Blueprint | Univ. of Connecticut
WHY BLUEPRINT AT UCONN
115 N. Hillside Rd. – Storrs, CT 06269 | Open To Students Entering Grades 9 – 12
The University of Connecticut is a picturesque academic oasis that sits right in the middle of five major cities.
Home to internationally renowned faculty, and some of the world’s brightest students, The University of Connecticut is one of the top 20 public Universities in the nation. Though the student body is large, class sizes are small, ensuring lots of personal attention along with a plethora of options for study.
Students say the best thing about UConn is its sense of community. Here, you’ll find a large list of clubs and organizations, including Greek life, Religious Communities, Club Sports, and Student Government. There is something for everyone.
Beyond the academic and the extracurricular, UConn is a standout in Division 1 Sports (Go Huskies!!).
2017 PROGRAM DATES
|1-Week Program Dates: July 23 to July 29|
|Registration Now Open!|
|2-Week Program Dates: July 23 to Aug. 5|
|Registration Now Open!|
TUITION FOR BLUEPRINT @ UCONN – PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
Tuition is designed to cover everything your student will need while at their pre-college summer program! University housing. On-campus activities. Supervision. Classroom instruction. Three meals per day. Everything! You won’t even need to submit an additional application fee! We do suggest a little “walk around” money if students want to pick up snacks and things like that, but unless you want us to meet your student at the airport or your course has a small lab fee to cover materials, your program tuition covers absolutely everything! Learn more about Blueprint registration and tuition…
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
Enrollment in Blueprint Summer Programs at UConn is limited. Online registrations are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is sold out. To reserve your space, we strongly recommend completing our online registration process as early as possible.
UConn’s designated airport is Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor Locks, CT. Students traveling to the program by plane may request Blueprint’s Pick-Up/Drop-Off service during the online registration process for an additional fee.
Blueprint Summer Programs at University of Connecticut offers courses that are both fun and rewarding. Our Core Four – Business, Computer Science, Psychology and Forensic Science – are available at all program schools. We also offer six Career Courses that vary by location. These courses take advantage of campus and community amenities, and have highly limited availability.
- Our class sizes are carefully monitored, and small student-teacher ratios ensure that each student receives plenty of individual attention.
- Our instructors are of the highest caliber and come from across the country. Instructors are handpicked for each program.
- Each course is custom developed by Blueprint Instructors – the course descriptions are just examples of what can be covered in class.
- No tests. No homework. Students reconnect with the fun of learning through top-notch instruction in a stress-free setting.
Select a pre-college course and study it for one or two weeks! Course material doesn’t repeat, so the longer you stay the more you learn.
2017 Blueprint Courses at UConn
- Careers In Engineering
Engineers don’t just understand our world. They design it. If you have an inquisitive, analytical mind for math, engineering could be your perfect plan. This class will explore the different disciplines within engineering, from mechanical and marine to electrical and environmental. You’ll also learn about core requirements, the latest in engineering technology and some seriously cool opportunities. Read more…
- Careers In Medicine
Future doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants will love this hands-on pre-college course, covering everything you need to know to get started in the medical industry. You’ll earn first aid and CPR certification, tour local hospitals and meet with experts in a variety of medical fields. Read more…
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company or running a business? Learn some tricks of the trade this summer with Blueprint Summer Programs! Class topics can range from conceiving adventurous ideas, marketing and selling strategy, how to build strong business relationships and more! Students will be immersed in all that goes on in the fast-paced business world. Read more…
- Computer Science
PC gamers and gurus already know: our tech-driven economy (and entertainment, and environment) has given rise to entirely new opportunities in computer science. Forget endless hours of keying code. You’ll explore a little of everything! Software engineering. App development. Information technology. Web design. And so much more! Read more…
- Forensic Science
Go beyond prime time television shows and take a closer look at the real-world professionals who make a career out of solving crimes. This hands-on course investigates the origins of forensic science and criminology, the impact of modern technology and the breakthroughs that are on the horizon. Oh, yeah – there’s also crime scenes, blood spatter and cases to solve. Read more…
Psychology is a favorite course for college students – and Blueprint students – for obvious reasons. (Serial killers! Body language! Experiments!) Students will spend time focusing on the ins and outs of behavioral science. Topics covered in this pre-college course can include the history of the field, advances in psychology and new theories that are changing the way we look at the brain and each other. Read more…
UConn is essentially a city within a city, and while you’re living on the Storrs campus, you’ll be right in the middle of all of the action. From the life science building to the performing arts center, from the fitness center to the dining halls, everything will be at your finger tips.
- Where You’ll Live
Roll out of bed and go for a run through the beautiful campus with your new friends and a Blueprint RA. Then stop by the dining hall for a world class breakfast all before your first class. Maybe you’d like to play some frisbee after your last course, and then head to one of the many other planned activities we have waiting for you. No need to go all the way across town or drive through traffic jams. Everything you need is just a walk or a quick shuttle ride away.
- UConn’s Expansive Campus
In addition to the Storrs campus, UConn is made up of five regional campuses around Connecticut. The Depot Campus is where you will find the Center for Clean Energy Engineering, Human Resources, the Community School of the Arts, and Chaplin Cottage.
The school of law is just minutes from Hartford. The picturesque Avery Point campus, directly on Long Island Sound (think sand, waves and sea shells!) is where you will find the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, and all marine science majors.
