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University of New Haven Welcomes New and Returning Students for Spring Semester

At its winter orientation program, the University of New Haven welcomed 85 new undergraduate and 180 new graduate students to the University community, as returning students also prepared for the spring 2019 semester.

January 25, 2019

By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications

The University of New Haven welcomed nearly 300 new undergraduate and graduate students at the start of the spring semester.
The University of New Haven welcomed nearly 300 new undergraduate and graduate students at the start of the spring semester.

Danielle Rice ’20, a transfer student studying criminal justice, is thrilled to be one of the University of New Haven’s newest students. At an orientation program held the first week of classes, she met her new classmates, as well as some of the University’s faculty and staff members, for the first time.

“I’m excited to be at a school with an excellent criminal justice program,” Rice said. “I like the atmosphere, and I found the resources here to be helpful.”

As part of the orientation, new students met with representatives from various organizations on campus, including ChargerREC, Veteran Student Services, and the Accessibility Resource Center. They had the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the wide array of services available to students.

“This is very exciting,” said Liana Perez ’22, who is studying biology.

“I feel like this is a big campus, it’s new, and I am excited for the opportunities that I will have. Everyone has been very encouraging.”Liana Perez ’22

Elsewhere on campus, as returning students moved back into their residence halls ahead of the first day of classes, new students prepared by learning about student life and their academic programs of choice.

For Teresa Canino ’16, ’21 MBA/MPA, much of this information was a refresher. A University of New Haven alumna who studied criminal justice and legal studies, Canino decided to return to her alma mater to pursue her master’s degree.

“I felt like the University of New Haven was home,” she said. “The sense of community is great, and it’s good to be back.”