Family Day 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Schedule is subject to change

Online registration for Family Day is now closed. Registration will be available on the day of the event starting at 9:00am in the Beckerman Recreation Center. The cost for Family Day is $20 per person (University of New Haven students and children under 10 years old are free). We will accept cash or check for day of registration.

Parking will be available across campus, with the exception of the Maxcy Hall Lot and the Bayer Hall Lot. We encourage you to use the Ruden Street entrance when arriving to campus as this will offer the most parking availability. Parking will also be available in the Hoffman Street Lot, Wade Street Lot, North Campus Lot, and Charger Plaza. Shuttle service will not be available from off campus locations. Please click here to see a complete parking map.

Submit your Family Day evaluation at the Bartels Campus Center Information Desk. Families who complete and submit an evaluation by 10:00pm will be eligible to win a Bookstore gift card.

All events are first come, first served. Priority will be given to those families who pre-register online.

Family Day Schedule
Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check In and Registration Beckerman Recreation Center
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Canned Food Drive
Help us collect food for the WHEAT of West Haven Food Bank by donating non-perishable food items.
Beckerman Recreation Center
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Continental Breakfast Beckerman Recreation Center
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Inflatable Fun Fest
Get ready to experience fun and interactive inflatables, geared for families of all ages.
Bixler/Gerber Quad
Rain Location: Beckerman Recreation Center
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lights, Camera, Smile!
Catch one of our photographers or videographers walking around campus to get a photo with your family and Charlie the Charger. All photos will be available online following Family Day.
Campus Wide
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lawn Games
Bring your family members and challenge another team to a friendly lawn game.
Lawn Between Beckerman Recreation Center and Bayer Hall
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. School of Health Sciences Smoothie Station
Mix and mingle with the staff of the new School of Health Sciences as they WHIP up some summer smoothies.
Maxcy Hall, Room 226
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Interactive Animal Exhibit
Animal Embassy’s hands-on area will include a diversity of incredible live Animal Ambassadors, with a professional Animal Embassy educator providing guided interaction for event attendees. Students and their families will have the opportunity to touch and even hold select animals while learning about their appearance, behavior, adaptations and habitats. You will also hear stories of how these amazing animals came to be rescued/adopted by Animal Embassy. Animal Ambassadors will include animals such as an American Toad, an Argentine Black & White Tegu, an African Hedgehog, a Carpet Python, an African Sulcata Tortoise and more.
German Club
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Flu Clinic
Stop by the Health Services Office to get your annual flu shot. Shots for students and family members will be directly billed to your personal insurance. Remember to bring your insurance card. All recipients must be 18 years or older. Shots are limited, first come, first served.
Health Services Office
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Tour of West Haven
Join the West Haven Historical Society on a tour of the West Haven area and learn more about the community where the University of New Haven is housed.
Bus Pick Up Maxcy Hall Shuttle Stop
No sign up necessary, bus space is filled on a first come, first served basis
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. "Shuttles to Downtown New Haven
There will be free shuttles that will take families to downtown New Haven. There are tons of things to do downtown such as shopping, museums, restaurants, and attractions. Buses leave approximately every half hour. The drop off location is at the corner of College Street and Chapel Street. The last bus will leave Downtown New Haven at 8:30pm.
Bus Pick Up Maxcy Hall Shuttle Stop
No sign up necessary, bus space is filled on a first come, first served basis
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
Meals will be served in the Marketplace (Bartels Campus Center), WoW/Sandellas (Bergami Hall), and Food On Demand (Westside Hall). Menus vary based on location and will be posted outside each location. Meal tickets will be provided for all family members.
Marketplace, Bartels Campus Center
WoW/Sandellas, Bergami Hall
Food On Demand, Westside Hall
1:00 p.m. New Haven Women’s Volleyball v. Franklin Pierce University
Bring your Charger spirit as you cheer on the Women’s Volleyball team! Admission to the game is free.
Charger Gymnasium
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Gym Class Heroes
Burn off some afternoon energy while enjoying throwback gym games such as dodgeball or kickball.
Beckerman Recreation Center
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The Pillow Project
Participate in this community service project to make an “ouchie pillow.” All pillows will be donated to the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital for children who need extra courage during their hospital visit.
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Salsa Demonstration
Learn how to salsa with students from the Incendio Dance Project. Salsa demonstrations will be held from 1:30pm-2:00pm and 2:15pm-2:45pm.
Alumni Lounge, Bartels Campus Center
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion Open House: Henna
Visit the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion to meet the Diversity Peer Educators and learn about the various cultures represented at the University of New Haven. Don’t forget to meet our henna artist for a personalized henna design.
Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion/Patio
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Residential Life Open House: Cupcake Decorating
There is no better way to kick off the fall season than with some festive cupcakes. This is also a perfect afternoon snack!
Bixler/Gerber Quad
Rain Location: Westside Commuter Lounge
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Stuff a Critter
Stuff your very own fluffy keepsake from Family Day. Have some family fun while making your own marine stuffed animal. Supplies will be distributed first come, first serve.
Bergami Hall Patio
Rain Location: Beckerman Recreation Center
4:00 p.m. New Haven Men’s Soccer v. Saint Anselm College
Stop by to cheer on the Men’s Soccer team as they take the field against St. A’s Hawks! Admission to the game is free.
Zolad Stadium
4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Escape New Haven
You and your team are trapped and you only have a short amount of time to escape the room by solving puzzles that challenge your mind. Be ready to think creatively. Sign up for a time slot, maximum of 8 players per team.
German Club
7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Drive In Movie: Black Panther
Bring a blanket to the Quad and watch this thrilling film on a giant inflatable screen. Various food trucks will be available for a night time snack.
Bixler/Gerber Quad
Rain Location: Bucknall Theatre