Chargers Helping Chargers

Dear Alumni and Friends,

These are unprecedented times for the University of New Haven community, for our campus, and particularly for our students.

Classrooms are closed, and the majority of students have left campus, but they have not left their academic dreams behind. On the contrary, Charger Nation has risen to the challenge. University faculty have gone above and beyond to create and foster online learning communities, staff are working diligently from home to support learning and engagement, and students are hard at work completing this semesters courses, and in many cases, their degrees, from a distance.

This is a difficult time for our students. Many of them require financial support to transport themselves and their belongings home, whether to cities in the U.S. or to cities around the world. Other students still on campus and in the greater New Haven area are in need of shelter and food as they, for a variety of reasons, are unable to return to their homes. Still others are dealing with financial challenges because of job loss and seek assistance with scholarship grants or technology for remote learning.

We are grateful that so many of you have reached out to ask how you can help ensure that the University has the resources it needs, both now and into an uncertain future, to help our students get through this pandemic.

In response, we have launched the Charge-Ahead Student Support Fund, which, together with the Centennial Scholarship Fund, will support the most urgent needs for our students at this critical time. Your gift will provide funding for travel expenses, remote education assistance, health services, food and housing, scholarship aid, and other urgent needs.

Members of Charger Nation are united in not only our desire, but also our proven ability, to charge ahead when others might stand still, held back by fear. It is in these moments that we find our strength and prove to ourselves, and to each other, what it takes to be a Charger.

Wishing you and your loved ones the best of health during this time. Thank you for your support of our students, and the entire University community.

Rebecca Johnson
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dean of Students