Student Activities at Avery Point sponsors a host of student organizations and activities intended to enhance student life at Avery Point. From Associated Student Government (ASG), which gives students a forum to express their views about the needs of students, to Waterfront Programs, which offers students a chance to experience the ocean, Student Activities help students develop their interests and enrich the life of the campus. Students are encouraged to submit proposals about new clubs or activities and Student Activities will help with organization and/or funding as needed.
Avery Point Activities
UConn Avery Point’s Waterfront Programs provides recreational, instructional, academic, and competitive on-the-water programming for the campus community that complements the marine and maritime focus of this coastal regional campus.
Husky Ambassadors give tours to prospective students and their families, and participate in community service on and off-campus. Ambassadors meet twice a month to discuss campus updates and new service opportunities.
UConn Makes a Difference
The UMAD club is a student-run organization for community service events. Each event makes a difference in the lives of others in the Avery Point community. Every month, students volunteer at local agencies in Southeast Connecticut to meet the needs of the community.
Alternative Breaks and Immersion programs are service-learning experiences designed to heighten participants’ awareness of critical social issues, enhance their individual growth, and prepare them for lifelong social action. Each weekend or week-long trip integrates service, reflection, and education and focuses on topics as varied as poverty, hunger, housing, health care, coastal environmental awareness, and disaster relief. Trips are offered throughout the year to local and national destinations.
Read Across America
The Avery Point campus sponsors Read Across America, a project of the National Education Association, to help motivate children and young teens to read through community events. Avery Point hosts students from the public schools in Groton in a day of reading activities and Dr. Seuss fun.
Groton Public Schools has an active mentoring program for school children and Avery Point is an active participant. A number of staff and students spend time with local children to provide a sympathetic ear and companionship. The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut has provided a grant for Avery Point students in the Student Support Services (SSS) program to work with Groton Public Schools students.