The University of New Haven provides an environment designed to foster the personal growth of its students. Through its programs, services, and facilities, it provides the opportunity for students to become involved in meaningful activities that can develop into lifelong interests. These activities include recreational, social, community outreach, professional and, of course, academic pursuits. In addition, the campus provides services to assure the comfort and well-being of its students.
Academic Support Systems
Academic services are provided to facilitate and enhance students’ academic progress through the University by furnishing guided access to advisory sources and ancillary support systems. Many of the available services are described below.
Office of Academic Services
The Office of Academic Services provides a wide range of academic support to day and evening undergraduate students.
Academic skills counselors work with students individually or in small groups to strengthen abilities or make referrals to other qualified personnel on campus. These counselors help students develop an individualized study strategy that focuses on textbook reading, lecture note-taking, time management, learning and memory strategies, and test-taking skills.
The Office provides monitoring services to enable counselors, mentors, and coaches to assess student progress in their courses. The Office also coordinates the efforts of mentors who work with students enrolled in developmental Math and English courses. In addition, the Office provides advisers for the activities of both the day and evening honor societies, and provides access to the student ombudsman, who can assist in resolving student complaints, perceived grievances, or concerns.
Center for Learning Resources
The Center for Learning Resources (CLR) offers free tutoring and writing assistance to students seeking extra help with their courses. The tutoring staff includes experienced instructors who hold advanced degrees in their respective fields. Most professional tutors are instructors at UNH and/or local universities; thus, they bring an intimate understanding of the classroom to each session. Additionally, highly competent graduate and undergraduate student tutors, chosen based on excellent academic track records and the enthusiastic recommendations of their professors, round out the staff.
The CLR is located in the heart of the campus in Maxcy Hall, Rooms 106–110. The CLR includes three labs: the Mathematics, Science and Business Lab; the Writing Lab; and Computer Lab. Tutoring is available six days a week throughout the semester. The Math, Science, and Business Lab tutors offer drop-in and by-appointment help with primarily freshman- and sophomore-level courses in mathematics, science, and business; the Writing Lab tutors offer drop-in and by-appointment assistance with all writing and communication assignments, as well as history and some modern languages. The tutors in the Computer Lab are available to offer assistance with: the latest Microsoft software, math tutorials, select computer science courses, statistics software, and some graphics and desktop publishing questions.
The Peer Tutoring Program, a satellite division of the CLR, is staffed by select undergraduates with outstanding academic track records. Peer tutors typically support undergraduate courses in their majors or minors. Peer tutors are typically housed in areas affiliated with their program and hold scheduled tutoring hours ranging from Sunday through Friday.
Write to CLR@NewHaven.edu, call (203) 932-7215, or consult our website (http://www.newhaven.edu/academics/13736/) for more information about any CLR offering.
Developmental Studies Program
The Developmental Studies Program is designed to strengthen the basic skills of entering students. Courses within the Program are taught by members of the faculty of the Mathematics Department and the English Department. (See the University Curricula section of this catalog for additional information.)
Freshman Experience Seminar
The Freshman Experience Seminar at UNH is designed to smooth the transition of first-time students from high school into the substantially different environment of a university. (See the University Curricula section of this catalog for the course description of FE 001 - Freshman Experience Seminar .)
The University of New Haven cares deeply about the well-being of its students. A variety of services is available on campus to meet needs ranging from career advising to health care. Every effort is made to accommodate special student needs, such as helping international students to adjust to a new culture or ensuring that classes and facilities are readily accessible to students with disabilities. Many of the available services are described in the following pages.
Campus Card Office and Parking Permits
The UNH ID card is a credit-card-sized, color photo identification card issued to all members of the University community. It is used as the official UNH library card and residential meal plan card. It is also used for security access identification and for a number of other services. All new students are required to obtain a UNH ID card.
ID card photos are taken in Echlin Hall on the Main Campus in the Campus Card Office. Hours are posted and emailed at the beginning of each term. In order to register for a parking permit students must present a valid UNH ID card.
Resident freshmen are not permitted to have vehicles on campus, or to park on city streets in the neighborhoods adjacent to campus.
In the interest of maintaining good relations with our neighbors, it is important that resident students limit parking to the designated on-campus parking areas. Resident student parking on city streets in the neighborhoods adjacent to campus is prohibited by the University. Vehicles in violation are subject to University sanctions including, but not limited to, UNH parking tickets.
