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Spring 2017 Events for Admitted Students


Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Join our student panelists who will speak about their decision to join UConn Nation by attending Avery Point.  The students will talk about their transition from high school to college, the factors to consider when making your college choice, what influenced them to select Avery Point, why getting involved in college makes a big difference, the advantages of small class sizes, academic advising and accessibility to faculty.  Each student has had a unique journey and will speak personally about their decision to attend Avery Point.  Question & Answers will follow the panel discussion.


5:30pm to 6:30pm

A representative from the Financial Aid Office will be available to meet individually with families and answer specific questions about financial aid packages.  Availability for this is from 5:30pm – 6:30pm and by reservation only.

Campus Tours will go out at 5:30pm and 6pm by reservation only.

RSVP:  Avery Point Student Services Office




Saturday, April 8, 2017


(Registration opens at 8:30am in the Student Center)

We invite you to visit our beautiful seaside campus and explore all that UConn Avery Point has to offer our newly admitted students.  Throughout the program you will have a chance to meet many of our extraordinary faculty, staff and students, learn about different academic majors, take a campus tour, pay your acceptance deposit, speak with a financial aid officer, and learn about the campus change process to the main campus in Storrs.

RSVP:  Avery Point Student Services Office



Speak with our Senior  Admissions Officer  and take a campus tour. Call the Admissions Office at (860)405-9026 to schedule your appointment!
Available Monday through Friday by appointment.

Gallery: Avery Point Sunset

Sean Flynn – UConn Communications

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Black Sea Project Discovers Unseen Medieval Ship

A UConn researcher is part of an international team of scientists mapping ancient underwater landscapes in the Black Sea that has made dramatic discoveries of multiple shipwrecks, including a never-before-seen medieval seafaring vessel.

Kroum Batchvarov, an assistant professor of anthropology whose specialty is nautical archaeology, is a co-director of the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (MAP), which is described as one of the largest maritime archaeological expeditions ever undertaken.


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A Lost World of Shipwrecks is Found

Archaeologists have found more than 40 vessels in the Black Sea, some
more than a millennium old, shedding light on early empires and trade routes.

Kroum Batchvarov, a team member at the University of Connecticut who grew up in Bulgaria and has conducted other studies in its waters, said the recent discoveries “far surpassed my wildest expectations.”

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UConn Avery Point Students Help at Local Equine Rescue

At UConn-Avery Point, a new approach to teaching

Groton — On day two of ecology class, Michael Finiguerra asked his students: “How many people in this class have been snorkel-certified?”

Tom Webb wasn’t exactly expecting that. He’s 52, so it’s been a while since he’s been in school and he was nervous he wouldn’t pass such a test.

But he went to the University of Connecticut-Avery Point pool, got the certificate and spent the afternoon snorkeling with his classmates during their “discussion” time.

It’s not your typical college discussion, but Finiguerra takes a real-world approach to teaching. It’s a style that’s gained the attention of students and faculty.

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Noyce Scholarships Offer Opportunity, Support for Careers in Teaching Science


Noyce Scholarships Offer Opportunity, Support for Careers in Teaching Science

Waterford High School, built a 5-foot mini-sailboat (the Lancer) that has successfully crossed the Atlantic

WATERFORD, CT — Kaitlyn Dow, a student at Waterford High School, built a 5-foot mini-sailboat (the Lancer) that has successfully crossed the Atlantic.

This boat was prepared by Kaitlyn and other students of Mike O’Connor’s UCONN ECE Marine Science Class at Waterford High School (WHS) in coordination with Mrs. Shoemaker’s 4th grade students at Quaker Hill Elementary School. The project was funded by grants fromCT Sea Grant and the Captain Planet Foundation

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Coveted Class: Sherlock Holmes and Comparative Media

Pamela Bedore, associate professor and writing coordinator, Avery Point campus. Bedore’s courses – The Vampire in Literature and Culture and The Monster in Literature and Culture, known affectionately as “Vampire Lit” and “Monster Lit” – have been extremely popular with students. She’s taught all manner of courses, including Stephen King and Cultural Theory; Gender Theory and Genre Fiction; American Detective Fiction; and Modern Canadian Literature (she grew up in Ontario); as well as undergrad staples, such as Freshman Writing; The Short Story; and Poetry. Read more…

The Last Sunset of Summer

Thank you to Tim Cook and the New London Day for this beautiful video taken on our campus.