Author: Jessica Sokol

OOzeball All-Star Game

What do Adam Sherif, Ama Appiah, Mahika Jhangiani, Bryan Kirby, Shreya Khadka, and Addie Lotito have in common?

They’re all fabulous UConn student leaders, and they’re also all playing OOzeball at 1pm this Saturday, April 27, in our All-Star game!

Stop by to check it out; spectators are encouraged, just bring your UConn ID and Spring Weekend wristband.

Want to see what all the hype is about? Spectators welcome!

Spectators are encouraged to attend this year’s OOzeball tournament, Mudvengers: OOzegame. The first games start at 9am and run continuously throughout the day (except for a short break from 1:15 – 2pm.)

Be prepared to show your Spring Weekend Wristband and UConn ID. Spectators are not allowed in the mud, but you can get a great view of the action and enjoy our vendors at the event. Hope to see you there!

Fall Semester Kick-Off: 81 Things, Scavenger Hunt, and Care Packages

We’re back for another great year at UConn!

Over the summer, we updated our 81 Things to Do Before You Graduate list. Be sure to check out the 2017-2018 edition, available as a poster at SAA-sponsored events or as a download right here on this website. If you already have a bucket list from a previous year, you may want to compare lists to see what’s new.

We’re excited to welcome the Class of 2021! Stop by Fairfield Way after Convocation on Friday, Aug. 25. to sign your class’s official banner.

Afraid of getting lost on your first day of classes? Want to learn more about our beautiful campus and its history? Stop by our annual Husky WOW Traditions Scavenger Hunt & Food Fest on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Make your way around UConn and learn fun facts behind many of our famous Husky landmarks for a chance to win prizes.  The event will start and finish at the Alumni Center, where there will also be a celebration with free food and giveaways! All class years are welcome to attend.

On Monday, Aug. 28, Welcome care package distribution will begin at the Alumni Center. If you think you might receive a care package from home, check your phone and email for a pickup alert.

Have questions about anything above? Contact us!

A Note From Our SAA President

As another year has come and gone, our SAA is continuously growing.  Some highlights from this year’s events included the Week of Welcome Scavenger Hunt, Homecoming, Ignite Fundraising Competition, Networking Nights, CASE ASAP District Conference, Pinning Ceremony, OOzeball, and even lunch with President Susan Herbst. Not only have we expanded and improved events already, but have implemented new ideas too allowing more students to understand what the Student Alumni Association is, and continuing to keep tradition alive on our campus.

We had four graduating seniors this year- Kelly, Austin, Emily and Riley, and they will truly be missed.  They showed so much passion for our club, and allowed it to flourish.  Looking forward to the next year, I am excited for some new ideas in store.  We are adding Day Chair positions as additional leadership roles for general members, and it will be the 35th OOzeball tournament in April of 2018, so we hope to add a fun twist because of this milestone. I cannot wait to see where this next year of SAA takes all of our members!

Emily Castagna ’18
Student Alumni Association President

I <3 UConn Day & Networking Night

Spring semester has been busy! We hosted our first-ever “I <3 UConn Day” on Feb. 14, asking students to add what they love about UConn to a banner. We had a great turnout!

 

SAA volunteers staffing the "I Heart UConn Day" table in the Student Union. Photo by Kassi Montenegro.
SAA volunteers staffing the “I Heart UConn Day” table on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at the Student Union. (K. Montenegro/UConn Senior)

 

On Thursday, March 2, we hosted our Spring Student & Alumni Networking Night. Over 120 Huskies pre-registered for the event, and many meaningful connections were made throughout the evening.

Photo from SAA's Student and Alumni Networking Night event taken Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Alumni Center in Storrs. (G.J. McCarthy/UConn Foundation)
Photo from SAA’s Student and Alumni Networking Night event taken Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Alumni Center in Storrs. (G.J. McCarthy/UConn Foundation)