The Alumni Oral History Project

Every Charger has a story, and the University of New Haven Alumni Association wants you to share yours. Our upcoming alumni engagement campaign will collect Charger experiences into a unique historical archive, uniting University of New Haven alumni across generations, professions, and life experiences.

With a community of over 60,000 alumni, we have partnered with Publishing Concepts (PCI) to help us capture stories from as many alumni as we can to produce a commemorative compilation of our time as Chargers. By sharing your memory, you’ll ensure that the rich history of the University of New Haven is preserved for generations to come.

PCI will soon be contacting you asking you to participate and to update your contact information. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ webpage for more information.

Thank you for your participation! Once a Charger, always a Charger!

Have you moved?

As part of this project, we are also using this opportunity to make it easier for you to stay connected to the University of New Haven. PCI will help us collect updated contact information from those of you who may have moved and inadvertently lost touch with your alma mater.

What stories will you tell?

  • Did a special faculty or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
  • Did you find your Charger sweetheart at the University?
  • Can you trace your career path back to a defining moment at the University?
  • Have connections made on campus turned into lifelong friendships?
  • Were you on campus during a historical moment?
  • Are you a University of New Haven legacy?
PCI partnership

We have partnered with PCI to expand our reach to more of our Charger community and help us collect these important stories. Their trained staff are excited to listen to what you have to share. PCI will also help collect and assemble the stories into the alumni oral history book.

Please note, we have only shared your contact information with PCI in conjunction with this project. We have NOT sold your contact information, or otherwise used it for outside marketing purposes.

Do I have to buy something?

No. This project is being done at no cost to the University. The project is completely funded by alumni who choose to purchase the alumni oral history book that will be produced at the end of the project. Various book packages will be offered.

PCI will also offer you the option to purchase other University of New Haven branded merchandise such as a T-shirt and travel bag. You are welcome to purchase these items, but you are not required to do so to participate in the project or order the alumni oral history book.

PCI Postcard

What’s next?

Soon you will be receiving email and postcard communications from the PCI team with instructions on how to participate. We invite you to share your University of New Haven story with us and take part in this project to celebrate the experiences and voices of our alumni. Once you receive the postcard, please follow the instructions to update your information and set up an interview time to share your Charger story.

The PCI team will collect stories until July 2022. After that, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data. We hope to have the book distributed in February 2023.

We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you regarding the memories of your time as Chargers!


For frequently asked questions from alumni regarding the Oral History Project, please visit our FAQs page.