Charge In 2020 - New Students

Wednesday, August 19 - Sunday, August 23

Be prepared to start your University of New Haven journey by learning everything you need to know about your first days on campus. That way when you arrive, you’ll be prepared to – CHARGE IN!

We hope that you are as excited as we are about the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester. Most of you have participated in VSOAR this summer, which is part one of the two-part orientation program at the University of New Haven. Part two of our orientation program is Charge In.

All students, resident or commuter, will come to campus during this time and participate. Charge In is mandatory for any new students (both first-year and transfer students, resident and commuter) from August 19 - 23.


Charge In Maps & Directions

To make for the smoothest Charge In possible, we’ve prepared maps and car signs that are specific to each residence hall. There’s also one for commuter students. Charge In is an exciting and active time on campus. We’ve made several changes in order for us to provide you with the best move in experience possible. Please be sure to follow the instructions on your map, and print your car sign.

Parking placards are not required for commuter students.

Charge In Schedule of Events

Questions?

If you have any questions during Charge In, please feel free to text 475-201-5708 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The number is monitored by a Orientation staff member and they will provide a response in a timely manner.

Events with a ★, attendance is mandatory for all new students!
Events with a ☺, attendance is highly encouraged for all new students!
All other events are recommended but not mandatory.

**FACE MASKS ARE MANDATORY AT ALL TIMES FOR EVERY IN-PERSON EVENT AND ACTIVITY**


Please check back often as the Charge In schedule will be regularly updated as necessary during the week.


NEW STUDENTS ARRIVE ON CAMPUS

Dining Options:
Marketplace in Bartels Campus Center: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
FoD - Westside: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. New Resident Student Check-in/Move-in
7:00 p.m. Dean of Students Family Chat
  • Stop by and chat with our new Dean of Students, Dr. Ophelie Rowe-Allen. She will share some wisdom and advice on the transition to the University. She will also be answering any of your questions.
Zoom Link

NEW STUDENTS ARRIVE ON CAMPUS

Dining Options:
Marketplace in Bartels Campus Center: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
FoD - Westside: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. New Resident Student Check-in/Move-in
6:30 p.m. ★Hall/Floor Meetings Virtual (see individual links)
6:30 p.m. ★Commuter Student Meeting
    Commuters, you don’t have to live on campus to immerse yourself in the complete campus experience. Join us to learn more about how you can take advantage of co-curricular learning opportunities and, have the chance to meet the professional and student commuter programming staff. We will also highlight our commuter friendly spaces and important campus resources! Please remember, Charge In activities are MANDATORY for all new students, commuter and residential.
Zoom Link
7:00 p.m. Dean of Students Family Chat
  • Stop by and chat with our new Dean of Students, Dr. Ophelie Rowe-Allen. She will share some wisdom and advice on the transition to the University. She will also be answering any of your questions.
Zoom Link
8:00 p.m. Twisted Thursday - Make Your Own Plant
  • Stop by the Quad to enjoy some music and get your very own plant making kit to create in your room or at home. Sponsored by CSELO and the Office of Residential Life.

Bixler/Gerber Quad

RETURNING STUDENTS MOVE IN

Dining Options:
Marketplace in Bartels Campus Center: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
FoD - Westside: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
WOW - Bergami Hall: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Moe's - Bergami Hall: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Time Event Location
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ★College Orientations