The University of New Haven is not responsible for damage to, or theft from, personal vehicles parked on University property.
New students may obtain a Main Campus parking permit for their cars or motorcycles at the University of New Haven Police Department located in the lower level of the Campus Bookstore building. All cars must display a UNH parking permit; vehicles parked in violation may be ticketed or towed. Detailed information on parking regulations, violations, and reporting of accidents is contained in the Student Handbook.
Qualified individuals may register for a parking permit by logging on to www.newhaven.edu/parking.
University Police Department
The University Police Department is located in the lower level of the Campus Bookstore building. The Department is staffed by certified police officers who patrol the campus 24 hours a day, year round, and have full arrest powers. They have been trained in first aid, CPR and AED. A defibrillator is carried by an officer on each shift.
The Police Department is always open and staffed by a trained and certified dispatcher. In addition to handling radio and telephone communications, dispatchers assist the public as needed, including issuing UNH parking permits.
Officers patrol the campus on foot, mountain bicycles, golf carts and in fully marked cruisers. They work closely with local, state, and federal agencies to enforce the law. Officers also enforce the provisions of the UNH Conduct Code and other University rules and regulations.
The University maintains a network of emergency telephones, placed in strategic locations throughout campus that can be used by anyone in case of emergency.
Our nationally certified instructors conduct self-defense training for women in the UNH community. The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course is a free, 12-hour awareness and self-defense course that is offered each semester.
The UNH Police Department assists students and staff with car lock-outs, and has a battery jumper to loan as needed. The Department also maintains a Lost and Found service.
The University has an Emergency Notification System, “e2campus,” by which students, faculty and staff can receive emergency notifications to cell phones, wireless PDAs, and email addresses. With this system, subscribers will be among the first to receive emergency notifications and school delay/closing information. This is currently an opt-in feature. For details, visit http://www.newhaven.edu/campustext. Normal text messaging fees apply per a subscriber’s individual carrier.
The University also has a Mass Notification System. This is a powerful public address system that would be used to advise people outside on campus of a serious emergency.
To contact the UNH Police Department:
To summon emergency police, fire or EMS service from the City of West Haven:
Career Services Center
The mission of the University of New Haven’s Career Services Center (CSC) is to help students clarify their educational and career goals, as well as to acquire employment-seeking skills and ultimately attain desired employment. This mission will be accomplished through building partnerships with, and providing support to, students, alumni, faculty, administrators, employers and the community.
These services include assisting with career planning and job searching, preparing and reviewing resumes and cover letters and teaching interviewing skills. Individual appointments may be scheduled by phone at 203.932.7342 or by coming to Kaplan Hall, Room 210. The CSC may also be contacted through e-mail at email@example.com.
Throughout each year, employers visit campus to engage and interact with UNH students. Company visits are conducted in a variety of formats – breezeway tables in Bartels, Buckman or Kaplan, information sessions delivered to groups or clubs, our speed networking events or presentations in settings as unique as our Internship & Job Search Boot Camp. Though the formats may differ, the goal is always the same: to attract UNH students to work for their companies. Employers may be seeking interns, co-ops or entry-level employers.
To support student employment, the Internship Office posts positions on Blackboard under the tab career development community. In addition to posting news of all opportunities received, the I.O. also “mine for opportunities” that could be of interest to UNH students.
The Internship Office maintains a database of reported internships, providing inquiring students with information on companies where other students in similar majors have worked, which could serve as a starting point for inquiring students’ own internship searches.
The Internship Office conducts a variety of workshops aimed at teaching the finer points of job/internship searches and strategies for being successful in an internship. The workshops are offered at various times, including evening hours, to facilitate student participation.
To cap off a year of success, students are encouraged to showcase their internships during the annual Experiential Education Day celebration. Participating students are invited to the breakfast where they are encouraged to sit with an employer and then to assemble their exhibit to share with employers and other students during the actual showcase.
From their first year, students are encouraged to register to attend the Internship Workshops and to take advantage of all the opportunities offered by the Internship Office to facilitate employment and networking opportunities with employers.
Our goal is for every student to graduate with at least one internship experience.
The CSC publishes updates of recruiter visits in The Charger Bulletin as well as information regarding CSC events, the employment outlook for graduates, and job-search hints. CSC information is also provided in University of New Haven Alumni Magazine, the UNH alumni publication.
