Join Us In Accepting The Charger Challenge

On April 2, the University of New Haven announced that its inaugural comprehensive campaign, launched as a precursor to the University’s historic Centennial in 2020, has exceeded its original goal of $100 million. “This is momentous for the University,” said President Steven H. Kaplan. “As we prepare to begin a year-long celebration of our first 100 years, we are proud to announce an unprecedented level of support for our future."

Meeting the Challenge: Shaping the Next 100 Years

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The Charger Challenge: The Campaign for the University of New Haven, embodies the University’s mission since its founding: innovation, creativity and social impact, and the promise to educate an enterprising generation of students eager to explore new ways of thinking, doing, and problem-solving.

Our priority is supporting our students – the main beneficiaries of your generosity.

As we charge into our Centennial year in 2020, we will focus on:

  • Creating opportunities for our students through scholarships
  • Supporting our student-athletes’ wellness, performance, and success both inside and outside of the classroom through scholarships and upgraded facilities and services
  • Investing in our new School of Health Sciences, which aims to provide an interdisciplinary, interprofessional educational experience focused on public health, ethics, and health technology

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Charger Challenge News

University of New Haven Surpasses $100 Million Campaign Goal Ahead of Schedule

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Giving Updates and Announcements at the University of New Haven and its recieved investments.

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Campaign Priorities

Your gift enables us to transform the lives of our students through amazing educational experiences. From scholarships to faculty support and technology upgrades, these are central to our commitment to providing a quality education.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Success

Centennial Celebrations

In advance of our historic Centennial in 2020, we’re taking the University of New Haven on the road. Join your fellow alumni and select University faculty as we celebrate our 100th year.

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Alumni Magazine

Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Fall 2018 is all about family. For this issue of the University of New Haven Alumni Magazine, we celebrate the many diverse voices that comprise our institutional community, sharing stories of students, alumni, and friends who understand and welcome this sense of home.

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Topping-Off Ceremony

University of New Haven Celebrates Milestone in Construction of New Academic Facility

A topping-off ceremony, a long-held tradition in the construction world, marked the hoisting of the final beam for the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, a world-class facility that will enable students to take their pioneering work to an even higher level.

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University of New Haven: Celebrating 100 Years of Success

Celebrating 100 Years of Success

Your Success Starts Here

Take a peek at the University of New Haven's commercial that aired locally on MyTV9, nationally on Cox Sports Network, and online through the NCAA’s Digital Network during the Chargers' showdown against rival Southern Connecticut State University on September 15, 2018. The game was part of the NCAA Division II football showcase.

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From the Campaign Co-Chairs

William L. Bucknall Jr.

William L. Bucknall Jr., ’63, ’65, HON ’08

Chair, Board of Governors

“Quite simply, education transforms lives. It opens countless doors for our students and serves as an impetus for both personal and professional growth. When I was a student, it was possible to work your way through college and graduate with no debt. I believe every one of us who has been fortunate in life should help students who are dedicated to getting an education. The Charger Challenge represents all that is possible if we provide those in our campus community an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the world.”

Charles E. Pompea

Charles E. Pompea ’71, ’90 EMBA

Vice Chair, Board of Governors

“When I was a student, I didn’t have two nickels to rub together. When I began to make my way in the world, it became increasingly evident to me that I needed to look beyond myself and start giving back to the community. I greatly believe in the University of New Haven. I believe the University can compete with any college in the northeast because of the exceptional educational and social experiences we provide our students, and I am most proud of our emphasis on preparing our graduates for the ‘real world’ in whatever career path they may choose.”