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University Opportunity Programs


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, & Waterbury),  Hispanic Alliance of Eastern Connecticut, International Students, Independent Youth (DCF), 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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Here are a collection of resources for UOP students.

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Scheduling Insight Appointments


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

Creating Appointments in Insight

Director, University Opportunity Programs
Dr. Christina Irizarry
J. Eugene Smith Library, Room 108
 (860) 465-3729

Office Hours

Monday - Friday : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Insight Appointment Tutorial Video