Office of Internships and Employer Relations
The Center for Experiential Education Internship Office helps students develop the key competencies necessary to make informed decisions about and take the necessary steps to achieve their career goals. The Center establishes connections and facilitates interaction among students, alumni, employers and organizations to generate opportunities that help students pursue their personal and professional objectives.
An internship is a supervised pre-professional learning experience in which students apply their skills and knowledge in a professional setting. Through an investment of their time, talent, and enthusiasm, interns contribute to an organization’s mission and goals while gaining valuable skills for the future and determining if a particular career is right for them. More than a regular summer or part-time job, an internship has certain goals, including
- Providing students with a full and realistic view of workplace culture and expectations.
- Integrating academic preparation with professional challenges.
- Building confidence and success through internship experiences.
- Helping students build professional networks.
Internships contribute to the professional development of the student and are always supervised or mentored. Regular feedback sessions are part of the experience, and the position may be either paid or unpaid, depending upon the level of work, and number of hours. Regardless of the experiential learning activity, both the experience and the learning are fundamental. Reflection is a key component of internships. The Internship Office assists students in understanding how to make the most of their internship experiences.
Students are not placed in, nor guaranteed, jobs. They are taught basic job-search skills including the rudiments of researching industries and companies, given insight into how their individual skills can transfer to various fields, and are provided with a number of opportunities to connect with employers. UNH students are encouraged to take advantage of the Internship Office and Career Services workshops geared to helping students learn the fine points of job searching and on-the-job success including resume preparation, interviewing skills, networking etiquette, and pitfalls to avoid.
Students may contact Arleen Anderson, Director of Internships and Employer Relations at AAnderson@newhaven.edu for more information.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services offers help to students with problems that may interfere with their academic or personal lives. All services are confidential and include psychotherapy, interest testing, and educational assessment. For more information, please call 203-932-7332, go to our website at http://www.newhaven.edu/student-life/CampusLife_StudentAffairs/counselingcenter/ or visit our office in lower Sheffield Hall.
The student ombudsman serves as a neutral party to whom students (and parents) can appeal for resolution of complaints, perceived grievances, or concerns. The student ombudsman mediates disputes and attempts to develop an equitable resolution between the involved parties. For more information, please call 203.932.7213.
Campus Access Services
Campus Access Services (CAS) works to ensure access to all university offerings to enable full participation for all students. The office is responsible for and committed to providing services and support that promote educational equity for students with disabilities, significant chronic-health conditions, and also students who are veterans returning from military duty to the university community. Any UNH student who formerly held an IEP or 504 Plan should consider working with CAS and utilizing the many resources available to help students independently maneuver academic requirements. Veterans who may be returning to or attending college for the first time after a tour of duty may also benefit from utilizing the services of CAS.
Referrals and inquiries concerning campus accessibility and/or accommodations for students with disabilities, significant chronic-health conditions, or returning veterans should be directed to this office. The office also processes student grievances, whether informal or formal, regarding allegations of discrimination based on disability.
The Campus Access Services office is located in the rear of Sheffield Hall, and can be reached by phone at (203) 932-7332.
Health Service Center
The University Health Services Center is open to all students without charge. Located on the ground level in the rear of Sheffield Hall, the center is staffed with registered nurses, a part-time APRN, and part-time physicians. The Health Services Center provides initial care for minor illnesses and injuries, as well as diagnosis, referral, and follow-up care for more serious conditions. Also provided are care and counseling in health-related issues. The Health Services Center coordinates the health insurance program sponsored by the University.
A part of the health program is a weekly women’s clinic, which takes place at the Health Center and covers gynecological problems, birth control, and sex-related issues.
Requirements of the Center are that students entering the Full-Time Division must provide documentation of a completed physical exam within 1 year prior to admission and a record of their immunizations (listed below). UNH athletes must have a physical exam no more than 6 months prior to the start date of their team sport, in accordance with NCAA Guidelines. Students entering the Part-Time Division must provide documentation of their immunizations.
Once a student’s deposit has been paid, the Undergraduate Admissions Office will send out a packet which will contain the student’s physical and immunization form. Students can also download the 4-page physical form and information sheet by going to: http://www.newhaven.edu/unh/marketing/pdfs/healthservices/health_forms.pdf
Students who plan to live in University housing and athletes must provide proof of having received a meningitis vaccine (date of vaccination must be no more than 5 years prior for Menomune, and no more than 10 years prior for Menactra). These requirements are in compliance with the State of Connecticut Health Department’s guidelines for immunization and disease control.
