FAQ- On Hiatus for Summer 2016

Please stay tuned for more information about Summer 2017.

When is UMC 2015?

This year, UConn Mentor Connection will run from July 12- August 7, 2015.

What programs are available for 2015?

Please see our 2015 UMC page for a description of the programs.

How do I apply?

Applications are due by March 13, 2015 and are evaluated by a team of educators who closely examine materials to determine a student’s compatibility for the intended site, as well as the program as a whole.

The application can be accessed online this year.

Please note that you are able to save and continue your progress at a later time if you are using the same computer and have not cleared your cookies.  

If you are unable to use the same computer as the one on which you begin this application at a later date, please be sure you have ALL of the following information before you begin as your information will not be saved if you stop before submitting the full application:

  • Parent/guardian phone and email address
  • Guidance counselor and principal email addresses
  • Two references’ names and email addresses
  • Essays in PDF format
  • Mentorship site choices
  • Parent/guardian 2014 tax return information (if applying for financial aid online; you may mail a separate application if you like)
  • Transcript and test scores

Please visit our Application Process page for more information.

What should I bring?

Students should bring essential items such as sneakers, appropriate clothing, a sweatshirt/jacket, toiletries, laundry detergent, backpack, and school supplies.

For a more complete list, see our Preparing for UMC page.

Where will I live?

You will live in a residence hall on the University of Connecticut campus. You will be housed in a suite with 2-3 other students, sharing a bathroom. Additionally, you will be provided with 3 meals a day that you will choose from menu selections at a dining hall on campus.

This year, students will be staying in Busby Suites.

For more information about the experience, please visit our UMC Experience page.

What is my daily schedule like?

This is an example of a typical day at Mentor Connection:

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.               Mentorship site work (with lunch break)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.               Free Time

5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.               Dinner

6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.                Mandatory evening meetings

7:15 p.m. – curfew                   Evening activities

For more information visit our UMC Experience page.