School of Health Sciences (South Campus Tent)
Henry C. Lee College (Pass: 133713)
Pompea College of Business (Pass: Business)
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Engineering
Various in-person and virtual
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ☺ Campus Virtual Tour
☺ Class Banner Making (Maxcy Quad)
  • Students will create Charger Pride-inspired banners that will be entered into a contest to be the Class of 2024’s class banner. The Orientation staff will pick the winning banner, which will be hung up in the Bartel’s Marketplace for the next 4 years! Rain location – Alumni Lounge (Bartel’s Campus Center)
☺ Photos with Charlie (Statue in front of Recreation Center)
  • Show your Charger Pride by taking a photo with our brand new Charger statue! Take a selfie or have your photo taken by an Orientation staff member. It is highly encouraged to bring your own props and accessories! Afterwards, look for your pictures on the Class of 2024 Facebook page.
Various
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tea Time: Introduction to Student Life
  • We strive for all Chargers to be their true selves and be proud of their identities, cultures, and backgrounds. We understand that there may obstacles, so come learn how to maneuver them as a student at the University and how the University can help you. *We highly encourage our students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, and first-generation college students to attend. Allies are welcome and also encouraged to attend.
Zoom Link
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ★Welcome to Our House!
  • 1:45-2:15 p.m.: Information Technology
  • 2:15–2:45 p.m.: Campus Safety and Transportation
  • 2:45–3:15 p.m.: University Dining
Zoom Link
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Commuter COVID Welcome Kit Pick Up
  • If you attended VSOAR sessions 1-4 (June 15, June 17, June 19, June 23). New incoming commuter students will receive their student ID cards. To ensure an efficient check-in, make sure health forms are in and bills have been paid! Reminder: all Charge In activities are mandatory for commuter students! **There are two other times during Charge In weekend to receive your COVID Welcome Kit and student ID card!**
Dunham Tent
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Post Road Shuttle
  • Shuttle makes stops at Target, Walmart, Christmas Tree Shops, Starbucks and the Milford Post Mall.
Maxcy Hall
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner
To ensure that our dining halls do not have a surge of students at one time, we encourage students to eat during the following times:
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 1-4: 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 9-12: 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 5-8: 7 - 8 p.m.
Marketplace, FoD, WoW, Moe’s
Extra seating available in the Dunham Hall and Bethel Hall tents
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ★Group Time with Your Orientation Leader
  • If you attended VOSAR sessions 1-4 (June 15, June 17, June 19, June 25). Interact and connect with other students through icebreakers and interactive activities facilitated by your Orientation Leader! You will receive important information about Charge In and Welcome Week.
OL Sean - Green in front of Westside Hall
OL Grace - Kathy Zolad Stadium (far side near Westside)
OL Anissa - Kathy Zolad Stadium (close side near Bergami)
OL Ariana - Behind Bixler Hall
OL Yanny - Maxcy Quad (near Henry C. Lee Institute)
OL Remy - Maxcy Quad (near library)
OL Lissette - Bixler/Gerber quad
OL Kelvin - Tent near Dunham Hall (seen from ReCharge Market)
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ☺ Virtual Dance Party
  • Show off your best moves with the Orientation staff in our virtual dance party! Make sure you have enough room to bust a move!
☺ Karaoke Night (Dunham Tent)
  • Come join us for a night of singing your favorite karaoke songs! Face masks must be worn at all times. Be sure to pre-register for the event on Charger Connection.
☺ Lawn Games (Residential Quad, Maxcy Quad, Behind Bixler, Westside Green area)
  • Come play cornhole/kanjam/spikeball/etc. Sanitation supplies will be provided to everyone who participates and must be used when handling games at all times.
☺ Undergraduate Student Government Association(USGA) Pop-Up Ice Cream (BSAC Patio – Bixler/Gerber Residential Quad)
  • Come enjoy a sweet treat from USGA and meet the Executive Board of your student government.
Various
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tea Time: Women of Color
  • Are you wondering about your student experience as a woman of color? Come connect with current female students of color and staff from the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion about student life as a woman of color. Allies are welcome and encouraged to attend!
South Campus Tent
8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ☺ Outdoor Movie Night (Kathy Zolad Stadium)
  • Come watch Shrek on the big screen at our “drive-in” movie night! BYOS – bring your own snacks! Be sure to pre-register for this event on Charger Connection!
☺ Lawn Games (Residential Quad, Maxcy Quad, behind Bixler, Westside Green area)
  • Come play cornhole/kanjam/spikeball/etc. Sanitation supplies will be provided to everyone who participates and must be used when handling games at all times.
Various

