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University Opportunity Programs

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University Opportunity Programs (UOP) are high impact success programs and services for students from underserved and other unique populations, including those who are academically underprepared, first-generation, lower-income or undocumented. Student groups served by UOP include Achievement First (Hartford & New Haven), DREAM.US, Higher Edge, Promise Scholars (Hartford & New Haven), and STEP/CAP. UOP staff collaborate across campus to create a student-centered learning environment that fosters academic excellence, student engagement and progress to graduation.  The program builds strategic relationships with campus and community partners, community colleges, and alumni to expand postsecondary educational opportunities.

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Learn more about the different programs: Achievement First, DREAM.US, Higher Edge, Promise Scholars, STEP/CAP.

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Want to have fun? Check out the campus and virtual events hosted by the UOP. There is something new and exciting every week.

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Achieve your educational goals and timely graduation with the resources and support of the advising center.

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Scheduling Insight Appointments


View step by step instructions to schedule an advising or tutoring appointment.

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Director, University Opportunity ProgramsJ. Eugene Smith Library, Room 132
(860) 465-4458


Assistant Director, University Opportunity ProgramsJ. Eugene Smith Library, Room 131
(860) 465-0508



University Opportunity Program SpecialistJ. Eugene Smith Library, Room 150
(860) 465-5150
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