2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic and Student Services


Academic Services

Center for Student Success

Center for Student Success

Maxcy Hall 106 Phone 203-479-4584


Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Center for Student Success provides a wide range of academic support to all University of New Haven students.  Student Success Advisors connect students to campus resources and assist them in resolving issues as they arise.  Success advisors work in conjunction with students' faculty advisors to assist with the advising process.  Success Advisors can provide understanding of Degree Audit, G.P.A., and transcripts; assist with registration questions; and answer general questions about academic policies at the University of New Haven.  Success Advisors help to refine students' study skills and develop new academic strategies as well as enhance their time management and organizational skills.  The Center for Student Success solicits progress reports from faculty to assist students in developing individualized success plans.

Campus Bookstore

The Campus Bookstore sells for purchase and rent, new, used,​and digital textbooks required for courses here at the University. The bookstore also carries a wide range school supplies, imprinted clothing, swag, gifts, spirit, diploma frames, school chairs, and snacks. A wide selection of software is also available, priced at a substantial academic discount for current enrolled students at www.efollett.com

For text books, the Campus Bookstore price matches Amazon and Barnes and Nobel.  Some restrictions may apply.  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 and other items 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. Though out the year, the Campus Bookstore also employs University students. If you have any questions, call 203.933.4000 

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 dispute resolution. The Center facilitates interdisciplinary research and offers program evaluation and conflict management services to individuals and to businesses, institutions, governmental agencies, and community organizations. Conflict management services include mediation, restorative practices, design of conflict management systems, consultation, and training. Through 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 Learning Resources

The Center for Learning Resources (CLR) offers free tutoring to undergraduates and graduates seeking extra help with their courses. The tutoring staff includes experienced peer tutors working alongside professional tutors that hold advanced degrees. Professional tutors are instructors at the university and at other local colleges. Peer tutors are highly competent undergraduate and graduate students with excellent academic track records and enthusiastic professor recommendations. Thus, everyone in the CLR brings an intimate understanding of the classroom to each tutoring session.

Approximately 120 CLR workers are on staff each semester. This includes tutors for all subjects that the university offers, in addition to an experienced reception staff, the Writing Center staff, the Grad Lab staff, the Stats Lab staff, and Learning Assistants in the Learning Assistant Program. The CLR is a past recipient of the "Tutoring Program of Excellence Award" from the Association of Tutoring Professionals, all tutors are certified through the College Reading & Learning Association, and though many tutors work in person, Zoom tutoring is also available.

The mission of the Writing Center is to provide high-quality writing assistance to undergraduates and graduates as they work on compositions for a range of purposes and audiences. Writing tutors come from programs including Biology, Communications, Criminal Justice, National Security, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Finance, Forensic Science, Legal Studies, Marine Biology, Music, Nutrition, Healthcare Administration, and Psychology. Writing tutors work with undergraduates and graduates at any stage of the writing process and are especially apt at helping with issues of MLA and APA styles. Like other tutors, they also hold workshops throughout the semester.

The Grad Lab is specifically organized for the needs of graduate students. Much of the work done in the lab is computer based, where graduates come for help with programming languages (C/C++, Python, R/R Studio) and work on data analysis for MBA courses. There are also MBA tutors that work out of the Orange Campus. The Stats Lab is the CLR's newest division, offering statistical and quantitative support for students working in such subjects. It operates alongside the CLR's growing support for graduate manuscript support, offered by professional English and ESL staff.

The Learning Assistant Program is the second-largest subset of the CLR, after the peer and professional tutors. Approximately 50 LAs attend all courses with their paired professors, then they hold office hours in the CLR. Thus, LAs are sometimes referred to as "embedded tutors." LAs generally support STEM courses, such as Calculus I and II, Biology I and II, Gen Chem I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, and Physics I and II. In recent semesters, however, LAs have been placed in Criminal Justice, English, and Italian courses, as well as abroad at the Prato campus.

