State-of-the-Art Facilities

Over the last decade, the University of New Haven has invested more than $250 million in new construction, infrastructure improvements, and curricular additions to enhance and enrich our students’ educational experience. Take an inside look at some of the University’s signature facilities that are designed to create unparalleled learning opportunities for our students.

 

Groundbreaking Learning Spaces Cultivate an Environment for Academic Exploration and Personal Growth

Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation

Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation

Scheduled to open in the fall of 2019, the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation will feature a makerspace, state-of-the-art science classrooms, communications studios, advanced “smart” classrooms, an atrium/café, and space for multidisciplinary student and faculty collaboration. The 40,000 square-foot facility is the centerpiece of the University’s Charger Challenge: The Campaign for The University of New Haven, which endeavors to raise $100 million before 2020 to invest in student scholarships and the University’s culture of innovation.

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Orange Campus

Orange Campus

The former headquarters of Hubbell Incorporated in Orange, Conn., is now the University of New Haven’s signature campus for graduate business education. Located adjacent to the Wilbur Cross Parkway, the campus’s all-business atmosphere offers a distraction-free setting and a plethora of corporate amenities. It includes more than 70,000 square feet of space on 47 secluded wooded acres. It is home to the Executive MBA and MBA programs, as well as the University’s master’s degree in sport management. The facility features state-of-the-art technology, classrooms, meeting rooms, and a cafeteria that are all designed to reflect the atmosphere of working boardrooms of leading corporations.

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Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science

Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science

Named for renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee, the Lee Institute’s ultra-modern facility, located in Gehring Hall, opened in 2010. It is a contemporary teaching, research, and training facility for students studying forensic science, criminal justice, national security studies, and related fields. It features a crime-scene simulation center, a high-tech forensic room, a crisis-management center, three classrooms, and a forensic learning center. It also includes the latest in virtual instruction and touch screen technology to bring in-depth information regarding various areas of forensic science to students and professionals from around the world.

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Tuscany Campus

Tuscany Campus

The University’s Tuscany campus is located in a fully renovated, former 16th century convent on one of the most beautiful community squares in Prato, a archetypal Italian city brimming with medieval European architecture and colorful piazzas. Unspoiled by tourism and strong on tradition, Prato is just 20 minutes by train from Florence, thought by many to be the art capital of the world. Many local institutions and local firms – from biscuit makers and the mayor to the radio stations and the local music academy – enthusiastically offer students opportunities for firsthand experiences and collaboration. The campus is less than two hours from Rome and only one hour from Tuscany’s beautiful beaches.

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Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Located in the inspiring historic splendor of Old Lyme, Connecticut, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is a four-year, NASAD-accredited college of the University of New Haven that offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in drawing, illustration, painting, and sculpture. It has been ranked as one of the best small fine arts schools in the country. Lyme features large studio spaces and exhibition halls, designed to offer an M.F.A. experience at a B.F.A. level.

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Communications Studio

Communications Studio

The University of New Haven’s state-of-the-art broadcast studio, control room, and editing suites, opened in 2017, are part of a newly renovated Communication & Media Center, a bustling hub of media activity, where our students get to experience the communications industry in action – both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

The set, featuring industry-grade lighting and the latest in permanent and portable digital equipment, serves as the New Haven news bureau of Fox 61, offering students a chance to be active participants in the process of news gathering and news production.

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David A. Beckerman Recreation Center

David A. Beckerman Recreation Center

The David A. Beckerman Recreation Center is a comprehensive 56,500 square-foot athletic building featuring fitness studios and a fitness center; racquetball courts, hardwood activity courts for basketball, volleyball, floor/roller hockey, and badminton; a jogging track; and locker rooms. The Center, which opened in 2008, is used by a majority of the undergraduate and graduate student body and welcomed its one millionth visitor in 2016.

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Westside Hall

Westside Hall

Opened in August 2014, the 90,000-square foot Westside Hall is the University’s newest student residence. It includes a 250-seat dining room (and outdoor dining space) featuring made-to-order gourmet food, a common lounge with a fireplace, music practice rooms, and 2,300-square feet of classrooms. The upper three floors feature “pods” of rooms centered on common living-learning spaces. A portion of Westside sits atop a 70-space indoor parking garage topped with artificial turf and live plantings. The building is LEED-silver certified.

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Joseph E. “Chick” Celentano Hall

Joseph E. “Chick” Celentano Hall

The first “green” residence hall at the University of New Haven, Celentano hall, opened in 2009, is the University’s largest student residence. With sweeping views of both Long Island Sound and downtown New Haven, it features four- or six-person apartments with two bathrooms, a kitchen, and living area, all with central air conditioning. A common room with a 52-inch flat screen TV is located on every floor. In 2014, Celentano Hall was equipped with the University’s first solar power system, which produces enough energy to power 12 homes. The building is LEED-gold certified.

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Samuel S. Bergami Jr. Hall

Samuel S. Bergami Jr. Hall

Opened in 2004, Bergami Hall is a suite-style residence hall for first-year and sophomore students. Each suite offers two oversized bedrooms joined together by a bathroom for six students, and there are three common rooms located on each floor. It also features a WoW Café (World of Wings), a Sandella’s sandwich shop, and a Dunkin’ Donuts. It overlooks Zolad Stadium, making the residence hall rooms an ideal spot to watch Division II soccer and lacrosse, and club sports games.

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Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium

Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium

Officially dedicated in 2009 upon the return of the University’s football program following a five-year hiatus, DellaCamera Stadium features a visually stunning blue and gold sprinturf and a seating capacity of 4,500. It is home to the Chargers football and field hockey programs.

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Kathy Zolad Stadium

Kathy Zolad Stadium

Located in the heart of the University of New Haven campus, Kathy Zolad Stadium is the home of the Chargers men's and women's soccer teams and the women's lacrosse team, as well as club sports and various outdoor recreation activities. It features a sprinturf playing surface, a press box, and a seating capacity of 400. The facility received a $1.3 million upgrade prior to the 2007 fall season, and bleachers and a press box were added prior to the 2010 fall season.

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