opportunities regularly. Questions about these positions should be directed to the hiring staff member specified in the posting.
All Graduate Assistantships (GA) are compensated according to the contract between the GEU-UAW and the University of Connecticut. 20 hour-per week 2023 Graduate Assistantships will include a $26,824.59 stipend, full tuition waiver, waiver of selected fees, and access to highly subsidized health insurance. Learn more about GA compensation, benefits, and rights here.
Additional Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
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Connect with Current HESA Students
As you prepare for Admitted Students Weekend and are eager to find out more about life in UConn HESA, we welcome you to follow us on Instagram, where we frequently post content about the HESA program, student and alumni experiences, faculty research, and opportunities for involvement in the field of student affairs.
Additional opportunities to connect with current HESA students will be shared with you via email and within the Admitted Students Weekend schedule.
Meet the HESA Faculty
Learn About UConn and Connecticut
In-Person Open House Program: March 3, 2023
Although our ASW program is virtual, we recognize that some admitted students may want to visit our Storrs campus in-person. We will hold an in-person Open House program on Friday, March 3, 2023, to welcome admitted students to our campus. This program is optional.
Specific details about our Open House will be shared with admitted students via email.
You can also learn about UConn and the surrounding area using these resources:
- Check out this short video feature about the Neag School of Education
- Take a Virtual Tour of UConn
- Resources for Life at UConn
- Center for Career Development
- UConn Cultural Centers
- Native American Cultural Programs
- UConn Faith (with faith organizations directory)
- UConn Recreation
- Graduate Student Housing
- Graduate Assistant Health Benefits
- UConn Graduate Employee Union
- Graduate Student Senate
- Parking & Transportation
- Off-Campus & Commuter Services
- Graduate School
- Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Affairs
- Learn about the area: