“I Hope You Will Take Advantage of Every Opportunity”

The Dean of Students Office fosters a community of mutual respect in which students are actively engaged members of the University community and helps ensure that they get the most out of their educational experience.

Foster a Community of Respect

The Dean of Students Office provides support and advocacy for students. We answer questions; provide information about, and referrals to, campus resources; assist in students’ adjustment to the University; promote programs that address student needs, concerns, and interests; and help students in resolving problems of any of issue they may be experiencing.

We challenge students to conduct themselves with integrity in both personal and academic matters and hold them accountable for their decisions and actions.

"Welcome to the University of New Haven! It is my hope that you will invest in your academic success, grow personally, and fully engage in the life of the university during your four years at the University of New Haven.

As a member of the University community, you will have many opportunities to develop your skills, abilities, and talents and engage in learning through our academic and co-curricular programs. Please make every effort to get involved and connect with your fellow students, the faculty, and staff. The more you invest in the University and its opportunities, the more successful and rewarding your learning experience will be.

Being a student at the University of New Haven means having the best of two worlds: an active and involved on-campus community and the surrounding cities of West Haven and New Haven. Students interested in cultural, intellectual, recreational or social opportunities have a wealth of opportunities from which to choose.

During your time at the University of New Haven, you will be faced with a wide variety of challenges for which you may need support or assistance. I encourage you to seek out a Student Affairs staff member to assist you or refer you to someone who can. Student Affairs staff are trained and experienced professionals whose mission is to assist you in your holistic development as a person - intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Our purpose is to help you succeed and maximize your learning while at the University.

There is always something happening at the University of New Haven. Check out the opportunities offered by the Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation, Department of Athletics, David A. Beckerman Recreation Center, Undergraduate Student Government and, learn about campus leadership opportunities that will enhance your experience at the University. To find out what there is to do in the communities that surround the University of New Haven, go to Visitors and Community.

I hope you will take advantage of every opportunity to enhance your experience at the University of New Haven, challenge yourself academically, make good choices socially, and be open to learning from students whose backgrounds and interests are different from yours. Best wishes for a successful college career!

We encourage you to browse the Student Life section of our website to discover everything the University of New Haven and the surrounding communities have to offer!

Sincerely,

Rebecca Johnson
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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