Charge In 2018

August 22 - 26

Hit the ground running when you arrive on campus ... or — as we like to say — CHARGE IN!

We hope that you are as excited as we are about the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. Most of you will participate in SOAR this summer, which is part one of the two-part orientation program at the University of New Haven.

Part two of our orientation program is Charge In.

All students, resident or commuter, will come to campus during this time and participate.

Charge In is mandatory for any new students (both first-year and transfer students, resident and commuter) from August 22 - 26.

Residential Student Maps and Car Signs
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Enter campus at assigned location in appropriate map:

Bergami Map Bethel Map Bixler Map Gerber Map Westside Map

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Enter campus at assigned location in appropriate map:

Bergami Map Bethel Map Bixler Map Gerber Map Westside Map

Car Signs

Please download and print the sign that corresponds with the building your student is moving into and place it on the dash of your windshield upon arrival. This will help the University staff to best direct you to the correct location.

Bergami Hall Bethel Hall Bixler Hall Gerber Hall Westside Hall

Commuter Student Map

Commuter Map

Charge In Schedule of Events

Events with a ★, attendance is mandatory for all new students!

Events with a ☺, attendance is highly encouraged for all new students! All other events are recommended but not mandatory.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

NEW STUDENTS LIVING in an LLC ARRIVE ON CAMPUS

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. University Offices Open
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Bookstore Open
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LLC Resident Student Check-in/Move-in
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Re-Charge
  • After you finish moving in, stop by the beverage truck with fellow Charger families and “recharge” as you enjoy refreshing coffee, tea and lemonade, courtesy of the Alumni Association.
Street next to Maxcy Hall
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Bartels Hall, Marketplace/Westside Hall, FöD
1:00 p.m. Family members say goodbye!
1:30 - 5:30 p.m. ★LLC Orientation
  • RA’s will notify LLC students of specific meeting locations.
4:30 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner Marketplace in Bartels Campus Center and FoD in Westside Hall
8:00 p.m. ☺ LLC Mixer
  • Come join the Office of Residential Life staff and the Orientation Staff for a fun filled night at the LLC Mixer with karaoke, lawn games, snacks, and Italian Ice!
Bixler/Gerber Quad
Thursday, August 23, 2018

ALL OTHERS NEW STUDENTS ARRIVE ON CAMPUS

Time Event Location
7:00 - 11:00 a.m. Breakfast Bartels Hall, Marketplace
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. University Offices Open
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Bookstore Open
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ★Resident Student Check-in/Move-in
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ★New Student Resource Fair
  • Local businesses and campus offices will share resources to help you navigate the University and the New Haven area.
  • Information Technology will be available to assist with any networking connectivity troubleshooting or software download support
  • New resident students are reminded to pick up their mailroom key. NOTE: The mailroom will remain open until 2 p.m.
Beckerman Recreation Center
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Re-Charge
  • After you finish moving in, stop by the beverage truck with fellow Charger families and “recharge” as you enjoy refreshing coffee, tea and lemonade, courtesy of the Alumni Association.
Street next to Maxcy Hall
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Bartels Hall, Marketplace/Westside Hall, FöD
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. ★Commuter Student Check-in
  • New incoming commuter students will check in and receive their student ID cards.
  • Reminder: all Charge In activities are mandatory for commuter students as well!
Bartels Hall, Alumni Lounge
2:30 p.m. Family members say goodbye!
3:30 p.m. ★Class Meeting
  • You will hear from your Dean of Students, Jessica Binns (young alumni guest speaker), your class advisor, the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) President, and Charlie the Charger.
  • You will see a performance from the Marching Band, learn the fight song, be welcomed back by your Orientation Leaders, and receive your class pin.
  • This will also be the time where your winning class banner will be announced.
David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. ★Time with your Orientation Group
  • You will meet with your Orientation Leader and interact with students from all six SOAR sessions. You will receive important information about Charge In and Welcome Week.
Various Campus Locations
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. ★Class of 2022 Photograph Kathy Zolad Stadium
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. ★Residence Hall Meetings
  • You will meet with the Residential Life staff and residents from your building to discuss expectations for the year.
Bethel Residents - Dodds Hall, Bucknall Theater
Westside Hall Residents - Tent, Westside Patio
Bergami Residents - David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
(for Bixler Hall and Gerber Hall Residents)
Bartels Hall, Marketplace/Westside Hall, FöD
6:15 - 7:00 p.m. ★Commuter Student Meeting Tent in Dunham Parking Lot
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Commuter Dinner Bartels Hall, Marketplace/Westside Hall, FöD
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. ★Residence Hall Meetings
  • You will meet with the Residential Life staff and residents from your building to discuss expectations for the year.
Bixler Hall Residents - Tent in Dunham Parking Lot
Gerber Hall Residents - David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner
(for Bethel Hall, Ruden Street, Westside Hall, and Bergami Residents)
Bartels Hall, Marketplace/Westside Hall, FöD
9:00 p.m. ☺ Charger Night Out
  • Come watch the USGA kickball tournament where the winners of all six SOAR sessions will compete for the ultimate championship.
  • Come to “Club German" where you can enjoy mocktails, popcorn and a night of dancing.
  • Stop into the Bergami Hall Game Room where pool, table tennis, air hockey, Wii, PlayStation 4, and arcade games are available.
Kathy Zolad Stadium/Bergami Hall Game Room/German Club
Friday, August 24, 2018

RETURNING STUDENTS MOVE IN!

Time Event Location
7:00 - 11:00 a.m. Breakfast Bartels Hall, Marketplace
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bookstore Open
9:00 a.m. Meet Your Orientation Leader David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. ★Welcome to Our House!
Sessions will run simultaneously for 45 minutes; you will be led by your Orientation Leader from session to session.

