Parent FAQs

When is YSSS 2022?

The program will run from July 11, 2022 to July 29, 2022.

What programs are available for 2022?

Please see our Mentor Sites page for detailed descriptions of the mentorship sites.

How do students apply?

The YSSS program will send each of the scholars in this cohort a link to register in mid-March 2022. If your scholar has not received the information, please contact Lisa Muller at

What should students bring?

Students should bring essential items such as sneakers, appropriate clothing, a sweatshirt/jacket, toiletries, laundry detergent, backpack, and school supplies.

For a more complete list, see our Preparing for YSSS page.

Where can I send packages?

The mailing address will be as follows:

Your Name (Student Name)

c/o YSSS

2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3007

Storrs, CT  06269-3007

Mail is delivered every weekday to the YSSS office and will be delivered from there to the residence hall on weekday afternoons. Please note that we do not receive mail on weekends.

Where will students live?

Students will live in a residence hall on the University of Connecticut campus. Students will be housed in a suite with 2-3 other students, sharing a bathroom. Additionally, students will be provided with 3 meals a day that they will choose from menu selections at a dining hall on campus.

For more information about the experience, please visit our Experience YSSS page.

When can I visit?

Parents and other family members may visit on Sundays, depending on the participants' schedules. Students will be partaking in mandatory field trips on Sundays, so when they return or have down time they may have visitors.

Participants may not have visits from friends, unless the friends accompany a participant’s parents to campus.

Visitors may only visit the common areas of the residence hall and may not go onto a participant’s floor. The only exception to this rule is on move-in day (July 10) and move-out day (July 30). Visitors are not permitted to stay overnight in the residence hall.

Driving directions to the University of Connecticut campus can be located here.

Please contact the YSSS office at 860-486-4676 or if you plan on visiting.

What does the daily schedule look like?

This is an example of a typical day at YSSS:

Mentorship (one hour break for lunch)
Free Time
Mandatory Evening Meetings
Evening Activities
Student Personal Time
In-Room Curfew

For more information visit our Experience YSSS page.

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