Dining Options:
Marketplace in Bartels Campus Center: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
FoD - Westside: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
WOW - Bergami Hall: 5:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Moe's - Bergami Hall: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Time Event Location
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. ★Tips and Tricks for Your Success and Engagement
  • Hear from panel of current University student leaders and discover how you can succeed and get more involved at the University of New Haven.
Zoom
10:45 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. ★Community Standards
  • We will review the Student Handbook, student conduct, and expectations for members of the University of New Haven community.
Zoom
11:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch
To ensure that our dining halls do not have a surge of students at one time, we encourage students to eat during the following times:
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 5-8: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 1-4: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 9-12: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Marketplace, FoD, WoW, Moe’s
Extra seating available in the Dunham Hall and Bethel Hall tents
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ☺ Campus Virtual Tour
☺ Class Banner Making (Maxcy Quad)
  • Students will create Charger Pride-inspired banners that will be entered into a contest to be the Class of 2024’s class banner. The Orientation staff will pick the winning banner, which will be hung up in the Bartel’s Marketplace for the next 4 years! Rain location – Alumni Lounge (Bartel’s Campus Center)
☺ Photos with Charlie (Statue in front of Recreation Center)
  • Show your Charger Pride by taking a photo with our brand new Charger statue! Take a selfie or have your photo taken by an Orientation staff member. It is highly encouraged to bring your own props and accessories!
Various
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ★Group Time with Your Orientation Leader
  • If you attended VSOAR sessions 5-8 (June 25, June 27, July 9, and July 14), meet your Orientation Leader at the location listed below! Interact and connect with other students through icebreakers and interactive activities facilitated by your Orientation Leader!
OL Sean - Green in front of Westside Hall
OL Grace - Kathy Zolad Stadium (far side near Westside)
OL Anissa - Kathy Zolad Stadium (close side near Bergami)
OL Ariana - Behind Bixler Hall
OL Yanny - Maxcy Quad (near Henry C. Lee Institute)
OL Remy - Maxcy Quad (near library)
OL Lissette - Bixler/Gerber quad
OL Kelvin - Tent near Dunham Hall (seen from ReCharge Market)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ★Commuter COVID Welcome Kit Pick-up
  • If you attended VSOAR sessions 5-8 (June 25, June 27, July 9, July 14). New incoming commuter students will check in and receive their student ID cards. To ensure an efficient check-in, make sure health forms are in and bills have been paid! **There is one other time during Charge In weekend to receive your COVID Welcome Kit and student ID card!***
Dunham Tent
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tea Time: Men of Color
  • Are you wondering about your student experience as a man of color? Come connect with current male students of color and staff from the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion about student life as a man of color. Allies are welcome and encouraged to attend!
South Campus Tent
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ★Reader's Theater Virtual
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Post Road Shuttle
  • Shuttle makes stops at Target, Walmart, Christmas Tree Shops, Starbucks and the Milford Post Mall.
Maxcy Hall
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner
To ensure that our dining halls do not have a surge of students at one time, we encourage students to eat during the following times:
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 1-4: 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 9-12: 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 5-8: 7 - 8 p.m.
Marketplace, FoD, WoW, Moe’s
Extra seating will be available in the Dunham and Bethel tents
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tea Time: First-Generation Students
  • Are you wondering about the first-generation college student experience as a Charger? Come connect with current first-generation students and staff from the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion about student life as a first-generation college student.
South Campus Tent
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tea Time: LGBTQIA+ and Allies
  • Are you wondering about the LGBTQIA+ student experience as a Charger? Come connect with current LGBTQIA+ students and staff from the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion about student life as an LGBTQIA+ student. Allies are welcome and encouraged to attend!
South Campus Tent
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ☺ Virtual Dance Party
  • Show off your best moves with the Orientation staff in our virtual dance party! Make sure you have enough room to bust a move!
☺ Karaoke Night (Dunham Tent)
  • Come join us for a night of singing your favorite karaoke songs! Face masks must be worn at all times. Be sure to pre-register for the event on Charger Connection.
☺ Lawn Games (Residential Quad, Maxcy Quad, Behind Bixler, Westside Green area)
  • Come play cornhole/kanjam/spikeball/etc. Sanitation supplies will be provided to everyone who participates and must be used when handling games at all times.
☺ Trivia Night (Bethel Tent)
  • Test your knowledge on all things University of New Haven on Kahoot! The top 3 individual winners will each receive a gift card! Be sure to pre-register for the event on Charger Connection.
Various
7:00 p.m. ☺ 15th Annual New Student Talent Show
  • Watch your fellow Chargers show off their talents! First come, first serve for in-person viewing in the Residential Quad.
Residential Quad / Livestream on CSELO, Facebook, Instagram
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ☺ Outdoor Movie Night (Kathy Zolad Stadium)
  • Come watch Grease on the big screen at our “drive-in” movie night! BYOS – bring your own snacks! Be sure to pre-register for this event on Charger Connection!
☺ Lawn Games (Residential Quad, Maxcy Quad, behind Bixler, Westside Green area)
  • Come play cornhole/kanjam/spikeball/etc. Sanitation supplies will be provided to everyone who participates and must be used when handling games at all times
(Various)

