Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation

Sitting at the heart of our campus, the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation is one of the finest learning spaces in the country.

Embodying our University-wide commitment to preparing the next generation of leaders and problem solvers to excel in the careers of the future, it features the most technologically advanced collaborative classrooms, engineering and science labs, video production studios, a makerspace, and an esports training and competition space. The facility and the area around the building were designed to foster an innovative spirit throughout our community that encourages students – from across all majors – to visit the Bergami Center to collaborate, conceive, and create.

Named in recognition of longtime University benefactors Samuel S. Bergami Jr. '85 EMBA and Lois Bergami, the Bergami Center was made possible by donations from hundreds of alumni, staff, faculty, and friends.

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"This building's state-of-the-art science learning spaces, its technologically advanced ‘smart' classrooms, and all of its additional pioneering features will provide an exceptional environment for our students to learn, create, and collaborate with each other. Most importantly, it will provide even more opportunities for our students to develop the same forward-thinking mindset that Sam has demonstrated throughout his distinguished career. I am most grateful for Sam and Lois's support, which is making this important initiative a reality."

Chancellor and CEO Steve Kaplan

Fast Facts About the Bergami Center

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"I am honored to have this opportunity to add my sincere congratulations to Sam and Lois Bergami and the University of New Haven as you open the newest addition to the UNH campus - - the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation. It is a wonderful tribute to a couple who have so generously supported the University, its students, and its mission. This new state-of-the-art facility will open new doors of opportunity for the Charger community, further enhancing the University’s commitment to providing their students with a creative, innovative environment in which to learn and collaborate. Sam, Lois - - thank you for your outstanding work not only here at the University of New Haven, but in the community as well. Your generosity has made all the difference, leaving an indelible mark and a legacy of altruism and goodwill that is sure to inspire generations to come."
- US Representative Rosa L. DeLauro, Connecticut District 03

"On behalf of the department, I want to extend congratulations to the University of New Haven on the opening of the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation. State-of-the-art learning spaces like this boost our state’s reputation as a great place to learn, grow and innovate, and provide students with the skills they will need to propel our economy forward in the post-COVID world. I thank the university and its supporters, especially Sam and Lois Bergami, for making this important investment in our state, as it will have a lasting positive impact on students, faculty and the local economy for years to come."
- David Lehman, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

"I would like to congratulate the University of New Haven on its Centennial as an institution of higher education and for the grand opening of the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation. This historic milestone and ribbon-cutting offers us a unique opportunity to celebrate both UNH’s past successes and future achievements. The Bergami Family’s philanthropic contributions will serve generations of young people throughout Connecticut and all those who attend UNH. The University of New Haven’s historic commitment to outstanding education in Connecticut and devotion to future excellence with the Bergami Center bring tremendous pride to our state."
- Christopher S. Murphy, United States Senator

"The students and faculty at the University of New Haven will greatly benefit from the Bergami Center and its advanced classrooms, labs and studios. This collaborative space will continue to promote the innovative spirit at the University as it celebrates its centennial milestone."
- Nancy R. Rossi, Mayor, City of West Haven