Prospective Undergrad Students

Are you trying to decide which University and Animal Science Program is right for you? Let us help you make an informed decision. The Department of Animal Science welcomes prospective students and/or parents to tour the UConn campus and meet with a faculty member/advisor.

Before you set a date, please determine if you can attend an Open House.  Attending an Open House gives you a chance to learn more about UConn as well as attend a Department of Animal Science presentation and go on a student-led tour of the animal units.

The next scheduled Open Houses are listed below:

  • Spring 2019- Saturday, April 13th (Registration Opens in March)
  • Fall 2019- Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, October 20th

The University of Connecticut hosts an Open House each year in September, October and April. Open House is designed with one purpose in mind: to provide whatever information you may need about UConn. During the day-long program, you will have an opportunity to tour UConn's facilities and to visit where students live and learn. If you are interested in attending Open House contact the Admissions Office at (860) 486-3137 or RSVP at

If you aren't able to attend an Open House, please follow these easy steps:

Step 1

Fill out the form below to arrange a meeting with an animal science advisor.

(Prospective Undergraduate Student Form)

Visitors can meet with a department faculty academic advisor to discuss the animal science program. The information on the form will be submitted to a member of the ANSC staff who will schedule an appointment with the appropriate faculty advisor and contact you via email with the details of your meeting.

If you are interested in speaking to our Polo or Equestrian Team coaches, you can contact them directly to schedule a meeting.  Contact information for coaches can be found here.


Step 2 

Once your faculty appointment is scheduled, then if you wish to take a tour of the UConn Storrs campus, contact the UConn Visitor's Center at 860-486-4900 or click here to schedule a tour. There are usually at least two 2-hour tours offered each day.     

Step 3

If you are interested in visiting the animal units on campus, view additional information here.  The animal units are open to the public from 10 AM to 4 PM every day.

In addition to taking the campus tour and visiting the Animal Science Department, prospective students can also participate in the Husky Ambassador program.  UConn's Husky-for-a-Day Program offers admitted students the opportunity to experience Husky pride first-hand.  To register, please email the Husky Ambassador Program at or call 860-486-1601.

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Department of Animal Science
Unit 4040
3636 Horsebarn Hill Road Ext.
Storrs, CT 06269-4040

George White Building Room 107
Open Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Phone: (860) 486-2413
Fax: (860) 486-4375