It is also recommended that students are vaccinated against Hepatitis B (3 dose series), Hepatitis A (2 dose series), and for females Gardasil (HPV vaccine – 3 dose series).
Additional necessary information, can be sent in with student’s physical forms. A copy of their private insurance company card including company name, company phone number, and identification number. If a student does not have private insurance, a student should state that in an attached note.
Measles, Mumps and Rubella & Varicella Requirements
To All Students (full-time undergraduate, part-time undergraduate day and evening, full and part-time graduate)you must provide documentation of:
- Two valid measles vaccinations.
- The first must have been given after 1/1/69, and that date must be after your first birthday.
- The second must have been given after 1/1/80.
- Two valid mumps vaccinations.
- One rubella vaccine must have been given after your first birthday.
If you have documentation of two valid MMR’s that will fulfill the measles, mumps and rubella requirement.
- Varicella (Chicken Pox) history is also required.
- This can be documented by having a history of the disease with proof of date or
- Two doses of the varicella vaccines for immunity.
Blood tests (showing immunity) from a laboratory will also be accepted for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella.
It is the policy of the University to withhold registration each semester for non-compliance. Proper immunization information must be on file in the Health Services Center.
Office of Intercultural Relations
The Office of Intercultural Relations seeks to advance the mission of the University of New Haven by providing students with opportunities to gain intercultural understanding and to succeed in an inclusive academic and social environment that respects the uniqueness and contributions of all community members. For additional information, contact the Director of Intercultural Relations at 203.932.7427.
Each year the University of New Haven admits students from many nations. These students, representing more than fifty different countries, bring an international dimension to the campus.
The International Services Office provides for the special needs and concerns of international students The staff assists students with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations; provides information on travel to and from the United States; and advises students on academic, social, and cultural adjustment. The Office also serves as a liaison between international students and the University community.
A wide range of programs has been developed, including publication of an international newsletter, special orientation events, information seminars, and an international festival. For more information, call 203.932.7475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The character of residential living is often a good indication of the spirit and quality of life on campus.The goal of the University’s Residential Life program is to provide a living/learning environment that promotes academic and personal growth and a sense of community among students. A student’s on-campus living experience is an integral part of the educational process.
Students live in thirteen residence halls: seven for freshmen and six for upperclassmen, supervised by resident directors responsible for the administration of each hall. Resident assistants (RAs) live on each floor and serve as peer advisers, role models, and initiators of activities and programs.
University housing is occupied on an academic-year basis, and it is recommended that all freshmen and sophomores live on campus unless they live with a parent or an extended-family member.
The Office of Residential Life refers those wishing to look for off-campus housing to a website that lists students looking for roommates, apartments, condos, and homes in the UNH area. Students are responsible for any contract undertaken for such housing and should consider carefully the nature of that contract and the responsibilities incurred.
University Dining Services
University Dining Services facilities on campus include the Marketplace Food Court and Jazzman’s Bakery and Café, which are located in Bartels Hall, the Campus Center; Charger Café in the Marvin K. Peterson Library; the Campus Convenience Store in Sheffield Hall; Sandella’s Flatbread, located in Botwinik Hall; and Pandini’s and Sky Ranch Grill, located in New Hall.
Students may select from meal plans that include declining balance and board options. Purchasing a meal plan is highly recommended and is required for resident students. Detailed information on meal plans is available at the Dining Services Office.
Being a student at the University of New Haven means having the best of two worlds: an active on-campus community and the city of New Haven. Students interested in cultural, intellectual, or social pursuit have a wealth of opportunities from which to choose.
The Office of Student Activities, in conjunction with student clubs and organizations, provides a wide variety of events each week. With an increase in the quantity and quality of activities over past years, theme weekends such as Spring Weekend, Family Weekend, and Homecoming Weekend have been supplemented by an ongoing activities calendar of weekly events. There are plenty of opportunities to socialize and interact with fellow students, faculty, and staff—whether by enjoying a band, lecture, comedian, or magician; participating in volunteer opportunities; or taking a bus trip to a regional theater or recreation center.
Students are also encouraged to develop their cultural and intellectual interests by participating in literary, artistic, and dramatic events. Visiting artists, play and concert productions, invited lecturers, forums, and panel discussions are among the variety of programs available to students. UNH has more than eighty active student-run clubs and organizations.
