Family Day 2019

Saturday September 21, 2019

Schedule is subject to change

Online Registration for Family Day is now CLOSED. There is still space to attend, however, you will need to register day of in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You may pay with cash or a check.

Parking will be available across campus, with the exception of the Maxcy Hall Lot and the Anemone and Steven Kaplan Hall (formerly Bayer Hall) Lot. We encourage you to use the Ruden Street entrance when arriving to campus as this will offer the most parking availability. Parking will also be available in the Hoffman Street Lot, Wade Street Lot, North Campus Lot, and Charger Plaza. Shuttle service will not be available from off campus locations. Please click here to see a complete parking map.

Submit your Family Day evaluation at the Bartels Campus Center Information Desk. Families who complete and submit an evaluation by 10:00 p.m. will be eligible to win a Google Home.

All events are first come, first served. Priority will be given to those families who pre-register online.

Family Day Schedule
Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check In and Registration David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Career Closet/Campus Pantry
It’s the time of year when we’re all transitioning our closets from summer to fall, so please take a few extra minutes while you’re sorting through your clothes and consider donating your new or gently used professional wear and accessories.

You may also bring a non-perishable food item, and/or health & wellness item for donation.
David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Inflatable Fun Fest
Get ready to experience fun and interactive inflatables, geared for family members of all ages.
Bixler/Gerber Quad
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lawn Games
Bring your family members and challenge another team to a friendly lawn game.
Lawn by Anemone and Steven Kaplan Hall (formerly Bayer Hall)
RAIN LOCATION: David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Families Rock
What’s better than creating kindness rocks for others...getting together with other families from the University community to create KINDNESS together! Join the Dean of Students staff for this interactive event. Harness your creativity and come paint rocks which will become part of the University of New Haven "Kindness Rocks” project. Available while supplies last.
Bartels Hall, Alumni Lounge
10:00 a.m. Stuff a Bear
Stuff your very own fluffy keepsake from Family Day. Have some family fun while making your own marine stuffed animal. Supplies will be distributed first come, first served.
Bergami Hall Patio
RAIN LOCATION: Beckerman Recreation Center
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. School of Health Sciences Smoothie Station
Mix and mingle with the staff of the new School of Health Sciences as they WHIP up some summer smoothies.
Maxcy Hall, Room 226
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Flu Clinic
Stop by the Health Services Office to get your annual flu shot. Shots for students and family members will be directly billed to your personal insurance. Remember to bring your insurance card. All recipients must be 18 years or older. Shots are limited, first come, first served.
Health Services Office
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Interactive Animal Exhibit
Animal Embassy’s hands-on area will include a diversity of incredible live Animal Ambassadors, with a professional Animal Embassy educator providing guided interaction for event attendees. Students and their families will have the opportunity to touch and even hold select animals while learning about their appearance, behavior, adaptations and habitats. You will also hear stories of how these amazing animals came to be rescued/adopted by Animal Embassy.
German Club
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Coastal Clean-Up: West Haven
Join the University community as we highlight the Impact of Plastics with the First Year Common Experience. We will help clean Sandy Point/Morse Beach in West Haven! Online pre-registration was required through the Dean of Students Office.
Bus Pick-Up at Maxcy Hall
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pompea College of Business Tour of Orange Campus

This event has been canceled.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
Meals will be served in the Marketplace (Bartels Campus Center), WoW (Bergami Hall), and Food On Demand (Westside Hall). Menus vary based on location. Meal tickets will be provided for all family members.
Various Locations
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Shuttles to Downtown New Haven
There will be free shuttles that will take families to downtown New Haven. There are tons of things to do downtown such as shopping, museums, restaurants, and attractions. Buses leave approximately every half hour. The drop off location is at the corner of College Street and Chapel Street. The last bus will leave Downtown New Haven at 8:30 pm.
No sign-up necessary; bus space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bus Pick-Up at Maxcy Hall
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tour of the Crime Scene Training House
This house (196 Rockdale Road) is used for students to process a mock crime scene. Take a tour of the space and see if you have what it takes to be a crime scene investigator. Tours will be available every 30 minutes.
Bus Pick-Up at Maxcy Hall
11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Shuttles to North Campus for Football Game
No sign up necessary, bus space is filled on a first come, first served basis
Bus Pick-Up at Maxcy Hall
11:45 a.m. March to North Campus
Join the University of New Haven Marching Band as they charge to DellaCamera Stadium to cheer on the football team!
Meet at Maxcy Hall
1:00 p.m. Football Game
University of New Haven v. American International College
Use your Family Day ticket voucher to receive your football game ticket at the Family Day table located adjacent to the Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium ticket booth. Vouchers are non-transferable and should be presented at time of entry.
Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Gym Class Heroes
Burn off some afternoon energy while enjoying throwback gym games such as dodgeball or kickball.
David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Salsa Demonstration
Learn how to salsa with students from the Incendio Dance Project. Salsa demonstrations will be held from 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Bartels Hall, Alumni Lounge
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion Open House: Henna
Visit the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion to meet the Diversity Peer Educators and learn about the various cultures represented at the University of New Haven. Don’t forget to meet our henna artist for a personalized henna design.
Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion/Patio
3:00 p.m. Residential Life Open House: Cupcake Decorating
There is no better way to kick off the fall season than with some festive cupcakes. This is also a perfect afternoon snack!
Bixler/Gerber Quad
RAIN LOCATION: David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
3:00 p.m. Men’s Club Soccer Game
University of New Haven v. UCONN
Cheer on the men’s club soccer team as they take on the UCONN Huskies!
Admission to the game is free
Kathy Zolad Stadium
3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Kaiholunuie Dance Company
The Hula is uniquely its own beautiful art form within Polynesia. Experience the Kaiholunuie Dance Company as they perform the ancient and original form of hula. Through hula, we hope to extend feelings of ahola to you!
Bixler/Gerber Quad
RAIN LOCATION: Beckerman Recreation Center
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Minute to Win It
Come test your family’s competitive spirit at this fun and interactive event! Compete in teams to complete tasks, but remember, you only have a minute to win it!
David A. Beckerman Recreation Center, MAC Court
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Escape New Haven
You and your team are trapped and you only have a short amount of time to escape the room by solving puzzles that challenge your mind. Be ready to think creatively.
Online pre-registration is required through Eventbrite.
German Club
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mark Hayward: Yo-Yo Champion
Mark Hayward has traveled the world with a yo-yo on his finger. He is a world yo-yo champion, and has made appearances on The Late Show, The Late Late Show, and America’s Got Talent.
Swing by to see this yo-yo champ wow the crowd!
Dodds Hall, Bucknall Theatre
7:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer Game
University of New Haven v. American International College Stop by to cheer on the Men’s Soccer team as they take the field against AIC Yellow Jackets! Admission to the game is free.
Kathy Zolad Stadium
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Movie Night: Aladdin
Wrap up your Family Day with movie night! Come watch this live action film and grab a late night snack.
Dodds Hall, Bucknall Theatre