Thursday Morning (January 20) Classes Transitioned to Remote
Due to the predicted freezing rain, sleet, and snow moving through our area and the potential for hazardous driving conditions, all in-person day classes starting prior to 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, January 20, will transition to being held online or remotely. All classes scheduled at 12:00 p.m. (noon) or later Thursday will be held as scheduled.
Additional information on the virtual format for each class will be provided directly by the 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.
COVID-19 arrival testing being held at the Beckerman Recreation Center on Thursday will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Campus operations for residential students, unless otherwise noted, will operate as scheduled, though hours may be modified or changed based on conditions. Separate messages will be sent from the Peterson Library, the Beckerman Recreation Center, and Dining Services if any changes to their normal hours of operation are necessary.
Please note that only essential employees, as previously determined by their respective department leaders, should report to campus unless determined otherwise by their supervisor. All other employees should continue to fulfill the requirements of their role remotely.
If changes become necessary for Thursday's in-person afternoon classes beginning at 12:00 p.m. (noon) or later, it will be communicated by 10 a.m. Thursday.
University of New Haven Hosts First Event to Commemorate Upcoming Centennial
In advance of its Centennial in 2020, the University of New Haven is hosting a series of regional events to commemorate the anniversary, bringing alumni, parents, and friends together to celebrate the start of the University’s second century of success. The first event was in Boston at the Museum of Science.
May 8, 2019
When Neil Valentino ’75 left the U.S. Navy in 1970 and applied to the University of New Haven, he remembers a friend telling him that "college teaches you how to think."
"My education gave me the knowledge and information that I needed to make better decisions, and it opened doors to more opportunities," said Valentino, who majored in economics and enjoyed a rewarding career as an employment counselor. "The University provided me with the environment I needed to succeed, and I will always be grateful for that."
Valentino was one of nearly 200 alumni and friends who attended a celebration at the Museum of Science in Boston to commemorate the University’s upcoming Centennial in 2020. It was the first of several regional events that will take place in the coming months. As part of the event, which was hosted by Herb Chambers ’16 Hon., president and CEO of the Herb Chambers Companies, alumni reconnected with their alma mater – and with each other – to look back on their past and to celebrate the University’s future.
"The University provided me with the environment I needed to succeed, and I will always be grateful for that."Neil Valentino ’75
Guests also met current students, including Lynnsey Spader ’22 and PJ Tucker ’21, who represented WNHU, the University’s award-winning campus radio station. Spader and Tucker, with Bruce Barber, the station’s general manager, interviewed alumni about their favorite memories of being Chargers for a series of upcoming podcasts.
"Attending the event in Boston was such an honor," said Spader, a music industry major. "I learned more about the University’s wonderful alumni, and I was fortunate to meet someone who worked at WNHU when it was just starting out. It made me even more proud to be working with the radio station today."
Students and faculty members in each of the University’s colleges and schools presented research and innovative projects underway at the University. Showcases included a presentation by Matthew Sheehy ’19, a mechanical engineering major, who demonstrated a propulsion device he invented, to motorize unpowered modes of transportation.
"The student-led expositions truly show the imaginative and entrepreneurial spirit of the student body. I was amazed by what they have been able to accomplish."Dave Galla ’99, Alumni Association President
Dave Galla ’99, president of the University’s Alumni Association, enjoyed the celebration, and he hopes alumni are looking forward to the University’s next event in New York City in May.
"The student-led expositions truly show the imaginative and entrepreneurial spirit of the student body," said Galla. "I was amazed by what they have been able to accomplish. It was also great to reconnect with some friends I hadn’t seen in years, and to hear about all of the great things that the University is doing."