A rendering of the proposed new UNH residence hall.
The University of New Haven plans to open a new state-of-the-art residence hall for students in the fall of 2014.
The 90,000 square-foot facility will house 350 to 400 students and will be located on the southwest corner of UNH’s main campus near Soundview Residence Hall and Kayo Field.
The suite style design will enhance the University’s living learning communities and provide for smaller communities within the residence hall. In addition to residential space, plans include a full service, 300-seat dining facility, classrooms, student activity space, a multi-purpose classroom theatre space with state-of- the- art technology and parking for UNH resident students, faculty and staff.
“The University of New Haven has become very popular and we want to make sure those students who want to live on campus can do so. As we build this new residential facility, we will insure that we have the students’ best interests in mind and develop a facility they will use to the fullest extent possible,” said James McCoy, vice president for enrollment management.
UNH is currently working with the City of West Haven to obtain the necessary approvals for the project, with a groundbreaking planned for spring 2013.
The project will be developed by Capstone Development Partners, LLC. of Birmingham, Ala., which has developed projects for Montclair State University in N.J., Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix, Towson University in Maryland, and Florida Atlantic University, among others.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.