The CLR is located in the lower level of the Peterson Library. All tutoring is available on an appointment and a walk-in basis. Write to CLR@NewHaven.edu, call (203) 932-7215, or consult the CLR website through Navigate to make an appointment. 

Center for the Study of Crime Victims' Rights, Remedies, and Resources

The University of New Haven Center for the Study of Crime Victims' Rights, Remedies, and Resources is housed in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences and supports initiatives that enhance the knowledge base concerning crime victims' rights and services. The Center's mission is to "improve rights and services for victims and survivors of crime by enhancing our knowledge and the transfer of knowledge from research to practice through education, training, technical assistance, and research opportunities for advocates, service providers, and allied professionals." These initiatives are variously statewide, regional, and national in scope. They include degree and certificate 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. The Center is also the University's link to the Joint Center for Violence and Victim Studies' inter-University consortium. Information is available through the director's office.

Information Services: Computer Labs

Information Services provides for the computing needs of both academic and administrative users by maintaining a number of computer labs. The largest installation of general-use computers and printers is in the Marvin K. Peterson Library. Installed software includes web browsers, Microsoft Office, SPSS, and other university-standard software. There are also Apple iMacs are available in the Library, Bartels Hall Lobby, and the Beckerman Recreation Center (2nd floor). Additional labs are located throughout the campus, are discipline-specific, and are used primarily for instruction.

Special-purpose computing facilities include the Industrial Engineering CAD/CAM lab in Buckman, the AT&T multimedia lab in Buckman 227, the Electrical Engineering lab in Buckman 203, the System Engineering lab in Buckman Hall, the Graphic Arts labs in Dodds 203 and 207, the Biology and Environmental Science (GIS) lab in Dodds 305, the Mechanical Engineering Instrumentation lab in Buckman 223, the Math and Physics Department lab in Maxcy Hall, the Hospitality and Tourism lab in Harugari 114, the Internet Crime lab in Dodds 101, a faculty lab in Echlin 119.  For availability of these labs, contact the given department's administrative staff.

The hours for open labs change each semester. Go to http://www.newhaven.edu/computerlabs for current lab hours.

Information Services: Computer Service

Information Services provides complete service for student-owned computers. The Student Technical Support Office is located inside the Campus Bookstore, and provides hardware and software support for PCs, Macs and Unix machines, including hardware repair and software installation. Please note that the Support Office does not sell or stock parts. Students must obtain any needed replacement parts, which the office will then install. The office helps students obtain warranty replacement parts when appropriate. The office also administers the campus software licensing program.

Information Services: How to Obtain Software

Each student is entitled to an educational-license copy of Microsoft Office, which may be obtained in either the Student Support Office (located inside the Campus Bookstore). Other software can be purchased and downloaded by logging in to myCharger. Once logged in to myCharger, click on the "Information Technology" tab, "IT Info for Students" and then "Purchase Software". You will be redirected to the software webstore.

Marvin K. Peterson Library

The Marvin K. Peterson Library supports the learning and research needs of all University of New Haven Students.

The library building provides students with a variety of learning spaces including a quiet study floor, collaborative group space, and study rooms as well as access to both Mac and PC computers and printers. The library stacks have both reference and circulating book collections which support the university curriculum.

Professional reference librarians provide student support in a variety of formats. Students can schedule one-on-one research consultations, held in person or via zoom with a subject specific liaison librarian. Consultations can be scheduled through Navigate, by emailing libraryhelp@newhaven.edu or by contacting the subject specific library liaison.  The library's information literacy program provides in-class instruction in using the library's resources.

The library's homepage, www.newhaven.edu/library, supplies information including the library's operating hours, a description of library services and a link to the university library catalog which allows searching of library holdings. The Ask a Librarian page lists the many ways students can get assistance from library staff. The library provides 24/7 access to electronic databases, full-text e-journal holdings, e-books and other digital collections. The library is a U.S. Government Depository library and selects and adds documents that support many university programs.

Library Guides as well as instructional support resource materials are prepared by professional librarians and are posted at http://libguides.newhaven.edu/welcome. Students can learn more about using library resources by reviewing the guides, many of which include short video clips to help with learning.