Recognizing the importance of a broad range of physical and emotional outlets to a well-balanced college experience, the University of New Haven seeks to involve students in various levels of active participation in games and sports, as well as to provide an opportunity for community and student support for its varsity intercollegiate athletics program.
The University of New Haven athletics program is one of the most respected and successful NCAA Division II programs in the country. In Fall 2008, UNH began competing in the athletically and academically prestigious Northeast-10 Conference, one of the largest and most comprehensive conferences in the nation.
UNH teams have enjoyed national recognition throughout the years. UNH was the first school from the Northeast Region to capture the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship (1987) and has been to the NCAA tournament seven times. Women’s volleyball has been to the postseason 23 times, and the baseball program has made 31 postseason appearances, including 18 World Series berths. In 1997, the Charger football program competed for the national championship, and the men’s soccer team has been to the Final Four twice. UNH has over 120 postseason appearances.
UNH offers 17 varsity sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and men’s and women’s volleyball.
Students can also participate in a number of spirit groups including cheerleading, dance team, marching band and pep band. The Department of Athletics welcomes all interested candidates and invites active involvement in support of our programs.
For more information about varsity athletics, log on to www.newhavenchargers.com, or call 203.932.7016 or 203.932.7017.
Intercollegiate Athletic Facilities
Charger Gymnasium is located on the North Campus and is home to the UNH men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs. It also serves as a practice facility for UNH’s other varsity athletic teams and as a gathering place for large university-wide events, including commencements and musical concerts. Charger Gymnasium includes a full-size basketball court with seating for 1,200, as well as the varsity athletic weight room, equipment, administrative offices, and athletic training facilities. Adjacent to the gymnasium are outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, a softball competition venue, Frank Vieira Field (baseball), and the newly renovated Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium, a multi-purpose field which is home to the Charger football program and can host soccer and lacrosse games. Prior to the 2009 season, Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium was installed with state-of-the-art blue and gold Sprinturf, a new 45-foot tall scoreboard and a two-story pressbox.
Kayo Field is located on the Main Campus, adjacent to the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. The field underwent a $1.3 million transformation in the summer of 2007, which saw the installation of a synthetic turf surface, new scoreboard and fencing. The field is home to the men’s and women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse programs, and serves as a practice facility for all of the Charger varsity athletic programs.
Campus Recreation (ChargerREC)
The goal of the Department of Campus Recreation is to provide students with a wide variety of programs and services in order to maximize student participation and involvement. Whether students interested in working out on their own, or they want to take part in one of our programs or activities, they are sure to find something that fits their needs. For more information about ChargerREC, log on to www.newhaven.edu/ChargerREC.
David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
Located in the heart of campus, the Beckerman Center is a 58,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility and includes two activity courts (for basketball, volleyball, badminton), a multi-activity court (MAC court, ideal for indoor soccer and floor hockey), 6,000 square feet of fitness space, two group fitness studios, two racquetball courts, locker rooms, an indoor running track, and a juice bar. Academic year hours of operation: Monday – Thursday – 6:30am – 11:30pm, Friday – 6:30am – 10pm, Saturday 9am – 8pm, Sunday 12pm – 10pm.
RECSports is an integral part of campus life, giving students the opportunity to come together for competition and camaraderie. RECSports activities are free to UNH undergraduate students. RECSports offers a variety of individual and team sports/activities in three different divisions: Men’s, Women’s and Co-REC. RECSports offers four seasons of activities per academic semester, including a regular season and playoffs.
Some of our offerings include outdoor soccer, 4-on-4 volleyball, kickball, flag football, tennis, basketball, whiffleball, floor hockey, indoor soccer, volleyball, softball, and racquetball.
Group X (Group Fitness)
Free drop-in fitness classes are offered at various times throughout the week. No sign-up is required. A comprehensive schedule is available online along with detailed class descriptions. Offerings vary each semester but some examples include Spinning, Kickboxing, Bootcamp, Step & Sculpt, Step Aerobics, and Absolution.
Clubs and Organizations
More than eighty University clubs and organizations serve interested students. Included are student chapters of professional societies, community-service organizations, social groups, club sports and special-interest clubs. Every student club and organization has a mailbox located on the top floor of Bartels Hall, as well as an email address which can be found on our website: www.newhaven.edu/studentactivities
Fraternities and Sororities
National and local service, social, and honorary fraternities and sororities are active on campus. They sponsor programs such as banquets, game shows, the semiannual blood drive, fundraisers to benefit charities, and numerous hours of community service. Descriptions and contact information can be found on our website: www.newhaven.edu/GOGREEK
For those who want a change of pace from the college scene, the University’s proximity to the city of New Haven offers students many cultural opportunities. Musical entertainment includes year-round performances by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, live concerts at a variety of nearby venues, and local and national bands at many downtown clubs. Professional theater thrives in New Haven, home to three nationally recognized theaters: the Long Wharf Theatre, the Yale Repertory Company, and the Shubert. Some of the region’s outstanding art collections can be seen on the Yale University campus.
