***Student Resources and Helpful Links During The COVID-19 Pandemic***
**IMPT** Updated 9/28/20: Out-of-State Travel and Quarantine Guidance Updated. Please be aware that there are new rules in place regarding quarantining after returning to Connecticut from hot spots. Specifically, UConn Health has established a testing alternative to quarantine, enabling employees to return to work sooner after travel to these locations. Please see the Updated Guidance and New FAQs. This information applies to Graduate Assistants as well as staff. UConn Health continues to strongly discourage any nonessential out-of-state travel at this time.
Up to date information on the current travel advisory can be found on the State's website at: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/travel
**IMPT** If you are not feeling well and are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, call our UConn Health COVID-19 Call Center: 860-679-3199 to report your symptoms and get further instruction. DO NOT come into school or the lab if you are not feeling well.
The Graduate School: resources specific to Graduate education
UConn Health Support Services and Wellbeing
Student Behavioral Health Service- free and confidential mental health services, counseling, and resources
Ombuds Office- confidential, informal, independent, and impartial assistance to individuals through dispute resolution and problem-solving methods
Virtual Group Exercise Classes - The Wellness Center is currently closed, so their Yoga and Pilates instructors have created virtual classes including Vinyasa Yoga, Morning Stretches, Pilates, Breathing Exercises, and Meditation.
Doggo Friday Blog - While the Doggo Friday therapy dogs are not able to visit campus right now, the library has started a fun blog to check in on some of our favorite furry friends
Additional Information and Guidance:
Questions about COVID-19? Need hep? Call our UConn Health COVID-19 Call Center: 860-679-3199
CARES Act - Information regarding The Coronavirus Assistance, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act emergency funds for current UCONN students
State of CT Travel Advisory- Information regarding self-quarantine from hot spot states in the U.S.
State of CT COVID-19 Portal- daily updates for Connecticut, include statistics, press releases, executive orders, etc.
NIH Office of Intramural Education and Training - The OITE has provided recordings of their recent sessions and pre-recorded panel discussions and interviews that trainees can access online covering a wide variety of topics.
All Graduate Students
Policies and Procedures
Graduate School Forms
(Return forms to the UConn Health Registrar's Office, MC 1826, Room AM039)
Biomedical Science Ph.D. Students
Forms and Links
***FYI: Walking Hours Are Temporarily CANCELLED Until Further Notice***
International Graduate Student and Scholar Walk-In Hours
Members of the UConn Health community with quick questions for the International Office are invited to drop-in during International Office Walk-In hours at a convenient location in the Academic Building.
Beginning Tuesday, October 29, an international advisor will be available each week on:
Tuesdays: 2 to 3 p.m. in Academic Building, Classroom B14 (AM013A)
Thursdays: 10 to 11 a.m. in Academic Building, Classroom B15 (AM011A)
Walk-in hours are meant for quick questions (5-10 minutes). Examples of walk-in services include: travel advice, I-20/DS-2019 signatures, document drop-off, etc. If you have an issue requiring a more in-depth discussion, please contact the HR – International Office to make an appointment.
*Please note there will be no walk-in hours on the weeks of major holidays
For more information, contact: Kaitlin Dornenburg/HR-International Office at email@example.com
Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
Graduate Thesis Defense
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Remote via WebEx: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/j.php?MTID=maa5abd9486b08b62fa526a13d800bb04
Biomedical Science PhD Thesis Defense
"Understanding Fungal Infection and Chronic Pain from a Systems Biology Perspective"
PI: Dr. Reinhard Laubenbacher
Check your emails for info on ongoing NIH OITE weekly seminars
Check Back for Upcoming Events Later this Year
Stay Safe and Be Well!