We’ve been thinking about it for a while, and now it's official: the University of New Haven's campuses in West Haven and Orange are tobacco-free/smoke-free zones.
The policy will apply to all who set foot on the campuses in West Haven (Main, North, and Saw Mill) and Orange – employees, students, visitors, guests, even contractors – and will cover university facilities, outdoor areas, and university-owned vehicles. UNH is not the first university to go tobacco-free, but we certainly don't want to be the last. It’s time.
We announced the new policy months in advance to give everyone a chance to adjust. Part of that adjustment may be a decision on some people’s part to quit smoking and, if that’s the case, we want to let them know that the University will continue to offer resources to help them with this tough, but life-changing, decision.