Spring 2019 Dependent Child Tuition Waiver

UConn and UConn Health offer certain employees a tuition waiver benefit for their dependent children who are attending UConn. The deadline for waiver applications for the spring semester is November 15, 2018.  More information on the Dependent Child Tuition Waiver benefit, including eligibility, can be found on the following Human Resources websites:  UConn or UCH.

Applications for the Dependent Child Tuition Waiver are accepted online only. 

To access the online waiver application, please go to http://dtw.uconn.edu and follow the directions. Please note that there are separate links for UConn and UConn Health employees.

Again, the application deadline to apply for the spring 2019 dependent tuition waiver is November 15, 2018.

For more information, contact: Human Resources at 860-486-3034.


Mindful Eating Project

Please joins us for a virtual 12 week program for Mindful Eating!  This is an online/texting program to educate and support you to improve your mindfulness while eating. The program will include weekly topics and helpful tips.  Hope you can join us! Beginning Oct 29th.  Click to learn more http://dietetics.alliedhealth.uconn.edu/mindfuleating

For more information, contact: Jennifer Ouellette/Carlee Putnam at jennifer.ouellette@uconn.edu/carlee.putnam@uconn.edu.

Nominate a Student to Apply to be an RA 2019-2020

Do you know a student [many students?] who have the skills and experiences to become a Resident Assistant [RA] for 2019-2020??

Please nominate students to apply. We will reach out to them and invite them to submit an application, but the nominator will not be named. Nominations Form

Visit or refer students to our RA Website for information related to:

  • Position responsibilities
  • Screening criteria
  • Interviews
  • List of Mandatory Info Sessions
  • All candidates must attend ONLY 1 of the approximately 15 mandatory info sessions.
  • The sessions about being an RA in Honors or a LC are optional, and do not count as a mandatory info session.

Applications are available now and are due by 12.01.18 by 11:59pm. In order to have their applications accepted, students must have attended 1 of the mandatory info sessions.

If you or any student would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Depot Campus: Shuttle & Parking Update

Parking Services & Transportation Services has renewed its commitment to provide a full complement of services to the Depot campus.

We are please report that regular shuttle service between the Storrs and Depot campuses was restored on Monday, Oct. 8 (map).

In advance of enforcement efforts that will begin in the 2019-20 academic year, parking permit signs were also installed in many Depot campus locations. Those signs will not be enforced until September 2019. We understand that some of the recently installed signs may need to be changed and additional signage may be required.

It is essential for departments and programs on the Depot to provide us with the information needed to insure that all parking areas are properly assigned.

If you have insights and information to share, please contact by email sent to parkingservices@uconn.edu as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you!

For more information, contact: Parking & Transportation Services at (860) 486-4930


CreateAT Hackathon for Students

We’re pleased to announce that this coming spring CreateAT will be hosted at UConn!  “What is this thing,” you might ask, “and why do I care?”


CreateAT is similar to a hackathon, but it’s for students of all majors! We are bringing together Makers; any student who is a creator, problem solver, craft enthusiast or engineer to collaborate with students with a disability, who get the title of Co-Designers. Each team will have a Co-Designer and several Makers. Together, they will:

1) Identify a regular task or obstacle in the Co-Designer’s life that could be remedied or made easier with a tool or gadget.
2) Discuss and design a prototype to fit the Co-Designer’s need.
3) Build and test the prototype in 12 hours with the Co-Designer and have an awesome time!

Not only does this look great on a resume, but there will also be prizes and free food!!
The event will be taking place in early March 2019. The sign ups will be open until November 19th, so sign up today by filling out an interest form!

Maker Interest Form: tiny.cc\7xznzy
Co-designer Interest Form: tiny.cc\y0znzy

For more Information:
Send us a message on Facebook!
Or email us at: create.at.uconn@gmail.com


Free Design Services Available to Departments

University Communications recently has assumed responsibility for graphic design services previously provided by the Document Production Center. Now called University Design Services, we provide free graphic design assistance to university departments. From posters and advertisements, to postcards and brochures, our experienced graphic design team will be glad to assist you in your latest project. All designs submitted to University Design Services will be compliant with university branding standards. Depending on the type of project, we will work with your department to determine an appropriate timeframe for the job to be complete; but please plan ahead and try to provide as much lead time as possible.

