Class of 2021
An old and familiar notion holds that the experience of adversity builds character; given that, how much character must there be in the ranks of the Class of 2021?
The disruptions, obstacles, and setbacks are numbingly familiar by now: from a rapid shift to remote learning in the spring of 2020 to the new routine of masks, sanitizing, and mentally calculating a distance of six feet between one’s self and one’s peers. If the global pandemic weren’t enough, there was also a summer that saw the largest sustained protests in American history, a presidential election, the arrival and rollout of life-saving vaccines — and that was just the last 12 months.
But this class is so much more than the last 12 months, and will be so much more in the future. What stories will these newly-minted UConn alumni add to that illustrious volume that began in 1881? Only time will tell, but — having sensed the swells and sweeps of history already in their lives — we can be sure they’re ready to chart that safe passage to tomorrow.
Students Today, Huskies Forever.
By the Numbers
👩🎓 55% Female
👨🎓 45% Male
🙌 Youngest: 19
💪 Oldest: 69
🎖 38 U.S. military veterans
🌍 261 international students from 13 countries
🎓 1507 first-generation college students
🍎 407 Honors Scholars
🍏 21 University Scholars
1 Goldwater Scholar
23 McNair Scholars
3 Gilman Scholarship Recipients
2 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows
Upon graduation, you'll join the ranks of more than 264,000 UConn alumni making a difference worldwide. Local, school and college, and affinity alumni groups; events held on-campus and around the globe; and digital connections keep Husky Pride going, years after you leave campus.
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UConn Senior promotes a successful transition for college students to the world beyond the University. This program provides an opportunity for reflection to determine the meaning and value of the undergraduate experience and the student's growing role as a productive and valued citizen and university alumnus.
- Web-based resources for college seniors
- Social media connections
- Senior news
- Senior celebrations
- Career preparation