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 each event can be found below. 


Juried Drawing Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20th, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Exhibit is on display May 20- July 15th

Jorgenson Auditorium
UConn Storrs
2132 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT

Juried Drawing Exhibition features the work of UConn Early College Experience students enrolled in ART1030: Drawing I.

Junior Portfolio Review: Saturday, May 20th, 3:30-5:00pm. Students are able to participate in a Junior Portfolio review with an experienced faculty member from the UConn Art or Art History departments. While not an official portfolio review for purposes of entry into the program, it is an opportunity for high school Juniors to receive helpful feedback as they look forward to creating portfolios for application to college programs in the fall.

Please park in either parking garage.



The UConn Avery Point Associated Student Government presents its 6th Annual Cardboard Boat Race

7th Annual UConn Avery Point Cardboard Boat Race

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 10:00-2:00

In celebration of the UConn Avery Point’s 50th anniversary, this year’s event aspires to be bigger and better than ever.  There will not only be participants from select UConn Early College Experience classes, but students, faculty, and staff from the Avery Point Campus, as well as from Electric Boat, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Navy.

If you and your class would like to be participants in this exciting and fun-filled race, please RSVP to Wendi.richardson@uconn.eduRegistration for the event will be open until May 12th or until we have reached the maximum capacity of 30 boats.

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 (a starter kit will be provided by the UConn ECE office).
  • 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.

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2016 Grand Prize Winners - China from Greenwich High School
2016 Grand Prize Winners - China from Greenwich High School
2017 Grand Prize Winners - Mexico from Greenwich High School

UConn ECE Globalization Conference


2017 Globalization & New Migration Patterns

UConn Storrs Campus

Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Registration is now closed!

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