The Torrington campus offers business degrees, English and general studies degrees, urban community studies, among others.
And finally, the campus in downtown Stamford offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in such areas as nursing, digital media and psychology
- A Perfect Location | Storrs, CT
If you’ve ever seen The Gilmore Girls, you’ll get a palpable sense of deja vu in Storrs, CT. In fact, the fictional town of Stars Hollow is based on a real place, just an hour away from the UConn campus. Storrs itself is chock full of quaint New England magic. With charming cafes, bustling restaurants, and arts and culture, the locals call the place “wicked fun.”
Grab a hot chai with a few friends, go for a run between classes, or just chill with some music on the quad. UConn at Storrs is where you’re going to meet and spend time with life-long friends.
- State of the Art Facilities
If you love learning, you’re going to love what’s in store in UConn’s laboratories, libraries, theaters and classrooms.
UConn prides itself on maintaining cutting edge technology to foster top notch research in the areas of life science, biomedical devices, cyber security, and materials characterization, among many more.
Love food? So does UConn. Chefs prepare an array of international cuisine, including specialty meals for all kinds of dietary needs. In fact, UConn’s dining halls are ranked #1 for gluten free meals. Not only will you have a healthy experience, but you’ll find campus food that tastes great. No dining hall horror stories here.
For each program, Blueprint hires a skilled crew of directors, teachers, resident advisers. Our directors oversee all aspects of program life and ensure that each student has the opportunity to become an active member of the community. Courses are taught by gifted teachers and talented professionals. We recruit only the brightest and most passionate teachers to connect with our students. Our resident advisers act as big brothers and sisters to students while they’re away from home. They help students acclimate to new settings and guide them through little challenges along the way.
ACTIVITIES + TRIPS
So, you’re bored. Wait, what?? No way that’ll happen at UConn. With interdisciplinary activities ranging from theater to sports to student government, there’s something for everybody outside of academics.
Something is always happening on a quad, in the cultural center, at the theater. And if you just want to chillax, you’ve got plush game rooms and study lounges at your disposal. Or, get your Van Gogh cap on and tour one of the three art museums. Or! Want an after-class rock climb? Some one-on-one basketball? Maybe an hour, just you, the elliptical, and your favorite tunes? Hop into UConn’s fitness center, open daily from morning till midnight.
Beyond campus, pick up some thai food or a cup of joe. Maybe you’d like to clear your head after a full day by walking through serene parks and walking trails.
UConn is almost right smack in the middle of not one, not two, but five major metropolises. Just 31 miles south of Hartford, 50 miles outside of Providence, 63 miles from New Haven, 85 miles outside of Boston, and 141 miles outside of New York City, campus is perfectly situated for a big-city weekend excursion.
And let’s not forget about the Huskies games. THIS is where you’ll find almost everyone on game days, from students, to alumni, to sports enthusiasts. Meet people, share stories, dress in your white and blues and cheer on your team!
- Optional Sunday Trip | Six Flags New England
Cyclone time! Need we say more? Oh, we will.
Get ready to soar through Gotham! Batman: The Dark Knight is a high speed coaster that will make you feel like you’re flying through twists, turns, loops and drops. Then it’s onto the Flashback, a super fun coaster with a cobra roll that’ll shoot you faster and faster through the course. So cool, you’ll need to do it twice! And if roller coasters aren’t your thing, not to worry! There are plenty of spine-tingling rides, a water park, Houdini’s haunted estate, and a great line-up of all-ages entertainment to enchant and entertain you.
- Road Trip Week 2 | Yale University, Peabody Museum & Empower Leadership Sports
More info coming soon!
- Signature Blueprint Summer Program Activities at University of Connecticut
- Sports and Gaming
Frisbee Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Yoga, Cross Country, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Nintendo Wii, PS3, Ping Pong and much more
- Signature Blueprint Events
Blueprint Curling, Gov-to-Go Geocaching, So You Think You Can’t Dance, Open Mic Night, Blueprint Amazing Race, Iron Chef: Dorm Edition, Blueprint Survivor, Ramen Noodle Relay
- Sports and Gaming
Blueprint Summer Programs at University of Connecticut will give you a whole new perspective on life.
- Reputation For Excellence
According to the U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges (2015), UConn is ranked among the top 20 public universities in America. 50% of its incoming Freshman in the top 10% of their class. Since 1995, 1,871 valedictorians and salutatorians have enrolled at all campuses. With 14 schools and colleges, UConn offers undergraduate degrees in 106 majors, 17 graduate degrees, and 6 professional degrees.
- Outstanding Majors
Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources, Business, Dental Medicine, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Graduate, Law, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Ratcliffe Hicks, Social Work, among many more!
- UConn At A Glance
Main Campus: Storrs
Campus Setting: New England Large Suburb
School mascot: Huskies
School colors: Blue and White
Enrollment: 21,600 Full-time
The best experience of my daughter’s life. Her words. Thank you!
By the second day we had each other laughing hysterically on our way back from the dining hall! I couldn’t believe how quickly we all became friends.
I would HIGHLY recommend Blueprint to any family looking for a personal, high-value summer college experience.
Blueprint was the best part of my summer. It gave me a taste of college and helped me discover the type of college I would like to attend. I would not pass up a chance to do this program.