Digital Commons @ New Haven, highlights the work by University of New Haven scholars. It is the University's institutional repository of intellectual assets of faculty and students. The Marvin K. Peterson Library has digitized and made available a wide variety of materials from the University Archives.


Student Services

Student Affairs and Dean of Students

The Dean administers the University Conduct System, provides consultation to student groups and organizations, and supervises a number of Student Affairs offices. The Dean can be a source of direct help to students and also a facilitator for referrals to other offices. Students with questions or problems are always welcome to call or stop by the Dean of Students Office.

Alumni Relations

Students are eligible for membership in the Alumni Association immediately upon graduation. Non-degreed students are eligible for membership upon completion of 12 graduate credits or 27 undergraduate credits. There are currently more than 50,000 eligible alumni.

Alumni Association members enjoy special privileges such as use of the library, special rates to audit classes, and access to the Career Development Center and to the alumni online community of over 50,000 graduates. Alumni can search the directory,  post class notes, sign up for a university forwarding email address, and more. Permanent lifetime membership ID cards are issued to Alumni Association members soon after graduation.

Alumni are invited to return to campus for various events and activities throughout the year, including networking events, Homecoming, fundraising events such as the Scholarship Ball, and more. 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 events and benefits.

Regional alumni gatherings across the nation offer additional opportunities for active involvement. The Office of Alumni Relations sponsors social and career networking receptions, seminars, family-oriented events, fundraising, and sporting activities.

The Alumni Board of Directors governs the association with the assistance of additional alumni volunteers. The Board serves as an advisory group to the University, working to strengthen bonds by promoting communication between alumni and the university community.

Campus Recreation

ChargerREC offers a wide variety of programming for the university community such as drop-in recreation, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, GroupX Classes, Personal Training, Adventure Recreation and other assorted recreational, wellness, and fitness programming.

The David A. Beckerman Recreation Center provides more than 56,000 square feet of fitness space for the University community. All current university part-time and full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to utilize the facility at no additional cost.  For more information about hours, programs, and services please visit.https://mycharger.newhaven.edu/web/mycharger/chargerrec 

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center provides services, resources, education, and employer connections to the campus community to contribute to the lifelong career advancement of students and alumni. We also oversee the employer relations functions for the university, managing on-campus recruiting, employer networking, internship management, and alumni engagement for jobs and internships.  

Our services include career planning/advising, job/internship searching, résumés and cover letters, interview prep, and anything related to finding an internship or job. Individual appointments may be scheduled via myCharger or by calling 203.479.4858. The Career Development Center may also be contacted through email at careerdevelopmentcenter@newhaven.edu or through our website, www.newhaven.edu/cdc


Counseling & Psychological Services

Charger Plaza, Suite 111
IG @unewhavencaps

The office of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) believes that students are strong, capable, and resilient. Our goal is to help students utilize their own strengths to achieve their personal goals, heal, and support their mental health and well-being.

CAPS provides mental health resources to students in a safe, supportive environment. We offer individual therapy and group therapy which are confidential, at-will, and included in the cost of tuition. We also provide outreach to the campus community, consultation to faculty & staff, and crisis intervention in person during office hours (M-F, 8:30-4:30) and over the phone after hours. CAPS partners with a local mental health agency to provide medication management.

Students are eligible to use CAPS if they are registered for classes; this includes residential students, commuters, graduate students, and international students. Students can explore more about our resources here: https://www.newhaven.edu/student-life/health-wellness/counseling-psychological-services/; call us at 203-932-7333 or visit us in Charger Plaza Suite 111. 

Dental Center

The University of New Haven Dental Center is the clinical education site for the University's dental hygiene students. Student dental hygienists, under the supervision of licensed faculty, provide preventive dental services to the public, including dental examinations, prophylaxis (cleanings), oral hygiene instructions, fluoride treatments, pit and fissure sealants, and radiographs.

Fees are charged according to the client's University of New Haven employee/student status. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 203.931.6028.