On weekends, the Connecticut shore, Cape Cod, the ski slopes of Vermont and New Hampshire, and New York City are just a short drive or train ride away.
Student publications include The Charger Bulletin, the student newspaper, and The Chariot, the yearbook. Students may volunteer their services to these student publications by emailing: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Separate undergraduate full-time, part-time, and graduate student councils have responsibility for initiating, organizing, and presenting extracurricular activities and acting as liaisons between students and University staff.
The Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) is a forum where undergraduate full-time students provide input to the administration to improve all aspects of undergraduate education at the University. Student-elected senators represent the voice of their constituencies at weekly USGA meetings.
Students are strongly encouraged to get involved in leadership positions within student government and other clubs and organizations. The University believes that leadership development is an integral part of all students’ education. The USGA offices are located on the top floor of Bartels Hall.
The Evening Student Council (ESC) is a board composed of students attending UNH evening classes. It has three primary objectives: (1) to promote the welfare of the evening student body, (2) to give counsel and encouragement to evening students as well as to develop and encourage school spirit, and (3) to convey evening students’ opinions to the administration and work with the administration in accomplishing student objectives.
Membership in the Evening Student Council is open to all undergraduate evening students enrolled in courses for credit. The Council meets regularly, and all evening students are invited to participate. To contact ESC, email email@example.com.
WNHU is the University of New Haven’s noncommercial, FCC-licensed FM radio station located in the basement of Maxcy Hall. Daily operations are maintained by a general manager, student station managers, and a staff comprising undergraduate students, community volunteers, and faculty members.WNHU’s signal emanates from the Main Campus, at a frequency of 88.7 and a power of 1,700 watts, and extends nearly thirty miles in every direction, reaching nearly all of southern Connecticut and even parts of eastern Long Island. WNHU’s programming is also available as streaming audio online at www.wnhu.net.
WNHU has recently undergone state-of-the-art renovations to its on-air and production studios, procuring professional-level broadcast equipment utilized by staff members to produce shows. While production of more than twenty hours of programming a day is a vital aspect of WNHU, it is not the only work to be done. Recording speeches on campus, providing music for on-campus events, and putting on shows in the community are examples of what WNHU does besides on-air functions, and the station plans to expand these areas in the future.
With positions available for news, productions, sports, and promotions, WNHU offers more than DJ opportunities, and there is a spot for anyone interested in a variety of concentrations. WNHU is open to full-time or part-time undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community volunteers with an interest in radio and its functions.
The University’s 80-acre campus contains twenty-seven buildings that offer students modern laboratory and library facilities, smart classrooms, the latest in computer technology and equipment, an athletic complex, and residential facilities.
Located in West Haven, about ten minutes from downtown New Haven, the Main Campus includes administration, library, laboratory, computer, and classroom facilities as well as the admissions building, bookstore, student center, and residence halls. Recent additions to the Main Campus include a new residence hall and an outdoor plaza.
The South Campus includes Harugari Hall and South Campus Hall, the student records building. The North Campus is the site of the University’s athletic fields and gymnasium.
The University of New Haven maintains numerous computer laboratories and teaching classrooms at various locations around the campus. Schedules are provided at the beginning of each academic term.
The labs provide students with Microsoft Office, Firefox, Internet Explorer, SPSS statistical software and other software provided to meet needs specific to the lab or computing space. Printers are also available for student use in conjunction with the UNH ID card (charges apply). General access labs are dedicated to providing students with access to email, web surfing, and other standard uses, and may be staffed by graduate students, who are available to answer questions. The hardware and software available in the labs are periodically upgraded as computer technology changes.
The University maintains, on behalf its colleges or departments, a number of computer labs and teaching classrooms. The hours that these labs are open and the resources available may be at the discretion of the individual college or department.