If you’d like help with a project, please fill out our University Design Services request form and someone will be in touch to assist you.

For more information, contact: University Design Services at https://uconnucomm.wufoo.com/forms/design-request/


10/28 Homecoming Weekend


Celebrate Homecoming with our fifth annual Huskies Forever 5K! See the campus like never before in this time certified, closed-road race. Returning this year – Lil’ Huskies Kids K held on the Sherman Track! Run or walk with your fellow huskies, students, alumni, family, friends, and the rest of the UConn community! The race will begin and end at the Alumni Center, followed by buffet breakfast.

Kids K starts at 8:00 am and 5K starts at 9:00 am on Sunday, October 28. Early bird pricing ends after October 5 and registration closes on October 22. Walk-ups are welcome.

T-Shirts will be given to the first 200 participants, and awards will be handed out.

Register here: s.uconn.edu/Homecoming or e-mail emurray@foundation.uconn.edu

Sponsored by Liberty Mutual, UConn Bookstore & UConn Recreation.

For more information, contact: Emiy Auger Murray at emurray@foundation.uconn.edu


10/11 World Mental Health Day Events

In honor of World Mental Health Day, we invite you to attend two on-campus events on October 11th featuring Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad.  Both events are free, and open to the public.

“Social Disconnection as a Public Health Concern”


Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center

In this research-focused lecture, Julianne Holt-Lunstad PhD will discuss the long-term health effects of social connection.  As a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, Dr. Holt-Lunstad’s work has been seminal in the recognition of social isolation and loneliness as risk factors for early mortality.

Please RSVP for this event at https://chip.uconn.edu/inchip-lecture-series-guest-speaker-julianne-holt-lunstad-phd/

“Lonely Campus: Social Connection in the Age of Digital Despair”


Student Union Theater

This panel discussion and Q&A will feature Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, as well as UConn’s very own Professor Gina Barrecca, CMHS Director Dr. Betsy Cracco, and students Alondra Marmolejos and Derek Pan.

Sponsored by Counseling & Mental Health Services, InCHIP, and USG

For more information, contact: CMHS at 860-486-4705.


EAP “Frontline Employee” – October 2018 Newsletter

Featured in this month’s edition:

Learn the Five Steps of Suicide Prevention – “The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-8001273-TALK recommends awareness of the ‘five steps’…”

Anger in the Workplace – “If you blow up at disappointments, or bark at others’ mistakes, then probably recognize…”

‘Amotivational Syndrome’ and Marijuana – “Does cannabis use foster apathy and reduced self-efficacy – ‘Amotivational Syndrome?’ The most thorough study yet…”

Other topics in this edition:

  • Are Teenagers Switching to Xanax?
  • Relationships – the Secret to Happiness
  • Stress Tip… Reduce Catastrophic Thinking
  • Thinking Outside of the Box
  • Stalking Awareness Month

For the full October 2018 edition of “Frontline Employee,” or to learn more about UConn EAP visit our webpage: http://hr.uconn.edu/employee-assistance-program/

Your EAP provides professional, brief counseling – on campus, plus 27 locations statewide – to help identify and resolve personal, family or work related concerns. Employee Assistance is:

  • Confidential!
  • Free!
  • Household Members too!


  • The UConn EAP webpage now includes a full section of brief information videos to assist you in helping your valuable people to succeed in the midst of the human factor at work.
  • EAP is also available by invitation to meet with departments, programs or other groups to discuss and process challenges, critical incidents or other areas of common concern.

To schedule a private appointment, or speak with an EAP consultant, call:

(860) 486-1307 Storrs

(800) 852-4392 Statewide – 24 hours (Toll-free in CT)

For more information, contact: Gary Alger at gary.alger@uconn.edu