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First Fall Undergraduate Open House Draws 1,100 Visitors

The University of New Haven welcomed hundreds of prospective students and their families, showing them the campus and introducing them to Charger Nation.

October 11, 2019

By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications

Mother and son meeting Charlie
Brenda Page and her son met Charlie at the open house.

When Arianna Zambrano and her mother first arrived at the University of New Haven’s recent undergraduate open house, they met Charlie, and took pictures with the beloved mascot. They were excited to get an inside look at what it is like to be a University of New Haven student.

"I know several people who have gone to the University of New Haven, and they liked it, so I wanted to learn more," said Zambrano, of East Haven. "They spoke very highly of the academic offerings, in particular."

Added her mom, Ines Morocho, "This open house was very welcoming, and I like that it was very well organized."

"I wanted to share my love of the University with prospective students and their families."Bernadette Tiberi ’21

Zambrano was one of nearly 400 students who attended the University’s first open house of the fall semester. Students came from across Connecticut, and from as far away as Florida to learn about the University.

Izabella Mancini came from Brewster, New York, to attend the open house with her mother.

"I am very interested in forensics, and the University has an excellent program," said Mancini. "I like the welcoming atmosphere here."

Student ambassador Bernadette Tiberi ’21
Bernadette Tiberi ’21, a student ambassador who welcomed prospective students to the University.

Prospective students and their families – approximately 1,100 people in all – learned more about the University’s colleges and schools, student life, and living on campus, as well as topics such as financial aid. They met professors and staff members – as well as current students – and had the opportunity to tour the campus.

Bernadette Tiberi ’21, a forensic science and biology double major, was one of the ambassadors who greeted everyone with a smile.

"I love the welcoming environment and the opportunities here," she said. "I wanted to share my love of the University with prospective students and their families."

Mother and daughter meeting Charlie
Arianna Zambrano (in pink) and her mother, Ines Morocho, with Charlie.

Brenda Page, who made the trip to the University from Sutton, Mass., with her son, said she enjoyed her visit.

"The campus is very nice, and this was a very welcoming experience," she said. "I haven’t seen anything like this."