Computer facilities provided by UNH as of Spring 2010 include:
Tagliatela College of Engineering: Buckman Hall, 225 and 225a
Tagliatela College of Engineering: Multimedia Teaching Classroom, Buckman 227
Hospitality and Tourism: Harugari Hall 114
Learning Center for Finance and Technology: Dodds Hall 218
Department of Biology and Environmental Science: Dodds Hall 305
Department of Visual and Performing Arts: Dodds Hall 203
Center for Learning Resources Tutorial Lab: Maxcy Hall
New Hall Computer Laboratory: New Hall
Marvin K. Peterson Library: Ground Floor*
*The computers in the library represent the largest collection of general-use computers on the main UNH campus. It is not a computer lab.
Marvin K. Peterson Library
The Marvin K. Peterson Library, named in honor of a former University president and dedicated in 1974, includes three floors of reading space, an Information Commons, Library Café, group-study rooms, stacks, and reference areas. 54 desktop computers, 6 iMacs, and 36 laptops with the Microsoft Office Suite and SPSS are available for research purposes. Students and faculty can plug in their laptop computers to connect to the campus network at more than 100 ports available throughout the library’s three floors. Wireless networking is available in all areas of the library. Materials are stored in a variety of formats including online, print, audio, video, microform, and CD-ROM or DVD.
The library’s home page is available at www.newhaven.edu/library. It serves as a gateway to information and library services and includes the library’s online catalog, which allows for both basic and advanced searching of library holdings. To borrow library materials, students and faculty must present a valid UNH ID card must be presented at the Circulation Desk. Books already borrowed can be renewed online. Recent additions to the collection are listed on the library’s home page. Library Guides, prepared by professional librarians, are posted. Interlibrary Loan forms for current UNH students and faculty are available online. Electronic access to more than 20,379 full-text electronic journal holdings is accessible from a link on our home page. Faculty and students — in their offices or residence halls or at home — have access to a variety of online databases and library support from our website.
UNH subscribes to many online electronic databases in all subjects. Resources, including many full-text books and journal sources, are accessed in online databases such as Campus Research, ABI/INFORM, Criminal Justice Periodicals, CCH Online, Computing, Education Complete, BNA Human Resources Library, Literary Reference Center, Engineering Village, FirstSearch, CQ Researcher, Hein Online, Academic OneFile, ENGnetBASE, IEEE Computer Science Digital Library, Hoover’s Online, Reference USA, Country Watch, PsycARTICLES, FORENSICnetBASE, and IRIS.
The UNH library’s collection includes more than 250,460 volumes, electronic access to more than 20,379 full-text journal and newspaper titles, 539,776 pieces of microfiche, 12,308 volumes of microfilm, and 158,159 U.S. government paper documents.
The library is a U.S. Government Documents Depository Library, and selects approximately one-third of the U.S. government yearly output to support UNH programs. Many of these documents are available full-text online through the library’s online catalog.
UNH students may borrow materials from the Albertus Magnus College Library. Students who obtain a borrowing card from a Connecticut public library may borrow from other public libraries statewide. As a member of OCLC, UNH has access through Interlibrary Loan to the holdings of the more than 10,000 member libraries’ 110 million records. The library uses electronic means to transmit articles and information between itself and other libraries across the country whenever possible.
Students are assisted by professional reference librarians. One-on-one consultations are available to locate information for research papers and projects. Freshmen receive instruction in how to use a modern library. Subject-specific library orientations are available for upperclass and graduate students. Library instruction courses geared to international students are also provided.
Library Guides, as well as selected instructional support resource materials, are provided; and a reserve collection is in place to support courses taught at UNH. Online library tutorials are available to assist students in learning effective research techniques. Library Guides help facilitate access to information resources for effective research. Sample topics covered include forensic science, psychology, national security resources, criminal justice resources, dental hygiene resources, biology, a business information guide, how-to-find Connecticut law, how-to-find literary criticism, a style sheet for research papers, and an introductory research guide.
The Campus Bookstore sells textbooks, new and used, required for courses here at the University. The bookstore also carries a wide range school supplies, greeting cards, imprinted clothing and gifts, candy, and a selection of magazines. A wide selection of software is also available, priced at a substantial academic discount for current enrolled students at www.efollett.com.
The Campus Bookstore buys back used texts throughout the year. The bookstore also handles class ring orders and places special orders for books. Students who would like to order books online may do go to our website, www.unh.bkstr.com.
Students may opt to have books held at the bookstore or to have them shipped directly to their home or office. If you have any questions, call 203.932.7030.
