Campus Change

If you are a student hoping to transfer to or from the Storrs campus or any of the regional campuses, click here for more information.

Financial Literacy

When you know how to effectively manage your money, you will be better prepared to successfully meet your goals and have enough money to make them a reality. Below you will find helpful links to a variety of resources and presentations to begin your journey in navigating your own financial literacy.

Iris Kinnard Emergency Loan Fund

The Iris Kinnard Emergency Loan Fund (IKELF) provides access to short-term loans for CAP students.

Iris Kinnard worked at CAP for over 20 years in a variety of capacities with her last role being that of Acting Director of Center for Academic Programs. The IKELF was established in 1991, the year of Iris Kinnard’s retirement from the University of Connecticut.

During her years in CAP, Iris often encountered students’ need for short-term loans to bridge the gap between the beginning of the semester and when their financial aid was distributed. Iris frequently and happily loaned money to the students from her own pocket so that they could buy necessary textbooks and supplies even though the students were oftentimes unable to pay her back. The IKELF was Iris’s parting gift to CAP students, a fund to which she herself has donated substantially.

To apply for an emergency loan, please complete the form below and fax it to 860-486-4024 or hand deliver it to the CAP Offices.

Community Leader Position

The Community Leaders (CLs) work and live in a residence hall on the Storrs campus with approximately 150 incoming SSS students during the Summer Program. CLs are the first point of contact for residents and serve as role models, guides, mentors, resources, coaches, and advocates. The CL’s job is challenging, demanding, often unpredictable, and personally gratifying. To learn more about becoming a CL next summer, please contact……

G.R.I.T. Retreat

The Growing Resilience and Inspiring Transformation Retreat provides rising sophomore, junior, and senior PASS and SSS students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills, expand their network, and grow personally and professionally. Through interactive workshops and presentations by guest speakers, students increase their academic self-efficacy, mindfulness, and motivation. To learn more about this summer’s program or to register, please contact Sterling White:

Mentoring Program at Avery Point

Due to a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (CFECT) a mentoring partnership between UConn Avery Point and West Side Middle School has been established. UConn Avery Point students mentor middle school students from West Side Middle School in Groton, CT for a year by meeting once a week with their middle school matches. The grant from the CFECT pays for books that the mentors use with their middle School matches and a celebration at the end of the school year for all participants. During the school year 2013-2014, twenty-five UConn Avery Point students mentored West Side Middle School students. To learn more about becoming a Mentor, please contact the Avery Point SSS Coordinator, Aaron Collins:

Peer Coach Position

Student Worker Position

Student workers are hired to work in the CAP office on the Storrs campus. Student workers greet guests to the office, answer phone calls, manage and update special SSS projects and perform other administrative tasks. To learn more about becoming a Student Worker, please contact……..