Congratulations and Welcome to the University of New Haven!

The Office of Graduate and International Student Life (OGISL) is the primary resource for graduate and international students at the University of New Haven. The office provides personal support, including navigating campus life and adapting to student life in the United States. Orientation is hosted at the beginning of each term for new graduate and international students.

To access the registration links below you will be prompted to enter your login credentials for the Accepted Student Portal.


2024 Spring Semester Graduate Orientation Program

For all incoming domestic and international graduate students.

Specific academic colleges/schools will have dedicated Orientation days. If you are unsure which college/school your program belongs in please click here.

For on-campus students attendance for this event is mandatory.
For fully online students attendance for this event is not mandatory, however you are welcome to attend.

Graduate orientation for the Pompea College of Business (PCOB) and School of Health Sciences (SHS) will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Register Here

Graduate orientation for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences (HCL), and Tagliatela College of Engineering (TCOE) will take place on Friday, January 12, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Register Here


  • January 11: Students in PCOB and SHS
    January 12: Students in TCOE, HCL, CAS

    *Schedules are subject to change.

    Time Event Location, Jan. 11 Location, Jan. 12
    8 - 8:45 a.m. Check-in Dodds Hall Entrance
    8:45 - 9 a.m. Official University Welcome Bucknall Theater
    9 – 10:30 a.m. Dean of College Welcome Presentation PCOB: Bucknall Theater TCOE: Bucknall Theater
    9 – 10:30 a.m. Program Coordinator Advising Session SHS: See Rooming List HCL and CAS: See Rooming List
    10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Dean of College Welcome Presentation SHS: Gehring 301 HCL: Gehring 301
    CAS: Bergami 201
    10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Program Coordinator Advising Session PCOB: See Rooming List TCOE: See Rooming List
    12:15 – 1 p.m. Lunch (PCOB & TCOE) PCOB: Marketplace, Bartels Hall TCOE: Marketplace, Bartels Hall
    12:15 – 1 p.m. Staying Connected on Campus, Presentation by OGISL SHS: Bucknall Theater HCL and CAS: Bucknall Theater
    1 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch (SHS, HCL & CAS) SHS: Marketplace, Bartels Hall HCL & CAS: Marketplace, Bartels Hall
    1 - 1:45 p.m. Staying Connected on Campus, Presentation by OGISL PCOB: Bucknall Theater TCOE: Bucknall Theater
    1:45 – 4 p.m. Resource Fair Beckerman Recreation Center

University Campus Welcome Center

The university campus Welcome Center is located on campus in the German Club, and is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. starting January 03, 2024. Please only visit the Center during these times. Outside of these days and times, please go directly to the accommodation you have arranged.

The Welcome Center is here to provide a warm welcome and to process your official documents; such as transcripts, passports, and visas, and to assist in completing the University Immigration Services (UIS) check-in and referrals to relevant offices as needed. You must visit the Welcome Center and present your papers before you go to orientation or classes. (See the registration links below for graduate orientation, international welcome and weekend activities).


2024 Spring Semester International Student Welcome

International Student Welcome will take place Monday, January 15, 2024.

For all new international students attendance for this event is mandatory.

International Student Welcome for students in the Pompea College of Business and School of Health Sciences will take place on Monday, January 15 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Graduate Students
Register Here
Undergraduate Students
Register Here

International Student Welcome for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, HCL of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences, and Tagliatela College of Engineering will take place on Monday, January 15 from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Graduate Students
Register Here
Undergraduate Students
Register Here



  • Morning Session: Students in PCOB and SHS
    Afternoon Session: Students in TCOE, HCL, CAS

    Time Morning Session Afternoon Session
    8 - 9 a.m. AM Check-in: Dodds Hall Entrance  
    9 – 10 a.m. Session 1:
    Welcome
    Dean of Students & Academic Compliance
     
    10 – 11 a.m. Session 2:
    iUSA / Safety and panels
     
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Session 3:
    UIS / ARC
     
     
    12:30 – 1:30 p.m.   PM Check-in: Dodds Hall Entrance
    1:30 – 2:30 p.m.   Session 1:
    Welcome
    Dean of Students & Academic Compliance
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m.   Session 2:
    iUSA / Safety and panels
    3:30 – 4:30 p.m.   Session 3:
    UIS / ARC

New International Student Weekend Programming

New International Student Welcome Weekend events will take place Saturday, January 13, 2024 and Sunday, January 14, 2024.


  • *Schedules are subject to change.

    Saturday, Jan. 13

    Time Event Location
    10 - 2 p.m.

    Shopping Shuttles to local shops, including Indian Market, and CT Post Mall

    Register Here
    Leave from Maxcy Hall
    6 p.m.

    Karaoke Night

    Register Here
    Bucknall Theater

    Sunday, Jan. 14

    Time Event Location
    10 - 2 p.m.

    Shopping Shuttles to local shops, including Indian Market, and CT Post Mall

    Register Here
    Leave from Maxcy Hall
    6 p.m.