Accessibility Resources Center (ARC)

The Accessibility Resources Center provides comprehensive services and supports that serve to promote educational equity and ensure that students with disabilities, chronic health related disorders or military service-related conditions are able to participate in the programs, services, and opportunities available at the University. Any student who formerly held an IEP or 504 Plan should consider working with ARC and utilizing the many resources available to help students independently maneuver academic requirements. Veterans experiencing conditions related to active duty who may be returning to or attending college for the first time may also benefit from utilizing the services of ARC.

Students with a qualifying disabling condition who wish to utilize academic accommodations should self-identify by submitting a Student Information Form and appropriate documentation attesting to the presence of a disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended. Documentation must include a diagnosis and impact of functional limitations on a major life activity. 

Referrals and inquiries concerning any matters relating to students with disabilities, accessible facilities, modifications to housing, and/or academic reasonable accommodations should be directed to this office.

The Accessibility Resources Center can be reached by phone (203) 932-7332 or by email at ARC@newhaven.edu.

The ADA/Section504 Compliance Officer can be reached by phone at (203) 932-7238.

University Dining


University Dining consists of the Marketplace Food Court, Jazzman's Café, WoW Cafe, Moe's  Southwest Grill, Re-Charge Convenience Market, Smooth Haven, FöD (Food on Demand), Charger Café, Bucknall Family Cafe and University Catering.

Marketplace Food Court located in Bartels Hall:

Hometown (hot buffet)
Vegan and Vegetarian Station
Asian Fusion
Pizza and Pasta
Beach Grill
The Creamery
Salad bar, soups, and beverages
Simple Servings (All foods served at this station are prepared with ingredients that do not contain milk, eggs, wheat, soy, sesame, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, or gluten.)

Jazzman's Café located in Bartels Hall:

Gourmet coffee, cappuccino, and espresso
Fresh-baked goods
Sandwiches, salads, and snacks
Fruit smoothies and cold beverages

Bucknall Family Café located in Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation:

Proudly serving Starbucks Coffee, cappuccino and espresso
Fresh bakery goods
Grab and go sandwiches, salads and snacks
Cold Beverages

Moe's located in Bergami Hall

Queso and Tortilla Chips

WoW Cafe: located in Bergami Hall

Lettuce Wraps
Chicken Tenders
Red beans & Rice, Fries

Re-Charge Convenience Market located in Sheffield Hall

Open 7 days a week and offers a wide selection of groceries, snacks, beverages, sundries, and health and beauty products.

FoD: located in Westside Hall

Restaurant style dining where the student will view the menu and order their meal by kiosk. While waiting for their meal to be prepared they can enjoy the salad bar with soup and dessert as well as an array of beverages. Students are called to the pick up area when their meal is completed. FOD now has an online menu, the menu can be viewed on their dining website on Newhaven.edu/dining or on their Instagram page @Unewhavendining under their Linktr.ee


Smooth Haven: located in Beckerman Recreation Center

Smooth Haven is located on the first floor of the David A. Bekerman Recreation Center. Smooth Haven offers smoothies and smoothie bowls. 


Connect with us:
Instagram: @unewhavendining
Facebook: University of New Haven Dining

Email us at DiningServices@newhaven.edu

Location: Lower Level of Bartels Hall


Residential Life 

The Office of Residential Life strives to create safe, supportive, inclusive and engaged learning communities that enhance a student's holistic development. It provides opportunities for students to create a community and implement a vision for their future. We are committed to co-creating a student-centered environment that values curiosity and discovery, thoughtful and creative expression, authentic and equitable relationships, a sense of belonging and pride, and advocacy for self and others. We are excited to engage with our diverse and vibrant residential communities through our annual signature events, community spirit programs, and out-of-the classroom learning opportunities.

The University of New Haven offers multiple options for graduate student housing. Additional information about University of New Haven graduate student housing options is located on the Office of Residential Life Graduate Housing webpage.

