Student Resources

Students in the Department of Art and Art History enjoy the best of both worlds – the intensive training of an art school combined with the resources and wide array of opportunities offered by a major research university.  The resources provided here will help students navigate successfully through the many options and resources available to them.

Digital Arts and Services Lab (DASL)

The UConn Digital Art Services Lab (DASL) is a photographic output service bureau run by the Department of Art + Art History to support student curricular needs and faculty research. Our primary service is to print photographic quality digital inkjet prints. However, other photographic services may be available and are negotiable on a time available basis and priced hourly. Services are available to UConn students, faculty, staff, and alumni in select circumstances, but departmental student work is always our first priority.

Computer and Technology Information

Listed on the Computer Technology and Information page are the recommended specifications for student laptops as well as other hardware that students are asked to have.  There is also information about how to get access to the Adobe Creative Suite of software through Huskytech.

Student Consumer Information

The Student Consumer Information page on the University website provides a range of information and resources, including Financial Aid, Student Outcomes, Health and Safety, Athletics, and more. Students should make a regular practice of consulting this page, which is frequently updated.

Academic Achievement Center

All Academic Achievement Center offerings are free and available to all UConn students. Located in the John W. Rowe Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) Room 217. Professional staff are available to welcome walk-in appointments during all hours of operation. Student coaches are available to accept walk-ins Monday through Thursday from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Fridays 2:00-4:00 pm during the academic school year. Coaches can assist students with developing academic skills tailored to their personal styles. Students can visit the AAC by walk-in or appointment. Each student is paired with a coach for a one-on-one session. Students are welcome to return and meet with a coach as often as they want.

IDEA Grants

UConn undergraduate students at all campuses and in all majors can apply for a UConn IDEA Grant of up to $4,000 to fund self-designed work on a topic, project, problem, artistic product or performance, or other entrepreneurial or creative idea of their choice. The work should be personally meaningful, relevant, and engaging. The work does not need to be tied to a student’s major or minor, but it should be guided by a student’s academic goals and future plans. Students may apply individually or as part of a small group for this new undergraduate opportunity for creativity, innovation, original research, and service. For more information on IDEA Grants, click here.

SURF Research Awards

SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fund) Awards provide students with up to $4,000 to undertake summer research or creative projects under the supervision of UConn faculty members.  More information about SURF can be found by clicking here.

Counseling & Mental Health Services

The campus environment can be exciting and challenging. It can also be highly stressful since social and emotional concerns can interfere with effective functioning and academic performance.

Together with Student Health Services, they offer a holistic and collaborative model of care. We hope you find CMHS to be friendly, helpful place that provides a services to help you be a successful student and a happy and healthy person! Click here for more information on CMHS.