Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate orientation is hosted at the beginning of each term. The program provides students with an overview of the services and resources available to them at the University of New Haven, a demonstration of how to navigate the school's online systems, information on where to obtain your University of New Haven Campus Card ID and parking permit and, most importantly, the opportunity to meet other students new to the program.

Fall 2017 Graduate Student Orientation

This year's Graduate Student Orientation is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 22, from 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., in the Beckerman Recreation Center.

We highly encourage you to attend. Please confirm your registration by Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

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Orientation Schedule 

8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m.

ID Photos for Students that Missed Deadline to Submit Online (Campus Bookstore)

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Check-In & Continental Breakfast (Beckerman Recreation Center)

9:25 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Orientation Overview with Steve Macchiarolo

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Welcome from University Administrators

Dan May, Provost & Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

Rebecca Johnson, Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students

9:40 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Welcome Video

9:45 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Always Wear Your Head – Tyson Wooters (Keynote Speaker)

10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

You’re in Graduate School Now

  • Faculty Led Panel and Q&A Session

11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Campus Dining Presentation

11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Group # 1 – MyCharger Review Session (Bucknall Theater)

Group # 2 – Graduate Student Panel & Video (Beckerman Recreation Center)

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch by College w/ Faculty (Beckerman Recreation Center)

12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Group # 1 – Graduate Student Panel & Video (Beckerman Recreation Center)

Group # 2 – MyCharger Review Session (Bucknall Theater)

1:25 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Graduate Program & Advising Info Session (See Brochure for locations)

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wine & Cheese Engagement & Student Services Fair (Beckerman Recreation Center) Presented by the Graduate Student Council this fair will allow new graduate students the opportunity to learn about the different student organizations on campus and how they can get involved as a graduate student. New students will also have the opportunity to meet with different University of New Haven student service offices and off campus vendors to have their specific questions answered. Please see the orientation brochure for a complete listing of all the groups that will have a table at this engagement session.


Should you have any questions about services or programs available to you as a graduate students please contact the Office of Graduate Student Services by emailing  or calling (203) 479-4224.