Students

Prospective Students

Degree Programs

Prospective students can find more information about UConn Health campus degree programs here:
Biomedical Science PhD Program

Combined MD/PhD Program

Combined DMD/PhD Program

Public Health PhD Program
Public Health Masters Program
Public Health Dual Degree Programs
Public Health Graduate Certificates 

Clinical and Translational Research Masters and Certificate Programs

Dental Science Masters Program (available only to students enrolled in a graduate dental education program in the UConn School of Dental Medicine

Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (for undergraduate students who have an interest in obtaining a Ph.D. in the biological and biomedical sciences)

Housing

While UConn Health does not have on-campus housing available on our campus, the University’s Off-Campus Housing Office has a section to search for housing in the UConn Health campus area of Farmington and beyond. Visit https://offcampushousing.uconn.edu for more information

Additionally, new students to the program can use the Roommate Finder section, which is a password protected site where students can log in using their NetID to search for roommates. Roommate Finder Info.pdf

Recent Updates and Info for Current Students

Commencement 2024

~2024 Commencement Important Reminders~

UConn Health Commencement is scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2024 from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Jorgenson Auditorium at Storrs.  If you are planning to graduate in May OR August 2024 and plan to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must be sure to complete the following no later than Fri., March 1:

>>APPLY for graduation via the Student Admin portal. Instructions on applying for graduation may be found here. Dual Degree students MUST complete this step for EACH degree program (e.g., DMD & PhD, MD & MPH, etc.); Please note: After applying, the instructions ask you to submit a final plan of study in Student Admin: this does not apply for the M.D., D.M.D. or graduate degrees.
When you apply for graduation, you will enter your degree (diploma) name in Student Admin. This entry will be used for ordering your diploma and also in commencement publications. Degree names should be entered exactly how you want them to appear on your diploma including upper and lowercase letters and punctuation. If you had or will have a legal name change prior to graduation, you must complete the Biographical Update Request Form and submit it with your documentation provided on the form’s website in addition to entering your Degree name.

>>ORDER your cap and gown through the *UConn Health* Bookstore using this link: https://health.uconn.edu/student-affairs/commencement/caps-and-gowns/
IMPT: Do NOT order from the main campus at Storrs, as you will receive the wrong color for your regalia!

>>VIEW UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT in Student Admin. All students are advised to review their unofficial transcript in PeopleSoft/Student Admin.  You can find instructions here on how to view your unofficial transcript. Any missing grades, documents, or discrepancies can result in a delay of degree conferral.

>>FIND additional information on the ceremony here: https://health.uconn.edu/student-affairs/commencement/  Please note that you are also encouraged to update a permanent email address to ensure future correspondence is received.

 

Off Campus Housing Resource

UConn Health does not have on-campus housing available on our campus.  However, the University’s Off-Campus Housing Office has a new section to search for housing in the UConn Health campus area of Farmington and beyond. Visit https://offcampushousing.uconn.edu for more information!

The Roommate Finder section is also active, and is a password protected site where students can log in using their NetID to search for roommates. Roommate Finder Info

UCH International Office Walk-In Advising in Main Building on Thursdays

The International Office at UConn Health will resume their weekly walk-in advising for international students and scholars in the main building on Thursdays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Walker Conference Room (room AG070, just down the hall from The Graduate School Office suite on the Ground floor of the main building). Walk-in advising is 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 (Kaitlin Dornenburg, email: dornenburg@uchc.edu; phone: 860-679-4472) .

Student Resources and Helpful Links Regarding COVID

UConn Health's Masking Protocol has been updated as of 10/20/23; masking is now optional in most areas of the campus, with some exceptions. See revised guidelines for masking.

Travel Guidelines - Updated 11/20/23: Travel guidelines for both business and personal travel outside of Connecticut. This information applies to Graduate Assistants as well as staff.

Important: If you are not feeling well and are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have COVID-19 related questions, 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. Additional guidance can be found here.

For All Graduate Students

Academics

Academic Calendar
Graduate School dates and deadlines

Student Administration System (PeopleSoft)
Student Admin is where students can register for classes, check grades, review unofficial transcript and milestones, register for graduation, etc. You can find helpful reference information for the system here.

HuskyCT
HuskyCT is the University of Connecticut version of Blackboard, our learning management system (LMS); it enables faculty, students, administrators, staff, residents, fellows, and affiliated community health professionals to access a wide range of educational electronic resources.

UConn Health Sciences Library
The library is located in the main building off the Academic Lobby and offers a variety of services, including Ask a Librarian, interlibrary loan, electronic journals, computer access, print/scan/Copy services and more.

Graduate School Catalog

Graduate School Forms

Graduate School Forms
Includes forms for enrolled masters and doctoral graduate students, such as Plan of Study, Report on General Exam, Report on Final Exam, Doctoral Dissertation Proposal, Biographical Information Update Request, etc.

