First Year Programs & Learning Communities


YOUCreate is a First Year Experience initiative to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at UConn for freshman undergraduates residing in learning communities. The goals of the program are to cultivate innovation and creative thinking, inspire passion in students to learn beyond getting a degree, and to unite UConn communities around innovation which extends across all academic disciplines. The YOU Create pilot program will kick-off on October 23rd and run until the end of March. For more information on Learning Communities, please go to

Innovation House

LC_Kickoff_188Innovation House is a living and learning community designed to fuel the innovative spirit, creativity, and “can-do” attitude that enables students to take charge of their own destiny. The process of innovating is difficult when done in a vacuum. An environment of like-minded, motivated individuals with access to the support and tools necessary to facilitate entrepreneurial endeavors furnish the ideal ecosystem where new ideas can evolve into successful ventures.

The Innovation House LC is open to students from all disciplines who are passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity. This unique environment is designed to facilitate collaboration among individuals with different perspectives and skillsets towards the development of new ideas and businesses. It also provides programming and events that will help prepare students for the real challenges of being a leader and entrepreneur in today’s increasingly complex and global environment.

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