2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

The University Community

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 student's academic progress through the University by furnishing guided access to advisory sources and ancillary support systems. Many of the available services are described below.

Center for Student Success

Maxcy Hall 106 Phone 203-479-4584

The Center for Student Success provides a wide range of academic support to all University of New Haven students. The Center for Student Success staff consists of professional success advisors, graduate student coaches, and Academic Peer Mentors. All CSS staff 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. They can provide an 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. All CSS staff 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.

Academic Peer Mentors support the Center for Student Success team through their work in the residence halls and in designated commuter spaces. The Center for Student Success coordinates several one-credit classes geared toward the development of academic and personal success.

Please visit our website for more information.  https://mycharger.newhaven.edu/web/mycharger/cfss


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. 

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 help 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.  

Student Services

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.

Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs works to ensure that students have access to the learning and supportive resources they need to be successful at the University of New Haven and beyond. The Division of Student Affairs consists of many offices and departments which support and augment the academic life of students in many ways. The diverse programs and services are designed to touch many facets of students' lives throughout their time within the Charger community

These programs are also tailored to meet the needs of various populations: incoming students, under-represented students, international students, athletes, residents, and commuter students.  Student Affairs staff have professional training in student development and engagement and a working knowledge of the University.

The staff is equipped with professional competencies that define the knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected of student affairs professionals. They provide personal, social, and emotional development and life and career readiness skill development. The staff can think critically and solve problems within a complex and dynamic university environment.

There are various key student leadership positions such as Resident Assistants, Orientation and Transition Leaders, Commuter Assistants, Campus Connectors, Career Peer Advisors and other student leaders that are trained to help fulfil the educational mission of the Student Affairs Division.


 Read on ... the various Student Affairs offices are all described in this section.

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office provides various support services for students and their families as they pursue their academic, personal, and professional goals.   The office also assists students with personal issues that may disrupt their academic trajectory. Additionally, the office is responsible for maintaining and upholding the community standards as outlined in the University Student Code of Conduct and the Student Handbook. The Dean of Students Office can be a source of direct help to students and 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.

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center (CDC) provides advising, resources, guidance, and services to assist graduate and undergraduate students with their career development needs. The CDC works with students from all academic programs to guide their career development and experiential learning activities including the assessment of career skills and interests, the exploration of career and major options, preparation and assistance in locating internships and experience-based opportunities, networking, and all related career management needs such as resumes, cover letters, interview training and practice, job search assistance, and guidance on graduate school options.

The CDC manages employer relations outreach and development to connect students with employers and alumni for on-campus recruiting, career fairs, and job and internship opportunities. Additionally, the CDC partners with academic programs to provide internship assistance, in-class career programming, and connections to employers and alumni. The CDC launched Interstride and Handshake in 2024. These two systems provide internship and job postings, recruiting events, and employer engagement opportunities for students.

Students may visit the CDC in-person or request an appointment with our friendly and professional staff online through Handshake. We are available to answer questions and support needs centered on building a path to post-graduate success.

Career Development Center:

Bartels Student Activity Center (in the residential quad)

203.479.4858; careerdevelopmentcenter@newhaven.edu


Counseling and 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. 


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.

The Student Health Center

The University 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 Center 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. The Health Services Center coordinates the health insurance program sponsored by the University.

Requirements of the Health 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). University 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 forms. 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 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.

Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion

The Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion assists the University in promoting cultural diversity, awareness, and sensitivity throughout the campus community. Its programs, services, and activities promote cultural identity and understanding within a multicultural environment.

All members of the University community - regardless of background - are welcome and encouraged to visit the Myatt Center. For more information, please call 203.932.7447 or email CDI@newhaven.edu.


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.


Campus Card Office and 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 off campus 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 in the One Stop, Bergami Hall Office 143 on the Main CampusCampus 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.

Resident freshmen are not permitted to have vehicles on campus, or to park on city streets in the neighborhoods adjacent to campus. Resident freshmen who need to request an exception to the permission to have a vehicle on campus due to a disability, inclusive of chronic medical conditions. should contact the Accessibility Resources Center at AccessibilityResCtr@newhaven.edu to request Parking Exception Forms.

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, and city sanctions.

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 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 University of New Haven 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

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

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 and Charger Go Bus Pass to our students .

Student Employment

Student employment plays an important role in the University's day-to-day operations. Many departments depend on student employees to staff and run critical campus services, while students gain meaningful work experience and earn money to help defray educational and personal expenses. Each year, over 800 students are employed by the University in a variety of functions including research, athletics, library, technology, administration, tutoring and more.

Here at the Student Employment Office (SEO), our goal is to facilitate on-campus employment from position creation to student placement. We work with University departments to identify opportunities and ensure they are readily accessible through our job posting board. Should you receive an offer, we coordinate the onboarding process so you can begin work as quickly as possible.

To learn more about student employment, visit our website at https://mycharger.newhaven.edu/web/mycharger/student-employment.


Student Ombudsman

The student ombudsman, the Director of the Center for Academic Success and Advising, 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 203.932.7423 or email css@newhaven.edu.

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. 

