Graduate Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Beckerman Recreation Center

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Graduate orientation is hosted at the beginning of each term for new graduate students. 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.

For the fall 2019 semester, new graduate students can expect to be at the West Haven campus from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

Register for Graduate Orientation via the Accepted Student Portal and check your emails this summer for a message from Graduate Student Services regarding additional event details.

Schedule of Events

*subject to change

Time Event
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Check-In & Continental Breakfast
(Beckerman Recreation Center)
9:30 - 9:35 a.m. Welcome and Orientation Overview
Steve Macchiarolo, Director of Graduate Student Services
9:35 - 9:45 a.m. Student Services & Engagement Video
9:45 - 9:55 a.m. University Administrator Welcome
Dr. Mario Gaboury, Interim Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rebecca Johnson, Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students
9:55 - 10:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Brian Miller – Connect with Anyone…As if by Magic
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Graduate Student Success Panel
Faculty & Graduate Student Leader Panel with Q&A Session
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Orientation Leader Group Time
Various Locations, see name badge and program for details
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch by College w/ Faculty Members
(Beckerman Recreation Center)
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Digital Campus Presentation
  • Registration Overview
  • How to Pay Your Bill
  • Campus Card and Blackboard
  • Charger Connection & CORQ App
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Graduate Program Meetings
(Various Locations)
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese Engagement & Resource 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.