Welcome Week 2022

Monday, August 29 - Monday, September 5, 2022

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Keep checking this space for updates, and off campus trip announcements! (Schedule is subject to change).

Welcome Week 2022 Schedule
  • Monday, August 29

    Schedule subject to change.

    Time Event Description Location
    7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Commuter / Off-Campus Coffee Station Commuter / Off-Campus Students! Kick off the first day of the semester with a cup of coffee with our Orientation and Commuter Assistant team. Library Bus Stop
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Welcome Week T-shirt Giveaway Grab a Welcome Week T-shirt, while supplies last! Bartels Student Activity Center Patio
    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Charlie’s Snack Shack Welcome back! Come celebrate the start of the semester at Charlie’s Snack Shack! Stop by to pack a bag of snacks sponsored by the University of New Haven Alumni Association! Sheffield Hall Gazebo
    2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Charger Pride Tie-Dye Create your own unique Charger Pride shirt to wear for the semester’s first Charger Pride Friday! (while supplies last) Celentano Hall Quad
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Therapy Dogs with Counseling and Psychological Services Therapy Dogs are back! They will be visiting campus the first day of welcome week and they want to meet you! Stop by and say hello, make friends, and enjoy the good vibes. Alumni Lounge
    6:00 p.m. - 9 p.m. ChargerBucks Kick-Off
    (Undergraduate Students Only)
    Join the Office of Residential Life as we kick off our ChargerBucks Program! Residents can pick up your first ChargerBuck of the year (one per attendee), enter for a chance to win prizes and make your very own Charger craft. Commuter / Off-Campus Students welcome! Bixler Hall / Gerber Hall Quad
  • Tuesday, August 30

    Schedule subject to change.

    Time Event Description Location
    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Take a Seat, Make a Friend Get to know another Charger! Participants in this event will all be entered into a drawing to win a Dunkin Donuts gift card! Bixler Hall / Gerber Hall Quad
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Welcome Week T-shirt Giveaway Grab a Welcome Week T-shirt, while supplies last! Bartels Student Activity Center Patio
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. TOTEally SCOPE
    (Undergraduate Students Only)
    Come make yourself a personalized tote bag with SCOPE! Learn a little bit about us and what we do while decorating from a variety of iron-on patches! Bartels Student Activity Center Patio
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Commuter Assistant Meet & Greet
    (Undergraduates Only)
    First year Commuter / Off-Campus Students- come meet your CA and enjoy an afternoon treat. Alumni Lounge
    4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ChargerREC Presents: RecSpo Come out to the rec center to learn more about our programs and offerings! You can interact with our club sport leaders, find out how to make an intramural team, learn more about our GroupX program & explore all areas of the rec. There will be fun, games, food and SWAG! Beckerman Recreation Center
  • Wednesday, August 31

    Schedule subject to change.

    Time Event Description Location
    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fraternity & Sorority Life Open House
    (Undergraduate Students Only)
    Join our FSL organizations and stop by the Quad for a meet and greet social. Bixler Hall / Gerber Hall Quad
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Welcome Week T-shirt Giveaway Grab a Welcome Week T-shirt, while supplies last Bartels Student Activity Center Patio
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mosaic Reception Welcome back to campus and Welcome to the Class of 2026! Join the Myatt Center for this year's Mosaic Reception where we kick of the year and celebrate all the amazing multicultural organizations here at the University. Join us for food, music, and tabling featuring various RSOs representing the diversity of the Charger Community. Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Bixler Hall / Gerber Hall Quad
    5:00 p.m. Graduate Student Involvement Fair
    (Graduate Students Only)
    Calling all Graduate Students! Come see how to get involved on campus as a new or returning Grad student! Alumni Lounge
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Target After Dark
    (Undergraduate Students Only)
    Need something else to decorate your space? Ran out of snacks? Take a trip to Target with us! Bus will run ongoing shuttle service from 7 p.m. leaving Maxcy Hall, with a final departure from Target at 9 p.m. Maxcy Hall Shuttle Stop
  • Thursday, September 1

    Schedule subject to change.

    Time Event Description Location
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. DIY Glitter Jars with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Join CAPS to make some fun, relaxing glitter jars and DIY stress balls. Celentano Hall Quad
    4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Flag Football Tournament with Charger Rec Join us for our flag football tournament on Zolad. All students, regardless of class year, will be able to participate. Show up with your squad for 7 v 7 play or come and be placed on a team. All team's must have a freshman/first year on the field at all times. Special rules will apply. All games will be played in the open division, meaning any gender can participate on the same team. Sign-up ahead of time on IMLeagues or show up to Zolad and play! Zolad Stadium
    8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Twisted Thursday Glow Crazy with ORL! Let’s bring it back with giant light bright, LED ping pong and glow in the dark lawn games. Take photos with your friends in the vogue photo booth or on LED swings! The choices are endless at the first Glow Party of the year! Bixler Hall / Gerber Hall Quad
  • Friday, September 2

    Schedule subject to change.

