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Welcome Week Schedule

Please Note!

Schedule is subject to change.

ALL DAY Q&A: If you have any questions during the first three days of classes, be sure to find upper-class student leaders who will be located around campus wearing bright orange t-shirts. They will be able to answer your questions!

Please open the tabs below for a full schedule by date. Contact orientation@newhaven.edu with any questions.

Monday, August 28 - First Day of Classes

Time Event Location
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Parking Pass & Charger Go Pass Distribution
 
Stop by Westside Hall to pick up your parking pass or ChargerGO pass.
Westside Hall, Lobby
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Welcome Week Off Campus Trip Sign-Ups

Off campus trips will be available on Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd. Please stop by the trip sign-up table to reserve your spot via Charger Connection. Space is filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Bartels Hall,  Lobby Tables
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Game Room Mini Melts Social
 
Take a break between classes for pool, table tennis, air hockey, Wii, and free Mini Melts ice cream.
Bergami Hall Game Room
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Laundry 101       
 
New to laundry or need a refresher? The Laundry101 session will run through the basics of how to do your own laundry.
First Year Halls
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Block Party

Busy first day of class? Stop by the Block Party for a fun night of interactive games, inflatables, giveaways, music, and much more!
Bixler/Gerber Quad

Tuesday, August 29 

Time Event Location
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Parking Pass & Charger Go Pass Distribution
 
Stop by Westside Hall to pick up your parking pass or ChargerGO pass.
Commuter Lounge - Westside Hall
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Welcome Week Off Campus Trip Sign-Ups 
 
Off campus trips will be available on Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd. Please stop by the trip sign-up table to reserve your spot via Charger Connection. Space is filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Bartels Lobby Tables
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Minute to Win It
 
You have a minute to win it! Join the Center for Learning Resources for your chance to win some awesome prizes and compete in the University’s version of “Minute to Win It.” 
Bixler/Gerber Quad
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Welcome Back BBQ
 
Join the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) and other Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) for lawn games and a campus wide BBQ.
Bixler/Gerber Quad

Wednesday, August 30

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Poster Sale 
 
Decorate your room with posters of your favorite movies, tv shows, or musicians.
Bartels Hall, Patio
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Parking Pass & Charger Go Pass Distribution 
 
Stop by Westside Hall to pick up your parking pass or ChargerGO pass.
Commuter Lounge - Westside Hall
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Welcome Week Off Campus Trip Sign-Ups

Off campus trips will be available on Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd. Please stop by the trip sign-up table to reserve your spot via Charger Connection. Space is filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Bartels Lobby Tables
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Style Your Shirt: Tye Dye
 
Need to add a little color to your wardrobe? Tie dye some of your favorite white clothing.  Welcome Week t-shirts will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.
Bixler/Gerber Quad
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
RECercise
 
Come and join our trainers as they put you through a mini workout. Pull, jump, and push your way to the start of the semester. Free massages will also be available!
Beckerman Recreation Center
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Target After Dark
 
Take the bus or shuttle over to Target and pick up those last minute items to make your room feel like home. Shuttles and busses will run every 20-30 minutes.

There is no sign up required for this trip.
 
Pick up at Maxcy Hall

Thursday, August 31 

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Poster Sale 
 
Decorate your room with posters of your favorite movies, tv shows, or musicians.
Bartels Hall, Patio
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Parking Pass & Charger Go Pass Distribution 
 
Stop by Westside Hall to pick up your parking pass or ChargerGO pass.
Commuter Lounge - Westside Hall
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Greek Life Open House 
 
Our Fraternities and Sororities welcome you to stop by the quad for a meet and greet and snack time social.
Bixler/Gerber Quad
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Welcome Week Off Campus Trip Sign-Ups 
 
Off campus trips will be available on Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd.  Please stop by the trip sign-up table to reserve your spot via Charger Connection. Space is filled on a first come, first serve basis.
 
Bartels Lobby Tables
7:00 p.m.
University of New Haven Men’s Soccer vs. University of Bridgeport 
 
Join the Chargers as they take on the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights on Kayo Field.
Kayo Field
8:00 p.m.
Pizza, Cookies & Water at the Shuttle Stop 
 
Hungry?  Stop by the shuttle stop for a late night snack.
Side of Maxcy Hall
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Twisted Thursday: Lip Sync Battle 
 
Sign up to participate in this event, inspired by The Tonight Show’s Lip Sync Battle, or just stop by to listen to your friends lip sync their hearts out! Sign-ups must be completed via Charger Connection no later than Tuesday, August 29th.
Dodds Hall, Bucknall Theater

Friday, September 1

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Poster Sale 
 
Decorate your room with posters of your favorite movies, tv shows, or musicians.
Bartels Hall, Patio
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Undergraduate Student Government Association Informational Meeting 
 
Want to know more about the USGA?  Stop by this informational meeting to get the inside scoop and learn more about how to get involved.
Bartels Hall, Alumni Lounge
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Welcome Week Off Campus Trip Sign-Ups 
 