  • ★Tips and Tricks for Your Success and Engagement - Tent in Dunham Parking Lot
    • Hear from panel of current University student leaders and discover how you can succeed and get more involved at the University of New Haven.
  • ★Campus Safety and Transportation - Tent on Westside Patio
Various Locations
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. ★College Orientations
  • You will have time with faculty, staff, and other new students from your academic college. Get to know one another and participate in orientation activities with your major.
Tagliatela College of Engineering - German Club
College of Arts and Sciences - David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
School of Health Science - Westside, FöD
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Bartels Hall, Marketplace/Westside, FöD
1:00 p.m. Meet Your Orientation Leader David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. ★Welcome to Our House!
Sessions will run simultaneously for 45 minutes; you will be led by your Orientation Leader from session to session.

  • ★Tips and Tricks for Your Success and Engagement - Tent in Dunham Parking Lot
    • Hear from panel of current University student leaders and discover how you can succeed and get more involved at the University of New Haven.
  • ★Campus Safety and Transportation - Tent on Westside Patio
Various Locations
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. ★College Orientations
  • You will have time with faculty, staff, and other new students from your academic college. Get to know one another and participate in orientation activities with their majors.
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences - David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
College of Business - Bartels Hall, Alumni Lounge
3:30 p.m. Meet Your Orientation Leader David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
4:00 - 5:15 p.m. ★Building Your College Experience - Informational Sessions

Sessions will run simultaneously for 30 minutes; you will be led by your Orientation Leader from session to session.
Information Technology - Tent in Dunham Parking Lot
Navigating the Campus Dining Options - David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
4:30 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner Bartels Hall, Marketplace/Westside, FöD
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Mosaic Reception
  • A developmental opportunity to celebrate the diversity and inclusion of first year students, through networking with other first year’s students, student leaders, and faculty/staff. Students will have the opportunity to form social bonds over games, ice cream with upperclass students.
Gerber Hall, Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion
7:00 p.m. ☺ 13th Annual New Student Talent Show David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
7:00 p.m. ☺ Orientation Leader Pie in the Face

Immediately following the New Student Talent Show
  • Do you want to get your Orientation Leader back for all those icebreakers during SOAR? Here’s your opportunity to pie them in the face! Tickets are $1 for 2 tickets or $5 for an arm’s length and all proceeds will go to the Class of 2022.
Bartels Student Activity Center, Patio
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time Event Location
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. ☺ Charger Experience

  • Community Service Opportunity
    • Give back to your local community by going off-campus to do some community service! - Off Campus
  • Scavenger Hunt
    • Go to Downtown New Haven to explore the area and all that it has to offer for our scavenger hunt! The group with the most points win! - Downtown New Haven
  • Charger Olympics
    • Teams will go head to head in a series of games to test your skills. You only have one minute to win it! – David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
Various Locations
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bookstore Open
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Brunch Bartels Hall, Marketplace/Westside Hall, FöD
1:00 p.m. Meet Your Orientation Leader David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ★The University of New Opportunities
Sessions will run simultaneously for 45 minutes; you will be led by your Orientation Leader from session to session.

  • ★Charge Ahead - David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
    • We will continue the conversation we started during SOAR about college life, and you will have the opportunity to discuss these topics further while watching a performance by the Orientation Leaders.
  • ★Charger Challenge – Various Locations
    • Put your knowledge of the University of New Haven to the test during the Charger Challenge!
  • ★Community Standards - Tent on Westside Hall Patio
    • We will review the Student Handbook, student conduct, and expectations for members of the University of New Haven community
Various Locations
4:30 - 8:00 p.m. #ChargerPride Campus-Wide BBQ
  • Come celebrate the return of everyone to campus with a campus-wide BBQ and music from WNHU, the campus radio station!
  • All other dining locations will be closed during this campus-wide BBQ.
Tent in Dunham Parking Lot
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. Ultimate Frisbee
  • Come join Charger Ultimate as they host games of Ultimate Frisbee.
  • Stop by the Bergami Game Room for pool, table tennis, air hockey, Wii and PlayStation 4, and arcade games.
Kathy Zolad Stadium/Bergami Hall Game Room
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Time Event Location
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Bookstore Open
10:00 a.m. Meet Your Orientation Leader David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. ★Smells Like Charger Spirit
You will be led to one of the sessions listed below by your Orientation Leader.

  • ★Get A Life Outside the Classroom - Tent on Westside Hall Patio
    • You will learn how to get involved inside and outside of the classroom.
  • ★STEP UP - David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
    • The Senior Associate Dean of Students Ric Baker and Professor Leila Dutton, Ph.D. will discuss upstander behavior and when to stand up, instead of standing by.
Various Locations
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch Bartels Hall, Marketplace/Westside, FöD
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ★Smells Like Charger Spirit
You will be led to one of the sessions listed below by your Orientation Leader.

  • ★Get A Life Outside the Classroom - Tent on Westside Hall Patio
    • You will learn how to get involved inside and outside of the classroom.
  • ★STEP UP - David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
    • The Senior Associate Dean of Students Ric Baker and Professor Leila Dutton, Ph.D. will discuss upstander behavior and when to stand up, instead of standing by.
Various Locations
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ☺ Student Involvement Fair
  • Come learn about the over 200 Recognized Student Organizations and involvement opportunities the University has to offer.
David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
4:30 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner Bartels Hall, Marketplace/Westside, FöD
8:30 - 10:00 p.m. Movie

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Bring your pillow and blanket and join your fellow Chargers to watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and enjoy some popcorn.
David A. Beckerman Recreation Center