Saturday (January 29) Classes Transitioned to Remote
Due to the predicted snowstorm moving through our area beginning late this evening through tomorrow and the potential for very hazardous driving conditions, all in-person classes tomorrow, Saturday, January 29, will transition to being held on-line or remotely.
Additional information on the virtual format for each class will be provided directly by your individual instructor.
Faculty have been asked to prepare for Online or Remote sessions in the event of in-person meeting cancellations. These options will be determined by the Faculty member and all questions should be directed to the Faculty teaching each course section. Faculty also have been asked to be very understanding and accommodating of the individual situations of their students who may have difficulty managing these alternative online or remote class meetings on short notice.
The COVID-19 Booster clinic scheduled for tomorrow has been moved to Sunday.
Campus services for residential students will be operating on modified schedules tomorrow. Separate messages will be sent from the Peterson Library, the Beckerman Recreation Center, and Dining Services regarding their operational status. All schedule modifications can also be found on MyCharger. Residential students should be prepared to move their vehicles when instructed to do so to facilitate snow clearing operations.
Please note that only those employees, as previously determined by their respective department leaders, should report to campus unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. All other employees should continue to fulfill the requirements of their role remotely.
Students who live in the community and have vehicles must follow the local snow parking orders or their vehicles will be ticketed and towed. West Haven has issued a snow emergency prohibiting on-street parking from 8 p.m. this evening through 8 a.m. Sunday. Please visit the City of West Haven website for more information.
Rising Junior Says Studying in Europe Enhanced Her Confidence
Angela Boland ’21, a national security and political science double major, had little travel experience when she left to study in Europe. After a month overseas, she returned with a passion for exploration and a sense of adventure.
July 16, 2019
By Angela Boland ’21
Growing up, I did not do much traveling. When I left for Europe earlier this summer, I had not been on a plane since I was a sophomore in high school. I had never even owned
a suitcase of my own! I had also never gone without seeing my family for more than two or three weeks, nor had I ever been more than 100 miles away from them.
Everyone talks about the culture shock that comes with going to a different place, meeting different people, and experiencing different things. In the short time between
saying goodbye to my family at the airport and stepping onto the plane, I was already in shock. With the exception of two brief stops while on a cruise in the Caribbean, I
had never set foot outside of the mainland United States. Beyond what YouTube, Google, and friends could offer, I had no idea what to expect as I began my
study abroad adventure.
From the moment we landed in Paris to the moment we boarded the plane to return home, I felt like a child in a candy store, in awe of all of the bright colors, wondrous smells
and tastes, and mysterious unknowns. While spending time in Paris, Geneva, Brussels, or Amsterdam, I never ran out of interesting things to see, amazing foods to try, or mind-
blowing places to explore. The more comfortable I got in Europe, the more like home it began to feel, like I had lived there forever.
"To everyone in my shoes, wanting to travel but afraid to give it a try, there is a whole world of amazing things and possibilities awaiting you."By Angela Boland ’21
From the simplest things, like learning to order from the bakery in French or asking locals in Brussels and Amsterdam for
recommendations, I found that a part of the globe that had once seemed like a dream to me quickly became a part of my comfort zone. I can now say that studying abroad has given
me the most amazing gifts that I did not realize I needed: a more adventurous side, an unquenchable thirst to explore and learn, and self-confidence that I definitely lacked.
Looking back, I realize how easy it was for the unknown to seem scary when familiarity was everywhere. Studying abroad is the most amazing opportunity to branch out and grow up,
regardless of how experienced you may think you are with the world around you and the responsibilities that await you outside of college.
Visiting France, Switzerland, and Belgium has been one of the most beneficial experiences of my life. To everyone in my shoes, wanting to travel but afraid to give it a try,
there is a whole world of amazing things and possibilities awaiting you. Just let courage guide you.