Marine sciences students also have their own special clubs, dedicated to the pursuit of their ongoing passion with marine environments:
Marine Biology Club. The Marine Biology Club offers a forum for students with an interest in marine
biology, marine affairs, or any science-related field. It also sponsors events related to marine biology and marine conservation. Its 83 active members hold beach cleanups, go on trips to local aquariums, and hold various in-club socials. Its biggest event — Marine Week — takes place during the spring semester and gets the whole campus going marine with “fishy” entertainments, including a Marine Carnival. The week wraps up with a whale-watching trip that’s open to the entire campus.
Scuba Club. Members of the University of New Haven Scuba Club share an interest in achieving dive certifications, including Open Water, Rescue, and Master Diver, for recreational and professional purposes. Involvement reaches across all majors, but the Club appeals especially to Marine Biology, Marine Affairs, and Fire Science students. In addition to dive certification classes, the Club sponsors local dive trips and beach cleanups and co-sponsors events with many other clubs and organizations.
The Marine Biology Living Learning Community (LLC) is a place for our freshmen Marine Affairs and Marine Biology majors to live with like-minded individuals who are passionate about marine studies. It offers a supportive atmosphere within which students are able to study with others who are also taking the challenging courses required of these majors. LLCs benefit from having dedicated tutors available to work with the students in them if needed. In addition, the students in the Marine Biology LLC often form study groups to prepare for exams and to work on homework and laboratory reports. Click here to learn more about the Marine Biology LLC.