    Time Event Description Location
    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Take a Seat, Make a Friend Get to know another Charger! Participants in this event will all be entered into a drawing to win a Dunkin Donuts gift card! Bixler Hall / Gerber Hall Quad
    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Involvement Fair Looking to get involved on campus? Come out and meet members of our 100+ Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) and other campus partners! Maxcy Hall Quad
    4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Charger Pride BBQ Celebrate a new academic year and the first Charger Pride Friday of the semester! Bartels Marketplace
    8:00 p.m. Headphone Disco A dance party only you can hear! Come check out the fun in the Quad. Bixler Hall / Gerber Hall Quad
  • Saturday, September 3

    Schedule subject to change.

    Time Event Description Location
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bergami Game Room Tournament Come check out Charlie’s Hangout and challenge your friends to classic games. Charlie’s Hangout (Bergami Game Room, next to Moe’s / WOW)
    11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. WestFest 2022 Sponsored by Dr. Chris Haynes and the University of New Haven’s Mayor’s Advisory Committee; come celebrate WestFest with food, fun and more! Library Shuttle Stop (shuttles will run on a continuous loop to Old Grove Park from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
    11:30 a.m. Lake Compounce Trip Visit the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the United States, Lake Compounce!

    This trip is open to current undergraduate students only. RSVP is required as seats are limited.

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    Bus will depart campus at promptly at 12:00 p.m. (please arrive to check in by 11:30 a.m.), and will leave Lake Compounce at 8:00 p.m. Check in for the trip will be at the front door of Maxcy Hall, facing the parking lot.
    3:00 p.m. The Office Trivia Put your knowledge to the test and see which Charger is the biggest fan! Alumni Lounge
    4:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas Cheer on the Chargers as they take on Saint Thomas Aquinas. Zolad Stadium
    5:00 p.m. Trip to Xtreme Play Visit one of the area's top indoor adrenaline and adventure park!

    This trip is open to current undergraduate students only. RSVP is required as seats are limited.
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    Bus will depart campus at promptly at 5:30 p.m. (please arrive to check in by 5:00 p.m.), and will leave Xtreme Play at 10:00 p.m.
    7:00 p.m. Finish The Lyrics Know all the words to the top hits of today and yesterday? Try your luck with this interactive game. Alumni Lounge
    7:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Dominican Cheer on the Chargers as they take on Dominican! Zolad Stadium
  • Sunday, September 4

    Schedule subject to change.

    Time Event Description Location
    9:00 a.m. Trip to Mystic Aquarium/Old Mystic Village Visit one of the nation's leading aquariums and home to Beluga whales, African penguins, and Steller sea lions. After touring the Aquarium, you can enjoy shops and restaurants in Historic Old Mystic Village on your own!

    This trip is open to current undergraduate students only. RSVP is required as seats are limited.
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    Bus will depart campus at promptly at 9:30 a.m. (please arrive to check in by 9:00 a.m.), and will leave Mystic Aquarium at 6:00 p.m.
    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Coffee and Games Enjoy a lazy morning of games and coffee with friends. Alumni Lounge
    12:30 p.m. Trip to Seabluff Beach for Mindfulness with CAPS You made it through the first week of school! Come join CAPS for a mindfulness afternoon at the West Haven Beach. Remember to bring a towel/blanket, a snack and a friend or two. CAPS is excited to share different mindfulness techniques and skills to help for the upcoming semester.

    This trip is open to current undergraduate students only. RSVP is required as seats are limited.
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    Bus will depart campus at promptly at 1 p.m. (please arrive to check in by 12:30 a.m.), and will leave Seabluff Beach at 3 p.m.
    6:30 p.m. Sunset Yoga with ChargerREC Wind down your Welcome Week with some relaxing yoga on the Westside Turf while the sun goes down. Join us for an instructor led class that you won't want to miss. All participants are recommended to bring a towel and / or yoga mat and water. Arrive between 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. and class will begin at 7:00 p.m. No pre-registration needed. Westside Hall Turf
    8:00 p.m. Jim Spinnato’s Comedy Hypnosis Show Come see Jim Spinnato’s amazing combination of comedy, hypnosis and audience participation in the Bucknall Theater. Please note, this show contains mature language. Bucknall Theater
  • Monday, September 5

    Schedule subject to change.

    Time Event Description Location
    9:30 a.m. Trip to Six Flags New England Spend your day off from classes at Six Flags New England!

    This trip is open to current undergraduate students only. RSVP is required as seats are limited.
    RSVP Here
    Bus will depart campus at promptly at 10:00 a.m. (please arrive to check in by 9:30 a.m.), and will leave Six Flags New England at 7:00 p.m.
    12:00 p.m. Sand Art Spectacular Create your own sand art to decorate your space with a touch of the beach. Bixler Hall / Gerber Hall Quad
    5:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Bloomfield Cheer on the Chargers as they take on Bloomfield! Zolad Stadium
    7:00 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night and S’mores Enter the Multiverse! Join us for s’mores and a showing of Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on the Bixler Hall / Gerber Hall Quad! Blankets, pillows or towels are encouraged for your viewing comfort. Movie will begin around 7:30 p.m. Bixler Hall / Gerber Hall Quad