Health Services

The University's Health Services Center, on the lower level of Sheffield Hall on the Main Campus, is open to all students.  Routine services are free of charge. The center is staffed by three full-time APRNs.  A physician medical director is on campus two days per week and is available for consultation 24/7. Health Services provides initial care for minor illnesses and injuries as well as diagnosis, referral, and follow-up care for more serious conditions. The Health Center also addresses gynecological problems, birth control, and concerns related to sexual health.  All aspects of physical and mental health and wellness are part of the services provided.

Full-time students entering the University must comply with state laws regarding immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella. Applicants to the Graduate School must complete the Immunization Form and return it to the Health Services Office. In addition, students enrolling at the university for full-time study must also file a completed Health Examination form with the Health Services Office. Medical forms and information can be obtained by contacting the Health Services Office at 203.932.7079 or 1.800.DIAL.UNH, ext. 7079, or on the website.

Connecticut law requires that each student who resides in University-owned housing be vaccinated against meningitis as a condition of such residence.

In case of noncompliance, it is the policy of the University to withhold registration at the beginning of each term.

The Office of Graduate and International Student Life

The Office of Graduate and International Student Life at The University of New Haven is the main hub for all Graduate and International Student needs, engagement, support, and services. We work to foster an inclusive and supportive environment to ensure every student has a positive and enriching experience during their time with us. Formally known as The Office of Graduate Student Services and The Immigration Services Office, our new office structure as of Summer 2021 will only strengthen and expand the services and engagement opportunities for all graduate and international students.

Contact Information

Phone: 203-479-4570

E-mail: OGISL@newhaven.edu

Facebook: UNewHavenOGISL

Instagram: UNewHavenOGISL


University Immigration Services 

The Office of University Immigration Services (UIS) provides document services and visa advising to the University's diverse international student and scholar population which comprises enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, graduated international students for up to three years of OPT and STEM OPT, J-1 exchange students, and J-1 visiting scholars. UIS services the visa and immigration needs of these F-1 and J-1 students and scholars as well as other non-immigrant visa-holders who seek advice.  

UIS maintains institutional compliance with the various federal agencies related to F-1 certification and J-1 program designation while supporting individual international students and scholars in their compliance with federal regulations with regard to visa acquisition, employment authorization, maintaining visa status, and the various SEVIS record actions required during their visa life cycle. 

UIS serves as a resource for faculty and staff when advising students at the intersection of academic life and visa status, and/or with the impact of federal regulations related to online study and full-time enrollment for international students. 

Office of University Advancement

The Office of University Advancement is the fundraising arm of the University and includes Alumni Relations, the Annual Fund, Development, and Public Affairs. University Advancement works with the University community to develop philanthropic support for enhancement of the University's programs, facilities, and endowment. Gifts to the University enhance student financial aid, faculty development, equipment, library resources, and other institutional opportunities for growth. The generosity of alumni, corporations, foundations, parents, and friends contributes to the excellence of the University of New Haven.

The Alumni Relations staff invites you to remain connected to the University and offers a variety of activities and benefits sponsored by the Alumni Association. Educational, athletic, and social events are scheduled throughout the year, including the annual Scholarship Ball, Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, and networking socials. The staff disseminates University news to alumni through the e-newsletter, University Alumni. Alumni can take advantage of benefits such as reduced costs for graduate study, career development, and discounts on home, auto, and health insurance. More information is available through the online directory and interactive community, at www.newhaven.edu/alumni. A board of directors oversees the Alumni Association. Send comments and suggestions to alumni@newhaven.edu.

The Annual Fund staff oversees the University's annual giving program which, through a student phonathon, solicits support from alumni and parents to fund ongoing needs such as financial aid, faculty support, equipment, and academic programs.

The Public Affairs staff provides strategic communications and marketing support and counsel to all units of the University. In particular, the Public Affairs staff works closely with the President's Office and Advancement staff to craft communications for staff, students, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders. The staff is responsible for the University's primary social media platforms and media relations. Public Affairs staff also produces the University of New Haven magazine and the University's e-newsletter.  Additional responsibilities include letters, scripts, speeches, op-eds, pamphlets, brochures, advertisements, web content and other communication vehicles supporting the University's mission and goals.

