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University of New Haven

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About University of New Haven

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.

Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.

The University enrolls approximately 6,500 students, including nearly 1,600 graduate students and more than 4,800 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 400 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference. 

Campus information

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 wealth of opportunities from which to choose.  

The Office of Student Activities advances the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and of the University of New Haven by building a sense of community, inspiring the growth of the whole student, providing leadership development opportunities and encouraging student involvement in the university community. We strive to provide experiential learning opportunities that challenge students to develop and experience personal growth.  The Office of Student Activities strives to improve the quality of life on campus by providing assistance and advisement to the campus community in planning, management and evaluation of programs and events. 

Accommodation

The University of New Haven's residence halls enhance your educational experience by providing all the comforts and convenience you need to succeed.

Botwinik Hall
Botwinik Hall is a large suite-style residence hall for first year students with 2 bedrooms joined together by a common living area and bathroom. Each suite houses 6 students. Each floor has their own lobby with couches, chairs, tables, dry erase boards for homework, and a television set. Some of the floors also have DVD players along with their TV for group activities. 
 
First Year Hall

  1. Staffing: There are seven resident assistants (RA), one academic peer mentor (APM), and one resident director (RD) in the building.
  2. Furnishings: Each bedroom consists of a bed, desk, desk chairs, and a wardrobes per resident.
  3. Suite: Each suite has a common room equipped with shelves, and a private bathroom maintained by the residents of the suite. 
  4. Laundry: A laundry room is located on the first floor and features 7 washers and 7 dryers. The laundry facility is card (student ID card) operated.
  5. Other Amenities: The first floor of the building features sound-proof music practice rooms that are accessible to the students through the music department. The students can sign-up for a time with the music department secretary and then retrieve the key from her at their allotted time. The key can also be obtained after hours with campus police. Sandella's Flatbread Cafe is located on the first floor.

Bergami Hall
Bergami Hall features first year student suite-style living. Each suite offers 2 oversized bedrooms joined together by a bathroom for 6 students. There are three common rooms located on each floor. 

First Year Housing

  1. Staffing: There are six resident assistants (RA), one academic peer mentor (APM), and one resident director (RD) living in the building.
  2. Furnishings: Each bedroom consists of a bed, 3-drawer dresser, desk, and desk chair for each resident. 
  3. Suite: Each suite is equipped with a full bathroom adjoining the two bedrooms complete with a shower, sink, and toilet.   
  4. Laundry: A laundry room is located on the 1st floor and features 7 washers and 6 dryers.
  5. Other Amenities: There is a Dunkin' Donuts located on Boston Post Road side of the building as well as Sky Ranch Grill and Pandini's, University dining facilities, on the first floor. Bergami Hall also features its own mailroom and is home to a few classrooms and administrative offices.

Bethel Hall
Lawrence L. Bethel Hall has 17 suites, labeled AN through HN (north side of building) and AS through IS (south side of building). Each suite consists of double rooms with 12 residents per suite. The hall features the largest square footage of all the freshman suites. There is a spacious central lounge with air conditioning providing ample study and community space with couches, chairs, a pool and foosball table and a large flat screen TV. The north side connects with the south side through this lounge.
Bethel Hall underwent major renovations and upgrades during the summer of 2014. Included in the project were: residential space upgrades; a new common room; heating, lighting and building control upgrades; a new roof; and all-new landscaping and retaining walls to create a small quad area directly in front of the building.

First Year Hall

  1. Staffing: There are six resident assistants (RA's), one academic peer mentor (APM), and one resident director (RD) in the building.  
  2. Furnishings: Each bedrooms consists of a bed, dresser, desk, chair, and wardrobe per resident.
  3. Suite: Each suite consists of a large common room with lounge furniture as well as a large bathroom with 2 showers, 2 toilets, and two sinks. There is wall-to-wall carpeting in every suite and bedroom. 
  4. Laundry: A laundry room is located in the basement featuring 6 washers and 6 dryers.  The machines are Campus Card (Student ID) operated.
  5. Other Amenities: The hall is the closest of all residence halls to the academic buildings and theater and is directly across from the University's main dining hall.

Bixler Hall
Bixler Hall features four resident floors with eight co-ed wings, 1 RA per wing.  There are 11 triple occupancy rooms with 33 residents per wing. Each floor has a common lounge with tables, chairs and a TV.   

First Year Hall 

  1. Staffing: There are eight resident assistants (RA's), one academic peer mentor (APM) and one resident director (RD) in the building. 
  2. Furnishings: Each bedroom consists of a bed, dresser, desk, and desk chair per resident.
  3. Floor: There are 2 bathrooms on each floor, one exclusively for males and one for females. Each bathroom consists of 3 showers, 3 stalls, and 2 sinks which are cleaned and serviced daily by facilities staff. In addition, each floor has a large common lounge at its center with sofas and a television for residents to use at their leisure.
  4. Laundry: There is a laundry room located on the first floor featuring 7 washers and 7 dryers. The machines are card (student ID card) operated.
  5. Other Amenities: The hall lounge has a big screen TV and there is a quiet study lounge with tables and chairs for individual/group study. The building is located near the Health Services Office and the Campus Convenience Store (C-Store).

Westside Hall
Located in the southwest corner of UNH’s main campus near Celentano Hall (formerly Soundview) and Kayo Field our new 90,000 square-foot residence hall, opened in the fall of 2014, creates a dynamic hub of activity on campus. The top three stories of the building are residential units and the ground floor provides amenities to the University at large as well. A 250-280 seat dining room, common lounge spaces, office space for UNH personnel, and 2,300 square feet of classroom space with brand new technology are open to everyone.

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Applied and Pure Sciences 1 Creative Arts & Design 3 Engineering 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Law 2 Mass Communication & Media 1

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