The renovated campus center provides a focal point for campus life and student activities. Offering lounges, student offices, a large dining hall, Jazzman’s Bakery and Cafe, and multiple meeting rooms, the facility serves as a center for students’ non-academic college interests. Live entertainment and films are often presented in the evenings. Bartels Hall houses the offices of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, International Services, Intercultural Relations, Student Activities, Community Service, and Dining Services, as well as the Undergraduate Student Government Association and its affiliated groups.
Office of University Advancement
The Office of University Advancement works with the University community and external organizations and individuals to develop philanthropic support for enhancement of the University’s programs, facilities, and endowment, and to build awareness and reputation of the University. Gifts to the University enhance student financial aid, faculty development, equipment, library resources, and other institutional opportunities for growth.
The generosity of corporations, foundations, alumni, parents, students, and friends contributes to the excellence of the University of New Haven.
The Alumni Relations staff invites you to stay connected to UNH by enjoying the many activities and benefits sponsored by the University’s Alumni Association. Committed to a lifelong relationship among alumni, the Association fosters friendships and professional networking opportunities and promotes a host of educational, social, and athletic events.
Benefits include career development services, the chance to audit courses at a reduced fee, use of the University’s library, discounts on home and auto insurance, and much more. UNH Online, an online directory and interactive community, helps alumni stay in touch with friends and network with other alums. The service is free to UNH alumni and can be accessed through the alumni web page at www.newhaven.edu\alumni.
Each fall, alumni are invited back to campus for Homecoming festivities. Throughout the year, events include Alumni Cocktails and Networking, the Holiday Party, and our Scholarship Ball, which raises significant funds for student scholarships. Information about current activities is available through the website, our e-newsletter, and special mailings, including University of New Haven Alumni Magazine. Alumni are asked to update their contact information so that we may keep them informed of the latest membership events and benefits.
The Alumni Board of Directors, a valued University advisory group, oversees the Association and works to strengthen University ties by promoting communication within the extended UNH community. If you have suggestions for your Alumni Association, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research and Professional Facilities
Bureau for Business Research
The Bureau for Business Research offers access to databases for research on products, markets, competition, and international issues. In addition, the University’s biannual, refereed academic journal, American Business Review, is published under the auspices of the Bureau.
UNH Center for Dispute Resolution
The Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of New Haven is a focal point for the interdisciplinary study and practice of conflict resolution. The Center offers conflict management services to individuals and to businesses, institutions, governmental agencies, and community organizations. Services include mediation, program evaluation, design of conflict management systems, consultation, and training. On campus, the Center sponsors peer mediation and other peer dispute resolution services. Through research and educational programs for students and the community at large, the Center also strives to advance the understanding and application of alternative means of dispute resolution, including mediation and restorative justice.
Center for Family Business
The Center for Family Business (CFB) was founded in 1994 as a unique learning environment for family business members. Its mission is to help ensure the future and continuity of family businesses, preserve the values held by family business members, and strengthen Connecticut’s economy. The Center offers its members a variety of programs that deal with issues faced by family businesses, regardless of the nature of the business.
Eight major programs are presented each year for members, held in both New Haven and Fairfield Counties. These programs feature some of the most significant national and international speakers in the field of family business. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from one another as well as from the speakers.
CFB also features small-group forums, which consist of members in similar circumstances. These groups function as ad hoc advisory boards to their fellow members.
Periodically, breakfast meetings are held to address specific topics that appeal to the interests of our members. The CFB publishes a newsletter and is a source for family-business educational materials.
The Center for Family Business is sponsored by the accounting firm of Bailey, Schaefer and Errato, LLC; Daniel M. Smith and Associates; and the law firm of Wiggin and Dana.
For further information, visit us on the web at www.newhaven.edu/cfb.
Center for the Study of Crime Victims’ Rights, Remedies, and Resources
The UNH Center for the Study of Crime Victims’ Rights, Remedies, and Resources is maintained under the auspices of The Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. The Center provides, and is in the process of developing, numerous initiatives to enhance the knowledge base on crime victims’ rights and on services that assist crime victims through educational, training, and technical opportunities via the various academic disciplines and professional groups that study, advocate for, or serve victims.
These programs and services are statewide, regional, and national in scope. They include instructional programs; field and program evaluation research services; internships, fellowships, and visiting scholar programs; legal, legislative, and public policy analysis and advocacy; and publications, conferences, and symposia. Information is available through the director’s office at the University.