Campus Card Office/Parking Permits

The Campus Card is a credit-card-sized, color-photo identification that offers a number of services to the university community. It is the official university library card and residential meal plan card. It is also used for security access identification, printing in the computer labs, and other services. Money can be placed in a Charger Cash account and accessed via the Card at the Bookstore, at all dining service locations, the Post Office, and numerous offcampus locations. New students must obtain a Campus Card, which is required in order to register for a parking permit. Campus Card photos are taken at the Campus Card Office, located inside the Campus Bookstore on the Main Campus. Campus Card office hours are posted at the beginning of each term; however, because the office is staffed by graduate and undergraduate students the schedule may occasionally change on short notice.

University Police Office

Campus Bookstore, Lower Level
University of New Haven Emergency: 203.932.7070   Routine: 203.932.7014
Fire Department: 911
Ambulance: 911
West Haven Police Emergency: 911

The University of New Haven Police Department is a fully sworn, accredited police department and is responsible for providing 24-hour police patrol to help ensure the personal safety of all University students, faculty, staff, and guests.

Law Enforcement

The department provides law enforcement protection on the campus and enforces local, state, and federal laws. Criminal incidents are investigated when reported or discovered. You are encouraged to report any incidents to the University of New Haven Police Department as soon as they occur.

Safety Services

The University of New Haven Police Department responds to emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, disputes, criminal complaints and personal injury accidents.

LiveSafe App

All members of the campus community are encouraged to download the LiveSafe App associated with the University of New Haven. With the LiveSafe app, you have a fast and direct connection to the University of New Haven Police Department, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Not just for emergencies, the app can help you - and us - be more pro-active in keeping everyone in our community safer.

Please note: LiveSafe replaces all previous public safety apps for the University of New Haven, and is available to both students and family members, as well as employees.

  1. Download the app on your iPhone or Android.
  2. Select "University of New Haven" as your affiliation.
  3. Fill in your user profile.
  4. You're set! Start using the app to stay safe every day.

Emergency Telephones

Emergency telephone call boxes and blue phones are installed at key locations on campus for student safety. They may be found in parking lots including the Dental Hygiene and Echlin Hall lots, adjacent to the residence halls, at the North Campus, and elsewhere on campus. Students should familiarize themselves with their locations in the event that they need to use an emergency telephone.

In case of emergency, the emergency telephone may be activated by pressing the black button on the front. A connection will be made to the University of New Haven Police Department, and an officer will respond to the location of the emergency telephone. Once the phone is activated, there is a two-way connection which remains active, allowing the individual to speak with the dispatcher or activity in the area of the telephone to be monitored by the University of New Haven Police Department. In addition, when activated, a blue strobe light will continually flash to further identify the location of the emergency.

False activation of an emergency telephone has serious implications for student safety. Anyone involved in tampering with or falsely activating an emergency telephone will be subject to disciplinary action, a fine, possible expulsion from the University, and full prosecution under the laws of the State of Connecticut. Should a student witness a false activation of an emergency telephone, they should contact the University of New Haven Police immediately.

First Aid

Immediate first aid is available to members of the University community and their guests by contacting the University Police Department or by calling 911.

Lost and Found

If you find items of value in the buildings or on the grounds, please turn them in immediately to the University of New Haven Police Department. Students are urged to put their names on personal property, including textbooks. Serial numbers of items of value should also be recorded.

Protective or Restraining Orders

Employees or students who obtain protective or restraining orders against another individual listing campus locations as protected areas, must provide a copy of the order to the University of New Haven Police Department and Human Resources.

Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

In keeping with state and federal laws concerning campus safety and security, the University maintains information related to campus crime statistics and security measures and these are provided annually to all current students and employees. The data is also available upon request to all prospective students and their families. This information is available on the University of New Haven website, and a hard copy may be obtained free of charge at the University of New Haven Police Department

Emergency Notification System

The University has an Emergency Notification System, Everbridge 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. For details, visit h​t​t​p​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​n​e​w​h​a​v​e​n​.​e​d​u​/​s​t​u​d​e​n​t​-​l​i​f​e​/​p​o​l​i​c​e​/​e​m​e​r​g​e​ncy-procedures/ Normal text messaging fees apply per a subscriber's individual carrier.

