Office of Graduate and International Student Life

The Office of Graduate and International Student Life at The University of New Haven is the main hub for all Graduate and International Student needs, engagement, support, and services. We work to foster an inclusive and supportive environment to ensure every student has a positive and enriching experience during their time with us.

Formerly known as The Office of Graduate Student Services and The International Services Office, our new office structure as of Summer 2021 will only strengthen and expand the services and engagement opportunities for all graduate and international students.

Important Notification - Vaccination
  • Dear International Students,

    The University of New Haven, based on the latest guidance from the American College Health Association, is requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus for the Fall 2021 semester. All students must upload their vaccination record to CoVerified by August 1. Details on how to request a vaccination exemption are listed below.

    International students who have returned home for the summer (returning students), or who have not yet come to the United States to study (new students), and cannot acquire a World Health Organization-approved vaccine in their home country will be able to access the vaccine when they arrive to the United States. For questions about getting the vaccine in Connecticut, please

    Any members of our community who are not yet fully vaccinated (defined at two weeks past your final vaccine dose) must wear a face covering while on campus and participate in weekly testing until they are fully vaccinated. Once you are fully vaccinated, you must upload your vaccination documentation to CoVerified.

    If you arrive in the United States without being fully vaccinated, you must be vaccinated or granted a vaccination exemption within six weeks of the start of the academic year.

    Individuals who do not provide proof of vaccination or who have not been granted a vaccination exemption will not be permitted on campus.

    Exemptions for Vaccine Requirement

    Students may apply for an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical reasons or based on religious or other strongly held personal beliefs.

    Unvaccinated students who are granted a vaccine exemption must wear a face covering on campus and complete weekly COVID-19 testing. In addition, they would, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, be required to isolate if they test positive for COVID-19 or to quarantine if they are ever determined to be a contact of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19.

    On-campus COVID-19 testing will be available for students who are granted a vaccine exemption. The cost for this weekly COVID-19 testing may be the responsibility of the unvaccinated students.

    Fully Vaccinated University Community Members

    Fully vaccinated students will be able to immerse themselves in work and learning environments featuring pre-pandemic norms for class formats, student life, and other staples of the Charger experience, including:

    • Classroom and dining hall capacity at 100 percent.
    • No limits on gathering sizes on campus.
    • No limitations on fully vaccinated current students visiting the residence halls.
    • Fully vaccinated students, faculty, and staff would not have to wear face coverings on campus.
    • Fully vaccinated students, faculty, and staff would not have to complete COVID-19 testing before coming to campus for the Fall 2021 semester or complete weekly COVID-19 testing.

    If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us at or 203-479-4570.


    Steve Macchiarolo
    Director of Graduate & International Student Life