Charge In 2021:
Juniors and Seniors

Your Plan for Returning to Campus.

We hope that you are as excited as we are about the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. Hit the ground running when you arrive on campus. Or – as we like to say – CHARGE IN!

As you prepare to come to campus in August, it is imperative that you are familiar with all guidelines and policies that have been put in place by our COVID Task Force in collaboration with state and local public health officials. Included in those policies is the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus for the Fall 2021 semester. All students, faculty, and staff must upload their vaccination record to CoVerified, or request a vaccination exemption. You can find additional information at

NOTE: All students with University-approved exemptions (unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students) MUST go to Charger Gymnasium for arrival testing. Go to Charger Gymnasium at least 30 minutes before your scheduled arrival time, to allow for testing and processing, before proceeding to your residence hall via the maps below.

Map to Charger Gymnasium

Charge In Maps & Car Signs

To make for the smoothest Charge In possible, we’ve prepared maps and car signs that are specific to each residence hall. Charge In is an exciting and active time on campus; please be sure to follow the instructions on your map, and print your car sign to leave in your vehicle window (if applicable).


Time Event Location
2 - 4 p.m. Involvement Fair
  • Learn about the over 150 Recognized Student Organizations and involvement opportunities the University of New Haven has to offer.
Maxcy Quad
4 - 7 p.m. Charger Pride - Campus-wide BBQ
  • Come celebrate the return of everyone to campus with a campus-wide BBQ! Enjoy music from WNHU, the campus radio station, great food, games & inflatables.
  • All other dining locations will be closed during this campus-wide BBQ.
Dunham Parking Lot
7:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
Hypnotist: Jim Spinnato Bucknall Theater

Time Event Location
12 - 3 p.m. Civic Engagement Activities (optional)
Give back to the local community by participating in one of three service initiatives:
  • Allingtown Clean Up: Roll up your sleeves and sign up in groups of 3 or more to help keep our neighborhood clean. Gloves, trash bags and other materials provided
  • DIY Animal Shelter Donations: Make DIY blankets and toys for dogs and cats seeking their furever homes at the West Haven animal shelter. Materials and instructions provided
  • Campus Pantry Hygiene Drive: Drop off any new, unopened hygiene products to donate to the University’s Campus Career Closet & Food Pantry. Help support your fellow chargers in need
Bixler/Gerber Quad
7 p.m. Pajama Jam Bixler/Gerber Quad

More events will be posted soon!