Please visit the Public Safety and Administrative Services webpage at http://www.newhaven.edu/public-safety for all services provided .

Shuttle and Transportation Services

Please visit the link below for shuttle shuttle and transportation services offered by the University of New Haven . Shuttle service is provided by ProPark and the University also provides Courtesy Van Service as well . Please visit h​t​t​p​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​n​e​w​h​a​v​e​n​.​e​d​u​/​s​t​u​d​e​n​t​-​l​i​f​e​/​s​h​u​t​t​l​e​-​t​r​a​n​s​portation to view our various transportation schedules offered to our students, faculty and staff. We also sponsor a Zipcar program on our campus and offer Ct Transit UPass to our students

Veterans Affairs

Certification of veterans' educational benefits is a service provided by the Registrar's Office, which serves as a liaison between student veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). The Office provides forms for DVA benefits, advises students on procedural requirements, and certifies enrollment. Both the DVA and the Registrar's Office closely monitor each student's status and academic program.

For information on eligibility and payment, or to apply for benefits, or to transfer your existing benefits to University of New Haven, contact the DVA.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Regional Office
P.O. Box 4616
Buffalo, N.Y. 14240-4616
1.888.GI.BILL.1 (1.888.442.4551)

The certification official's office is in the University Registrar's Office in Bergami Hall. If you have questions or concerns, contact the VA Certifying Official during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 203.932.7388. The fax number is 203.932.6096.

Veteran Services

Through the Military & Veteran Services Team, you will have the support you need to achieve your goals in this next phase of your life. Our programs at the University of New Haven will help you excel in the classroom, connect with other service members, and allow you access to all the services and resources available to ensure your success. Our dedicated staff members who work specifically with our military/student veterans and their dependents are there so that you will always know to whom and where to turn when you need help.

The University of New Haven is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program - a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010. Unlike many other schools, the University is proud to offer this opportunity to all students who are eligible with no maximum to the number of students who can receive this benefit. To qualify, you must be 100% eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. If eligible, there is nothing additional that needs to be done to apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program benefit.

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.  This school will not:

  • Prevent the student's enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to;
  • Require student secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Provide Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility (or its equivalent) or for Chapter 31, VA VR&E's contract with the school on VA Form 28-1905 by the first day of class. 
  1. Note: Chapter 33 students can register at the VA Regional Office to use E-Benefits to get the equivalent of a Chapter 33 Certificate of Eligibility. Chapter 31 student cannot get a completed VA Form 28-1905 (or any equivalent) before the VA VR&E case-manager issues it to the school.
  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.

Additional information about veteran benefits and the University's veteran services can be found here.

Student Organizations

Alpha Phi Sigma-Alpha Tau Chapter

Alpha Tau is the local chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Alpha Tau's purpose is to recognize and promote academic excellence among undergraduate and graduate students. The local chapter was formed in 1998 and embraces the full spectrum of criminal justice students, from criminal justice and forensic science to pre-law and the related social sciences.

Graduate students who have a 3.5 cumulative QPR and who have completed at least 12 credits of graduate work, or 9 credits of graduate work and at least 3 additional undergraduate credits, are eligible for membership.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Alpha Tau advisors, Drs. Tracy Tamborra and Fadia Narchet, in the Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice Club

The American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) is a national professional and preprofessional organization with goals that include improved technology, training, and service for the benefit of the criminal justice system. The university local student chapter of ACJA is the Psi Omega chapter. This club offers students a variety of activities, including community service as well as the opportunity to meet and work with practitioners in the field. Students also meet others with similar interests and are eligible to participate in regional and national programs and activities.

