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For #UNewHaven’s Class of 2021, Success Starts Here

Members of the Class of 2021 at SOAR (Orientation)

Meet some of the talented members of the University of New Haven’s Class of 2021.

Jonathan Di Filippo '21

Jonathan Di Filippo '21

"The University of New Haven was always telling me how I could succeed in my major and all of the different opportunities they give their students to be successful in their field," said Jonathan. "The sport management program is very successful and in depth, which helped me decide on attending."

Aaliyah Grasty '21

Aaliyah Grasty '21

"What made me want to enroll at the University of New Haven was definitely the vibe when I visited campus," said Aaliyah, an incoming criminal justice major. "I visited multiple times, and when I actually came for open house it felt like home. Everyone was not only welcoming and helpful but very happy to be there."

Jill Weber '21

Jill Weber '21

“I look forward to learning from talented professors and other students about what I want to do for the rest of my life,” said Jill, an incoming music and sound recording major. “Attending classes that will allow me hands-on experience in a sound room will fulfill my desire to be connected to music in a way that's meaningful to me. And being able to work for the school's record label, Purebred Records, should be lots of fun. I enjoyed meeting the music students at open house and they all were excited about the program and made me feel at home.”

Jennifer Murphy '21

Jennifer Murphy '21

“The major thing that attracted me to the University of New Haven was the legacy of the criminal justice program,” said Jennifer. “I first learned about the University my sophomore year of high school when I was looking for schools with really good criminal justice programs, and I saw Dr. Lee on a TV show. I was just so amazed by him and the fact that he's so involved on campus.”

George Pappas '21

George Pappas '21

“I have liked the University of New Haven for a while,” says George, an incoming member of the University’s baseball team. "There are few colleges that offer a civil engineering degree and then the opportunity to continue at the same college for a master's degree in environmental engineering. I have wanted to continue my baseball career as well. I am getting the best in both academics and athletics.”

Jazmine Murphy '21

Jazmine Murphy '21

"When I was a sophomore in high school, I didn't really want to go to college," remembers Jazmine, an incoming psychology major who’ll concentrate in forensic psychology. "That was until an admissions counselor from the University of New Haven came and spoke to us, and I instantly knew this was where I wanted to be. I'm looking forward to the memories I know I'll make. I want to sit out on the quad, eating pizza and talking about how I got to where I am with my best friends beside me.”

Nicole Stelmack '21

Nicole Stelmack '21

“The University of New Haven was the first college I ever toured,” said Nicole, an incoming criminal justice major. “When I first stepped foot on campus, I knew right away that this was my home, and this is where I wanted to be. Everyone I met was so nice and encouraging. I ended up touring six more colleges but, for me, nothing compared to the University of New Haven.”

Avery Summer '21

Avery Summer '21

“I am looking forward to the entire experience, delving into my interests, meeting people with similar interests as mine, and the experience of living away from home,” said Avery, an incoming cyber systems major.

Elyse Stanziale '21

Elyse Stanziale '21

Elyse, an incoming music and sound recording major, is following in the footsteps of her brother, Michael, a 2016 graduate of the University of New Haven, in becoming a Charger. "The music program is phenomenal, the community is outstanding, and the overall feeling of home that I felt each time I stepped onto the campus pushed me to apply early decision," she said.