Marine Biology Enhanced Visits


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Haven is proud to host Enhanced Visits on select Fridays for our extremely popular marine biology program! These visits will allow prospective students to meet with faculty members and students, attend a marine biology class, and truly experience a "day in the life" of a marine biology major.

The Enhanced Visit program allows prospective students to get an up-close look at our Marine Biology program. In addition to an admissions overview, these visits include a field experience where prospective students participate in a current Introduction to Marine Biology course. Participation in the course is limited to just the prospective students. Family members can attend the information session and overview then rejoin their student after the field experience for lunch and a campus tour. While students are in the field, family members can choose to meet with one of our admissions representatives, or they can step off campus for an hour to explore the area. The visit lasts approximately five hours.

Thank you for your interest in the University of New Haven! Our Marine Biology Enhanced Visits are over. Please check back later for a list of these events.

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Enhanced Visit Schedule
Time Event
8:15 a.m. Check-In at Bayer Hall
8:30 a.m. Information Session about the University of New Haven and overview of the Marine Biology program
10:00 a.m. Sit in on an Actual First-Year Class Fall Semester Course: Introduction to Marine Biology (Field Class*)
  • Tidal Flats or Saltmarsh
  • Plankton or Coastal Geomorphology
  • Tidal Flats or Saltmarsh
  • Plankton or Coastal Geomorphology

*Introduction to Marine Biology is a course that takes students out into the field to get hands on experience and exposure to many different career options. Prospective Students will travel with the class by bus to the field location chosen for that specific week while parents are invited to stay on campus or explore the surrounding area. Some locations include West Haven Harbor, Lighthouse Park, the Norwalk Maritime Center, Mystic Aquarium, and the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center.

1:30 p.m. Wrap-up and complimentary lunch
2:15 p.m. Choose any or all of the following:
  • Campus tour with a student tour guide
  • Meet with an Admissions Counselor (optional)