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Time to Explore — Getting Off Campus

Release Date:
6/8/2014 11:15 AM

by Stephanie Cohen, Admissions Counselor

Time to Explore — Getting Off Campus

The University of New Haven’s prime location is both an advantage for our current students and a draw for prospective students.

We are located just ten minutes outside the cultural city of New Haven and about two miles from the beautiful Connecticut shoreline.

But whether our students want to explore the many businesses along the Boston Post Road or enjoy the various restaurants, theaters, and museums in downtown New Haven, getting around is not a problem — we provide many types of transportation so that our students can enjoy the local area.


Our campus shuttle is a free mode of transportation for all current students — all they have to do is show their campus ID. The campus shuttle not only runs up and down the Boston Post Road to various locations but also to downtown New Haven and even the West Haven Train Station. Along the way, there are many important stops our students love to check out in the surrounding areas of West Haven.


Zipcar at the University of New Haven is a car-sharing program that all current students are eligible to sign up for. All they have to do to use one of the two Zipcars on campus is register online and reserve the car either by the hour or even for the day. There is a reservation fee, which includes fuel, insurance, and any needed maintenance on the vehicle. Our students find this to be a great way to get around the area, especially to locations that are beyond where our shuttle can take them.


Another option for transportation through the surrounding towns is the CTTransit U-Pass Program. Each residential student is given his or her pass upon moving into the residence hall for the school year. The pass gives them free access to CTTransit within the local area. For a complete list of stops and routes in our area, go to

For more information on the different types of transportation options we have available for our current students, please  visit