UConn Early College Experience organizes several annual events aimed at instructors, site representatives, principals, and students in an effort to engage and inform the wide community. Information about upcoming events can be found on this page. A full listing of our events and workshops can be found on our calendar.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Storrs CampusStudent Union Building, Room 304 B
On Wednesday, October 17th UConn Early College Experience and the UConn History department invite all certified UConn ECE HIST 1400 instructors to attend the annual professional development training. A separate training for HIST 1300 instructors will be held in the spring.
For details and to register please see: https://101718hist1400.eventbrite.com
Sunday, October 21st, 2018
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Storrs CampusRome Ballroom
Stop by the the Office of Early College Program's (OECP) table to learn more about Early College Experience (ECE) and Pre-College Summer. https://admissions.uconn.edu/open-house/resource-fair
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Avery Point Campusprovided upon registration
Stop by the Office of Early College Program's (OECP) table to learn more about Early College Experience (ECE) and Pre-College Summer. https://averypoint.uconn.edu/admissions/visiting-campus/
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Storrs CampusSU and Dodd Center
Visit our website and social media as the date approaches for details.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusSU 304B
On Tuesday, November 13th UConn Early College Experience and the UConn U.S. History department invite all certified UConn ECE U.S. History (1501 and/or 1502) instructors to attend the annual professional development conference.
For details see: https://11-13-18uconneceushist.eventbrite.com
Friday, November 16th, 2018
08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusSU room 310
On Friday, November 16, UConn Early College Experience and the American Studies department invite all certified ECE AMST 1201 instructors to attend the annual professional development training.
For details and to register please see:
Saturday, January 26th, 2019
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Storrs CampusMcHugh Hall
The Connecticut High School Ethics Bowl, hosted by the University of Connecticut, is a day-long event for student teams who are interesting in debating the most challenging ethical issues of our time. Teams consist of 3-7 students who are judged by experts on the breadth and depth of their thinking. This regional competition is a qualifier for participating in the National High School Ethics Bowl at UNC- Chapel Hill. Lunch is provided. For rules and additional information, visit: http://nhseb.unc.edu/
Reserve your teamâs participation by November 2, 2018
Thursday, March 7th, 2019
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Storrs CampusSU Ballroom
Annual meeting of UConn ECE site representatives. Look for email and on our website and social media as date approached for details.
The UConn Avery Point Associated Student Government presents its 8th Annual Cardboard Boat Race
8th Annual UConn Avery Point Cardboard Boat Race
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 9:30-2:00
Rain date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Avery Point Campus. A rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Last year we had 450 attendees with 32 boats entered. This year, we have opened the event to 35 boats!!
If you and your class would like to be participants in this exciting and fun-filled race, please RSVP to Todd.Blodgett@uconn.edu. Registration for the event will be open until May 11th or until we have reached the maximum capacity of 35 boats.
New this year as well, at 12:00pm there will be a race for UConn ECE Instructors, UConn Faculty and Staff. So, if you would like to enter that race as well, just let us know. I have attached the agenda for the day.
The 2018 race will have a Superhero theme, so plan an exciting superhero boat and team!!!
Rules & Information:
- PFD’s are required for all students in boats. Limited PFDs are available so this year teams are required to bring their own PFDs.
- All boats must be made of just cardboard and duct tape.
- You may decorate the boat with paint, but none may appear on the bottom 6 inches of the boat.
- Boats must float with at least one person aboard.
- Kayak paddles may be used during the race. Paddles may be available at the race.
Race details and a full agenda will be provided when we are closer to the event. There will be press at this event so please ensure all students and their parents are aware and a photo waiver is collected. Don’t want to build a boat? Every race needs an audience so come watch the race and cheer on your favorite boat(s)! This year is sure to be an exciting time.