Family Day 2023

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Registration for Family Day 2023 will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, and will remain open until Thursday, October 5 at 11:59 p.m., or until capacity is reached. You may purchase tickets and view more information through Eventbrite.

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Arrival and Parking

Available Family Day parking lots and shuttle stops are shown on our Interactive Parking Map for Family Day 2023.

When arriving for Family Day, please go directly to one of the following parking lots:

  • P9 - Pruden Street
  • P19 - Bergami Hall West Lot
  • P24 - Wade Street Lot
  • P35 – Charger Plaza Lot
  • P37 – Alling Street Lot (University Student Hall) – Shuttle Available Here (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • P45 – Hoffman Street – Shuttle Available Here (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • P51 - Railroad Salvage Lot – Shuttle Available Here (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

After parking, please proceed to the Beckerman Recreation Center for Family Day check-in. If you are unfamiliar with campus, you can click "Wayfinding" on the interactive map to enter your location and see walking directions to the Beckerman Center. There will also be employees stationed around campus to help provide directions.

Shuttles will be provided from the Railroad Salvage, Alling Street, and Hoffman Street lots only, looping to the Peterson Library Shuttle Stop. The Railroad Salvage and Alling Street shuttles start at 9 a.m., while the Hoffman Street shuttle starts at 10 a.m.; all run until 5 p.m.


Schedule is subject to change. All events are first come, first served.

In preparation for the day’s festivities, we have been monitoring the weather as we get closer. To ensure our families are best able to enjoy the day, some events have been reimagined or relocated to make the day weather safe for all!

Time Event Location
9 - 11 a.m. Check In and Student Affairs Showcase (with continental breakfast)
Check in for the day to receive your Family Day items including meal vouchers, football tickets and activity bracelets. While enjoying continental breakfast, families may visit our campus partner representatives from different Student Affairs offices including:
  • Office of Residential Life
  • Accessibility Resource Center
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Career Development Center
  • Dining Services
Beckerman Recreation Center
10:30 a.m. President Meet & Greet and Welcome
Join fellow Charger families to hear a special welcome from the Interim President Dr. Sheahon Zenger. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided. The first 300 family members who attend will receive a special gift.
Beckerman Recreation Center
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Family Day Welcome Table
Have questions? Stop by the welcome table in the Beckerman Center to learn more about what’s taking place across campus.
Beckerman Recreation Center Lobby
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Stuff a Pillow
Create your own Charger Pride pillow as a keepsake from your time at Family Day! While supplies last; supplies given on a first come, first serve basis.
Alumni Lounge/Annex
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Charger Pride Snapshots
Grab your family and friends and strike a pose at our photo booth station!
German Club
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Get Your Game On
Enjoy some friendly competition with classic boards games, giant team game classics and refreshments with our Student Committee of Programming Events (SCOPE)!
German Club
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch  
11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Shuttles to North Campus for Football Game
Shuttles will be available from 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bus Pick Up in front of Maxcy Hall
(No sign up necessary, bus space is filled on a first come, first served basis)
11:45 a.m. March to North Campus
Join the University of New Haven Marching Band as they charge to DellaCamera Stadium to cheer on the football team!
Meet at Maxcy Hall (facing the Charlie horse statue)
12 - 2 p.m. Shaub Makerspace Tour
Enjoy a tour of the Shaub Makerspace in Room 101 of the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation. Take a look into where students bring their ideas to life with 3D Printers, Laser cutters, embroidery machines, and much more!
Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, Rm. 101
1 p.m. New Haven Football v. Lincoln
Family member tickets will be included in your check in materials.
DellaCamera Stadium
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Musical Trivia
Join the members of the Dean of Students Office and test your knowledge of music, new and old! Games begin at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Peterson Auditorium; Bergami Center for Science, Technology and Innovation
2 - 4 p.m. Office of Residential Life Open House: Cupcake Decorating
Join members of the Office of Residential Life and the Residence Hall Association and decorate a sweet treat to take as an edible memory of your day!
Alumni Lounge/Annex
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion Open House
Join the Myatt Center in learning the importance of Diversity & Inclusion at the University of New Haven. This event will include performances and tabling from our Diversity Peer Educators and the Multicultural Registered Student Organizations of our community.
Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Meet the Staff for Student Support & Engagement
Meet with the various departments in the Division of Student Affairs! Stop by the Bartels Student Activity Center (BSAC) to meet and have one-and-one time with staff from:
  • Office of Residential Life
  • Accessibility Resources Center
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Career Development Center
  • Dining Services
  • Dean of Students Office
Bergami Center for Science, Technology and Innovation, Rooms 301-302
3 - 5 p.m. Charlie’s Craft Corner
Let your creativity flow! Bring your friends and family to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of open crafting.
Moulton Lounge (located inside Bartels Campus Center)
4 - 7 p.m. Grit n Wit
The challenge where brain meets brawn! Challenge your family and friends to obstacle course and puzzles to test your grit and wit.
Beckerman Recreation Center
7:30 p.m. Movie Night - The Little Mermaid
Join us (but not quite "under the sea"!) for an outdoor showing of The Little Mermaid on the big screen!
We encourage you to bring a blanket, towel or portable chair for you and your family. Singing is highly encouraged!
Bucknall Theater