University Dining Services

University Dining facilities on campus include:

Marketplace Food Court and Jazzman's Bakery and Brew, in Bartels Hall

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

ReCharge Convenience Store in Sheffield Hall

NRgize in the Beckermern Recreation Center

Moe's Southewest Grill and Wow Cafe in Bergami Hall

FöD located in Westside Hall, and University Catering located in Westside Hall

Residential and Commuter 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  https://www.newhaven.edu/student-life/dining-options/

Office of Military & Veteran Affairs

Location: Sheffield Hall, ground floor

Through the Office of Military & Veteran Affairs, you will have the support you need to achieve your goals in this next phase of your life. The Military & Veteran Affairs Team consists of full-time staff, part time student employees, and VA & Federal Work Study students whose aim is to assist and support the student veteran population both on and off campus. The team advises, guides, and supports the Military & Veteran community at the University and is available to assist at a moment's notice to address the needs and concerns of this unique population. 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.


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.


Student Activities

Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation

The Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation, 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 at the University of New Haven have the best of both worlds, an active on campus community, and access to the city of New Haven. Whether students are interested in cultural, intellectual, or social pursuits, they have a wealth of opportunities from which to choose.

The Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation (CSELO) fosters campus community through programs, resources, and opportunities for involvement that advance student learning and prepare students for success in the global community.

Engagement: Facilitates opportunities for practical student learning experiences

Leadership: Encourages students to identify values, serve as responsible citizens, and inspire others

Orientation: Provides collaborative programs that facilitate the transition and engagement of new students and their families to the University of New Haven

Intercollegiate Athletics

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.

Varsity Sports

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, the University began competing in the athletically and academically prestigious Northeast-10 Conference, one of the largest and most comprehensive conferences in the nation.

University of New Haven teams have enjoyed national recognition throughout the years. The University 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. The University has over 120 postseason appearances.

The University offers 18 varsity sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, women's rugby, softball, women's tennis, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, 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

North Campus

Charger Gymnasium is located on the North Campus and is home to the men's and women's basketball and volleyball programs. It also serves as a practice facility for 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 over 1,000, 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 and field hockey programs. The stadium has received multiple renovations during recent years including the building of a concessions facility and viewing patio as well as the installation of a new, state of the art blue turf field installed during the summer of 2020. 

Main Campus

Kathy Zolad Stadium is located on the Main Campus, adjacent to the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. The field underwent an over $1 transformation in the summer of 2019, which saw the installation of a synthetic turf with updated markings and logos as well as the installation of new scoreboards. 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 as well as the university's club and recreation sports.

Campus Recreation (ChargerREC)

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.

David A. Beckerman Recreation Center

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

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

Off-Campus Activities

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: chargerbulletin@newhaven.edu or chariotyearbook@newhaven.edu.

Student Government

Separate undergraduate 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 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.

WNHU Radio

WNHU is the University of New Haven's 1700 watt FCC-licensed radio station.Broadcasting 24/7/365 at 88.7 FM from studios located inside the Lois Evalyn Bergami Broadcast Media Center at 46 Ruden Street, the station plays student-curated music and features community-produced ethnic and religious programming.

WNHU's signal emanates from a broadcast tower on top of Bartels Hall and can be heard for nearly thirty miles in every direction.

More information -and a live stream of the station - is available at wnhu.org.


Campus Facilities

The University's 82-acre campus contains more than 30 major buildings that house modern laboratory and research facilities, the latest computer equipment, athletic facilities, and residence halls.

Located in West Haven, about ten minutes from downtown New Haven, the Main Campus includes Ellis C. Maxcy Hall (which houses administration, classrooms, and College of Arts and Sciences); Anemone and Steven Kaplan Hall (Undergraduate Admissions); Bergami Hall which houses the Bursar's Office, Financial Aid, Payroll and the Registrar's Office; Phillip Kaplan Hall; Bergami Center for Science, Technology and Innovation; the Jacob F. Buckman Hall of Engineering (Tagliatela College of Engineering); Echlin Hall (which houses the Office of Information Technology, the Fire Science Department, School of Health Sciences offices, and classroom spaces); the John and Leona Gehring Hall (which houses the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science); the Marvin K. Peterson Library; Bartels Hall (the campus student center); Robert B. Dodds Hall (with classrooms, offices, labs, Bucknall Theater, and the Seton Art Gallery); the Campus Store; residence halls; and the Gate House (faculty offices); North Hall; the Dental Center; the Bartels Student Activity Center and the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center.

South Campus includes South Campus Hall (which houses the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences); Harugari Hall (which houses the English Department, the Psychology Department, and classrooms) and One Care Lane (which houses programs for the School of Health Sciences).

The University's athletic offices, athletic fields, and Charger Gymnasium are located at North Campus.

The Orange Campus houses the Pompea College of Business as well as the Bergami and Pompea Graduate Center. It is located about fifteen minutes from the Main Campus at 584 Derby Milford Road in Orange, CT.


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.

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 


Bartels Hall

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 Dean of Students, 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 to enhance 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, facilities, 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.

Alumni Relations

The Alumni Relations staff invites you to stay connected to the University 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, David A. Beckerman Recreation Center memberships, and much more. Be sure to visit the alumni web page at www.newhaven.edu\alumni.

Alumni are invited to return to campus for various events and activities throughout the year, including networking events, Homecoming, affinity programming, and more. Information about current activities is available through the website, our e-newsletter, and special mailings, including University of New Haven Magazine. Alumni are asked to update their contact information so that we may keep them informed of the latest 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 University community. If you have suggestions for your Alumni Association, please email alumni@newhaven.edu.


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.

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

The 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.