CAPS Summer Program

The CAPS Summer Bridge Program is an exciting and intensive five-week session designed to ease the transition from high school to college and lay the foundation for students to succeed at UConn. Students admitted to the Storrs Campus reside on campus during the five weeks. Students admitted to one of the four regional campuses (Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury) commute to campus daily during the five weeks.

The CAPS Summer Bridge Program allows incoming UConn students to experience and prepare for the rigors of university life before their first college fall term begins.

During the Summer Program, students:

  • Take two UConn courses (for which they may earn up to seven credits toward their undergraduate degree)
  • Receive individualized counseling and advising from an CAPS Counselor committed to their success
  • Attend college success seminars, academic and professional development workshops, and faculty lectures
  • Build relationships with university staff, faculty, peer mentors, and other incoming students
  • Get to know their campus and the many resources available to them
  • Have fun engaging in social, cultural and recreational events


Stamford & Waterbury Summer Programs: Students on the Stamford & Waterbury Campuses have additional resources and programming, sponsored by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) and Dominion Energy, that exposes them to STEM experiences and careers. Students selected as part of this program will earn college credit, learn from energy industry leaders, and learn more about careers in STEM.

Wondering what the CAPS (formerly SSS) Summer Program is like from the student perspective?


    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions considers students for CAPS based on a variety of factors, including:

    • Connecticut residency
    • First-generation to college and/or from a high financial need household and/or other underserved population
    • Potential to succeed at UConn

    If students would like to be considered for the CAPS program, they may email


    For additional details about the CAPS Summer Program, students may contact the CAPS office at the campus to which they were accepted:

    avery point campus
    Avery Point


    hartford campus

    Stamford Campus

    Storrs Campus

    Waterbury Campus