Charger Community Chats

  • July 1 - Learning in a Virtual Environment

    Presenter: Jenna Sheffield

    Most, if not all, University of New Haven students will receive some online instruction during their time at the university. This presentation will cover tips on how to be successful in a virtual environment. Topics include an overview of the university resources we have to support your learning in digital and face-to-face settings, strategies for getting the most out of an online (or hybrid) class, as well as a few tech tips for boosting your success.

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  • July 8 - Health Services

    Presenter: Paula Cappuccia

    The office is located in the heart of the Residential Complexes – We are an Ambulatory Care Center (meaning we are not a 24/7 operation) we can see students for illness and injuries as well as prescribe medication when needed, we also offer referrals to specialists should a student require one. We offer yearly Flu Vaccine Clinics right on campus.

    Our office is also required by the State of Connecticut Department of Health to make sure every student complies with Connecticut State Law regarding immunization requirements. Our office also collaborates with several offices on campus to make sure our students have the best experience on campus and provide resources as needed.

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  • July 13 - Study Abroad

    Presenters: Kevin Murphy and Elana Quarti

    Studying abroad can be a very rewarding experience both academically and personally. In an increasingly connected world, studying abroad provides you an opportunity to actively engage with a new culture and challenges you to think critically about the host culture and your own.

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  • July 15 - Take Charge Leadership

    Presenter: Andrew Mayer

    The University of New Haven’s Take Charge Leadership program provides experiential opportunities to explore concepts and develop skills in a co-curricular environment. Students are challenged to become more critically, globally and socially aware community members through the incorporation of the six Competency Learning Experience (CLE) areas into their collegiate experience: Leadership, Teamwork, Critical Thinking, Global and Cultural Awareness, Resilience and Communication. This session will specifically outline leadership programming opportunities first year students can get involved with including the First Year Leadership Experience (FLEx) program, and the one credit Beginners’ Understanding of Individual Leadership Development (BUILD) elective course.

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  • July 16 - COVID-19

    Presenters: Ron Quagliani and Summer McGee

    University COVID Task Force co-chairs Dr. Summer McGee and Ron Quagliani invite you – and your parents and families – to chat to answer questions you may have about the Fall 2020 semester. We will provide the latest guidance we have from local and state health officials, outline the comprehensive measures we have put in place to protect your health, and update you on the many steps we have taken to ensure you have a rewarding and fulfilling educational experience in and out of the classroom.

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  • July 20 - Charge-In/Opening

    Presenter: GregO

    Information on the move-in process for students.

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  • July 20 - Get Involved

    Presenters: OC Angelo and OC Jordan

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  • July 21 - Community Service

    Presenter: Rebecca Kitchell

    Join Dr. Becca Kitchell, Ed.D, Assistant Dean of Students to learn more about the staff and services the Dean of Students Office offers. In particular, we will talk about ways students can get involved with our community service efforts on campus. If you are passionate about community service, please think about joining me!

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  • July 21 - Family Session

    Presenter: Rebecca Kitchell

    Join Dr. Becca Kitchell, Ed.D, Assistant Dean of Students to learn more about how the Dean of Students Office supports parents and families. This chat will familiarize you with the various resources and initiatives available to parents and families to support your students throughout their college experience at the University of New Haven. Please join me!

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  • July 22 - Counseling and Psychological Services

    Presenter: Charles Anderson

    The Counseling Center community chat will give you a chance to learn about our free counseling and medication services on campus and how to schedule an appointment. Our staff therapy dog Brue will also be present to take any questions you may have on animal-assisted therapy. Treats gratefully accepted.

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  • July 22 - Accessibility Resource Center

    Presenter: Linda Copney-Okeke

    The services in a student's IEP and/or a high school level Section 504 Plan end when the student graduates from high school, but this doesn't mean colleges don't offer accommodations to eligible students. The Accessibility Resources Center is here to assist students and parents with making a smooth transition to the University of New Haven, and staff will be sharing steps needed to receive reasonable accommodations and the services and supports offered by the department.