Off campus trips will be available on Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd.  Please stop by the trip sign-up table to reserve your spot via Charger Connection. Space is filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Bartels Lobby Tables
2:00 p.m.
First Undergraduate Student Government Association Meeting 
 
Students meet weekly to discuss current campus initiatives and student events. These meetings are open to the entire student body. 
Bartels Campus Center, Alumni Lounge
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Campus Safety Social 
 
Meet your residence hall Campus Police Officer liaison and learn about on and off campus safety. 
Bixler/Gerber Quad
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Make Your Own Aquarium 
 
Get your very own room pet by making your own aquarium, fish included! First come, first serve.
Bixler/Gerber Quad
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
ChargerREC Information Session 
 
Join the ChargerRec staff to learn more about how you can get involved.
Beckerman Recreation Center
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Psychic Madman: Jim Karol 
 
Jim Karol, mentalist, comedian, and memory extraordinaire, has been seen by millions from his appearances on the Tonight Show, the Ellen Show, the TODAY Show, and CNN.
Dodds Hall, Bucknall Theater

Saturday, September 2

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Trip to Adventure Park 
 
Are you ready for the best climbing and zip line Connecticut has to offer?  The Adventure Park’s 11 treetop trails consist of about 180 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cables, wood and rope and includes the ever popular zip lines.
 
Sign-ups for this trip must be completed during the week via Charger Connection by stopping by one of the trip sign up tables located in the Bartels Campus Center Lobby, first come, first serve.
Pick up on the side of Maxcy Hall
10:00 a.m.
Unity Run 
 
Join Athletics in partnership with WesFest as they host a 5k Run/Walk promoting Unity among the people in the greater West Haven community.
 
Unity Run Registration: www.newhavenchargers.com/unityrun
Start at Maxcy Hall
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Trip to WestFest 
 
Join the Mayor’s Advisory Commission as they host a day-long festival on the historic West Haven Green featuring live entertainment, food trucks, a pie-eating contest, dunk tank, hot shot contest, inflatables, tug of war contest, and dozens of local businesses and student organizations.
 
There is no sign up required for this trip.
 
Pick up on the side of Maxcy Hall and Forest Hills
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Trip to Sleeping Giant 
 
Take a hike up Sleeping Giant and see beautiful New Haven from above the tree line.
 
Sign-ups for this trip must be completed during the week via Charger Connection at the Beckerman Recreation Center front desk, first come, first serve.
 
Pick up on the side of Maxcy Hall 
4:00 p.m.
University of New Haven Field Hockey vs. Franklin Pierce University 
 
Join the Chargers as they take on the Franklin Pierce Ravens at DellaCamera Stadium.
DellaCamera Stadium
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Headphone Disco 
 
Join us for a silent party where each participant will receive a set of headphones. Dance the night away while two DJs spin two completely different sets!
German Club

Sunday, September 3

Time Event Location
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Trip to Lake Compounce 
 
Lake Compounce is an amusement park that features the world's top-rated wooden roller coaster and Connecticut's largest water park.
 
Sign-ups for this trip must be completed during the week via Charger Connection by stopping by one of the trip sign up tables located in the Bartels Campus Center Lobby, first come, first serve. 
 
Pick up on the side of Maxcy Hall
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Trip to Mystic Aquarium/Old Mystic Village 
 
Visit one of the nation's leading aquariums and home to Beluga whales, African penguins, and Steller sea lions.  After touring the Aquarium you can enjoy shops and restaurants in Historic Old Mystic Village.
 
Sign-ups for this trip must be completed during the week via Charger Connection by stopping by one of the trip sign up tables located in the Bartels Campus Center Lobby, first come, first serve.
 
Pick up on the side of Maxcy Hall
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Funday 
 
Enjoy novelties and food trucks on the Bixler/Gerber Quad and relax with your fellow Chargers.
Bixler/Gerber Quad
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Comedian: Jordan Carlos                  
 
Famous for his role on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show and for hosting the Nickelodeon show Me TV, this comedian and television personality is sure to have you laughing!
Dodds Hall, Bucknall Theater

Monday, September 4 - Labor Day - No Classes

Time Event Location
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Trip to West Haven Beach 
 
It’s Labor Day, bring a towel, and a packed lunch, and soak up the sun at the West Haven Beach.  The bus will run continuously during this time.   
 
There is no sign up required for this trip.
 
Pick up at Maxcy
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mario Kart Tournament 
 
Head to Bergami Game room to play against your fellow Chargers, enjoy snacks and have a chance to win giveaways!
Bergami Hall Game Room
4:00 p.m.
University of New Haven Women’s Soccer v. Queens College 
 
Come watch the Chargers as they take on Queens College at Kayo Field.
Kayo Field
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hypnotist: Jim Spinnato 
 
This amazing combination of comedy, hypnosis, and audience participation has been seen by audiences across the New England area at venues such as Six Flags, Foxwoods Casino, and the Mohegan Sun Casino.
Dodds Hall, Bucknall Theater