Dining Options:
Marketplace in Bartels Campus Center: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
FoD - Westside: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
WOW - Bergami Hall: 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Moe's - Bergami Hall: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Time Event Location
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ★Smells Like Charger Spirit (For students in OL Sean’s, Grace’s, Ari’s, and Kelvin’s groups)
  • 10 – 11 a.m.: Get a Life Outside the Classroom
    • Learn how to get involved inside and outside of the classroom.
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Step Up
    • The Senior Associate Dean of Students will discuss upstander behavior and when to stand up, instead of standing by.
Zoom:
Get A Life
Step Up
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ★Smells Like Charger Spirit (For students in OL Yanny’s, Remy’s, Anissa’s, and Lissette’s groups)
  • 10 – 11 a.m.: Step Up
    • The Senior Associate Dean of Students will discuss upstander behavior and when to stand up, instead of standing by.
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Get a Life Outside the Classroom
    • Learn how to get involved inside and outside of the classroom.

Step Up
Get A Life
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ☺ Campus Virtual Tour
☺ Class Banner Making (Maxcy Quad)
  • Students will create Charger Pride-inspired banners that will be entered into a contest to be the Class of 2024’s class banner. The Orientation staff will pick the winning banner, which will be hung up in the Bartel’s Marketplace for the next 4 years! Rain location – Alumni Lounge (Bartel’s Campus Center)
☺ Photos with Charlie (Statue in front of Recreation Center)
  • Show your Charger Pride by taking a photo with our brand new Charger statue! Take a selfie or have your photo taken by an Orientation staff member. It is highly encouraged to bring your own props and accessories!
Various
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ★Commuter COVID Welcome Kit Pick-up
  • If you attended VSOAR sessions 9-12 (July 16, July 19, August 2, August 3). New incoming commuter students will check in and receive their student ID cards. To ensure an efficient check-in, make sure health forms are in and bills have been paid! **There is one other time during Charge In weekend to receive your COVID Welcome Kit and student ID card!***
Dunham Tent
12:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch
To ensure that our dining halls do not have a surge of students at one time, we encourage students to eat during the following times:
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 9-12: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 1-4: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 5-8: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Marketplace, FoD, WoW, Moe’s
(Extra seating in the Dunham and Bethel tents)
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. ★Group Time with Your Orientation Leader
  • If you attended VSOAR sessions 9-12 (July 16, July 19, August 2, and August 3). Meet your Orientation Leader at the location listed below! Interact and connect with other students through icebreakers and interactive activities facilitated by your Orientation Leader!
OL Sean - Green in front of Westside Hall
OL Grace - Kathy Zolad Stadium (far side near Westside)
OL Anissa - Kathy Zolad Stadium (close side near Bergami)
OL Ariana - Behind Bixler Hall
OL Yanny - Maxcy Quad (near Henry C. Lee Institute)
OL Remy - Maxcy Quad (near library)
OL Lissette - Bixler/Gerber quad
OL Kelvin - Tent near Dunham Hall (seen from ReCharge Market)
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. ☺ Student Involvement Fair
  • Learn about the over 175 Recognized Student Organizations and involvement opportunities the University has to offer.
Virtual
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Post Road Shuttle
  • Shuttle makes stops at Target, Walmart, Christmas Tree Shops, Starbucks and the Milford Post Mall.
Maxcy Hall
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner
To ensure that our dining halls do not have a surge of students at one time, we encourage students to eat during the following times:
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 5-8: 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 9-12: 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Students who attended VSOAR Sessions 1-4: 7 - 8 p.m.
Marketplace, FoD, WoW, Moe’s
Extra seating will be available in the Dunham and Bethel tents
8:00 p.m. Welcome Week Event

Monday, August 24, 2020

CLASSES BEGIN!