Awesome, thanks. I was trying to decide what bag to bring. One more thing, is there a particular dress code for orientation? I don't think I saw anything in our info requesting business casual and since we have our community service events on Friday I assumed it can't be extremely dressy at least that day...but I know some schools do want business casual. Any ideas?
Orientation is 100% casual. Shorts, t-shirts, flip flops would be 100% ok and expected.
On a similar note, what's the temperature like in classrooms/the library and such? I'm very temperature-sensitive and get extremely distracted if I'm cold, so I want to know what I should wear. My undergrad liked to blast the air in classrooms to the point where in some of them they had the AC on 68 during WINTER.
Good question. The classrooms actually get VERY cold. They're air conditioned in the warmer months and the heat doesn't work very well in the winter months. That being said, on some random days they are VERY hot. Layers are an excellent idea.
I just was going to ask that! I was thinking of wearing a casual dress for orientation and if there's killer AC, I want to at least throw a sweater in my giant bag of doom.
My above comment doesn't really apply to orientation, since you won't actually be in classrooms for those days. You'll spend most of your time either outside or in Starr Hall (specifically, Starr Reading Room) and the temperature in there is usually pretty good, regardless of the time of year. If you get chilly easily, an easily-bagged sweater is a good idea though.
Heartford, if a prof doesn't post, do you just go to the bookstore and pick up books there, a la undergrad?
Yeah, if there's nothing on TWEN you should still purchase the books for the class that are listed on the Co-Op "textbooks to go" site, or directly from the bookstore on campus.
Lastly, I lurked on the TLS UConn thread last year and noticed that these threads seem to become dead silent after orientation. If you still have the need for anonymous 2L help in the coming months, please feel free to PM me or post on here. (That being said, you should definitely also feel free to approach any 2L or 3L in person- UConn is full of friendly people who love giving advice!) Good luck everybody!