Graduate Student Council

Founded in 1976, the Graduate Student Council has expanded through diverse programming and as a result of increased enrollment of graduate students. The Council is a student organization funded by the fee paid by graduate students each trimester. Thus, all graduate students enrolled are members and share in the activities of the Council.

The purposes of the council are to promote the welfare of graduate students, to give them counsel and support, to encourage their active participation in the determination of their academic environment, to develop their school spirit through social and other activities, and to convey student opinion to the University administration.

The council serves as a cultural, social, and educational organization through a variety of activities, including bi-annual receptions for graduating students, an annual class gift to the University, and other supportive services.

Lambda Pi Eta

The Beta Kappa Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta is the University's affiliate of the national honor society in communication. Founded in 1985, the chapter became an affiliate of the National Communication Association in 1994. The name represents what Aristotle described in his Rhetoric as the three modes of persuasion: logos, meaning logic; pathos, relating to emotion; and ethos, defined as character credibility and ethics. Lambda Pi Eta's purposes are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement; to stimulate interest in the field of communication; and to provide opportunities for dialogue among faculty and students interested in communication.

NAGPS Affiliation

The University of New Haven is an affiliate of the National Association of Graduate Professional Students (NAGPS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of graduate and professional student life in the United States. NAGPS works to promote the interests and welfare of graduate students and graduate education at local, regional, and national levels.


The NAGPS website (www.nagps.org) has information about current lobbying efforts in the Congress on issues affecting financial aid, student loans, and taxation of tuition benefits. NAGPS also operates a Job Bank in a special section of the website. Graduate students enrolled at the university are eligible for access to the Job Bank, as well as to the Fellowship/Scholarship and Grants databank, and can find additional benefits such as discounts on books and insurance and other information.

Psi Chi

The Department of Psychology supports a chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Founded on this campus in 1976, the chapter is one of more than 840 in the U.S. The honorary society was founded at the Ninth International Congress of Psychology at Yale University in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduatemen and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications.

Sigma Beta Delta

Sigma Beta Delta is a national honor society in business, management, and administration with chapters at hundreds of business schools. The University College of Business chapter, which was chartered in May of 1994, is sponsored by College of Business faculty. High achieving College of Business undergraduate and graduate students are honored with initiation each year.

Student Publications

The Charger Bulletin is an entirely student-run newspaper. Reporting on national news, local news, and on the things that take place right here on campus, our staff writers work hard every week at covering the stories that are most interesting to students. Our flourishing "Arts and Entertainment" section covers everything from music and film reviews to gallery openings. We praise our Charger athletes on university sports teams in addition to highlighting sports on a national level. Our editorials, from editors, staff writers, and the University community, raise issues and cause controversies, but most importantly, get people reading. Practical features like the "Campus Events" calendar and the "Charger Bulletin Board" keep the university community in the know, while features like the ever-popular positive/negative recap "The Charger Battery," comics, and puzzles are fascinating and fun for readers. With our great staff writers and photographers, The Charger Bulletin continues to be something that the University community enjoys reading, and it remains the first place students turn for news. Our initiative at The Charger Bulletin is to inform the University of New Haven students and faculty about what matters most to them. In addition to producing a weekly printed issue of the newspaper, The Charger Bulletin can also be read online at www.chargerbulletin.com.

WNHU Radio

88.7 WNHU is the University of New Haven's award-winning FM radio station.

The station, which was founded as a student organization in 1973, features student-curated music and live programming as well as a variety of ethnic and religious programming produced by community volunteers. You can listen live at 88.7 FM - or online at wnhu.org.

WNHU has recently undergone renovations to its state-of-the-art facilities at 46 Ruden Street and offers students the chance to produce shows (on the FM or on WNHU-2, our online student stream), create podcasts, play music at campus events, and explore the technical side of a professionally run broadcast operation.

WNHU is open to full-time or part-time undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community volunteers with an interest in radio, streaming and podcast production.

Daily operations are overseen by long time Connecticut radio personality Bruce Barber, who also teaches independent studies in broadcasting and podcasting.

Interested? Contact Bruce: bbarber@newhaven.edu