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Traveling to the United States and UNH

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Traveling to the United States and UNH

We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the University of New Haven community. 

Please take note of the important dates below and ensure that you arrive prior to your orientation date. Most students will want to arrive in Connecticut 2-3 days before their orientation.

  • New International Undergraduate Students - Arriving for International Check-in, Placement Testing and Orientation (Monday, August 17, 2015) 
    • Early immigration check-in for new international undergraduate students begins on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the ISO. You must ensure your arrival at the University prior to 8:30 in the morning on Monday, August 17, 2015.
  • New International Graduate Students - Arriving for International Orientation (Tuesday, August 18, 2015) 
    • Early immigration check-in for new international graduate students begins on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the ISO. You must ensure your arrival at the University prior to 8:30 in the morning on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. 

HOTELS

If you have not secured housing before arriving, you should plan to go directly to a hotel to stay while looking for a place to live. Friends or relatives should plan to go directly to a hotel upon their arrival in the U.S.A. We recommend the following hotels:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites: 510 Saw Mill Road, West Haven, CT, 06516.  TEL: 1-203-932-0404.  Includes breakfast and high speed internet. Use corporate ID # 002657544 when booking online www.hamptoninn.com to get the UNH discounted rate.    
  • La Quinta Hotel: 400 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511. Tel: 203-562-1111. Includes breakfast, WIFI and a free shuttle to the University.  www.lq.com
  • Best Western Hotel: 490 Sawmill Road West Haven, CT 06516, Tel: 203-933-0344. www.bestwestern.com/  
  • Courtyard by Marriott: 136 Marsh Hill Road, Orange, CT, Tel: 203-799-2200. www.marriott.com/hvnco
  • Econo Lodge:  370 Highland St., West Haven, CT, 06516, Tel: 203- 934-6611 https://www.choicehotels.com/connecticut/west-haven/econo-lodge-hotels/ct002

GETTING FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN

  • Please review the following links, which are provided by both the U.S. government and the University. These links contain important information to prepare yourself for traveling to the United States, customs procedures, and making travel arrangements to the University of New Haven.
  • If you arrive late at JFK, here are some links to Recommended Hotels Near JFK Airport

After you have picked up your bags at the baggage claim area, and cleared U.S. Customs, you should find the "Ground Transportation Desk." Representatives at this desk can help you arrange for transportation to West Haven.  We advise international students to choose JFK as their arrival airport as this is the most convenient airport for international arrivals. DO NOT TAKE A TAXI FROM ANY NEW YORK OR NEW JERSEY AIRPORT! It’s too expensive, costing several hundred dollars! 

BY AIRPORT SHUTTLE

  • GO Airport Shuttle  The Shuttle (available to/from LaGuardia, JFK, Newark or Bradley Airports) goes to area hotels in West Haven and costs about $75. For more information call: 866-284-3247 or 203-891-12801-866-2-TheAir or visit:  www.2theairport.com 
  • Red Dot Airport Shuttle Red Dot Shuttle (available to/from LaGuardia or JFK) arrives at the Hampton Inn in West Haven. For more information call:  800-673-3368 or visit:  http://ridethedot.com/
  • Connecticut Limo  The CTLimo airport shuttle offers transportation to/from LaGuardia, JFK, Newark or Bradley Airports.  For more information call: 800-472-5466 or visit: http://www.ctlimo.com/airportshuttle.html

BY TRAIN

  • Amtrak
    Take the NY Airport Service bus to New York City (Penn Station). Fares start at around $40 one way. For more information call:  800-872-7245 or in Connecticut 203-773-6177 or visit:  (http://www.amtrak.com/home).  The train make regular stops at the New Haven railroad station (Union Station), which is located in Downtown New Haven. From there you can take a five-minute taxi ride to campus. Metro Taxi New Haven Telephone number is 203-777-7777.
  • Metro-North Railroad
    Take the NY Airport Service bus to Grand Central Station, then take the Metro-North Train (this is a commuter train) to West Haven or New Haven Union Station.  Fares range from around $16 - $28 one way. Payment by cash, check or credit/debit card (no credit/debit cards accepted on board). For more information call:  800-638-7646.  The commuter rail makes regular stops at the New Haven railroad (Union Station), which is located in Downtown New Haven. From there you can take a five-minute taxi ride to campus. Metro Taxi New Haven Telephone number is 203-777-7777.

BY BUS 

BY CAR

  • From New York and Points West Traveling North on I-95: Take Exit 43, Campbell Avenue. Turn left at bottom of exit ramp. Continue past University of New Haven sign on left at Ruden Street (0.6 miles) to intersection with Route 1 (Boston Post Road). Turn left, travel to top of hill, turn left into the University of New Haven.
  • From Hartford, Boston, Providence, New London, and Points North and East Traveling South on I-95: Take Exit 43, First Avenue. Turn right at bottom of exit ramp, travel 0.5 miles to second traffic light, Route 122 (Campbell Avenue). Turn right and continue past intersection with Ruden Street (note University of New Haven sign at left) to intersection with Route 1 (Boston Post Road). Travel to top of hill, turn left into the University of New Haven.
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  1. Questions?

    International students with questions about traveling to the United States and UNH should contact the International Services Office at 203-932-7475 or iso@newhaven.edu. You may also contact the International Admissions staff.
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