Marine Biology Enhanced Visits

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Haven is proud to host Enhanced Visits on select Fridays for our extremely popular marine biology program! These visits will allow prospective students to meet with faculty members and students, attend a marine biology class, and truly experience a "day in the life" of a marine biology major.

The Enhanced Visit program allows prospective students to get an up-close look at our Marine Biology program. In addition to an admissions overview, these visits include a field experience where prospective students participate in a current Introduction to Marine Biology course. Since prospective students will be attending an actual course, we only have room for 8 students for each date. In addition, participation in the course is limited to just the prospective students. Family members can attend the information session and overview then rejoin their student after the field experience for lunch and a campus tour. While students are in the field, family members can choose to meet with one of our admission counselors, or they can step off campus for an hour to explore the area. The visit lasts approximately five hours.

Register for an Enhanced Visit by clicking on the date you wish to attend below. Marine Biology Enhanced Visits occur on select Fridays throughout the academic year. Our program is one of the most popular in the entire country and our enhanced visits tend to fill up quickly.  If you have any questions, please contact Megan Kolis, Assistant Director of Events and Campus Visitation, at (475) 355-0086, or send an email to

Enhance Your Experience...

8:15 a.m.

Check-In at Bayer Hall

8:30 a.m.

Information Session about the University of New Haven and overview of the Marine Biology program

10:00 a.m.

Sit in on an Actual First-Year ClassFall Semester Course: Introduction to Marine Biology (Field Class*)

  • Tidal Flats or Saltmarsh
  • Plankton or Coastal Geomorphology
  • Tidal Flats or Saltmarsh
  • Plankton or Coastal Geomorphology

*Introduction to Marine Biology is a course that takes students out into the field to get hands on experience and exposure to many different career options. Prospective Students will travel with the class by bus to the field location chosen for that specific week while parents are invited to stay on campus or explore the surrounding area. Some locations include West Haven Harbor, Lighthouse Park, the Norwalk Maritime Center, Mystic Aquarium, and the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center.

1:30 p.m.

Wrap-up and complimentary lunch

2:15 p.m.

Choose any or all of the following:

  • Campus tour with a student tour guide 
  • Meet with an Admissions Counselor (optional)

2017-18 Marine Biology Enhanced Visits

Thank you for your interest in the University of New Haven’s College of Arts and Sciences. To register for one of our upcoming Enhanced Visits, please click on one of the dates listed below. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Fall 2017 Enhanced Visits are now full. Please consider visiting campus to learn more about our Marine Biology program at one of our Fall Open Houses.

Contact Undergraduate Admissions

Bayer Hall
Phone: (203) 932-7319
Fax: (203) 931-6093

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.