    Musical Trivia Night

    Register Here
    Bartels Hall - Alumni Lounge

Transportation to the University of New Haven

See below for information on transportation to our campus from area airports.

Please note: Transportation costs to the University are paid by the student directly to the transportation carrier and may be booked in advance.


  • GO Airport Shuttle

    This is a University-discounted service for accepted students. You can bring up to 3 bags. You must book 6 days prior to travel. You must arrive at JFK by 6 p.m. You will need to use a credit card to make your reservation using the link below. This discount applies from Jan. 1 to Jan. 20. This service will take you either to the University campus (Maxcy Hall) or to our discounted hotel accommodation, which you will have booked prior to travel. If you are traveling to Maxcy Hall, you will then need to book a taxi, Uber/Lyft, or friend to transport you to your final destination.

    Book GO Airport Shuttle


    Train

    Take the AirTrain from your JFK terminal to Jamaica Station: At Jamaica Station, transfer to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and take a train to Penn Station in Manhattan. This is a convenient and relatively fast option.

    Penn Station to New Haven: At Penn Station, take an Amtrak to New Haven Union Station.

    Estimated Time: 2.5 – 3.5 hours
    Distance: 75 - 80 miles
    Estimated Cost: $40

    Bus

    One can take the AirTrain from JFK Airport to Jamaica Station. The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) can be taken from Jamaica Station to Penn Station in Manhattan. From Penn Station, one can either walk or take the subway (A, C, or E train) to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

    Greyhound, Megabus, or Peter Pan Bus can be taken from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City to New Haven Union Station. These bus companies provide service from New York City to New Haven. Ensure to check the bus schedules and book tickets in advance if possible.

    Estimated Time: Time varies
    Distance: 75 - 80 miles
    Estimated Cost: $50

    Ridesharing Services

    Uber and Lyft services can be used to journey from your respective terminal to your address in Connecticut.

    Estimated Time: 1.5 - 2.5 hours
    Distance: Varies
    Estimated Cost: $200 - $700


  • There is no GO Shuttle service, but the train is the best option, it is very simple to use and affordable.

    Train

    Newark Airport to Newark Penn Station: You can take the AirTrain from Newark Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station (located on the airport grounds).

    From there, board a New Jersey Transit (NJT) train on the Northeast Corridor Line to Newark Penn Station.

    Newark Penn Station to New Haven Union Station: At Newark Penn Station, you will need to take an Amtrak train to New Haven Union Station. You can check the Amtrak website or app for schedules and ticket prices.

    Estimated Time: 2 – 2.75 hours
    Distance: 80 - 85 miles
    Estimated Cost: $55

    Bus

    Take the AirTrain from Newark Liberty International Airport to Newark Liberty Airport Train Station. This is a free service that connects the airport to the train station.

    From Newark Liberty Airport Train Station, take an NJ Transit train to Newark Penn Station. You may need to purchase a separate NJ Transit ticket for this part of the journey.

    At Newark Penn Station, you can take an NJ Transit train to New York Penn Station.

    Take a Greyhound, Megabus, or Peter Pan Bus from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City to New Haven Union Station. These bus companies provide service from New York City to New Haven. Be sure to check the bus schedules and book your tickets in advance if possible.

    Estimated Time: 2.5 – 3.5 hours
    Distance: 80 - 90 miles
    Estimated Cost: $65

    Ridesharing Services

    Uber and Lyft services can be used to journey from your respective terminal to your address in Connecticut.

    Estimated Time: 1.5 - 2.5 hours
    Distance: 80 - 90 miles
    Estimated Cost: Varies


  • Train

    Logan Airport to South Station (Boston): From Logan Airport, take the Silver Line SL1 bus to South Station. The Silver Line is a free bus service that connects the airport to South Station.

    South Station to New Haven Union Station: At South Station, you can board an Amtrak train that goes to New Haven Union Station. The primary Amtrak service that connects Boston to New Haven is the Northeast Regional service, but you may also have the option of taking the Acela Express, which is faster but more expensive.

    Estimated Time: 3 – 4 hours
    Distance: 150 - 160 miles
    Estimated Cost: $70

    Bus

    Take the Silver Line SL1 to South Station. This is a convenient and affordable option. The Silver Line is part of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and connects the airport to South Station.

    You can take an intercity bus service like Greyhound, Megabus, or Peter Pan Bus from Boston's South Station to New Haven Union Station. These bus companies provide services between the two cities. You can check their schedules and book your tickets in advance online or at the bus terminal.

    Estimated Time: 4 - 5 hours
    Distance: 140 - 150 miles
    Estimated Cost: $50

    Ridesharing Services

    Uber and Lyft services can be used to journey from your respective terminal to your address in Connecticut.

    Estimated Time: 2.5 - 3.5 hours
    Distance: 135 - 145 miles
    Estimated Cost: Varies

Temporary Housing Options

From December 16, 2023, through January 23, 2024, the University has secured a discounted rate for temporary housing at the following hotels in the area for our new international students.

Any student who wishes to reserve a room can do so at the links below and is responsible for all charges.

For more information about off-campus housing options please visit this webpage.