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Dean of Students Message

Rebecca JohnsonDear Student,

Welcome to the University of New Haven! It is my hope that you will invest in your academic success, grow personally, and fully engage in the life of the university during your four years at UNH.

As a member of the university community, you will have many opportunities to develop your skills, abilities, and talents and engage in learning through our academic and co-curricular programs. Please make every effort to get involved and connect with your fellow students, the faculty, and staff. The more you invest in the university and its opportunities, the more successful and rewarding your learning experience will be.

Being a student at the University of New Haven means having the best of two worlds: an active and involved on-campus community and the surrounding cities of West Haven and New Haven. Students interested in cultural, intellectual, recreational or social opportunities have a wealth of opportunities from which to choose.

During your time at UNH, you will be faced with a wide variety of challenges for which you may need support or assistance. I encourage you to seek out a Student Affairs staff member to assist you or refer you to someone who can. Student Affairs staff are trained and experienced professionals whose mission is to assist you in your holistic development as a person - intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Our purpose is to help you succeed and maximize your learning while at the university.

There is always something happening at UNH. Check out the opportunities offered by the Office of Student Activities, Department of Athletics, David A. Beckerman Recreation Center, Undergraduate Student Government and, learn about campus leadership opportunities which will enhance your experience at the University. To find out what there is to do in the communities that surround UNH, go to Visitors and Community.

I hope you will take advantage of every opportunity to enhance your experience at the University of New Haven, challenge yourself academically, make good choices socially, and be open to learning from students whose backgrounds and interests are different from yours. Best wishes for a successful college career!
We encourage you to browse the Student Life section of our website to discover everything UNH and the surrounding communities have to offer!

Rebecca Johnson
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students