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  • July 23 - USGA

    Presenters: Sofia Martinez/USGA E-Board

    USGA, the undergraduate student government association, will be introducing themselves and what they do on campus. Here, our USGA represents student voices to the University, watches over RSOs, recognized student organizations or clubs, and promotes inclusivity. Feel free to stop in to learn more and ask questions about campus life and leadership opportunities!

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  • July 24 - Career Development Center, Student Employment, and Internships

    Presenter: Matt Caporale

    In this session, learn and ask questions about how we integrate career development into your academic, residential, athletic, experiential, and community-based experiences. We will also discuss how internships work and the student employment process on campus.

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  • July 27 - Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    Presenter: Juan Hernandez

    The Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion encourages an inclusive worldview by facilitating awareness and collaborative interaction between members of the University of New Haven community. Come learn about what role you can play in social justice to combat acts of prejudice, hate, and bias.

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  • July 28 - University Police Department

    Presenters: Chief James Gilman, Chris Reed, and Adam Brown

    I will be discussing what services UPD has to offer to the community along in addition to the Liv Safe app and answering any questions. Fire Marshal Reed will be discussing the fire/ lab safety measures currently implemented and also discussing the LiveSafe app and its newest features including COVID-19 reporting.

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  • July 29 - Information Technology

    Presenter: Vincent Mangiacapra

    The Office of Information Technology will be providing information and answering questions related to technology on campus. Topics covered will include bringing a computer, software, technical support, email security, the Campus Card, printing, and network services.

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  • July 30 - University Dining

    Presenter: Juan Dominguez

    I will like to talk about how dining service will affect the students' dining experiences with the “new normal” where in phase one will be restricted, phase 2 will be a little more relaxed but restricted and phase 3 will define what the new normal will look like. We, in dining service will like to send out a very strong message to create conscience in how different things will look in dining service when students come back where “self-service” will not be available, where sitting with friends will be restricted, where “social distance” will slow things down and where ordering online will become the most effective way to get food. We also need to create a culture of respecting the others taking care of yourself to avoid in all possible ways to go back to the numbers of contagious people affected by the coronavirus. Is up to all of us to get to the new normal as soon as we all can.

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  • July 31 - Commuter Life

    Presenter: Erica Gardner

    You don’t have to live on campus to immerse yourself in the complete University experience. Join us to discuss Commuter Life on campus and how you can take advantage of the many opportunities and resources we have to offer while connecting with your fellow Chargers.

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  • July 31 - Center For Student Success

    Presenters: Patrick Veronneau/Helena Cole

    Come join the Center for Student Success for an overview of our academic support services. We will cover who we are, what we do, and how we can help! Together, we will create a Time Analysis Chart to help you prepare for the independence of college life and effectively manage your time.

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  • August 4 - Office of Residential Life

    Presenter: Nicole McGrath

    The mission of the Office of Residential Life is to create a safe, supportive, inclusive, and engaged learning environment that enhances students’ holistic development. During the Charger Community Chat, we will discuss the services and community building opportunities provided through our office. In addition, we will review the residence halls and the important role our staff play in connecting with students and building our residential community.

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  • August 6 - Get Involved

    Presenters: OC Angelo and OC Jordan

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  • August 7 - Transfer Student Life

    Presenter: Danielle Desjardins

    During this chat, we will talk about the transfer student experience, transfer credits, finding your place in your new “home”, and any other questions that you may have! Looking forward to connecting with you then!

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  • August 17 - Learning in a Virtual Environment

    Presenter: Jenna Sheffield

    Most, if not all, University of New Haven students will receive some online instruction during their time at the university. This presentation will cover tips on how to be successful in a virtual environment. Topics include an overview of the university resources we have to support your learning in digital and face-to-face settings, strategies for getting the most out of an online (or hybrid) class, as well as a few tech tips for boosting your success.

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