Graduate Student Schedule Revision Request form
For UConn Health campus students

Laboratory Rotation Registration Form.pdf (for combined degree, YIIP and certificate students)

Independent-Study-Form

Milestones/Completing Your Degree

DOCTORAL DEGREE

Dissertation Proposal Guidelines.pdf
Steps to a Successful Graduation: Doctoral

NEW PhD degree completion workshop 01-22-2024.pptx

Exit Interview Form for Graduating Biomedical Science PhD Students

Thesis Submission

Submittable

MASTERS DEGREE

 Steps to a Successful Graduation: Masters

**COMMENCEMENT**

COMMENCEMENT INFO
2024 Commencement is Monday, May 6th at 1 PM at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on the Storrs campus.  The deadline to apply to participate in commencement is March 1.  See link above for details.

University Policies and Procedures

Student Support

Student Behavioral Health Service
Free and confidential mental health services, counseling, and resources

Wellness Center
The UConn Health Wellness Center is a 3,600-square-foot, 24/7, badge-access facility offering 13 cardio machines, 13 cycling bikes, 9 resistance machines, free weights, showers, a "healthy" vending machine, and two rooms for fitness classes

Virtual Group Exercise Classes - Virtual classes created by Wellness Center Yoga and Pilates instructors  including Vinyasa Yoga, Morning Stretches, Pilates, Breathing Exercises, and Meditation.

Student Accommodations- MyAccess
The Center for Students with Disabilities engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews requests for accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case basis.

Student Wellness
Links and resources to support student health and wellness

Ombuds Office
Confidential, informal, independent, and impartial assistance to individuals through dispute resolution and problem-solving methods

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.

UConn Health Bursar's Office

Office of the Registrar

Request Official Trancripts

Student Affairs and Activities

International Students

Off Campus Housing
While we do not have on-campus housing available on our campus, the University’s Off-Campus Housing Office has a new section to search for housing in the UConn Health campus area of Farmington and beyond, as well as a password protected section to search for roommates.

Campus Resources

Notary Publics
There are several Notaries available throughout the campus if you need a document notarized. Please call ahead to ensure the Notary Public is available to assist with UConn Health matters. Any personal matters that need notarization during business hours are at the discretion of the Notary Public.

Schafer Study Rooms
The Schafer Study Rooms (located adjacent to our campus library, on the basement level of the Academic Entrance) are available to all UConn Health graduate level students, including Biomedical Science PhD and MPH students. These study rooms are available 24/7; students must use their UConn Health badge to gain entry to the rooms. Your badge should be active for use of these rooms. If you find that your badge does not grant access to the rooms, please contact Ms. Teri Shiel, Head of User Services at the UConn Health campus library (email: shiel@uchc.edu; ext. 4108) for assistance.

For Biomedical Science Ph.D. Students

CHANGE OF ADVISOR Form:
Please complete BOTH parts of this form, as well as the Student-Mentor Agreement:

>>Email Part ONE to DegreeAudit@uconn.edu and CC PhdBiomed@uchc.edu
Change of Major Advisor Form-Part 1

>>Email Part TWO to PhdBiomed@uchc.edu ONLY
Change of Major Advisor Form-Part 2_rev 2022

Student-Mentor Agreement
To be signed by the student and the thesis advisor and submitted to PhdBiomed@uchc.edu

Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

Graduate Thesis Defenses

 

Thursday, February 29th 
2:00 PM, Massey Auditorium

Low Avidity T Cells Drive Endogenous Tumor Immunity in Mice and Humans

Summit Singhaviranon
MD/PhD Student
Immunology Area of Concentration
PI: Dr. Pramod Srivastava


Friday, April 5th
2:00 PM, Low Learning Center

Bacterial and vesicular regulation of pyroptosis

Skylar Wright
MD/PhD Student
Immunology Area of Concentration
PI: Dr. Vijay Rathinam

Upcoming Career Forums

Scientific Organization Director
Dr. Brittany Knight
Friday, January 23, 2024
3:30 PM ET- Hybrid (registration required-see details below)

Beyond the Ph.D. is excited to welcome Dr. Brittany Knight, the director of operations for the United States Association for the Study of Pain (USASP).

Dr. Knight earned her Ph.D. in biomedical science from UConn Health August 2019. Subsequently, she undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the Connecticut Convergence Institute. In her current role as director of operations for USASP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to pain science and research, she collaborates with the board of directors and various committees, oversees the planning of the annual scientific meeting, manages educational and professional development initiatives, and leads various other projects. Additionally, Dr. Knight holds positions as the regional director for the Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and co-director for Beyond the Ph.D.

In this career seminar Dr. Knight will discuss her path to her current role and how her various leadership positions have guided her career trajectory along the way next Friday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. Registration for the event is free and is open to anybody interested.

As this event will be held in hybrid format, there are two ticket options to choose from. In-person attendance will be limited to UConn students, faculty, and staff. Those planning to attend in person should select the "In-person Attendee" ticket option. The event will be held at UConn Health (Main Building) in the Low Learning Center. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO). All other attendees should plan to attend via Zoom and should select the "Virtual Attendee" ticket option. To attend the event, you must register using the link below.

beyond-the-phd.ticketleap.com/from-phd-to-scientific-organization-director/

For recordings of previous career seminars & workshops, career blog posts, and more from this student-led group, check out their website: https://beyond-the-phd.com/

For more information, contact: Rachel Gilmore at rgilmore@uchc.edu